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#485 Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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CenterLines is the biweekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.

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----- One in 10 Child Asthma Cases 'Linked to Traffic Pollution'
----- Toxic Air Pollution Shortens Kids Lives by 20 Months
----- Where US Traffic-Related Air Pollution Hurts Kids Most
----- Transit, Employment Barriers in Areas of Concentrated Poverty
----- NTSB Testimony to US House: Need Better Ped Safety Data
----- Proposed US Senate Bill 1098: Transportation Alternatives Enhancements Act
----- Australian Cyclists Propose Pay for Riding to Work
----- Cycling & Land Use Planning to Increase Mode Share
----- Auto Makers & SAE to Draft National Standards for AVs

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- Cambridge, MA Mandates Reconstructed Streets Include Protected Bike Lanes
----- Pasadena, CA: Using VMT to Measure Transportation Impact
----- SC DOT: Cost Effective Strategies for Estimating Statewide AADT
----- New York, NY: Entire Citi Bike E-Bike Fleet Grounded
----- MN Study: Strategies to Improve Transportation Equity
----- Oakland CA: Draft Equity-Focused Bike Plan Update
----- Seattle, WA Bike Plan Draft Update Cuts Miles of Projects
----- 3 Cities Pilot System to Manage Micro-Mobility Services
----- Los Angeles, CA: Permanent Signs to Memorialize Cyclists Killed

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----- Transportation Pros Attitudes toward Setting Speed Limits
----- California State Highway System Ped Exposure Model
----- Rural & Urban Ped Injury Severity in Ped-Vehicle Crashes
----- OpenStreetMap & Predicting Bike Level of Traffic Stress
----- Use of Open Data to Assess Cyclist Safety in London
----- Livability in Transportation Asset Management via Bikeways
----- Public Opinion on Dockless Bike Sharing
----- Potential for Suburban Commuters Cycling to Transit Stations
----- Driver Passing Distance Closer w/ Painted Bike Lane
----- Streetcars & Bikes in the New Urban Environment

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----- Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations
----- Pop-Up to Permanent: Five Lessons in Tactical Urbanism
----- Landmark Sustainable & Active Transportation Case Studies
----- Transit & Transportation Network Company Partnerships
----- Bicycle Dutch: 360-Degree Cycling Infrastructure Video

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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

ONE IN 10 CHILD ASTHMA CASES 'LINKED TO TRAFFIC POLLUTION'
-> BBC News reported 4 million cases of childhood asthma could be caused by traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) - around 13% of those diagnosed each year, a global study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal suggests. (Global, National, and Urban Burdens of Paediatric Asthma Incidence Attributable to Ambient NO2 Pollution: Estimates from Global Datasets: http://bit.ly/2UD43Ya) Current pollution guidelines may need to be changed because most children developing asthma live in areas within recommended levels, the authors say. South Korea has the highest burden of pollution-related asthma, along with Chinese cities. The findings highlight that there is an urgent need to protect the health of the most vulnerable in society - children. https://bbc.in/2UHOFdg

TOXIC AIR POLLUTION SHORTENS KIDS LIVES BY 20 MONTHS
->CNN reported air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children by 20 months on average, with kids in South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan most vulnerable, according to a new report published by the Health Effects Institute and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation's Global Burden of Disease Project. (State of Global Air/2019: A Special Report on Global Exposure to Air Pollution and Its Disease Burden: http://bit.ly/2UH1XXp) Air pollution is the fifth leading factor in mortality across the world, responsible for more deaths than alcohol, malnutrition and drugs. Particularly at risk are countries in Asia and Africa, where high levels of lung-clogging particulate matter (PM 2.5) and the regular use of fuels like coal and charcoal for home cooking result in a dramatically reduced life expectancy. https://cnn.it/2K76RrO

WHERE US TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION HURTS KIDS MOST
-> CityLab reported in the US, over 6 million children had ongoing asthma in 2016. One major environmental factor that might contribute to the development of asthma is air pollution from traffic. In a study published in Environment International, researchers created an interactive map to show where in the US children are most at risk for developing asthma from traffic related air pollution (TARP). (Traffic Related Air Pollution and the Burden of Childhood Asthma in the Contiguous United States in 2000 and 2010: http://bit.ly/2UE1Njr) They found that childhood asthma cases attributable to TARP decreased, on average, by 33% between 2000 and 2010. However, there were 141,900 childhood asthma cases due to TARP --18% of all childhood asthma cases. Children living in urban areas had twice the percentage of asthma cases attributable to nitrogen dioxide exposures as compared to children living in rural areas. http://bit.ly/2UDteKe

TRANSIT, EMPLOYMENT BARRIERS IN AREAS OF CONCENTRATED POVERTY
-> The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of MN released a report that assesses the transportation assets and challenges faced by residents of Areas of Concentrated Poverty (ACPs), paying special attention to ACPs in which people of color comprise more than 50% of the population. Researchers developed a survey blending multiple choice, free response, cognitive mapping and discussion questions to capture unmet transportation needs and user experience information difficult to gather in traditional travel behavior surveys. They found participants' activity spaces vary significantly based on car availability and local built form, and pedestrian environments around transit stops affect the experience of using transit in ACPs more strongly than transit service itself. Researchers concluded that transit- and pedestrian-oriented community design is a significant equity issue. "Those Who Need it Most: Maximizing Transit Accessibility and Removing Barriers to Employment in Areas of Concentrated Poverty" http://bit.ly/2UHh0jF

NTSB TESTIMONY TO US HOUSE: NEED BETTER PED SAFETY DATA
-> On April 9, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) testified before a US House of Representatives committee on its investigation of transportation crashes and recommendations to improve pedestrian and passenger vehicle safety. The NTSB found the most complete set of pedestrian crash data is more than 2 decades old. They recommend that NHTSA and the Centers for Disease Control work together to develop a detailed pedestrian crash data set combining highway crash data and injury health data to produce a national database of pedestrian injuries and fatalities. They urge NHTSA to develop a detailed pedestrian crash data set that represents the current, complete range of crash types and that can be used for local and state analysis, and recommended that FHWA develop definitions and methods for collecting pedestrian exposure data. "Testimony of The Honorable Jennifer Homendy, Member National Transportation Safety Board, Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, United States House of Representatives on Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of Our Nation's Roadways" http://bit.ly/2UI5Rz4

View the full video of the April 9 "Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation's Roadways" hearing (2:34) and read the testimony of the other 5 witnesses: http://bit.ly/2UGnHTn (Hearing begins 8:11 minutes into the recording)

PROPOSED US SENATE BILL 1098: TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES ENHANCEMENTS ACT
-> The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) reported that Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced S.1098, the Transportation Alternatives Enhancements Act (http://bit.ly/2GirGeJ) to help communities build better bicycling and walking infrastructure, like trails, pedestrian and bike bridges, and other projects that connect us with where we want to go. The bill makes several improvements to the existing Transportation Alternatives (TA) program, which accounts for almost half of all federal funding for bicycling and walking infrastructure, by making TAP funding more available and easier for local governments to access. LAB urges you to ask your senators to co-sponsor S. 1098. http://bit.ly/2Gkhrql

AUSTRALIAN CYCLISTS PROPOSE PAY FOR RIDING TO WORK
-> The Daily Mail Australia reported cyclists are calling for Australians to pay them AU$1,100 (US$791) a year to ride to work. The Bicycle Network says paying someone AU$5 (US$3.60) to ride to work promotes swapping out cars, will save Australia money, and ease congestion on the roads. The Bicycle Network, Australia's biggest bike riding organization with nearly 50,000 members, says research shows that society benefits up to AU$1.07 (US$0.77) for every kilometer (.62 miles) cycled. The pay-to-ride-to-work scheme is one priority of the network as written in their Federal Election policy paper. (Building Activity into our Daily Lives: Priorities for the 2019 Federal Election: http://bit.ly/2UF245S) https://dailym.ai/2UHPu5Q

CYCLING & LAND USE PLANNING TO INCREASE MODE SHARE
-> The Institute of Transport Economics at the Norwegian Center for Transport Research released a report that explores increasing cycling as part of the transportation planning mandate for Norwegian urban regions. The pathways to increase bicycling shares can be plotted at both macro and micro levels. At micro levels, road designs and measures to both improve the conditions for cyclists and make cycling paths safer can lead to potential increases in bicycling. At the macro level, land use planning can assist in increasing bicycling use. This report focuses on land use planning in the 4 largest cities in Norway. "Land Use Development Potential and E-bike Analysis: A Study of Cycling and Land Use Planning" http://bit.ly/2UGsvrK

AUTO MAKERS & SAE TO DRAFT NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR AVS
-> Popular Mechanics reported Ford, Toyota, and General Motors joined the SAE International to form the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) to draft national standards for autonomous vehicles (AVs). The federal government currently has no statutes on autonomous cars and no plans to restrict or regulate them. In October, US DOT introduced their third round of voluntary guidelines for autonomous cars that would align federal agencies toward the goal of letting automakers lead and self-police their development. (Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0: http://bit.ly/2JrPyxx) While the majority of states have enacted either legislation or executive orders on testing autonomous cars, there is no common ground on what is considered safe, no shared goal of best practices, and nothing approaching a standard like those the industry has met on passive-safety features such as ABS, airbags, and seatbelts. http://bit.ly/2WYPo6h


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

CAMBRIDGE, MA MANDATES RECONSTRUCTED STREETS INCLUDE PROTECTED BIKE LANES
-> CityLab reported that Cambridge, MA now mandates that protected bike lanes be installed on all streets that are slated for reconstruction under existing city plans. Passed by the City Council on April 8, the ordinance appears to be the first of its kind in the US. (Cycling Safety Ordinance: https://bit.ly/2Zq4x2O) It allows Cambridge-a dense university town that already has an unusually high share of bike commuters-to ascend into the ranks of the most progressive bicycling cities in the country. Local law now requires the city to erect vertical barriers between cyclists and cars on any roadway that's rebuilt, expanded, or reconfigured if it's part of the proposed 20-mile network of separated lanes known as the Cambridge Bicycle Plan. Only in "rare circumstances" where the city manager must cite physical or financial restraints will there be exceptions. Permanent, protected lanes will only appear as the city advances those planned upgrades, which could mean that progress moves slowly. http://bit.ly/2Id6vyb

PASADENA, CA: USING VMT TO MEASURE TRANSPORTATION IMPACT
-> An article published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board describes the City of Pasadena, CA experience since 2015 in using new metrics for measuring transportation impact that promote sustainable transportation and urban form. This paper describes their process of replacing conventional impact measures with metrics for sustainability and describes experiences with implementing these new metrics, developing companion elements, and monitoring performance. This integrated approach to planning, development review, and system management provides both a model framework for other cities and highlights the issues that can be encountered when using metrics that are less familiar to the public and decision makers. Pasadena's Experience Using Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) to Measure Transportation Impact: http://bit.ly/2UL5rZ7

SC DOT: COST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ESTIMATING STATEWIDE AADT
-> The South Carolina DOT released a report that reviews existing legislation of Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) measurements. AADT, one of the most important traffic measures used in transportation engineering projects, is the average daily measure of the total volume of vehicles on a roadway segment over a year. The accuracy of AADT estimation is critical for any transportation problems that use AADT as an input parameter. This project developed and evaluated 3 AADT estimation models and determined that a Machine Learning model, Support Vector Regression, had the most cost-effective and accurate AADT prediction. Based on this finding, the research team developed a computer software, called estimAADTion, which can be used by SCDOT to predict AADT based on 24-hour short-term counts. Cost Effective Strategies for Estimating Statewide AADT: http://bit.ly/2Gg5UZ2

NEW YORK, NY: ENTIRE CITI BIKE E-BIKE FLEET GROUNDED
-> Streetsblog NYC reported Citi Bike announced early Sunday that it would pull all its popular pedal-assist bikes off the road after reports that some riders had experienced "stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel." The bikes started disappearing off the Citi Bike map earlier this weekend, but the Lyft-owned company issued a "service update" to its 150,000 members on Sunday at 5 a.m. after Streetsblog inquired about the missing electric-assist bikes late Saturday night. Citi Bike was expected to deploy 4,000 of the speedsters by June, but said only about 1,000 of the bikes had made it to the streets. Those bikes will be replaced by non-pedal assist bikes, which Citi Bike refers to as the "classic" model. http://bit.ly/2GjOASS

MN STUDY: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION EQUITY
-> The CTS Catalyst reported some Minnesotans are underserved by current transportation systems and face disparities and barriers in reaching their destinations. According to new research from the University of MN, efforts to improve transportation equity need to focus on societal inequities-such as racial segregation and auto dependency-as well as the transportation barriers that affect specific communities and population groups. (Advancing Transportation Equity: Research and Practice: http://bit.ly/2GgD6j6) The underserved and underrepresented include low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, indigenous communities, rural residents, older adults, people with disabilities, women and youth, and people with limited car access. Researchers examining current transportation equity research and practice, and explored 24 US programs to improve transportation equity. The research team developed recommendations for MnDOT and other transportation partners to consider in advancing transportation equity. http://bit.ly/2GmIdhw

OAKLAND CA: DRAFT EQUITY-FOCUSED BIKE PLAN UPDATE
-> Toole Design reported earlier this month, the draft update to Oakland CA's bicycle master plan was released for public review and comment. "Let's Bike Oakland" (http://bit.ly/2GmtmUo), a culmination of a collaborative effort between the Oakland DOT the Oakland community, and a project team led by Alta Planning & Design, sets a new standard for equity-focused planning. Toole Design led the community engagement strategy alongside numerous community organizations, conducting a collision analysis, developing a High-Injury Network, and crafting the vision, goals, and objectives for the plan. The project's Equity Framework was developed early in the planning process to serve as the guiding principle through which the plan came to life. Community organizations were equal partners with the City and the project team throughout the public engagement process. Bikes 4 Life, Cycles of Change, the East Oakland Collective, the Scraper Bike Team, and Outdoor Afro co-lead public events to ensure the plan incorporated diverse perspectives that went far beyond traditional community engagement methods. http://bit.ly/2Gks3W3

SEATTLE, WA BIKE PLAN DRAFT UPDATE CUTS MILES OF PROJECTS
-> Seattle Magazine reported the Seattle, WA DOT released a draft update to the city's Bike Master Plan that eliminates at least 26 miles of planned bike facilities, identifies another 27 miles as high "risk," and places a new emphasis on neighborhood greenways-side streets designated as bike pathways-over separate, protected bike lanes on arterial streets. (Seattle Bicycle Master Plan: 2019-2024 Proposed Implementation Plan: http://bit.ly/2GiZw3d) The new plan, bike advocates say, gives especially short shrift to neighborhoods in southeast Seattle, where two of the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board's (SBAB) top-priority projects, protected bike lanes on Rainier Avenue S and Beacon Avenue S, have been cut. http://bit.ly/2Ghhymj

3 CITIES PILOT SYSTEM TO MANAGE MICRO-MOBILITY SERVICES
-> Springwise reported Detroit, MI; Omaha, NE; and Charlotte, NC are teaming up to pilot a new software system that coordinates payments for using rideshare, scooters and bikes. Developed by Passport (http://bit.ly/2GlAYGF), the platform will provide city governments with a digital infrastructure for coordinating multiple micro-mobility service providers. Commuters will be able to make mobile payments for travel and parking. Agencies and service providers can manage tolls, ticketing and permits online. It will be the first time that data analysis and software are used by a city to manage such a system, including the collection of payments for scooter parking. http://bit.ly/2Uy5Eyu

LOS ANGELES, CA: PERMANENT SIGNS TO MEMORIALIZE CYCLISTS KILLED
-> Curbed reported last month, the Los Angeles, CA City Council approved a program to install permanent memorial signs at the scenes of fatal bike crashes, where temporary memorials, made by activists and the family members of victims, can often already be found. The signs will be simple-a few words in white font on a blue background-to serve as a powerful reminder for drivers to "be mindful of vulnerable road users." Under the new program, memorials for bicyclists would be created at the request of a victim's family members, and would offer drivers a short directive ("watch your speed" or "don't text and drive," for instance), followed by a bicycle image and the victim's name. http://bit.ly/2Xblmwz


THE RESEARCH BEAT

-> The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board OnlineFirst portal recently released several papers. (http://bit.ly/2GihN0I)

- TRANSPORTATION PROS ATTITUDES TOWARD SETTING SPEED LIMITS
-> A 2018 survey conducted by the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Task Force explored current and potential approaches to the setting of posted speed limits. It found that many states and local agencies have their own laws or criteria for the setting of speed limits. It found that analysts who establish speed zones use many factors beyond the 85th percentile, including the context (where the street is and what function it serves). The use of the 85th percentile for rural roads or interstate/freeways is different from urban streets (on urban streets, the 85th percentile plays a less significant role). Industry knowledge and use of USLIMITS2 is very limited. (USLIMITS2 is a FHWA web-based tool to help practitioners set reasonable, safe, and consistent speed limits: http://bit.ly/2UHT5AI) Current Attitudes among Transportation Professionals with Respect to the Setting of Posted Speed Limits: http://bit.ly/2UCIRBA

- CALIFORNIA STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM PED EXPOSURE MODEL
-> Researchers developed one of the first statewide pedestrian exposure models, using log-linear regression to estimate annual pedestrian crossing volumes at intersections on the California State Highway System. The model is based on the 3 land-use variables, 4 roadway network variables, and US Census Bureau's American Community Survey journey-to-work walk mode share data. Researchers used this pedestrian volume model to estimate annual crossing volumes at more than 12,000 intersections along the California State Highway System. This is one of the first statewide pedestrian volume models, and California may represent the largest jurisdiction to date to adopt a single, system-wide pedestrian volume model. A Pedestrian Exposure Model for the California State Highway System: http://bit.ly/2UECZrK

- RURAL & URBAN PED INJURY SEVERITY IN PED-VEHICLE CRASHES
-> In this study, researchers used Highway Safety Information System data and developed mixed logit models to investigate and identify significant contributing factors to the pedestrian injury severity in pedestrian-vehicle crashes in both rural and urban areas in North Carolina. The estimation results show that factors such as a bad driver's physical condition, heavy trucks, dark light condition, speed limit between 35 and 50-mph and speed limit above 50-mph will significantly increase pedestrian injury severities in both rural and urban areas. Modeling Pedestrian Injury Severity in Pedestrian-Vehicle Crashes in Rural and Urban Areas: Mixed Logit Model Approach: http://bit.ly/2GmujMJ

- OPENSTREETMAP & PREDICTING BIKE LEVEL OF TRAFFIC STRESS
-> One prominent metric of facility attractiveness is bicycle level of traffic stress (LTS, http://bit.ly/2UHUcAo). OpenStreetMap (OSM, http://bit.ly/2UJSG0D) is becoming an important source of network data for routing and for generating measures of multimodal accessibility. This paper evaluated the accuracy of OSM-derived LTS predictions and offers quality assurance strategies to reduce inaccurate predictions. Researchers found that OSM-derived LTS networks provide comparable results to the ground-truthed data. However, this study demonstrates there is a higher potential for error within certain street typologies and urban contexts, and that low-stress accessibility calculations can be very sensitive to even a small number of incorrectly classified segments. Evaluating OpenStreetMap's Performance Potential for Level of Traffic Stress Analysis: http://bit.ly/2UGczWs

- USE OF OPEN DATA TO ASSESS CYCLIST SAFETY IN LONDON
-> This study developed a predictive model for cycling collisions in London, including the effects of bus lanes, parking or loading facilities, and multilane roads on the risk of cycling collisions. Researchers believe this is the first predictive collision model that develops covariates to measure the characteristics of different types of road infrastructure within zones. Bus lanes, multilane roads, and 30-mph speed limits are found to affect cycle collision counts, whereas junction density has the largest impact on collision density. Speed limits of 20-mph affect collision counts to a lesser degree than 30?mph, indicating potential safety improvement from reducing speed limits. Use of Open Data to Assess Cyclist Safety in London: http://bit.ly/2UHUDL2

- LIVABILITY IN TRANSPORTATION ASSET MANAGEMENT VIA BIKEWAYS
-> This paper describes a Bikeway Quality Framework for implementing livability into transportation asset management practices by improving the quality of bikeway networks. The framework, which was applied to 70 block-long sections in San Francisco, CA, includes step-by-step explanations and provides ideas for assessment, prioritization, scenarios, and reporting. Results of the analysis are reported using several performance measures: agency expenditures, level of non-motorized investment, bikeway pavement condition, bikeway pavement marking condition, and jobs created. Incorporating Livability into Transportation Asset Management Practices through Bikeway Quality Networks: http://bit.ly/2Gh1SQ5

- PUBLIC OPINION ON DOCKLESS BIKE SHARING
-> This study examined approximately 32,000 posts on Twitter to assess public opinion on dockless bike-sharing systems. Using a mix of text mining and statistical techniques, researchers examined relevant posts to determine the sentiment polarity of tweets, the underlying topics in the tweets, and the extent of engagement and impact on the decision-making process. Results given by two different sentiment algorithms show that there is more positive than negative polarity across the algorithms. The findings show that the underlying topics in tweets include electric scooters, private e-hailing companies, and blockage of sidewalks, among others. Public Opinion on Dockless Bike Sharing: A Machine Learning Approach: http://bit.ly/2UG1NQa

- POTENTIAL FOR SUBURBAN COMMUTERS CYCLING TO TRANSIT STATIONS
-> This research examined perceptions of cycling and current cycling behavior of 257 transit users from 3 suburban commuter rail stations in the Toronto, Canada region. Using a cluster analysis approach, researchers identified 4 distinct cyclist types. Overall, 32.5% of regional transit users would be interested in cycling more often to rail stations. A higher proportion of recreational cyclists (compared to other groups) were "interested first-mile cyclists", whereas the safety-conscious group had a significantly greater proportion of "uninterested" respondents. Biking the First Mile: Exploring a Cyclist Typology and Potential for Cycling to Transit Stations by Suburban Commuters: http://bit.ly/2UGwW5V

DRIVER PASSING DISTANCE CLOSER W/ PAINTED BIKE LANE
-> Streetsblog USA reported a stripe of paint on the street isn't enough to keep bicyclists safe from drivers, a new study published in Accident Analysis and Prevention confirms. (How Much Space do Drivers Provide When Passing Cyclists? Understanding the Impact of Motor Vehicle and Infrastructure Characteristics on Passing Distance: http://bit.ly/2GhcYV9) It analyzed the way drivers interact with cyclists on various types of streets. Researchers found that drivers pass cyclists on average about 1.25 feet closer on streets with a painted bike lane and car parking than on streets with no bike infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2GjMItk

STREETCARS & BIKES IN THE NEW URBAN ENVIRONMENT
-> The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy published a paper that describes a series of bicyclist crashes and injuries involving the flange gap of a streetcar track that became the basis of a lawsuit against the City of Seattle. (Seeking Peaceful Coexistence: Streetcars and Bicycles in the New Urban Environment: http://bit.ly/2GkSpaA) The potential exists for similar suits in other jurisdictions where streetcars and bicycles are becoming important elements of sustainable urban transportation schemes. The questions remain: under what circumstances, and for what actions, will transit authorities be held accountable for injuries to bicyclists caused by streetcar tracks, and what can be done to create a compatible system that allows both streetcars and bicycles to operate advantageously?


QUOTES R US

"This study strongly recommends integrating the impact of E-bikes with land-use planning processes and decisions. Through active land-use management, the municipalities and regional development authorities can steer urban mobility to a more sustainable direction."
-- From a Norwegian Center for Transport Research report: Land Use Development Potential and E-bike Analysis: A Study of Cycling and Land Use Planning: http://bit.ly/2UGsvrK

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

BICYCLIST TOWING GRAND PIANO UP A HILL: WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
SF Gate reported crashing a bicycle with a piano on it isn't good. It's not good for the bicycle, and it's not good for the piano. "It's been a rough week," said Davide Martello, perhaps the world's only pedaling pianist. But the show must go on, he said, and that's what happened Thursday night in San Francisco. Three days after a crash that would have thwarted any other bicycling piano player, Martello hooked up what was left of his baby grand piano to what was left of his folding bicycle and maneuvered the musical contraption to the park next to Pier 35 to face the modest crowd that showed up to see what a man with a piano attached to a bicycle is capable of. http://bit.ly/2UE0wsJ


WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
To better help you plan your continuing education activities, we list Webinars scheduled in the next month. Check our searchable master calendar at http://bit.ly/centerlines for opportunities farther in the future. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical.

NEXT UP

Webinar "Bikes by the numbers: A closer look at ridership and safety data"
Date: April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s):
Host: PeopleForBikes
Details: http://bit.ly/2IQ9ldC, free

Webinar "Designing Streets for the Speeds You Want"
Date: April 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2PYyWit, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members

Webinar "Measuring Vision Zero Progress: Advocacy Examples from Denver and Boston"
Date: April 18, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jill Locantore (WalkDenver) & Louisa Gag (LivableStreets Alliance)
Host: Vision Zero Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2GnvDPl, free

Webinar "Creating Age-Friendly Streets, Part 1" (Part 2, April 29)
Date: April 22, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Panelists from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention, AARP & the University of North Carolina's Department of Emergency Medicine
Host: Pedestrian and Bicyclist Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2ULoa6R, free

Webinar "Arts, Culture and Transportation Fellowship"
Date: April 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ben Stone (Transportation for America)
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/2WHaLJd, free

[See Jobs, Grants, and RFPs section for a Call for Applications for the Arts, Culture, and Transportation Fellowship.]

Webinar "Leadership and Safety Culture" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: April 24, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "Equitable Development: Back to Basics" (Equitable Development Training Part 1. Details on Part 2 on May 20 & Part 3 on June 17 available soon)
Date: April 29, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Adam Kent (DC LISC), Irfana Jetha Noorani & Vaughn Perry (11th Street Bridge Park)
Host: America Walks & 11th St Bridge Park Project
Details: http://bit.ly/2WEIB1v, free

Webinar "Creating Age-Friendly Streets, Part 2" (Part 1, April 22)
Date: April 29, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Panelists from AARP & the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Host: Pedestrian and Bicyclist Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2Gnyac3, free

Webinar "Vision Zero 101: From Fundamentals to Action"
Date: April 30, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Leah Shahum (Vision Zero Network)
Host: Vision Zero Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2GhMV09, free

Webinar "Creating Active Routes to Everyday Destinations"
Date: May 2, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ken Rose & Chris Kochtitzky (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) & TJ McCourt (City of Raleigh, NC)
Host: Pedestrian and Bicyclist Information Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2Gp7MyS, free

Webinar "Implementation and Progress Monitoring" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: May 8, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "Fuel for Active Bodies: Increasing Access to Healthy Foods"
Date: May 10, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Hanifa Adjuman (Detroit Black Community Food Security Network), Caroline Harries (Advocate), Marisa Jones (Safe Routes to School National Partnership)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2UHPS4i, free

Webinar "Dialysis Transportation: The Intersection of Transportation and Healthcare"
Date: May 13, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Buffy Ellis, Sue Knapp & Fred Fravel (KFH Group, Inc.) & Marsha Regenstein (George Washington Univ. School of Public Health)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2UDrdxH, free

Webinar "Guide to Snow and Ice Performance Measures: Key Findings & Recommendations"
Date: May 15, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Deepak Gopalakrishna (ICF) & Jeremy Schroeder (Athey Creek Consultants)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2Gl5vo1, some registrants pay $95

[See the Resources section Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations item on which this webinar is based.]

Webinar "Maintaining Green Infrastructure: Hints for Success"
Date: May 15, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2PZuG2e, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members

Webinar "Engaging with Elected Officials" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: May 22, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "Working with Non-traditional Stakeholders" (Part of a 10-part Toward Zero Deaths series offered every other week between January and June 2019)
Date: June 5, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Toward Zero Deaths National Strategy Development team
Details: http://bit.ly/2LaQBD5, free

Webinar "Telematics as a Vision Zero Tool"
Date: June 18, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Presenters from Geotab & New York City
Host: Vision Zero Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2GintHX, free

Webinar "Finding Common Ground with First Responders"
Date: June 19, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2Q35hoI, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members

Webinar "Over the River and Through the Woods: Plan and Design Over, Around, and Through the Woods"
Date: June 20, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Daniel Biggs (Weston & Sampson) & Jason Philbin (PermaTrak)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2JrMeT8, $19 for members, $39 for nonmembers


RESOURCES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN SNOW AND ICE CONTROL OPERATIONS
-> The National Cooperative Highway Research Program published a report that presents approaches for monitoring the performance of snow and ice control activities by public agencies and proposes a core set of performance measures that agencies can customize. (Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations: http://bit.ly/2GgXMHH) The report includes a guide to facilitate implementation of these performance measures, explores the capabilities required by public agencies to adequately monitor them and use relevant information too support decision-making processes, and report on snow and ice control operation effectiveness. Many of the concepts are capable of being adapted to measure the performance of winter maintenance operations that focus on other infrastructure (such as bike paths and sidewalks) and services (such as transit). Austria, Japan, Norway, and the United Kingdom consider maintenance of entire transportation system -including monitoring bike and pedestrian facilities.

[See the Webinar section for a May 15 webinar on this guide.]

POP-UP TO PERMANENT: FIVE LESSONS IN TACTICAL URBANISM
-> NACTO's Global Designing Cities Initiative reported urban residents have long practiced a form of tactical urbanism: repurposing underutilized places using temporary materials and transforming them into more dynamic public spaces. GDCI compiled a list of 5 lessons for ensuring interim projects move from pop-up to permanent. These include uncover value and demonstrate how an underutilized space could be transformed. Check out the article for more details: http://bit.ly/2UDgYt6. Watch the archive of a recent one-hour webinar: From Pop-up to Permanent: Transforming Cities Through Interim Interventions: http://bit.ly/2UH6Rn2

LANDMARK SUSTAINABLE & ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CASE STUDIES
-> Tools of Change released 2 new 5-minute videos summarizing their recently designated Landmark case studies: Capitol Hill In Motion (http://bit.ly/2GknTNV) and Chicago's GO Program (http://bit.ly/2GmpHG8). This year's new format features more video-recorded sections of the programs-in-action and of the program managers sharing their perspectives. See the full-length written case studies for these programs: Capitol Hill In Motion (http://bit.ly/2BfFA0n) and Chicago's GO Programs (http://bit.ly/2Bgvxbs). http://bit.ly/1AqL6nc

[See Jobs, Grants and RFPs section for a Call for Nominations for Landmark Designation.]

TRANSIT & TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY PARTNERSHIPS
-> The Transportation Research Board published a report to help transit agencies that have decided to pursue partnerships with one or more Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). (Partnerships Between Transit Agencies and Transportation Network Companies: http://bit.ly/2GfWbls) The report provides 20 in-depth case studies of partnerships between transit agencies and TNCs. Its Partnership Playbook synthesizes lessons learned from these case studies and provides step-by-step practical guidance for transit practitioners on how they should be considered and pursued.

BICYCLE DUTCH: 360-DEGREE CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE VIDEO
-> The Bicycle Dutch blog provides video footage of Dutch bicycle facilities shot with a 360-degree camera and enables you to look around in any direction and experience the ride as if you have taken it yourself. The writer also describes how he films his rides, including the sound and camera equipment, and recommended ways to view these videos. http://bit.ly/2UJkEd5


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET) Achieving Balance in Ecology and Transportation (California Depts of Transportation and Fish & Wildlife), September 22-26, 2019, Sacramento, CA
New Deadline: April 19, 2009, http://bit.ly/2GhoHmO

-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 12th Liveable Cities Conference, Adelaide, Australia, August 12-13, 2019
Deadline: April 26, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Dc9btb

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - Center for Transportation Studies Annual Transportation Research Conference, November 7, 2019, Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: April 29, 2019, http://bit.ly/1o0DfWn

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 6th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design (Transportation Research Board, Association INFRA Design, Arcadis), June 28 - July 1, 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deadline: April 30, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IzyEAi

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 2nd International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events: Transportation Resilience 2019 (Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration & American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), November 13-15, 2019, Washington, DC
Deadline: April 30, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Jo43WI

-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Safer Roads 2020 International Conference, May 12-14, 2020, Richmond, VA
Deadline: June 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2HrXoJk

CONFERENCES, TRAINING, & EVENTS
For a searchable calendar of conferences, training and events in the bicycle, pedestrian, or livable community fields, go to: http://bit.ly/centerlines. To subscribe, look for the + Google Calendar button in the lower right corner. iCal users can subscribe automatically here: http://bit.ly/centerlines_ical. We will continue to list the new items here since the last issue.

ON THE HORIZON

-> April 22-26, 2019 - GIS-T Symposium ( AASHTO), Kissimmee, FL
http://bit.ly/2Hp14M5
-> April 23-24, 2019 - Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety (Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety), Durham, NC
https://unc.live/2wgqx2d
-> April 25, 2019 - Change Your Visitors' Behavior (How cycling tourism can benefit cultural heritage, UNESCO Workshop) Jelling, Denmark
http://bit.ly/2IDbM39
-> April 25-26, 2019 - Active Transportation Summit (The Street Trust & partners), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2znJOy4
-> April 25-28, 2019 - 8th World Bike Forum - FMB8, Quito, Ecuador
http://bit.ly/2TS6xAZ
-> April 27, 2019 - TransportationCamp NE 2019, Cambridge, MA
http://bit.ly/2GpgFK6
-> April 28 - May 1, 2019 - American Trails 24th International Trails Symposium, Syracuse, NY
http://bit.ly/2t13SVa
-> May 6-9, 2019 - 2019 National Outdoor Recreation Conference, Rapid City, SD
http://bit.ly/2Q4mTk4
-> May 7, 2019 - Bike 2019, Edmonton, Canada (University of Alberta)
http://bit.ly/2T3twZi
-> May 8, 2019 - Bike 2019, Calgary, Canada (University of Alberta)
http://bit.ly/2T3twZi
-> May 8, 2019 - National Bike To School Day
http://bit.ly/2iRdmBV
-> May 8-10, 2019 - Placemaking: Making it Happen - Spring 2019 (Project for Public Spaces), New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2Gkpc13
-> May 9-10, 2019 - Tennessee Bike Walk Summit (Bike Walk TN), Knoxville, TN
http://bit.ly/2Gw60O5
-> May 9-10, 2019 - Transportation Camp Florida (#SmartMiami), Miami, FL
http://bit.ly/2GsL0I0
-> May 14-15, 2019 - Safe Mobility of Older Persons Committee Midyear Meeting, Woods Hole, MA
http://bit.ly/2W1dVXZ
-> May 15, 2019, 7:00 pm in your time zone - 2019 Ride of Silence (Silent processions around the world to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways)
http://bit.ly/1ikpbHA
-> May 16-18, 2019 - 2019 Children & Nature Network International Conference (Children & Nature Network), Oakland, CA
http://bit.ly/2UDjJus
-> May 17-19, 2019 - 2019 ASLA Diversity Summit, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2TlTfJ1
-> May 18, 2019 - TransportationCamp Baltimore 2019, Baltimore, MD
http://bit.ly/2GqyUPn
-> May 19-22, 2019 - APWA North American Snow Conference; Salt Lake City, UT
http://bit.ly/2Q1od6Y
-> May 20-23, 2019 - Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute: Multilevel Thinking and Analysis in the Social Determinants of Health (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2Iag28b
-> May 20-24, 2019 - Cycling Embassy of Denmark - 5th Bikeable City Masterclass, Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline: February 1, 2019; http://bit.ly/2FJOMgv
-> May 22-24, 2019 - International Transport Forum Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration, Leipzig, Germany
http://bit.ly/2PYUnjB
-> May 26-29, 2019 - CARSP Conference (Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals) Calgary, Canada
http://bit.ly/2PXuxMU
-> May 26-31, 2019 - 15th World Conference on Transport Research, Mumbai, India
http://bit.ly/2PZRY89
-> May 28-30, 2019 - Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute: Qualitative Data Analysis (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2Iag28b
-> June 1, 2019 - National Trails Day
http://bit.ly/2HwruZ9
-> June 2-5, 2019 - 17th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2NNVYsm
-> June 3-6, 2019 - 13th ITS European Congress, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2Q1qE9C
-> June 3-6, 2019 - Social Determinants of Health Summer Institute: Group Randomized Trials to Address the Social Determinants of Health Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2Iag28b
-> June 4-5, 2019 - '2019 World Cycling Forum: Putting the Bicycle Industry at the Core of Sustainable Development (World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry), Rotterdam, the Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2TTJrdg
-> June 4-7, 2019 - Alaska Walk and Bike Conference, Sitka, AK
http://bit.ly/2FToBDq
-> June 4-7, 2019 - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
http://bit.ly/2DAng45
-> June 5-7, 2019 - Chicago Forum on Global Cities, Chicago, IL
http://bit.ly/2V9r6q3
-> June 6 - 7, 2019 - 6th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities: Smart Mobility Toward Building Livable Communities (Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities), Kalamazoo, MI
http://bit.ly/2WNWDOH
-> June 9-12, 2019 - Global Public Transport Summit, Stockholm, Sweden
http://bit.ly/2Q1qE9C
-> June 9-12, 2019 - International Conference on Transportation and Development, Alexandria, VA
http://bit.ly/2PXotnv
-> June 12-15, 2019 - CNU 27 (Congress for New Urbanism), Louisville, KY
http://bit.ly/2zsdVK6
-> June 12-15, 2019 - Placemaking Week Europe (STIPO / European Placemaking Network/La Marina de Valencia), Valencia, Spain
http://bit.ly/2GmzX2S
-> June 16-19 , 2019 - National ADA Symposium, Dallas, TX
http://bit.ly/2Q2bzVk
-> June 19-21, 2019 - Sustainable Transport Study Tour in the Netherlands (Florida Atlantic University in coordination with the International Sustainable Transportation Exchange Program)
http://bit.ly/2GqwNeo
-> June 20-21, 2019 - IBPI Faculty Workshop: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics into University Transportation Courses (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2SIksEY
-> June 23-30, 2019 - Professional Study Abroad 2019: Active Transportation in the Netherlands (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University) Registration closes March 31, 2019
http://bit.ly/2SN9cHw
-> June 24-26, 2019 - Mobilize Fortaleza: 2019Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility (Institute for Transportation and Development), Fortaleza, Brazil
http://bit.ly/2GsRGWf
-> June 25-27, 2019 - 25th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, Aveiro, Portugal
http://bit.ly/2Q0fgL6
-> June 25-28, 2019 - Velo-City; Dublin, Ireland
http://bit.ly/2PABMKQ
-> June 26-27, 2019 - PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection; Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
http://bit.ly/2PXnhAI
-> June 26-28, 2019 - ICLEI Resilient Cities 2019: 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, Bonn, Germany
http://bit.ly/2Go6V2Q
-> June 26-29, 2019 - Vanguard Conference (Next City), Newark, NJ
http://bit.ly/2Ez9Cw8
-> July 3-6, 2019 - Canadian Institute of Planners Nation al Conference, Ottawa, Canada
http://bit.ly/2V8b6EX
-> July 8 - 12, 2019 - Esri User Conference, San Diego, CA
http://bit.ly/2FxNHYp
-> July 12-16, 2019 - Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Tampa, FL
http://bit.ly/2V8BdvB
-> July 15-19, 2019 - IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2SI70B3
-> July 18, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Columbus, OH
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> July 21-23, 2019 - IBPI Workshop: Planning for Active Transportation: If You Build It, Will They Come? (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2SKmhRW
-> July 21-24, 2019 - Joint ITE International and Texas District Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Austin, TX
http://bit.ly/2V6NIrs
-> July 21-26, 2019 - AASHTO Committee on Design Annual Meeting (AASHTO Technical Committee on Roadside Safety to meet with TRB Committee on Roadside Safety Design: http://bit.ly/2CtchqH), Reno, NV
-> August 1, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Bentonville, AR
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> August 4-7, 2019 - 2019 ACT International Conference, New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2BJC2US
-> August 13, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> August 13-15, 2019 - 2019 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2GssoYl
-> August 24-28, 2019 - IMAGINE THE FUTURE: Advancing Traffic Safety through Technology and Innovation (Governors Highway Safety Association 2019 Annual Meeting), Anaheim, CA
http://bit.ly/2Ilicn8
-> August 25-28, 2019 - Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Conference Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2NhS3ae
-> August 25-28 - PlacesForBikes Workshop (in conjunction with the APBP Conference), Portland, OR
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> September 9 - 12, 2019 - NACTO Designing Cities 2019: Toronto, Canada
http://bit.ly/2FILNoq
-> September 10-12, 2019 - Texas Department of Transportation Annual Environmental Conference (TX DOT & TRB), Austin, TX
http://bit.ly/2Gi5zVJ
-> September 10-13, 2019 - 6th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation (WIiT 2019), Irvine, CA
http://bit.ly/2DoKJF6
-> September 15-18, 2019 - 12th TRB International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, Kalispell, MT
http://bit.ly/2JrYVNJ
-> September 15-18, 2019 - Conference on Data and Performance Driven Project Prioritization (Transportation Research Board), Atlanta, GA
http://bit.ly/2GqdmTd
-> September 22-26, 2019 - International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET) Achieving Balance in Ecology and Transportation (California Depts of Transportation and Fish & Wildlife), Sacramento, CA
http://bit.ly/2GhoHmO
-> September 30 - October 3, 2019 - National 2019 Vanguard Conference (Next City), Sacramento, CA (Limited 40 applicants)
http://bit.ly/2uHmn31
-> October 1-4, 2019 - 3rd International Placemaking Week (Project for Public Spaces), Chattanooga, TN
http://bit.ly/2Gndd2U
-> October 7-11, 2019 - Walk21- XX: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2FfeYiM
-> October 10-11, 2019 - 5th Annual Vision Zero Cities Conference (Vision Zero Network), New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2GxpcYs
-> October 15-17, 2019 - California Bike Summit, Los Angeles, CA
http://bit.ly/2FQuDod
-> October 23-24, 2019 - MN Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference, St. Cloud, MN
http://bit.ly/2SyBzNq
-> October 24-25, 2019 - 32nd ICTCT Conference, Warsaw, Poland
http://bit.ly/2Ho8Zco
-> October 24-25, 2019 - 12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA
http://bit.ly/2W2SJRj
-> October 31, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> November 2-6, 2019 - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA
http://bit.ly/2w0SHw7
-> November 5-6, 2019 - 9th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action (Transportation Research Board), Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2IFZE15
-> November 7, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Providence, RI
http://bit.ly/2TVsG11
-> November 7, 2019 - Center for Transportation Studies Annual Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN
http://bit.ly/1o0DfWn
-> November 10-13, 2019 - Trafinz Conference 2019 (New Zealand Traffic Institute) Hamilton, New Zealand
http://bit.ly/2F9GNqc
-> November 12-14, 2019 - 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference, Tampa, FL
http://bit.ly/2LhxRAb
-> November 13-15, 2019 - 2nd International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events: Transportation Resilience 2019 (Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration & American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2Jqymw0
-> November 14-16, 2019 - LA CoMotion, Los Angeles, CA
http://bit.ly/2VfCCAy
-> November 18-20, 2019 - International Cycling Safety Conference, (International Cycling Safety Community), Brisbane, Australia
http://bit.ly/2Io3uvN
-> November 20-23, 2019 - City Summit, San Antonio, TX
http://bit.ly/2V8d3Bh
-> December 11-12, 2019 - Conference on Health and Active Transportation (Transportation Research Board), Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2IEOQ3v

NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.

-> March 25-27, 2020 - Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, San Antonio, TX
http://bit.ly/2Fhn1so


JOBS, GRANTS, AND RFPS
Please limit job announcements to about 150-250 words and include a web link for the full description. This will reduce the editor's workload! Thanks! See previous issues of CenterLines for Jobs, Grants and RFPs that may still be current at http://bit.ly/ZHi0NE.

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - MN DOT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Minnesota will become the second state to embed a full-time artist in a statewide agency, bringing in a creative approach to advancing the agency's goals like improving safety, reducing congestion, promoting economic vitality, supporting multimodal transportation systems, and creating healthier communities. With the support of the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and ArtPlace America, Transportation for America (a program of Smart Growth America) and MnDOT are creating the Community Vitality Fellowship, a new, one-year artist-in-residence program, just the second of its kind in the country. Learn more about this opportunity in a webinar on April 17 at 3:00 pm ET: http://bit.ly/2GksaB6.
Deadline: May 1, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Gkshg0

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - EMERGING CITY CHAMPIONS FELLOWSHIP
Emerging City Champions is accepting applications from people aged 19-35 for its 2019-2020 fellowship. The program provides young civic innovators with seed funding, leadership training and practical tools to launch transformative projects to enhance public space, urban mobility or civic engagement in their city. The Emerging City Champions Fellowship is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and powered by 8 80 Cities. It is open to applicants with project ideas that take place in, or benefit one of the 26 communities where Knight invests (https://kng.ht/2UHjlew).
Deadline: May 12, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2UCZugC

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - RURAL RECREATION ECONOMY PLANNING ASSISTANCE
The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Community Revitalization, the US Forest Service, and the Northern Border Regional Commission are offering planning assistance through the new Recreation Economy for Rural Communities program. This is a new planning assistance program to help communities develop strategies and an action plan to revitalize their Main Streets through outdoor recreation. Activities that can foster environmentally friendly community development and Main Street revitalization through conservation and sustainable use of public or private forests or other natural resources include ensuring local residents, including young people, have connections and opportunities related to nearby outdoor assets; and developing or expanding trail networks.
Deadline: May 31, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2UE5k16

-> CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - LANDMARK DESIGNATION: ACTIVE & SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS
Designation as a Landmark case study recognizes behavior change/social marketing approaches and programs considered to be among the most successful in the world. Tools of Change staff screen nominations and peer selection panels rate the most promising ones based on a standard scoring grid. The designated programs gain exposure, credibility and free, on-line program case study materials, which can make it easier for them to maintain or increase program funding. Each designated approach / program is featured in a written case study on our website and as a PDF. A short video summary may also be produced. [See the Resources section for 2 Landmark Designation Active & Sustainable Transportation Case Studies.]
Deadline: June 3, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Gi7860

-> JOB - PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE PLANNER, CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, VA
The Alexandria DOT and Environmental Services (T&ES) is seeking a Pedestrian and Bicycle Planner who will be a highly motivated, creative, and responsible candidate with strong public communication skills. The employee will be responsible for aspects of major planning functions and projects requiring advanced skills in research and analysis, such as Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, and bicycle parking. This employee will be the primary point of contact and project manager for Capital Bikeshare (current operations and expansion) and Dockless Mobility.
Deadline: April 21, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2UIaJUQ

-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION/VISION ZERO PLANNER (TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM PLANNER III), CITY OF BOSTON, MA
The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is seeking a highly motivated Vision Zero/Active Transportation Planner to work on projects that will realize the City's vision to create streets and public spaces that are vibrant, multi-modal, resilient, and technologically advanced. The selected individual will work to lower the number of fatal and serious crashes on Boston's roadways and increase the number of people bicycling and walking in the City.

Reporting to the Commissioner or designee, and as part of the Vision Zero Priorities Team, the Vision Zero/Active Transportation Planner addresses a variety of concerns about transportation's interface with urban design and the public realm and envisions and implements cutting-edge initiatives in a changing transportation environment where needs, resources, and opportunities vary enormously.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2UFeLxn

-> JOB - MARKETING DIRECTOR - PEOPLEFORBIKES FOUNDATION, BOULDER, CO
The PeopleForBikes Marketing Director presents many stories of bike riding success. Utilizing channels ranging from retail stores to digital, built environments and advertising, the Marketing Director promotes our brand by creating impactful events, inspiring content and targeted communications. He or she builds the strategy and directs the team that guides and inspires riders, retailers and suppliers through their journey to better riding of all kinds. The Marketing Director works with hundreds of bike equipment suppliers, thousands of retailers and 1.3 million individual supporters and corporate and foundation partners.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2AbUJ1j

-> JOB - SENIOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER/DESIGNER, LANDDESIGN, CHARLOTTE, NC
Are you passionate about biking and place making? LandDesign is looking to expand their expertise in active transportation with someone who can push the boundaries of thinking and communicating about its role in our lives. They are looking for a passionate senior designer to join and grow a team of experts within their Charlotte office, with a focus on active transportation. You will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in design and/or planning with at least 3 of those years in active transportation. You are confident with proven success to win your own work. You are skilled and at ease teaching, speaking, writing, leading and collaborating. You value working across disciplines and are a problem solver.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Gihrah

See also:
-> American Planning Association Jobs Online, http://bit.ly/2BmNvFi
-> Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Career Center: http://bit.ly/1DhwE41 (members only)
-> Alta Planning + Design, http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9
-> NACTO Careers, http://bit.ly/13VnUBl
-> Lime, http://bit.ly/2Iptxmk
-> Toole Design Group, http://bit.ly/1k7DPRg
-> TRB Careers in Motion Job Center, http://bit.ly/2A5sQWQ

[Let us know if your firm or organization has a job or RFP to announce or typically has job openings: news@bikewalk.org.]


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