#488 Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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----- New NACTO Designing All Ages & Abilities Bike Xings Guide
----- Are We Starting to See Progress Toward Vision Zero?
----- Protected Bike Lanes: Drastic Decline in Fatalities for All Users
----- Public Health Engagement in Complete Streets Initiatives
----- Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
----- London, Great Britain: Cycling Quality Standards, 15 MPH Zone
----- Saskatoon, Canada: Common Cycling Concerns
----- Cycling Up Again in Utrecht, The Netherlands
----- Copenhagen, Denmark: 49% Commuter Trips by Bike
----- Uber Reminds Riders: Check for Cyclists before Opening the Door
----- Jishou, China: Art Museum Doubles as a Ped Bridge
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Seattle, WA: Multi-Modal Transformation Case History
----- WalkBike Nashville: Making Space for Scooters
----- Louisville, KY Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Platform
----- Syracuse, NY Geoaccounting Economic Value & Land Use
----- San Francisco, CA to Build 20 Mi of Protected Bike Lanes
----- Complaints about Using CA Gas Tax to Reduce Traffic Lanes
----- Health & Economic Benefits of Building Walkable Neighborhoods
----- Bicyclist Crash Types on National, State & Local Levels
----- Analyzing Corridor Level Ped & Cyclist Crashes
----- Identify & Visualize Barriers in a Low-Stress Bike Network
----- Impacts of Capital Bikeshare on DC Metrorail Ridership
----- Governing Dockless Bike Share
----- Childhood Context & Experience in Shaping Adult Choices
----- Role of Perceived Walking Distance and Positive Attitudes
----- Trip Chaining Analysis of Bikeshare User Groups in Chicago
----- MTI: "Rules Of The Road" for Personal Transportation Devices
----- Micromobility Platform Tracks Data
----- Mobility on Demand: A Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future
----- Manual para un Ciclismo Seguro (Spanish Smart Cycling Manual)
----- McKinsey & Company: Autonomous-Vehicle Infrastructure
----- Interactive Overlapped Ancient Maps & Google Earth
----- Smart Bike Helmet Can Change Shape, Detect Collisions
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
NEW NACTO DESIGNING ALL AGES & ABILITIES BIKE XINGS GUIDE
-> The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a new guide (Don't Give Up at the Intersection: Designing All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Crossings: http://bit.ly/2W86NO9). This guide expands on NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide (http://bit.ly/2w0q2Y5), adding detailed guidance on intersection design treatments that reduce vehicle-bike and vehicle-pedestrian conflicts. This guidance covers protected bike intersections, dedicated bike intersections, and minor street crossings, as well as signalization strategies to reduce conflicts and increase comfort and safety. Used in concert with NACTO's "Urban Bikeway Design Guide" (http://bit.ly/2w0q2Y5) and "Designing for All Ages and Abilities" (http://bit.ly/2WcM4sg), this guidance provides the tools cities need to build comprehensive, connected, safe bike networks. http://bit.ly/2W9lG2M
ARE WE STARTING TO SEE PROGRESS TOWARD VISION ZERO?
-> Streetsblog USA reported it's too soon to say definitively for sure. But there are some encouraging signs in the fatality data from a handful of Vision Zero cities since 2010. Seattle, Boston, Portland, New York have seen fairly steady declines over the last few years -- a good sign that their programs are starting to have an impact. But the trend is so recent that a single bad year could wipe out any sign of progress. See the article for a graph of Traffic Fatalities in Select Vision Zero Cities. http://bit.ly/2I6vdh1
PROTECTED BIKE LANES: DRASTIC DECLINE IN FATALITIES FOR ALL USERS
-> Streetsblog USA reported a 13-year study of a dozen cities published in the Journal of Transport & Health found that protected bike lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for all users of the road. (Why Cities with High Bicycling Rates are Safer for All Road Users: http://bit.ly/2I0R21y) Researchers discovered cities with protected and separated bike lanes had 44% fewer deaths than the average city. Researchers assumed that having more cyclists on the street was spurring drivers to slow down -- a relic of a 2017 study that found that cities with high cycling rates had fewer traffic crashes. But it turned out that bike infrastructure, particularly physical barriers that separate bikes from speeding cars as opposed to shared or painted lanes, significantly lowered fatalities in cities that installed them. http://bit.ly/2I3icoy
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGAGEMENT IN COMPLETE STREETS INITIATIVES
-> Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and Institute for Health Research and Policy released a new report that shares strategies, lessons learned, and case studies of how public health agencies, practitioners, and advocates have successfully engaged with their planning, transportation, and public works' counterparts on Complete Streets policy making and related initiatives. (Public Health Engagement in Complete Streets Initiatives: Examples and Lessons Learned: http://bit.ly/2WaIS0p) The report includes summaries of how the public health sector has engaged on Complete Streets initiatives and other agencies they have worked with on this issue. It also includes links to policies, guidelines, and plans. http://bit.ly/2Wc1wVK
EVIDENCE TO INFORM A CYCLING AND WALKING INVESTMENT STRATEGY
-> A study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health used national data on financial investment in pedestrian and bicycle programs and infrastructure to evaluate the evidence for how funding can support more walking and cycling over time. (Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy: Using National Data to Evaluate Evidence for How Investments in Walking and Cycling May Support Physically Active Transportation: http://bit.ly/2Wc9n5P) The authors looked in depth at data from 104 counties, and determined that, nationally, the proportion of total federal transportation funding allocated specifically for cycling and pedestrian investments has increased over time, and locally, the allocation and use of federal funding for cycling and pedestrian investments is variable across counties in the US. High investment counties spent 5 to 6 times as much as low-investment counties did on bicycle and pedestrian projects. The researchers found that many communities may not invest sufficiently to support growth in cycling and walking for transportation, recreation or exercise. Federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects can play a role in increasing the proportion of workers using a bicycle to get to and from work. http://bit.ly/2WeOy9R
LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN: CYCLING QUALITY STANDARDS, 15 MPH ZONE
-> Forbes reported Mayor of London, Great Britain endorsed Transport for London's (TfL's) new strict Cycling Quality Criteria and announced that the Square Mile will become a 15 mph zone, a UK first. The Quality Criteria is based on 1) the total volume of motor traffic, to ensure the number of motor vehicles mixing with people cycling is low; 2) the speed of motor traffic, to reduce the risks caused by vehicles traveling at higher speeds; 3) the width provided for people cycling, to ensure that there is plenty of space to both cycle and overtake; 4) the collision risk between people cycling and turning vehicles; 5) reducing the interaction between trucks and people cycling to a minimum; and 6) minimizing the impact of any curb activity on people cycling. http://bit.ly/2IalrL4
SASKATOON, CANADA: COMMON CYCLING CONCERNS
-> 8 80 Cities reported 3 common themes related to cycling from 18 engagement events held in the City of Saskatoon, Canada as part of its developing an Active Transportation Campaign to help both new and existing riders of all ages get around the city.
1) Lots of people wish they could capitalize on all the benefits of cycling but assume it's not within reason for them.
2) In a city where drivers want bikes off the road and pedestrians want them off the sidewalk, cyclists are in a tricky situation.
3) Access to a bike is a barrier for many, especially low-income individuals who reported that they are often victims to bike theft -- a bigger barrier than traffic fears. http://bit.ly/2WssVlx
CYCLING UP AGAIN IN UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
-> Bicycle Dutch reported the people of Utrecht, The Netherlands are very satisfied with cycling in their city and they continue to cycle more every year. Cycling increased by 5% last year, while the number of car trips in the city remained the same. Since, however, the population is growing rapidly, car use in Utrecht decreased relatively. These new figures were published earlier this month by the city of Utrecht. See more details, photos and videos of this city where 96% of all 352,941 residents own at least one bicycle, which they use for 60% of all trips to visit the city centre. These new figures are from the Mobility Monitor 2019 (http://bit.ly/2I1pKbm, in Dutch) that the municipality of Utrecht published this month. http://bit.ly/2IaldTR
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: 49% COMMUTER TRIPS BY BIKE
-> Forbes reported the bicycle's share of commuter trips in Copenhagen, Denmark has increased from 43% in 2017 to 49% in 2018 -- annual jumps of 6% are unusual yet Denmark's capital city is not resting on its laurels. To improve air quality and reduce motor-traffic congestion, Copenhagen municipality's Cykelstiprioriteringsplanen 2017-2025 (Cyclist Priority Plan for 2017-2025) aims to get even more people on bikes. The goal had been to increase bicycle-commuting journeys to 50%, and this target looks set to be exceeded this year. http://bit.ly/2I4HaE5
UBER REMINDS RIDERS: CHECK FOR CYCLISTS BEFORE OPENING THE DOOR
-> VB reported that Uber now reminds riders via videos to check for cyclists before opening their door. The company will launch a campaign with partners like PeopleForBikes and local advocacy groups to teach riders ways to prevent "doorings." Additionally, Uber will pilot a new in-app safety feature -- Bike Lane Alert -- that leverages publicly available mapping data to identify where bike lanes and shared roads are in a city. http://bit.ly/2I38N08
JISHOU, CHINA: ART MUSEUM DOUBLES AS A PED BRIDGE
-> dezeen reports the Jishou Art Museum in the city of Jishou, China bridges a river to encourage people to engage with art on their daily commute. The museum provides a pedestrian route that connects parts of the existing urban fabric and references the region's traditional covered bridges. See photos and more details: http://bit.ly/2WtYPhI
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
SEATTLE, WA: MULTI-MODAL TRANSFORMATION CASE HISTORY
-> In a long article about efforts in Seattle, WA to reduce vehicle miles traveled, Politico reported in 2015, voters approved a property tax levy to remake streets to be more friendly to bikes, pedestrians and buses. But today, bike activists are unhappy that their more recently elected Mayor canceled some bike-lane projects after complaints from neighbors. The Mayor is reevaluating the city's bike network plan after discovering that "our predecessors had oversold people on what we could build with the dollars we had." https://politi.co/2Me3fp7
[Also see Quotes R Us section.]
WALKBIKE NASHVILLE: MAKING SPACE FOR SCOOTERS
-> WalkBike Nashville reported Nashville, TN Mayor Briley called the pilot program for dockless scooters "a failed experiment," and then issued a public letter to the scooter companies giving them 30 days notice to remedy a list of Metro's safety concerns. Walk Bike Nashville believes scooters could be a hugely beneficial mode of transportation for Nashville. They believe the responsibility for making this new form of transportation safe depends both on the companies and the city. While they share some of the mayor's concerns, they firmly believe that scooters are meeting a transportation need for Nashvillians. Their introduction has simply shed light on the fact that their streets are not safe. The city needs to make good on their promises and plans to build long overdue infrastructure projects that will increase safety for everyone and encourage biking, walking and, yes, scootering too. If we want people on scooters to operate responsibly on our streets, we need to give them the infrastructure needed to do so safely and easily. http://bit.ly/2Mbz7uo
LOUISVILLE, KY MOBILITY AS A SERVICE (MAAS) PLATFORM
-> Smart Cities Dive reported Louisville, KY Transit Authority of River City launched what it calls a "first-of-its-kind" Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform that includes a multimodal trip planning app and a Dynamic Trip Planner on its website. Users can plan trips across multiple modes of transportation including local transit, bike-share, Bird scooters and ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft. The platform will also provide real-time data and analytics on system usage, trip origins and terminations, mode of travel and rider cost savings from app usage.http://bit.ly/2M8Jy1I
SYRACUSE, NY GEOACCOUNTING ECONOMIC VALUE & LAND USE
-> CNU's Public Square reported a 'Geoaccounting' image showing the economic value and impact of land uses makes the case for relocating Interstate 81 that now runs through Syracuse, NY. The image of real estate values in the county not only demonstrates the strength of downtown Syracuse and a walkable village center in the region, but also shows why transforming the current route of I-81 is an economic imperative. An alternative corridor, which already has an Interstate highway, makes more sense. http://bit.ly/2McWPq1
SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO BUILD 20 MI OF PROTECTED BIKE LANES
-> SmartCitiesWorld reported San Francisco, CA announced it will speed up the creation of new bike lanes to develop 20 miles of new, protected bike lanes over the next two years. The expansion is to help create a connected bike lane network. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has also been mandated to increase citations related to blocked bike lanes by 10 per cent over the next six months. http://bit.ly/2WbXhJO
COMPLAINTS ABOUT USING CA GAS TAX TO REDUCE TRAFFIC LANES
-> The LA Times reported 2 years after state lawmakers boosted the gas tax with a promise to improve California streets, some cities have raised the ire of drivers by spending millions of the new dollars on "road diet" projects that reduce the number and size of lanes for motor vehicles. Projects have touched off a debate as taxpayer advocates and motorists complain that the higher gas taxes they are paying for smoother trips will actually fund projects that increase traffic congestion. Cities counter that they are making the roads safer by slowing traffic and that motorists benefit by being separated from cyclists and scooter users in the bike lanes. https://lat.ms/2I8IHZC
THE RESEARCH BEAT
HEALTH & ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF BUILDING WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS
-> A study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity examined the issue of housing people within two distinct types of urban development forms: a medium-density brownfield development in an established area with existing amenities (e.g. daily living destinations, transit), and a low-density suburban greenfield development. (Physical Activity-Related Health and Economic Benefits of Building Walkable Neighbourhoods: A Modelled Comparison between Brownfield and Greenfield Developments: http://bit.ly/2I0TAwE) Researchers combined a new Walkability Planning Support System (Walkability PSS) with a quantitative health impact assessment model to estimate the probability of residents' transport walking, based on their exposure to urban form in the brownfield and greenfield developments. They found if adult residents living in the greenfield neighbourhood were instead exposed to the urban development form observed in a brownfield neighbourhood, the incidence and mortality of physical inactivity-related chronic diseases would decrease.
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD: JOURNAL OF THE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
-> The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board OnlineFirst portal recently released several papers. http://bit.ly/2WbqYKT and http://bit.ly/2Wcg47E
- BICYCLIST CRASH TYPES ON NATIONAL, STATE & LOCAL LEVELS
A study compared fatal bicyclist crash types from national data with serious injury and all-severity bicyclist collisions from the state of NC and the city of Boulder, CO. Though the majority of all-severity crashes are at intersections, most fatal and disabling injury bicyclist crashes occur at non-intersection locations, including nearly one-third of bicyclists who die from collisions involving overtaking motorists. Top intersection crash types across national fatal and all-severity crashes in NC and Boulder include bicyclists failing to yield and motorists turning across a bicyclist's path. However, many of the top all-severity types in the two jurisdictions differ from the top fatal crash types nationwide. "Bicyclist Crash Types on National, State, and Local Levels: A New Look" http://bit.ly/2W9XT2L
- ANALYZING CORRIDOR LEVEL PED & CYCLIST CRASHES
This study collected pedestrian and bicyclist crash frequency and more than 60 explanatory variables for 200 highway corridors in WS The results suggest that the most important latent variables influencing the crash frequency of vulnerable road users are bicycle/pedestrian-oriented roadway design (e.g., paved shoulders, sidewalks, and bike lanes), exposure (e.g., walking and biking activity, and employment density), and low social status (e.g., educational level, and wage percentage). Analyzing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crashes at the Corridor Level: Structural Equation Modeling Approach: http://bit.ly/2WhpaQV
- IDENTIFY & VISUALIZE BARRIERS IN A LOW-STRESS BIKE NETWORK
Researchers developed a method to systematically identify and draw barriers to assist in low-stress bike network planning. Applications in 2 cities showed how it detected what might otherwise have been hidden barriers. The method also successfully highlighted critical low-stress links that breached what would otherwise have been a far longer barrier. "Method to Identify and Visualize Barriers in a Low-Stress Bike Network" http://bit.ly/2WbOuaW
- IMPACTS OF CAPITAL BIKESHARE ON DC METRORAIL RIDERSHIP
In this paper, authors used the Washington metropolitan area and applied statistical methods to quantify the impact of the bikeshare program on rail transit ridership. Using detailed ridership data between 2010 and 2015, they break down Metrorail ridership by type (entries vs. exits) and time of the day (AM peak vs. PM peak) to analyze how Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) interacts with Metrorail. They categorized Metrorail stations into core stations and peripheral stations to examine the impacts of CaBi in different built environments. Regression results show that the impacts of CaBi vary by Metrorail station location. "Estimating the Impacts of Capital Bikeshare on Metrorail Ridership in the Washington Metropolitan Area" http://bit.ly/2Wdmm76
- GOVERNING DOCKLESS BIKE SHARE
Using case studies from other US cities and drawing insights from the wider "smart mobility" literature, this research presents recommendations for regulating dockless bike share in cities and ties these approaches to the implementation of Nice Ride MN's dockless pilot. It also examines prominent challenges in coordination and implementation and highlights novel approaches with an eye towards the future of bike share in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. It concludes that providers of shared mobility services should expect to be regulated in exchange for use of public rights of way, while city authorities should provide transparent and proactive regulation, maintain an environment of iteration, define their own metrics for success, place planning goals before innovation, and strive for regional collaboration. "Governing Dockless Bike Share: Early Lessons for Nice Ride Minnesota" http://bit.ly/2WasjBL
- CHILDHOOD CONTEXT & EXPERIENCE IN SHAPING ADULT CHOICES
Researchers asked to what extent do experiences in childhood and parental influences shape mobility choices and behaviors in adulthood? They analyzed a unique survey data set that includes variables describing a number of contextual factors from the individual's childhood. The study presented a joint model of vehicle ownership and transit usage in adulthood as a function of childhood influences and experiences, while controlling for other socio-economic and demographic variables. "Role of Childhood Context and Experience in Shaping Activity-Travel Choices in Adulthood" http://bit.ly/2W829Qd
- ROLE OF PERCEIVED WALKING DISTANCE AND POSITIVE ATTITUDES
This paper designed a conceptual framework that hypothesized commuters' perception of walking distance and their attitudes towards walking take a central role in forming their desire to walk more in traveling to/from work while considering the effect of various objective travel/environmental characteristics and individual/socioeconomic characteristics. Results show that individuals with positive attitudes towards walking desired to walk more. Individuals with higher positive attitudes towards walking also perceived the walking distance between their homes and work to be shorter. "Do People Desire to Walk More in Commuting to Work? Examining a Conceptual Model Based on the Role of Perceived Walking Distance and Positive Attitudes" http://bit.ly/2W8c0W6
- TRIP CHAINING ANALYSIS OF BIKESHARE USER GROUPS IN CHICAGO
This 3-part analysis used data from "Transit," a smartphone app used to unlock shared bicycles in Chicago, IL. Researchers used data to compare bikeshare usage patterns with system-wide bikeshare use, identified 6 distinct user groups via cluster analysis, and proposed a trip chaining algorithm to identify "trip chaining bikers" (bikeshare users who return a shared bicycle and immediately check out another, presumably to avoid paying extra usage fees for trips over 30 min.) "Bikeshare Users on a Budget? Trip Chaining Analysis of Bikeshare User Groups in Chicago" http://bit.ly/2We2OiX
QUOTES R US
"Seattle hasn't banished cars, nor does it want to. Rather, it is finally achieving a balanced multimodal system, remaking itself from a city built for cars into one built for all the ways people get around... Despite their superambitious light-rail plans, Seattle residents don't see their city as a train-and-bike utopia. They say they're still decades behind other cities, scrambling to catch up their transportation network to the city's job growth."
--From a Politico article by Erick Trickey, "Has Seattle Found the Solution to Driving Alone to Work?" See Regional and Local Actions section for more details: https://politi.co/2Me3fp7
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
SIMPLY ELEGANT, MORSE CODE MARKS 175 YEARS AND COUNTING
The Conversation reported the first message sent by Morse code's dots and dashes across a long distance traveled from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore on Friday, May 24, 1844 - 175 years ago. It signaled the first time in human history that complex thoughts could be communicated at long distances almost instantaneously. Until then, people had to have face-to-face conversations; send coded messages through drums, smoke signals and semaphore systems; or read printed words. Read the rest of the story: http://bit.ly/2McoWpy.
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.
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
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
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
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 "Remove a Highway, Improve a City"
Date: June 6, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): John Norquist (former Mayor of Milwaukee), Peter Park (City of Milwaukee) & Benjamin Crowther (Congress for the New Urbanism)
Host: Smart Growth Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2I5lSWK, free
Webinar "Communicating for Health Equity: A Conversation with San Mateo County Health System and Youth Leadership Institute"
Date: June 11, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Shireen Malekafzali (San Mateo County Health System) & Eduardo "Lalo" Gonzalez (Youth Leadership Institute)
Host: Dialogue4Health, a project of the Public Health Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/2WcNgvK, free
Webinar "Strengthening Your Advocacy Work Through Inclusive, Creative Fun"
Date: June 12, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ayleen Crotty (Filmed by Bike), Vikki Armstrong (Bike Walk Tompkins) & Cynthia Gibson (ID Bike Walk Alliance)
Host: League of American Bicyclists
Details: http://bit.ly/2W95pL8, free
Webinar "Safe Speeds, Safe Communities: Partners in Speed Management"
Date: June 12, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
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 "Equitable Development: Finding Funding and Support" (Equitable Development Training #3)
Date: June 17, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Annemarie Bairstow (Building Bridges Across the River), Mercedeh Mortazavi (JPMorgan Chase & Co. Fdn), Ginger Rumph (Douglass Community Land Trust) & Stephanie Thomas (Wacif)
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2MdFEVg, free
[Watch the previous 2 parts of this Equitable Development Training series: Equitable Development: Back to Basics (part 1): http://bit.ly/2MhcvIW; and Equitable Development: Putting it into Place (part 2): http://bit.ly/2MonbWq]
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
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 "How Agency Culture Is Transforming with the Use of Performance Measures"
Date: June 27, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jim Padilla (TX DOT), Rebecca Geyer (ND DOT), Deanna Belden (MN DOT) & David Putz (IA DOT)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2ws5cmR, $95 for some registrants
Webinar "Return on Investment for Active Transportation"
Date: July 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
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
MTI: "RULES OF THE ROAD" FOR PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION DEVICES
-> The Mineta Transportation Institute released a report on regulating personal transportation devices, including electric (kick) scooters, skateboards, e-skateboards, roller blades, and Segways. (How and Where Should I Ride This Thing? "Rules Of The Road" for Personal Transportation Devices: http://bit.ly/2MeADMo) Researchers report on regulations from 176 jurisdictions (states, territories, cities, and campuses) and recommend a set of state-level "rules of the road" to balance safety and freedom of movement for all road users. The general philosophy underpinning the model legislation is that PTD rules should protect public safety, permit PTD use as a convenient travel option, be easy to understand and remember, allow for new devices without new regulations, and be based on facts about PTD use and users.
MICROMOBILITY PLATFORM TRACKS DATA
-> GeekWire reported that Ride Report is a platform that provides micromobility data auditing, management, analysis and enforcement tools to more than 30 cities. As cities with limited tech or data management know-how welcome the new wave of transportation, they are trying to figure out what information they need from mobility companies and how it will be gathered, stored, managed and analyzed. Local governments want granular data to improve mobility services and ensure equitable transportation options, while e-scooter providers worry about privacy and intellectual property concerns. Civil rights observers want strong data privacy protections against law enforcement access. http://bit.ly/2Mem0Zz
MOBILITY ON DEMAND: A SMART, SUSTAINABLE, AND EQUITABLE FUTURE
-> The Transportation Research Board released a synopsis of a January 13, 2019, workshop that explored the current state of mobility on demand (MOD), examined next steps for preparing for transition to autonomy, and discussed ways to optimize sustainability and ensure equitability. The workshop emphasized the role of public transit, shared mobility, and automation shaping the future of mobility. MOD is an innovative transportation concept evolving around connected travelers, where consumers can access mobility and goods delivery services on demand by dispatching or using public transportation, shared mobility, courier services, urban air mobility, and other innovative and emerging technologies. MOD is based on the principle that transportation is a commodity where modes have economic values that are distinguishable in terms of cost, journey time, wait time, number of connections, convenience, and other attributes. Mobility on Demand: A Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future: http://bit.ly/2Qx5p1f
MANUAL PARA UN CICLISMO SEGURO (SPANISH SMART CYCLING MANUAL)
-> The League of American Bicyclists reported their Biking & Walking: 2018 Benchmarking Report data showed that Hispanic and Latino people are bike commuting at a higher rate than most other groups. A large population of Spanish speaking bicyclists may be interested in learning and teaching bike skills, and may benefit from technical classes like Smart Cycling taught in their native language. The League now offers its nearly 50-page Smart Cycling Manual in Spanish. (Manual para un Ciclismo Seguro: https://sforce.co/2W88Z8l, $20 or volume discount.) http://bit.ly/2Wdvp84
MCKINSEY & COMPANY: AUTONOMOUS-VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE
-> A McKinsey & Company article asked what infrastructure improvements would promote the growth of autonomous vehicles while simultaneously encouraging shared ridership. Companies, investors, inventors, and policy makers are rightfully focusing on issues, such as safety, related to the AVs themselves. Stakeholders will soon begin discussing AV-infrastructure requirements in more detail, however, as they undertake capital planning. Some of the decisions they make now could determine whether shared autonomous mobility (SAM) gains traction. To help transportation officials consider the road ahead, McKinsey & Company has identified a potential path forward for AV infrastructure that enables SAM. It includes plans for basic structural and roadway alterations that can promote AV growth, as well as improvements specifically geared at encouraging shared mobility. https://mck.co/2W8ah3b
INTERACTIVE OVERLAPPED ANCIENT MAPS & GOOGLE EARTH
-> ArchDaily reported researchers inserted more than 120 old maps (1630-1930) into Google Maps and Google Earth to show how several parts of the globe have changed. The maps can be seen by activating the 'Rumsey Historical Maps' layer in Google Earth or through a version of Maps developed for the project. Each map has been georeferenced, so it is possible to navigate the globe and see the old maps overlapped and adjusted to the satellite images. The comparison between Google's images and the historical maps is provided by a cursor that allows you to change the maps' level of transparency. http://bit.ly/2WrQdbk
SMART BIKE HELMET CAN CHANGE SHAPE, DETECT COLLISIONS
-> Springwise reported a German-based designer created the Madillo bike helmet (http://bit.ly/2I3SQqG) that can detect collisions and call an ambulance if, say, one were to get into a cycling crash. It is made of auxetic material that hardens when stretched. When combined with tiny motors, the material allows the helmet to change shape to fit a rider's head. The Madillo helmet also includes smart sensors and LEDs woven into the design. That allows it to shine if the wearer breaks or changes direction. It also becomes a distress signal if the wearer gets hurt. If it senses that the rider has been in a collision and needs help, it can call an ambulance. It then transmits its location until help arrives. http://bit.ly/2I49037
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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
-> CALL FOR SPEAKERS - 2020 Lifesavers Conference, March 15-17, 2020, Tampa, FL
Deadline: September 6, 2019, http://bit.ly/2M8sHfl
CONFERENCES, TRAINING, & EVENTS
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ON THE HORIZON
-> June 1, 2019 - National Trails Day
-> June 2-5, 2019 - 17th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, Portland, OR
-> June 3-6, 2019 - 13th ITS European Congress, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
-> 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
-> June 4, 2019 - Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Omaha, NE
-> 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
-> June 4-7, 2019 - Alaska Walk and Bike Conference, Sitka, AK
-> June 4-7, 2019 - International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
-> June 5-7, 2019 - Chicago Forum on Global Cities, Chicago, IL
-> 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
-> June 6-8, 2019 - 10th International Public Market Conference (Project for Public Spaces), London, United Kingdom
-> June 9-12, 2019 - Global Public Transport Summit, Stockholm, Sweden
-> June 9-12, 2019 - International Conference on Transportation and Development, Alexandria, VA
-> June 12-15, 2019 - CNU 27 (Congress for New Urbanism), Louisville, KY
-> June 12-15, 2019 - Placemaking Week Europe (STIPO / European Placemaking Network/La Marina de Valencia), Valencia, Spain
-> June 16-19 , 2019 - National ADA Symposium, Dallas, TX
-> June 19-21, 2019 - Sustainable Transport Study Tour in the Netherlands (Florida Atlantic University in coordination with the International Sustainable Transportation Exchange Program)
-> 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
-> 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
-> June 24-26, 2019 - Mobilize Fortaleza: 2019Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility (Institute for Transportation and Development), Fortaleza, Brazil
-> June 25, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), San Antonio, TX
-> June 25-27, 2019 - 25th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment, Aveiro, Portugal
-> June 25-28, 2019 - Velo-City; Dublin, Ireland
-> June 26-27, 2019 - PraxisConference Pedestrian Protection; Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
-> June 26-28, 2019 - ICLEI Resilient Cities 2019: 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation, Bonn, Germany
-> June 26-29, 2019 - Vanguard Conference (Next City), Newark, NJ
-> July 3-6, 2019 - Canadian Institute of Planners Nation al Conference, Ottawa, Canada
-> July 8 - 12, 2019 - Esri User Conference, San Diego, CA
-> July 11, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Nashville, TN
-> July 12-16, 2019 - Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Tampa, FL
-> July 15-18, 2019 - Automated Vehicles Symposium 2019, Orlando, FL
-> July 15-19, 2019 - IBPI Workshop: Comprehensive Bikeway Design (Transportation Research and Education Research Center, Portland State University), Portland, OR
-> July 18, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Columbus, OH
-> 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
-> July 21-24, 2019 - Joint ITE International and Texas District Annual Meeting and Exhibit, Austin, TX
-> July 21-26, 2019 - Joint Meeting of the AASHTO Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation and TRB Roadside Safety Design Committee, Reno, NV http://bit.ly/2CtchqH
-> August 1, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Bentonville, AR
-> August 4-7, 2019 - 2019 ACT International Conference, New York, NY
-> August 13, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Atlanta, GA
-> August 13-15, 2019 - 2019 National Conference on Health Communications, Marketing, and Media, Atlanta, GA
-> August 24-28, 2019 - IMAGINE THE FUTURE: Advancing Traffic Safety through Technology and Innovation (Governors Highway Safety Association 2019 Annual Meeting), Anaheim, CA
-> August 25-28, 2019 - Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Conference Portland, OR
-> August 25-28 - PlacesForBikes Workshop (in conjunction with the APBP Conference), Portland, OR
-> September 4, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Raleigh, NC
-> September 9 - 12, 2019 - NACTO Designing Cities 2019: Toronto, Canada
-> September 10-12, 2019 - Texas Department of Transportation Annual Environmental Conference (TX DOT & TRB), Austin, TX
-> September 10-13, 2019 - 6th International Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation (WIiT 2019), Irvine, CA
-> September 15-18, 2019 - 12th TRB International Conference on Low-Volume Roads, Kalispell, MT
-> September 15-18, 2019 - Conference on Data and Performance Driven Project Prioritization (Transportation Research Board), Atlanta, GA
-> 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
-> September 30 - October 3, 2019 - National 2019 Vanguard Conference (Next City), Sacramento, CA (Limited 40 applicants)
-> October 1-4, 2019 - 3rd International Placemaking Week (Project for Public Spaces), Chattanooga, TN
-> October 3-4, 2019 - 2019 Public Health Law Summit: Data Sharing to Improve Community Health, Plymouth, MI
-> October 7-11, 2019 - Walk21- XX: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
-> October 10-11, 2019 - 5th Annual Vision Zero Cities Conference (Vision Zero Network), New York, NY
-> October 15-17, 2019 - California Bike Summit, Los Angeles, CA
-> October 15-17, 2019 - All In: Data for Community Health National Meeting, Baltimore, MD
-> October 17, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), New York, NY
-> October 23-24, 2019 - MN Statewide Toward Zero Deaths Conference, St. Cloud, MN
-> October 24-25, 2019 - 32nd ICTCT Conference, Warsaw, Poland
-> October 24-25, 2019 - 12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA
-> October 25-26, 2019 - Oklahoma Bike Summit, Oklahoma City, OK
-> October 31, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA
-> November 1-3, 2019 - Walking's New Movements Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom
-> November 2-6, 2019 - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA
-> November 5-6, 2019 - 9th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action (Transportation Research Board), Washington, DC
-> November 7, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Providence, RI
-> November 7, 2019 - Center for Transportation Studies Annual Transportation Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN
-> November 8-9, 2019 - 2019 NC BikeWalk Summit, Winston-Salem, NC
-> November 10-13, 2019 - Trafinz Conference 2019 (New Zealand Traffic Institute) Hamilton, New Zealand
-> November 12-14, 2019 - 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference, Tampa, FL
-> 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
-> November 13-16, 2019 - 12th International Urban Design Conference, Hobart, Australia
-> November 14, 2019 - Racial Justice Training Building Racial Equity Training (Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation), Oakland, CA
-> November 14-16, 2019 - LA CoMotion, Los Angeles, CA
-> November 18-20, 2019 - International Cycling Safety Conference, (International Cycling Safety Community), Brisbane, Australia
-> November 20-21, 2019 - First International Conference on 3D Printing and Transportation (Transportation Research Board), Washington, DC
-> November 20-23, 2019 - City Summit, San Antonio, TX
-> December 11-12, 2019 - Conference on Health and Active Transportation (Transportation Research Board), Washington, DC
-> January 12-16, 2020 - 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> March 15-17, 2020 - 2020 Lifesavers Conference, Tampa, FL
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 NOMINATIONS - TOPIC PANEL MEMBERS, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM SYNTHESIS TOPICS
The Transportation Research Board selected 19 new National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) synthesis topics for 2019. They are calling for people to serve as panel members for these new synthesis studies. Nominees should be knowledgeable in the topic and willing to serve on a panel that will meet twice in a 10-month period and review materials developed by the consultant. Panels are scheduled to meet in September through October. Travel costs will be paid by NCHRP. See the list of new synthesis topics at the URL below.
Deadline: June 10, 2019, http://bit.ly/2wqoZ6k (same URL for consultant letters of interest)
-> CALL FOR CONSULTANT LETTERS OF INTEREST - NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM SYNTHESIS TOPICS
The Transportation Research Board National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) issued an invitation for letters of interest from those wishing to be considered as a consultant for one or more of fiscal year 2019 NCHRP synthesis topics. See the list of new synthesis topics at the URL below.
Deadline: August 27, 2019, http://bit.ly/2wqoZ6k (same URL for topic panel member nominations)
-> JOB - PLAN REVIEW COORDINATOR - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM MANAGER, CITY OF PHOENIX, AZ
The Active Transportation Program Manager in the Programming and Project Delivery Division of the Street Transportation Department will possess a demonstrated track record of managing high profile pedestrian and bicycle transportation projects, studies and programs in building safe transportation options for residents. This position requires extensive experience in transportation planning and design, partnership building and collaboration with diverse stakeholders in this large auto-oriented city.
Deadline: First applications reviewed week of May 20, 2019. Closes when they have received a sufficient number of qualified applications, http://bit.ly/2W8RWD3
-> JOB - ADA TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR (COORDINATOR III), CITY OF PORTLAND, OR
The ADA Coordinator will be a key staff member within the PBOT Planning Division and will serve as the bureau's expert and advisor on disability/ADA issues, outside of engineering. The position will be involved in efforts from policy development to project implementation, will serve as an internal checkpoint on ADA related issues (including street design) and will build internal support to advance our efforts to improve accessibility. The ADA Coordinator will coordinate the bureau's response to the wide spectrum of disability issues, elevate important items, and connect and activate the capacities of staff working on ADA efforts across the bureau.
Deadline: June 3, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2HYUsle
-> JOB - ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER/ENGINEER -- NEW MOBILITY, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission seeks an Associate Transportation Planner/Engineer to support transportation planning, multi-modal analysis, and innovation to increase person throughput, minimize congestion delays, and improve operations on toll bridges, freeways and arterials in the San Francisco Bay Area. The individual is expected to help identify key transportation issues to be addressed, diagnose the traffic and transit operations problems within a corridor/project area, perform simple to complex data analysis and visualization, make recommendations on suitable strategies, and support project implementation. The individual may support detailed corridor-level planning and technical multi-modal analysis to identify specific improvements.
Deadline: June 4, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2Whjer7
-> 2 JOBS, CITY OF CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA
- COORDINATOR, WALKING
Join the City of Calgary Liveable Streets division of Transportation Planning. They are the creators and stewards of policies on walking, cycling, complete streets and traffic calming. Reporting to the Liveable Streets Manager, this position will lead a portfolio and small team centered on planning for walking. Within Council's Step Forward Pedestrian Strategy direction and available budgets, you will outline and oversee the delivery of a multi-year action plan for capital projects and program activities to encourage more people to walk in Calgary.
Deadline: June 6, 2019, http://bit.ly/2I0GIqk
- COORDINATOR, CYCLING
Join the City of Calgary Liveable Streets division of Transportation Planning. They are the creators and stewards of policies on walking, cycling, complete streets and traffic calming. Reporting to the Liveable Streets Manager, you will lead a portfolio and small team centered on planning for cycling. Within Council's Strategy direction and available budgets, you will outline and oversee the delivery of a multi-yea action plan for capital projects and program activities to encourage more people to cycle in Calgary.
Deadline: June 6, 2019, http://bit.ly/2I0GIqk
-> JOB - SENIOR MOBILITY PLANNER, BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Broward County, FL seeks a knowledgeable principal professional and technical resource person responsible for strategic planning, expanding transit-oriented development and developing multi-modal transportation initiatives, programs, and projects in coordination with partner agencies.
Deadline: June 14, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2I46slz
-> JOB - MID-LEVEL/SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, UNC HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH CENTER, CHAPEL HILL, NC
The University of NC Highway Safety Research Center seeks a Mid-Level/Senior Research Associate. Do you have passion and experience in transportation safety and pedestrian & bicycle transportation research? Are you interested in leading cutting-edge research and projects and programs, mentoring junior researchers, and participating in the national and international pedestrian and bicycle safety community?
Deadline: June 20, 2019, http://bit.ly/2M9bN09
-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SPECIALIST 3 (IN-TRAINING) WA STATE DOT, WENATCHEE, WA
The WA State DOT seeks a Transportation Planning Specialist 3 to analyze data, prepare reports, and make specific recommendations concerning the development of bicycle and pedestrian plans, sub-area plans, and regional plans and projects. This requires participation in public meetings, open houses, and hearings to explain department policies, and the socioeconomic and environmental effects of transportation planning initiatives. The Transportation Planning Specialist will also independently conduct and coordinate the review of local agency comprehensive plans, associated amendments, and development regulations as required under the Growth Management Act (GMA).
Deadline: June 30, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, (Application assessment ongoing. Apply as early as possible. First application review will be held June 11, 2019.), http://bit.ly/2I8Azsl
-> 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. The position will focus mainly on managing and leading the design of multi-modal transportation projects, but the ideal candidate should also have an interest and willingness to assist our team on an as-needed basis with projects involving site design, green stormwater infrastructure, parks, and other community development improvements for various public and private clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding region
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2I1ZM7A
-> JOB - SENIOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER/DESIGNER, LANDDESIGN, INC., CHARLOTTE, NC
LandDesign is looking for a passionate senior designer to join and grow a team of experts within their Charlotte office, with a focus on active transportation. They seek someone with a minimum of 8 years of experience in design and/or planning with at least 3 of those years in active transportation.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Wdu8xO
-> JOB - YOUTH AND FAMILIES PROGRAM COORDINATOR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA BICYCLE COALITION
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition seeks a passionate, highly motivated individual to power our work focused on San Francisco's diverse population of young people and families, encouraging and empowering them to incorporate active transportation into their lives. The SF Bicycle Coalition works in collaboration with several city and regional agencies to promote biking to school, through the SF Safe Routes to School Partnership and other programs. This position will help identify barriers to biking for families from diverse backgrounds across the city. Based on this information, the Program Coordinator will create and execute strategies to reach students at SF's 103 public schools and its many private schools. They will also organize community events open to all families to deepen the impact of school-related outreach and encouragement activities.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2W9rd9s
-> JOB - ASSISTANT COORDINATOR -- BIKE & PEDESTRIAN PROGRAMS, EZ RIDE, WOOD-RIDGE, NJ
EZ Ride seeks an Assistant Coordinator to be responsible to help their Bike & Ped team carry out the grant responsibilities and promote/implement the Safe Routes to School, Highway Traffic Safety, and Street Smart NJ programs in their service areas.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2I3ibRv
-> JOB - PLACEMAKING MANAGER, LENDLEASE, SUNNYVALE, CA
The Placemaking Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the community engagement and Phase 0 strategies for one of the largest and most exciting urban regeneration projects in the US, located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. They will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of all aspects of community and stakeholder involvement and coordinating support from team members and external consultants. They will also contribute to evolving the strategy and implementation of the Engagement Plan with project leadership. Engagement activities will consist of a mixture of one-on-one briefings, presentations, workshops, group sessions and fun events with the objective of building trust with broad and diverse groups of stakeholders, engaging everyday local residents, and building innovative avenues for community feedback and ways of experiencing the project site. The initial phase of work will focus on developing robust pre-application engagement in the context of engaging creative events and interim uses.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Mn0Oka
-> 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
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