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#487 Wednesday, May 15, 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.

T-H-E--N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L-&-I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L--S-C-E-N-E
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----- T4A: Infrastructure Repair Priorities Report
----- Building a Multimodal Future Connecting Land Use & TDM
----- E-Bikes Could Transform How We Age
----- Economic Benefits of Active Travel to School Exceed Costs
----- Micromobility in Cities: A History & Policy Overview
----- Greater Manchester, UK to Spend $177M on Biking & Walking
----- Draft 10-Yr Plan Rearranges Melbourne, Aus. Transport Priorities
----- Australia: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Update
----- RTC Proposes Great American Rail-Trail Route
----- What It Takes for City Parents to Live Car-Free

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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----- Oregon Legislature: Bike Lanes Continue thru Intersections
----- Chicago, IL: Improved South Loop Bike Lanes
----- Tampa, FL Considers Converting Highway to Multimodal Blvd
----- Spokane, WA Ord. No More Beg Buttons, Peds to Get Head Start
----- San Francisco, CA to Expand Bike Lane Network
----- Washington, DC Creates Cycle Track Barriers from Downed Trees
----- Arlington, VA Cuts Teacher Drive Alone Rate by 5% in 3 Years
----- PlacesForBikes: Best Cities for Bikes Interactive Ranking
----- Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018

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----- Ped Network Analysis: Formal Ped Facilities vs Street Networks
----- Travel Time: Cargo Cycles & Cars in Commercial Transport
----- Calgary, Canada: Ped Collisions as Equity Issues
----- Cyclists Break Far Fewer Road Rules Than Motorists

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----- US Access Board Answers Accessible Public Rights-of-Way Qs
----- Ped Accommodation in Work Zones - A Field Guide
----- Motor Vehicle Speed as a Risk Factor in Ped Safety
----- Strategies for Advancing Transportation Equity
----- National Bike Month Resources
----- Guide to Data for Transportation Performance Management
----- Transit Service Evaluation Standards
----- Public Transportation Sustainability Performance Measures
----- Site Selectors & Transportation Infrastructure Competitiveness

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- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Resources
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

T4A: INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIR PRIORITIES REPORT
-> Transportation for America released a new state-by-state report of how states are spending their transportation money. It concludes our infrastructure issues are more of a policy problem than a money problem. Despite more transportation spending over the last decade, the percentage of the roads nationwide in "poor condition" increased from 14 to 20%. Two thirds of states actually saw the percentage of their roads in poor condition increase from 2009-2017. This report, Repair Priorities 2019 (http://bit.ly/2VqRgUq), finds that states are neglecting repair and routine maintenance in favor of costly expansions and widenings. Even when given more flexibility by Congress to spend money as they see fit, states, on average, spent as much money expanding their road networks ($21.3 billion) as they did repairing their existing roads ($21.4 billion) each year. http://bit.ly/2VoaCcS

BUILDING A MULTIMODAL FUTURE CONNECTING LAND USE & TDM
-> The Urban Land Institute released a new book that shows how planning land uses and transportation together with transportation demand management (TDM) policies creates safer, more walkable environments. (Building a Multimodal Future: Connecting Real Estate Development and Transportation Demand Management to Ease Gridlock: http://bit.ly/2VYTDCc) Its authors explore the origin, implementation, best practices, and results of TDM policies from 10 distinctive communities across the US. Uniquely, it includes the perspectives of those who implement these policies and those who are affected by them, including property owners, developers, managers, and other professionals who work with TDM policies.

E-BIKES COULD TRANSFORM HOW WE AGE
-> Fast Company reported there's growing interest among older Americans in cycling: Between 1995 and 2009, the number of people aged 60 to 79 who bike increased by 320%, and the recent boom in electric bicycle technology is creating more opportunities for older Americans to consider biking as a mode of transportation. E-bike sales are growing across demographics, and bike-share companies like Motivate and Jump have rolled out e-assist versions of their bikes in the last year. E-bikes are especially capturing the older market, many of whom have found that e-bikes enable them to ride much later in life than they previously imagined. http://bit.ly/2W3gkoS

ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF ACTIVE TRAVEL TO SCHOOL EXCEED COSTS
-> The Safe Routes Partnership (formerly the Safe Routes to School National Partnership) reported that the Community Preventive Services Task Force found economic benefits exceed the cost for active travel to school interventions. (Physical Activity: Interventions to Increase Active Travel to School: http://bit.ly/2JrrPxI) This finding is based on a systematic review of economic evidence. Included studies of US. Safe Routes to School programs reported economic benefits of averted injuries that were a result of street-level engineering improvements. http://bit.ly/2LLieq7

MICROMOBILITY IN CITIES: A HISTORY & POLICY OVERVIEW
-> Smart Cities Dive reported that the National League of Cities released a report that details the history and policy background of micromobility (such as dockless bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters), analyzing the different modes and their evolution. (Micromobility in Cities: A History and Policy Overview: http://bit.ly/2LJU3sl) The guide describes micromobility challenges and factors that cities should take into consideration such as public space overcrowding and users strewing dockless devices in public spaces. It also provides seven recommendations, including focusing on equity, developing a plan and agreement for trip data and learning from other cities' experiences.http://bit.ly/2LM7qYS

GREATER MANCHESTER, UK TO SPEND $177M ON BIKING & WALKING
-> AirQualityNews.com reported Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in the United Kingdom is set to spend £137m (US$177 million) on its walking and cycling 'Bee Network' as the city region aims to become a world leader for active travel. If approved, the 18 new walking and cycling schemes would be the GMCA's biggest investment in walking and cycling yet, bringing the total value of projects to over £200m (US$258.2 million). This means that the GMCA has now endorsed 42 such schemes, which will feature a total of 319 new and upgraded crossings and 70 miles of new cycling and walking routes. http://bit.ly/2W5AK0u

DRAFT 10-YR PLAN REARRANGES MELBOURNE, AUS. TRANSPORT PRIORITIES
-> The Conversation reported more shared spaces, more pedestrian, cycling and tram access, safer streets, and fewer cars in the city are all part of a newly released ten-year plan by the City of Melbourne, Australia. (City media release: http://bit.ly/2LWNbYL, Draft Transport Strategy 2030: http://bit.ly/2LJcdua) A significant amount of on-street parking and road space would be reallocated to walking, cycling and greenery. Some "little" streets would be converted to shared zones that give priority to pedestrians, with reduced speed limits. Variable parking pricing would be trialled and congestion charging not be ruled out. The draft strategy represents a call for action to overcome unsustainable transport practices. For Melbourne to thrive, the transport priorities need to be rearranged to meet travel demand, emissions targets and citizens' changing needs. http://bit.ly/2LWNrqH

AUSTRALIA: MOBILITY AS A SERVICE (MAAS) UPDATE
-> Austroads reported the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) will allow a person to plan, book and pay for their travel using a single app that would then guide them on their journey. MaaS will allow users to choose between all transport modes and prioritize options for their journey such as cost, directness, ease, time and other factors deemed important by the individual. Austroads is investigating MaaS as part of its congestion management project. The MaaS module report, which examines the risks and opportunities for Australia and New Zealand's public sector, is expected to be published by mid-year. The South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure library has also recently produced a collection of MaaS information resources distributed via Tranzinfo: http://bit.ly/2LK1K1F.

RTC PROPOSES GREAT AMERICAN RAIL-TRAIL ROUTE
-> CityLab reported once the Great American Rail-Trail is finished the preferred route will link Washington, DC to Seattle -- traversing 12 states and about 3,700 miles. (Great American Rail-Trail Preferred Route: http://bit.ly/2LLhP75) The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy identified about 90 gaps in that trail route, with the most substantial links missing in MT, WY, and NE. It could take another decade or two to complete the trail. As local and state governments complete their parts of the route, they could see whole towns become an attraction, generating tourism along the way. The gentle grade of these former railroad corridors could make the trails an amenity for people of all ages and abilities. http://bit.ly/2LL7wzV

WHAT IT TAKES FOR CITY PARENTS TO LIVE CAR-FREE
-> CityLab reported they surveyed parents who are carless about how they make it work. They heard from readers around the world, and shared some of the wisdom and challenges. These parents talk about selecting the right neighborhood, kid-carrying equipment, transit issues, accessibility challenges, being dependent on the kindness of strangers, and how to take the suburban babysitter home, among other factors. http://bit.ly/2W7Jses


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

OREGON LEGISLATURE: BIKE LANES CONTINUE THRU INTERSECTIONS
-> Portland, OR-based The Street Trust News reported the Oregon Senate approved HB 2682 (http://bit.ly/2LHJZQs) in a 20-0 vote last week, clarifying that bike lanes continue through intersections, even when the painted lines do not. The Senate vote follows approval in the Oregon House of Representatives last month. Governor Brown is expected to sign it into law. The bill addresses two alarming cases in which a judge ruled that drivers who hit cyclists had not violated the requirement to yield to cyclists in a bike lane because there are no bike lanes in an intersection. The bill clarifies that if a bike lane is striped on either side of an intersection, cyclists are within their rights to continue through the intersection and motorists must yield.

CHICAGO, IL: IMPROVED SOUTH LOOP BIKE LANES
-> The Chicago Sun Times reported changes and additions are coming to South Loop bike lanes. Among the additions to be made by the Chicago DOT are concrete curbs between bike lanes and vehicle traffic on Harrison Street from Desplaines Street to Wabash Avenue. The added curb would not take away any lanes of traffic on Harrison and would simply add a layer of protection for the existing two-way bike lanes, which include a narrow painted buffer between cyclists and drivers with bollards placed in spots. http://bit.ly/2W9dG0Z

TAMPA, FL CONSIDERS CONVERTING HIGHWAY TO MULTIMODAL BLVD
-> Streetsblog USA reported that a group of Tampa residents proposed turning the city's most-hated freeway, I-275, into a functional multi-modal urban boulevard. The 11-mile, six-lane highway -- which is used by 142,000 vehicles daily -- would become a street for pedestrians, cyclists, and even light rail users. When the Florida DOT introduced a proposal to widen congested highway to up to 20 lanes last year, the response was so fiercely negative, then-Gov. Rick Scott fired the region's top DOT official. This week the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization voted unanimously to conduct a feasibility study. http://bit.ly/2LI3UP7

SPOKANE, WA ORD. NO MORE BEG BUTTONS, PEDS TO GET HEAD START
-> The Spokesman-Review reported the Spokane, WA City Council passed a pedestrian safety ordinance. (Improving Pedestrian Safety at Signalized Intersections: http://bit.ly/2VZ5P5Z, See ordinance pages 11-121: http://bit.ly/2W22rah) Under the new law, the city would install accessible pedestrian signals with auditory instructions at every signalized intersection by 2025. The law also encourages the city to include leading intervals, which will give pedestrians 7 seconds before cars in the right lane see a green light, and eliminates the "walk" button at crosswalks, by making the feature automatic. http://bit.ly/2W844TQ

SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO EXPAND BIKE LANE NETWORK
-> Smart Cities Dive reported the Mayor of San Francisco, CA called for improvements and expansions to the city's bike network to boost cyclist safety. The Mayor called on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to double the production of protected bike lanes over the next 2 years to create a total of 20 miles of new lanes. The Agency will also increase citations for vehicles blocking bike lanes by 10% over the next six months by using 311 data. http://bit.ly/2LLbIQb

WASHINGTON, DC CREATES CYCLE TRACK BARRIERS FROM DOWNED TREES
-> The AASHTO Journal reported the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC, is testing whether "re-purposed timber" gathered from trees removed due to damage can be used to build cycle track barriers. This timber is much less expensive than concrete barricades, and DDOT can create and fabricate these barricades in house. See the brief video: http://bit.ly/2LH1lwP

ARLINGTON, VA CUTS TEACHER DRIVE ALONE RATE BY 5% IN 3 YEARS
-> Mobility Lab reported Arlington, VA Public Schools (APS) have a goal for only 75% of teachers and staff to drive alone to work by 2021. That would mean that 1 in 4 find some other way to get to school, like carpooling, the bus, the Metro, biking, walking, or scootering. APS has already reduced the drive alone rate by 5% in the last 3 years, largely through partnership with the county's Arlington Transportation Partners program. Watch the 1-minute video describing this first-in-the-nation teachers and staff commuting program. http://bit.ly/2LIWQ4I

PLACESFORBIKES: BEST CITIES FOR BIKES INTERACTIVE RANKING
-> PlacesForBikes is a data-driven approach to identifying the best US cities and towns for bicycling to help city leaders pinpoint improvements, and make riding better for everyone. Using feedback from everyday bike riders, city staffers, open-source maps and publicly available data, it scores five key factors: Ridership, Safety, Network, Acceleration and Reach. Find out how your city/town rates: http://bit.ly/2GlvLwR

BEST COMPLETE STREETS POLICIES OF 2018
-> The National Complete Streets Coalition released their annual evaluation of new Complete Streets policies. (The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018: http://bit.ly/2W4RWTI) This year, a new and improved grading framework set a higher bar for communities by emphasizing equity and implementation. In 2005, just 35 communities had adopted Complete Streets policies. At the close of 2018 that number stood at 1,477. This year's report evaluates the 66 Complete Streets policies that were passed in 2018 with Cleveland Heights, OH earning the highest grade. http://bit.ly/2W6r6up

[See Webinar section for "Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018" webinar on May 16.]


THE RESEARCH BEAT

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

PED NETWORK ANALYSIS: FORMAL PED FACILITIES VS STREET NETWORKS
-> This paper examines the difference between street networks (SN) and formal pedestrian facilities networks (FPFN e.g., sidewalks and crosswalks) and how the differences affect the outcomes of network measures. Researchers concluded (i) using FPFNs yields greatly different outcomes from using SNs, (ii) an SN can broadly describe the morphological features of a network, especially for a gridiron pattern with narrow streets and small blocks full of sidewalks and crosswalks; however, an FPFN performs much better in describing features which are invisible when using SNs; and (iii) using FPFNs can provide opportunities to develop new measures of performance, such as safety or convenience. Pedestrian Network Analysis using a Network Consisting of Formal Pedestrian Facilities: Sidewalks and Crosswalks: http://bit.ly/2VYULWv

TRAVEL TIME: CARGO CYCLES & CARS IN COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT
-> This study explored cargo cycles' travel time performance by quantifying the travel time differences between them and conventional vehicles for commercial trips using real-life trip data from cargo cycles with Google's routed data for cars. Results indicate cycling trip distance to be the most significant variable. The study shows that expected travel time difference for trips with distances between 0 and 20 km (12.4 mi) ranges from -5 min (cargo cycle 5 min faster) to 40 min with a median of 6 min. This value can decrease if users take the optimal cycling route and the traffic conditions are worse for cars. "Travel Time Differences between Cargo Cycles and Cars in Commercial Transport Operations" http://bit.ly/2W3wezu

CALGARY, CANADA: PED COLLISIONS AS EQUITY ISSUES
-> Co-designing the Active City reported that pedestrian collisions are an issue of equity as streets in lower income areas are more dangerous for pedestrians. Over the course of Active Neighbourhoods Canada (ANC) co-design projects in 12 communities across Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, they noticed some lower income neighborhoods have inadequate pedestrian infrastructure. The ANC team investigated if lower-income areas in Calgary, Canada were at a greater risk for motor vehicle/pedestrian collisions. They found that, apart from the downtown core of the city, most of these collisions happened in the North-Eastern part of the city--some of Calgary's lowest income communities that also have a higher proportion of new Canadians. To create equitable access to healthy built environments for all Canadian communities, there is an urgent need to prioritize creating walkable neighborhoods, especially in low-income or otherwise marginalized areas. http://bit.ly/2YaSuoC

CYCLISTS BREAK FAR FEWER ROAD RULES THAN MOTORISTS
-> Forbes reported a new video study from the Danish Road Directorate shows that less than 5% of cyclists break traffic laws while riding yet 66% of motorists do so when driving. (http://bit.ly/2LJF95i, in Danish, requires logon to read) The Danish Cycling Embassy, a privately funded NGO, puts this down to visibility: law breaking by cyclists is "easy to notice for everyone" but transgressions by motorists, such as speeding, are harder to spot. The video cameras counted 28,579 cyclists crossing at intersections. The most frequently recorded transgression was bicycling on the sidewalk. Rule breaking by cyclists was twice as numerous in smaller cities, which, in Denmark, have fewer cycleways. http://bit.ly/2W01Aqx


QUOTES R US

"When I read that a cyclist was killed and the driver citation was thrown out under this ridiculous line of reasoning, I knew something had to be done."
--Street Trust member Ted Light commenting on two alarming cases in which a judge ruled that drivers who hit cyclists had not violated the requirement to yield to cyclists in a bike lane because there are no bike lanes in an intersection. Light proposed a bill to his State Representative that has since passed the Oregon House and Senate. It clarifies bike lanes continue through intersections. As reported by an emailed Street Trust communication and BikePortland.org http://bit.ly/2LG3glj [See the Regional and Local Actions for more details.]

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

OPEN DUTCH PENNY-FARTHING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bicycle Dutch reported a record number of people on high-wheelers gathered last weekend in Zaltbommel in the Netherlands. People from 10 different countries had traveled to this town to attend the first Open Dutch Penny-Farthing Championships. With a tour on Saturday and races on Sunday the weekend was a celebration of these historic bicycles--650 meters of each lap was on cobblestones. Sadly, the overall winner of the day crashed when he tried to dismount his high-wheeler, and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance with what seemed a severe hip injury. See the photos and videos: http://bit.ly/2LJxSSP.

TRAM BOWLING IS AN ACTUAL SPORT
Wired reported recently Europe's tram drivers had their annual championship. They showed off their precision braking skills. They tried to estimate their speed without the luxury of a speedometer. But the most amazing event by far is tram bowling. A tram drives along its track and hits a large stationary ball. That ball then flies off to knock over some giant pins. It's just like normal human bowling except with a tram. (Check out the video.) Wired figures out the physics involved so you donÕt have to. http://bit.ly/2LJELno.


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 "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

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 "Advancing Geographic Equity Using Spatial Analysis"
Date: May 15, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jeff Matson (Univ. of MN), Julia Koschinsky & Nicole Marwell (Univ. of Chicago) & Jessica Solomon Fisher (Public Health National Center for Innovations)
Host: All In: Data for Community Health
Details: http://bit.ly/2GLq0un, free

Webinar "Repair Priorities 2019"
Date: May 15, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Beth Osborne (Transportation for America), Stephen Ellis (Taxpayers for Common Sense), Jack Moran (MA DOT) & Dick Hall (MS DOT)
Host: Transportation for America
Details: http://bit.ly/30bJL7g, free

Webinar "Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018"
Date: May 16, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Caressa Givens (Wisconsin Bike Federation), James Hannig (City of Milwaukee), Fred Jones (Michael Baker International) & Richard Wong (Cleveland Heights)
Host: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2VVHTR1, free

[See Regional and Local Actions section for details about the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018 report and a link to download it.]

Webinar "Data Sharing Strategies to Advance Health Equity"
Date: May 16, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jennifer Bernstein & Sallie Milam (Network for Public Health Law - Mid-States Region) & Daniel Barth-Jones (Columbia University)
Host: The Network for Public Health Law
Details: http://bit.ly/2JCwChJ, free

Webinar "Transit Stigma & Social Equity: What Transportation Administrators Say They Are Doing About It"
Date: May 16, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Gerard Wellman (CA State Univ.) & Josephine Hazelton (Univ. of NE at Omaha)
Host: Center for Urban Transportation Research
Details: http://bit.ly/2V5WtFC, free

Webinar "Equitable Development Training #2: Putting it into Place"
Date: May 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2PIVSnG, free

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 "Using Ethnographies and Oral Histories to Address Environmental Public Health Issues"
Date: May 22, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Brittany Fremion (Central Michigan Univ.), Michele Marcus (Emory Univ.), Amy Schulz (Univ. of MI), Frances Barg (Univ. of PA) & Britt Dahlberg (Science History Institute)
Host: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Partnerships for Environmental Public Health
Details: http://bit.ly/2W4i6pJ, free

Webinar "Meaningful Community Engagement to Advance Vision Zero"
Date: May 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Danielle Sherman (Safe Routes to School National Partnership) & Destiny N. Thomas (LADOT)
Host: Vision Zero Network, Safe Routes Partnership, & LA Department of Transportation
Details: http://bit.ly/2LJ0884, free

Webinar "Improve Your Volunteer Stewardship Toolbox"
Date: May 30, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Anna Zawisza (Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado), Anthony Duncan (International Mountain Bicycling Assn.) & Malin Ely Clyde (UNH Cooperative Extension)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2LXaCRJ, free

Webinar "Innovation Exchange: Virtual Public Involvement"
Date: May 30, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: FHWA
Details: http://bit.ly/2GkLY7o, free

Webinar "Using Health Data to Advance Vision Zero: A New Approach from San Francisco"
Date: June 4, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Vision Zero Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2LKxnYN, 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 "Accessible Public Rights-of-Way: Open Question & Answer Session"
Date: June 6, 2019, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Juliet Shoultz & Scott Windley (US Access Board)
Host: US Access Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2VlquwI, (See list of questions posted for presenters & add to it), free

Webinar "Safe Speeds, Safe Communities: Partners in Speed Management"
Date: June 12, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2PCNaHn, free

Webinar "Speed Management Noteworthy Practices"
Date: June 13, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Shauna Hallmark (Streetwise Transportation Consultants) & Neal Hawkins (Iowa State Univ.)
Host: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Details: http://bit.ly/2vybNeY, 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

Webinar "Return on Investment for Active Transportation"
Date: July 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: APBP
Details: http://bit.ly/2PYHAh2, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members

Webinar "Public Transit in America"
Date: July 18, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jodi Godfrey (Center for Urban Transportation Research)
Host: Center for Urban Transportation Research
Details: http://bit.ly/2V5XfCw, free

Webinar "Observations from the 2017 NHTS (National Household Travel Survey)"
Date: July 18, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jodi Godfrey (Univ. of South FL)
Host: Center for Urban Transportation Research
Details: http://bit.ly/2JGpNeW, free


RESOURCES

US ACCESS BOARD ANSWERS ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY QS
-> Get answers to questions related to access to sidewalks and street crossings, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, roundabouts, transit stops and other components of public rights-of-way as well as shared use paths. US Access Board Accessibility Specialists will answer questions submitted in advance or during a June 6 live webinar (see Webinar section for details) and offer guidance, solutions, and best practices based on guidelines the Board proposed for public rights-of-way: 2011 "Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way" http://bit.ly/2VpS8sm

PED ACCOMMODATION IN WORK ZONES - A FIELD GUIDE
-> Minnesota LTAP reported that the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Work Zone Safety Consortium published a 20-page guide identifies common issues that field personnel should check for and correct when working on or near sidewalks or walking paths. The issues in the guide are categorized according to the type of pedestrian accommodation that the work activity requires: 1) Working near the sidewalk or walking path but the sidewalk/path remains open. 2) Diverting the sidewalk or path around the workspace. and 3) Temporarily closing the sidewalk or path and detouring pedestrians to an alternate existing sidewalk or path. "Pedestrian Accommodation in Work Zones -- A Field Guide" http://bit.ly/2LKwIGX

MOTOR VEHICLE SPEED AS A RISK FACTOR IN PED SAFETY
-> The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) released a research brief that identifies trends in speeding-related crashes. This report summaries some of the findings from recent National Transportation Safety Board and the Governors Highway Safety Administration reports and focuses on the effect speeding vehicles have on pedestrian safety. "Motor Vehicle Speed as a Risk Factor in Pedestrian Safety" http://bit.ly/2W3xp1M

STRATEGIES FOR ADVANCING TRANSPORTATION EQUITY
-> Minnesota LTAP reported some Minnesotans face disparities and barriers in their ability to reach destinations. According to new University of MN research, efforts to improve transportation equity need to focus on societal inequities as well as the transportation barriers that affect specific communities and population groups. "Advancing Transportation Equity: Strategies for Reducing Transportation Disparities" http://bit.ly/2LIdykN

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH RESOURCES
-> The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) reported May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling -- and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. LAB provides resources to help you plan an event in your area. Download their a step-by-step guide will help you in creating a successful Bike Month event in your organization, workplace, city, or state. (National Bike Month Guide: Ideas, Strategies and Resources to Organize in Your Community: http://bit.ly/2LSo3lU) Check out links to other resources: http://bit.ly/2LK9m45

GUIDE TO DATA FOR TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
-> The Transportation Research Board released a report that provides practical guidance to transportation agencies to help improve their use of data for performance management. (Management and Use of Data for Transportation Performance Management: Guide for Practitioners: http://bit.ly/2LLaO6c) The guidance is organized around six data life-cycle stages and includes a discussion of what is involved in implementing each step and some of the critical choices to be made; a synthesis of key points in the form of "Dos and Don'ts;" checklists that can be used to assess agency capabilities and identify opportunities for improvement; and illustrative examples. This report is accompanied by another report, Developing National Performance Management Data Strategies to Address Data Gaps, Standards, and Quality: Final Research Report (http://bit.ly/2LFXUqd).

TRANSIT SERVICE EVALUATION STANDARDS
-> The Transportation Research Board released a report that provides an overview of the purpose, use, and application of performance measures, service evaluation standards, and data collection methods at North American transit agencies. It addresses the service evaluation process, from the selection of appropriate metrics through development of service evaluation standards and data collection and analysis to the identification of actions to improve service and implementation. The report also documents effective practices in the development and use of service evaluation standards. It includes an analysis of the state of the practice of the service evaluation process in agencies of different sizes, geographic locations, and modes. "Transit Service Evaluation Standards" http://bit.ly/2YdwhGb

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
-> The Transportation Research Board released a practical tool to help transit agencies of all sizes develop and use social and economic sustainability performance measures to plan, evaluate, and report on social and economic sustainability. (Social and Economic Sustainability Performance Measures for Public Transportation: http://bit.ly/2LEChGz) This tool complements the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Recommended Practice for Social and Economic Sustainability for Transit Agencies (2018). APTA's Recommended Practice provides a framework for approaching economic and social sustainability, along with an overview of recommended practices; however, the document does not include performance measures, which are a key component to reporting progress and gauging success. A companion Excel workbook (https://bit.ly/2E7AFPK) can be used by transit agencies to develop their own initial list of performance measures. The workbook includes 606 social and economic sustainability performance measures, as well as 93 transit service performance measures.

SITE SELECTORS & TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE COMPETITIVENESS
-> The Transportation Research Board released a recording of a presentation that examines the site selection process for the siting of facilities, including retail, office, industrial, and other businesses. For businesses and the private sector in a global economy, the site selection process may involve a selection from thousands of potential locations. The presenters explore how site selectors evaluate a community's transportation infrastructure. They also discuss how transportation infrastructure may be among the factors that prevent a community from being eliminated from consideration during the site selection process. "How Do Site Selectors Determine a Community's Transportation Infrastructure Competitiveness?" (Includes slides): http://bit.ly/2Vo91DV


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting, October 15-17, 2019, Baltimore, MD
Deadline: May 17, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT (abstracts reviewed on a ruling basis), http://bit.ly/2V58RWr

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Conference on Health and Active Transportation (CHAT), December 11-12, 2019, Washington, DC
Deadline: June 7, 2019, http://bit.ly/2IEOQ3v

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

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Walking's New Movements Conference, November 1-3, 2019, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Deadline: June 30, 2019, http://bit.ly/2W3yfLY

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 12th International Urban Design Conference, November 13-16, 2019, Hobart, Australia
Deadline: July 26, 2019, http://bit.ly/2LK4CeN

-> CALL FOR PAPERS - 2020 TRB Annual Meeting and for the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Transportation Research Board 99th Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, Washington, DC)
Deadline: August 1, 2019, http://bit.ly/2VkTwfS

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

-> 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, 2019 - Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Omaha, NE
http://bit.ly/2LIgQ7S
-> 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 6-8, 2019 - 10th International Public Market Conference (Project for Public Spaces), London, United Kingdom
http://bit.ly/2PD3Crf
-> 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, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), San Antonio, TX
http://bit.ly/2LI590Q
-> 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 11, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Nashville, TN
http://bit.ly/2LJ1nnK
-> 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 4, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Raleigh, NC
http://bit.ly/2LJVarJ
-> 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 3-4, 2019 - 2019 Public Health Law Summit: Data Sharing to Improve Community Health, Plymouth, MI
http://bit.ly/2VrcdOQ
-> 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 15-17, 2019 - All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting, Baltimore, MD
http://bit.ly/2UDa2Ym
-> October 17, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), New York, NY
http://bit.ly/2LIh92w
-> 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 1-3, 2019 - Walking's New Movements Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom
http://bit.ly/2VYHM7a
-> 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 13-16, 2019 - 12th International Urban Design Conference, Hobart, Australia
http://bit.ly/2p7sGbQ
-> November 14, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Oakland, CA
http://bit.ly/2LX78P9
-> 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
-> January 12-16, 2020 - 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/24Xl8r9


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 - #MADETOMOVE GRANTS, DEGREE DEODORANT AND BLUE ZONES
The #MadeToMove grant program from Degree Deodorant and Blue Zones is a competitive funding opportunity created to assist communities in advancing active transportation through local project development, implementation and supporting policies. With the ultimate goal of promoting more walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly environments for all ages, incomes and abilities, this funding opportunity will be awarded to 5 mid-sized communities (population between 100,000 and 300,000) in the US. Each community will receive $100,000 plus technical assistance from Blue Zones built environment team.
Deadline: May 31, 2019, http://bit.ly/2VksjtK

-> RFP - TRANSIT AND MICRO-MOBILITY (BIKESHARE, SCOOTER-SHARE, ETC.)
The Transportation Research Board Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) released a request for proposals to identify: the impact of micro-mobility on bus and rail transit ridership, the economic impacts of micro-mobility for the community and the transit agency, the impacts on the built environment (i.e., bike lanes, parking spaces, etc.) of the implementation of micro-mobility, ways to strengthen the relations between micro-mobility and transit to maximize sustainable trip modes.
Deadline: June 25, 2019, http://bit.ly/2VouInd

-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE IN CONSERVATION AND OUTDOOR RECREATION, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
The National Park Service (NPS)- Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects. NPS staff share their expertise to help your team turn an idea into reality. (No monetary grants are made.) **The NPS wants to talk with prospective applicants informally before you apply, to explore and develop your project idea and help you make the best of your application. Please let them know by the end of May if you intend to submit an application.
Deadline: June 30, 2019, http://bit.ly/2LKDk85

-> JOB - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS, NACTO'S GLOBAL DESIGNING CITIES INITIATIVE, NEW YORK, NY
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is seeking an Associate Director -Operations for its Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), a program of NACTO that aims to inspire a shift toward safe, sustainable, and healthy cities by reclaiming and transforming streets. The Associate Director - Operations will play a key leadership role, helping to manage a dynamic team of urban planners, designers, and grant staff. They will support and/or lead activities to ensure the organization runs smoothly and that the team delivers on all programs and projects in a timely manner.
Deadline: May 19, 2019, http://bit.ly/2Vczy6U

-> JOB - CITY OF WICHITA, KS TRAFFIC ENGINEER
This is highly technical, professional and administrative work. This employee oversees the Traffic Engineering Section, as part of the Engineering Division and is responsible for applying engineering principles and techniques to the solution of traffic problems. The Traffic Engineer is responsible for setting signal timings for approximately 500 intersections, overseeing ongoing projects to upgrade the traffic signal network, working with field staff to coordinate installation of traffic control devices, oversight of permitted work within rights-of-way, and oversees the streetlight budget.
Deadline: May 30, 2019 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/2LSQIau

-> JOB - REGIONAL PLANNER, CENTRAL VIRGINIA PLANNING DISTRICT COMMISSION, LYNCHBURG, VA
The Central Virginia Planning District Commission seeks a Regional Planner who will be assigned to a combination of projects in the areas of bike and pedestrian planning, travel demand management (TDM) and other commuter/multimodal service programs, and environmental planning.
Priority response date: June 11, 2019. Position opened until filled, http://bit.ly/2VeOcuu

-> JOB - DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, NACTO, NEW YORK, NY
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is seeking an expert 'plangineer' with experience and a proven track record designing and implementing people-oriented streets to join our team as a full-time Director of Design. This role will oversee NACTO's street design guidance, trainings, and technical assistance and will report directly to the Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of street design practice, including NACTO design guidance; substantive experience working with or for city transportation departments; and excellent people and project management skills.
Deadline: June 17, 2019, http://bit.ly/2VkWiBz

-> JOB - PLANNER II--BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR, KS DOT, TOPEKA, KS
This position serves as the State of Kansas Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator at the KS DOT. This position is responsible for managing the state's Transportation Alternatives Program (bicycle and pedestrian projects, Safe Routes to School projects and programs, and recreational trails) and coordinates all efforts related to bicycle and pedestrian matters.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2LFrFY1

-> JOB - PLANNER, TOOLE DESIGN GROUP, SPARTANBURG, SC
Toole Design Group seeks a Planner to contribute to projects, lead analyses, work directly with clients, represent Toole Design in project and stakeholder meetings, and reinforce their reputation as trusted experts. You will work with other planners, landscape architects, urban designers, and engineers to deliver a variety of exciting projects focused on making places and travel experiences better for everyone, including local, regional, and statewide active transportation plans, Vision Zero plans, corridor studies, wayfinding plans, and Safe Routes to School plans.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2J80Z00

[See the full list of Toole Design Group planner, landscape architect, engineer, proposal coordinator and other job opportunities in various parts of the US: http://bit.ly/30e69gv]

-> JOB - SENIOR ENGINEER, ALTA PLANNING + DESIGN, ST. LOUIS, MO
Alta Planning + Design seeks a Senior Engineer to help creating livable and healthy communities and to work with a dedicated group of bicycle and pedestrian planners and designers who are leaders in the field. This position requires someone who has an understanding of the field of transportation engineering specifically related to non-motorized transportation, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions, which meet client expectations.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/30gzZ43

[See the full list of Alta Planning + Design planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and other job openings in a various parts of the US at: http://bit.ly/30fcCaI]

-> JOB - PROGRAM SPECIALIST - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, TRANSOPTIONS, CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ
TransOptions, northwest New Jersey's Transportation Management Association (TMA), is hiring a Program Specialist to work closely with their Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Coordinator to provide the education and encouragement needed to foster the creation of livable, and safe communities. The Program Specialist works with students, school administrators, faculty, parents and law enforcement officials to create safe and healthy environments for children.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/30buLq3

-> JOB - SENIOR MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL, HARRISBURG, PA
Michael Baker International seeks a Multimodal Transportation Planner to lead its multimodal and public transportation planning, policy and finance services delivered to the PA DOT, metropolitan planning organizations, and public transportation authorities throughout PA and beyond. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and delivering a diverse portfolio of technically challenging multimodal transportation projects and supervising technical planning staff.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2LWB3ab

-> JOB -ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION CIVIL ENGINEER, NV5, PHILADELPHIA, PA
NV5 seeks a Civil Engineer/Project Manager with 8 to 12 years of experience designing and managing linear transportation projects. The position is ideally suited for a candidate with experience in both design and project management of civil design involving urban streets, multi-use trails, and other bicycle and pedestrian facilities, but also with experience with roadway or highway design involving PennDOT and/or NJDOT.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2LHwP5Q

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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