#489 Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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----- Global Bicycle Cities Index 2019
----- Measuring Accessibility, Proximity & Transport Performance
----- Congestion Data Shows Multimodal Focus Helps All Road Users
----- NACTO: Principles for Managing Mobility Data
----- Vancouver, Canada: Mode Share & AAA Bike Infrastructure Goals
----- When Not to Push for Bike Lanes
----- Amazon Delivery Robot Leaves Little Sidewalk Space for Others
----- Amsterdam to Cut 10,000+ Parking Spaces
----- Luxembourg: Walkway & Bike Path Added to Historic Bridge
----- Peterborough, Canada Installs Protected Bike Lane & Bike Signal
----- Pogo Sticks: New Shared Micromobility Option
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Colorado Passes Vulnerable Road User Law
----- VT: Traveling E-bike Library
----- New York, NY to Require Checklist of Safety Elements
----- Illinois: $50M/Yr for Walking & Biking Projects
----- San Diego, CA: Slow Response to Bushes Blocking Bike Lanes
----- New Orleans, LA: New Equitable Transportation Action Plan
----- New York, NY: Linking People Using Public Benefits to Bike Share
----- New Orleans, LA: Bike Infrastructure Makes Economic Sense
----- Portland, OR Protected Bike Lanes Safer & Stimulate Economy
----- Seattle, WA: Big Cyclist Gender Gap
----- Lyft Sues San Francisco, CA Over E-Bike Share Expansion
----- DC Residents: Drivers Break Traffic Laws More Often Than Others
----- Georgia: 197-Mi US Bicycle Route 1 + Downloadable USBR Maps
----- Protected Bike Lanes Safer for All Road Users
----- Urban & Rural Bicycling: Early 2017 NHTS Findings
----- Older Adults' Walking, Trip Purpose & Multiple Environments
----- Older Adults' Preferences for Transportation Cycling
----- Transportation Modes & Measures of Food Accessibility
----- NYC Citi Bike Share Health & Spatial Equity Implications
----- E-bikes, Person Miles Travelled & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
----- E-Bike Incentive Programs to Expand the Market
----- Quantifying Sidewalk Quality & Connectivity
----- Bus-Bicycle & Bus/Right-Turn Traffic Delays & Conflicts
----- Cycling Safety: ITF Roundtable Summary & Conclusions
----- Toward Zero Deaths Stakeholder Engagement Self-Assessment
----- Choked: Book Describes Air Pollution Impacts
----- Preparing Local Agencies for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles
----- TRB Transportation Research Thesaurus: New Terms
----- Safe Active Transportation Successes in CA
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
GLOBAL BICYCLE CITIES INDEX 2019
-> Digital insurance firm, Coya, conducted a study of traditional cycling cities around the world, as well as some lesser-known locations that are improving their bicycle infrastructure. (Global Bicycle Cities Index 2019: http://bit.ly/31mpZGG) For each they analyzed several factors: the percentage of bicycle users; basic requirements such as safety, bicycle-related crime and road infrastructure; the number of stolen bicycles, cycling fatalities and crashes; length of specialized cycling roads and road quality investments; the average hours of sunshine, millimeters of rainfall and number of extreme weather days; the volume of shared bicycles and sharing and rental stations and the popularity of special cycling-related events. Readers can review the overall ranking or filter the ranking by 1 of 15 factors. Utrecht, the Netherlands topped a list of 90 cities as the best place to be a cyclist. The top-ranked Canadian cities are Montreal, #16, and Vancouver, #37. San Francisco, CA, at #39, is the highest-ranked city in the US.
MEASURING ACCESSIBILITY, PROXIMITY & TRANSPORT PERFORMANCE
-> The International Transport Forum released a report that describes a new urban accessibility framework. (Benchmarking Accessibility in Cities: Measuring the Impact of Proximity and Transport Performance: http://bit.ly/2KO5i0q) It identifies which destinations can be reached on foot, by bicycle, public transport or car within a certain time (accessibility). It then measures how many destinations are close by (proximity). The comparison between accessible destinations and nearby destinations shows how well each transport mode performs (transport performance). Researchers calculated these three indicators for key destinations such as schools, hospitals, food shops, restaurants, recreational opportunities and green spaces in 121 cities in 30 European countries.
CONGESTION DATA SHOWS MULTIMODAL FOCUS HELPS ALL ROAD USERS
-> Curbed reports that the 2019 Tom Tom Traffic Index provides an in-depth analysis of road congestion in 403 cities in 56 countries. (http://bit.ly/2F2uVXG) It found that only 90 showed any kind of measurable decrease in gridlock, with many registering double-digit gains. According to the study, two US cities, Salt Lake City, UT and Portland, OR, showed measurable progress in making traffic less frustrating. Both invested in sophisticated traffic light optimization, bike infrastructure, light rail and reducing parking availability. These results underline how better overall infrastructure helps all commutes. http://bit.ly/2F5ngrX
NACTO: PRINCIPLES FOR MANAGING MOBILITY DATA
-> The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the International Municipal Lawyers Association created a report that identifies principles for city agencies and private sector partners to share, protect and manage mobility data to meet transportation planning and regulatory goals in a secure and appropriate manner. (Managing Mobility Data: http://bit.ly/2KEzECE) While this report focuses mainly on the data generated by ride-hail and shared micromobility services, the data management principles may be applicable more broadly.
VANCOUVER, CANADA: MODE SHARE & AAA BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE GOALS
-> Fast Company reported smart cities, like Vancouver, Canada, have demonstrated the knowledge that, when it comes to bike lanes, quality is just as important as quantity. After declaring a "climate emergency" earlier this year, Vancouver has moved quickly to change the deadline for its most important mobility target: achieving two-thirds of all trips in the city by walking, biking and public transit by 2030 instead of 2040. (Climate Emergency Response: http://bit.ly/2KNJmTv) By 2018, already half of all trips in the city were by walking, biking and transit. Currently an estimated 25% of Vancouver's bike infrastructure is considered "Triple A," with the goal of getting to 100% as quickly as it can. "Triple A" bike infrastructure is not just safe, but also comfortable for "all ages and abilities." (Transportation Design Guidelines: All Ages and Abilities Cycling Routes: http://bit.ly/2KJkuvU) Vancouver's approach seeks to achieve built designs that are not only comfortable to use for all ages and abilities, but also for new or occasional riders who may not feel completely comfortable on a bike yet. http://bit.ly/2KJr71a
WHEN NOT TO PUSH FOR BIKE LANES
-> The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (San Jose area, CA) reported that, over the past four years, it has done a lot of self-reflection to better understand how to accomplish its goals, which resulted in a new vision and values statement that advances a pro-bike agenda through a humble and socially just lens. (Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Cultural Humility and Social Justice Framework and Goals: http://bit.ly/2T7lEpC) They are now working on understanding that there may be scenarios where spiffy bike infrastructure might, on balance, be detrimental to a community in ways that aren't obvious to those wearing spandex... And in ways that would hamper the bike movement in the long term. That kind of scenario is playing out in San Jose with the planning for San Antonio Street. Read why at: http://bit.ly/2KHAEWI
AMAZON DELIVERY ROBOT LEAVES LITTLE SIDEWALK SPACE FOR OTHERS
-> The Price Tags blog reported that Amazon did not see the obvious usurping of the sidewalk by their six-wheeled sidewalk delivery robot as being a problem. A brief video shows their robot taking up most of the sidewalk as he rolls on his route, leaving no space for a pedestrian. (The video also shows the robot stopping on, and blocking, the sidewalk outside a house as it waits for someone to pick up the package inside the robot. How will robots from opposite directions pass one another?) Amazon, as reported in the Business Insider, wants pedestrians to know that not only do they need to give way for these robots on narrow sidewalks, but "that the public should treat these robots in the same way that they would pedestrians." So here is one more device that wants to take sidewalk space, without paying any fee for taking that away from mobility aid users and pedestrians. http://bit.ly/2KHSR6A (See additional details about these delivery robots in a Tech Crunch article: https://tcrn.ch/2KJPXOD.)
AMSTERDAM TO CUT 10,000+ PARKING SPACES
-> CityLab reported a new short StreetFilms video celebrating Amsterdam's no-drama strategy for eliminating car parking. Earlier this year, local leaders announced plans to scale back parking in the core of the bike-friendly Dutch city by about 1,500 spaces per year. Residents with downtown parking permits will no longer be able to station their vehicles where they please; instead, they will have to pay a higher fee for a specific location. Permits that once belonged to people who move away, give up their cars or pass away will not be reissued. Historic street renovations will present another opportunity to pare back parking. All told, the city believes it can eliminate as many as 11,200 parking spaces by the end of 2025 without denying anyone the right to park. http://bit.ly/2KNZkgp
LUXEMBOURG: WALKWAY & BIKE PATH ADDED TO HISTORIC BRIDGE
-> Springwise reported that a lightweight steel spider web-inspired design added a walkway and bike path to the historic Pont Adolphe Bridge in Luxembourg. The design provides a unique solution for a common problem: modern access without altering the bridge. http://bit.ly/31t0YtG
PETERBOROUGH, CANADA INSTALLS PROTECTED BIKE LANE & BIKE SIGNAL
-> Global News reported the City of Peterborough, Canada has its first protected bicycle lane and bicycle signal on sections of George, Water and Sherbrooke streets downtown. The CAN$2.4 million (US$1.8M) project aims to improve safety for pedestrians and increase the number of cyclists. The city's share was nearly CAN$912,000 (US$687,740). "This first section of protected bike lane might be a short and an unusual one but it sets a precedent for what's possible in our community and provides an example of what cycling infrastructure can look like," said Tegan Moss, executive director of B!KE, a cycling education and support organization. http://bit.ly/2KG9yPy
POGO STICKS: NEW SHARED MICROMOBILITY OPTION
-> Smart Cities Dive reported Swedish startup Cangoroo has announced plans to deploy shared pogo sticks as a micromobility option in the Swedish cities of Malmo and Stockholm this month, with plans to expand to San Francisco and London as part of "aggressive growth goals." The pogo stick network would function like an e-scooter fleet, allowing subscribers to rent a nearby vehicle for $1, ride it for 30 cents per minute, and then park it anywhere in a city. http://bit.ly/2KIZ3va
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
COLORADO PASSES VULNERABLE ROAD USER LAW
-> Denverite reported the next time a driver seriously injures a pedestrian or bicyclist in Colorado, they can lose their right to drive for a year-with exceptions-thanks to a bill Gov. Jared Polis signed into law last month. (SB18-140 Motor Vehicle And Vulnerable Road User Penalties: http://bit.ly/31qnymD) Until now, drivers could hit people, injure them and keep their license. Hitting a person was no different than clipping a car's mirror in terms of license infractions. The "Vulnerable Road User Law" changes that. Convicted drivers can apply for a restricted license for extenuating circumstances like driving family members to medical appointments. http://bit.ly/31v9x7p
VT: TRAVELING E-BIKE LIBRARY
-> Local Motion reported Vermonters can now access free e-bike loans in towns across the state. The Traveling E-bike Library program makes e-bikes available to borrow for one, two or three days. The Library will stay in a location for about one month at a time before moving on to the next town. The Traveling E-bike Library compliments Local Motion's existing free e-bike library in Burlington. In 2018, Local Motion loaned e-bikes to more than 100 people, about 25-30 of whom purchased an e-bike and use it today to replace car trips. To make it easier to purchase an e-bike, rebates are available to Green Mountain Power and Burlington Electric Department customers. The goal of the Traveling E-bike Library is to motivate more Vermonters to purchase an e-bike from their local bike shop and use it for transportation. http://bit.ly/31tqgrp
[See the Research Beat for details about other E-Bike Incentive Programs to Expand the Market.]
NEW YORK, NY TO REQUIRE CHECKLIST OF SAFETY ELEMENTS
-> Streetsblog NYC reported the New York, NY City Council overwhelmingly passed Intro. 332 (https://on.nyc.gov/2KKwGfN), the so-called Vision Zero Design Standard, after the Mayor's administration's initial opposition. The bill requires the city's DOT to establish a checklist of safety-enhancing street design elements for each major transportation project-and declare why it did not make improvements if it chooses not to. http://bit.ly/2KHs0Yg
ILLINOIS: $50M/YR FOR WALKING & BIKING PROJECTS
-> The Active Transportation Alliance reported that, for the first time ever, Illinois' long-term capital program includes dedicated funding for walking and biking projects. Legislators passed a $33 billion, six-year transportation capital program. The bill includes $50 million annually for walking and bicycling projects. Funds will be administered statewide through a competitive grant process using the existing Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP), which is currently entirely federally funded. http://bit.ly/2KHXwFp
SAN DIEGO, CA: SLOW RESPONSE TO BUSHES BLOCKING BIKE LANES
-> NBC 7 San Diego (CA) reported that winter rain produced overgrown bushes that now block several bike lanes all over San Diego County. They are forcing cyclists to leave their lanes to get around them. Bushes along one stretch of Kearny Villa Road have grown over the bike lane and completely block it in several places. A cyclist who reported them to the City of San Diego's Get it Done App in early June received a reply two days later that the city crews had resolved the issue. However a day after that response, the bushes continued to block this 2-mile stretch of bike lane. http://bit.ly/2KGbVlw
NEW ORLEANS, LA: NEW EQUITABLE TRANSPORTATION ACTION PLAN
-> The City of New Orleans, LA released the Mayor's transportation vision that focuses on improving safety, equity, efficiency and connectivity through all modes of transportation. (Moving New Orleans: The Road to Equitable Transportation, Mayor LaToya Cantrell's Transportation Action Plan: http://bit.ly/2KGhqRp) Of the City's 125-mile bikeway network, only a portion of lanes are protected. To make bicycling accessible for all users, the City must design a continuous network of protected bike lanes that connects residents in all neighborhoods with jobs and opportunities throughout the City. See page 32 of the plan for the action items, including creating a metric for bike-lane connectivity to evaluate new infrastructure, identify missing links and hold itself to a high transportation utility standard.
NEW YORK, NY: LINKING PEOPLE USING PUBLIC BENEFITS TO BIKE SHARE
-> The Better Bike Share Partnership reported in New York, NY, its mini-grantees are collaborating to make sure that being on public benefits isn't a deterrent to using Citi Bike. Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is working in partnership with Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Urban Upbound to reach out to SNAP participants and public housing residents. Eligible individuals can access bike share for $5 a month through Citi Bike's discounted membership program, and the operator is experimenting with a 30-day free membership for those on SNAP or in public housing. Additionally, Bed-Stuy Restoration is able to directly offer a $70 annual membership, less than half the usual rate. Partners will lead rides and offer a bike education component. Some organizations are also offering financial counseling workshops, which provide general financial advice, as well as information on how bike share can help reduce transportation costs. To help keep track of progress, Bed-Stuy Restoration gets to look at aggregated data that Citi Bike collects that shows usage per neighborhood by census tract and zip code. http://bit.ly/31qJaPD
NEW ORLEANS, LA: BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE
-> NOLA.com reported that, in addition to protected bike infrastructure making New Orleans, LA safer, greener and more fun, there's also an economic argument for making New Orleans' roads work for everyone-from the sales taxes bike lanes bring in to the infrastructure savings they generate. The article cites and provides links to studies that demonstrate the many ways that cycling infrastructure helps local businesses, brings significant returns via increased bicycle tourism and saves cities money. The city's $10 million commitment to build a protected system of bicycle infrastructure is an investment in New Orleans' long-term viability. http://bit.ly/2KNWnfR
PORTLAND, OR PROTECTED BIKE LANES SAFER & STIMULATE ECONOMY
-> PeopleForBikes reported that the Northeast Portland, OR Halsey-Weidler Streetscape Project has provided proof that protected bike lanes can stimulate the local economy and create a safer neighborhood. The redesign gives everyone on the road a clear place to be. Where the streets previously had five-foot bike lanes adjacent to traffic, the project has moved the bike lanes to the curb, widened them and added either on-street parking as protection, or tubular markers. The project is also adding refuge islands, intersection improvements, upgraded ADA ramps, pedestrian-scale streetlights and transit islands, among other improvements. http://bit.ly/2KHXYDD
SEATTLE, WA: BIG CYCLIST GENDER GAP
-> The Seattle (WA) Times reported Nielsen transportation choice data can help give a sense of who bikes in the Seattle area. It reveals that men of color are just as likely to bike for transportation as white men, but make up a much smaller proportion of the population. The data shows that nationally, men of color are actually more likely to bike than white men, with the highest rate of cycling for transportation being among Asian men. Latino men and men of Native American or "other" reported races also bike at a higher percentage than white men. The rate of cycling for transportation among Black men is slightly lower. However, men are much more likely to bike than women, regardless of race and ethnicity. Seattle's cycling gender gap is one of the biggest in the country. The market research also shows that cyclists in the Seattle area tend to be more affluent. http://bit.ly/2KJO30y
LYFT SUES SAN FRANCISCO, CA OVER E-BIKE SHARE EXPANSION
-> Curbed reported ride-hailing company Lyft filed suit against the City and County of San Francisco, CA claiming that their bike share plan goes back on the deal previously made with Lyft for its docked Ford GoBikes in 2015. San Francisco announced in May that it planned to add roughly 11,000 new bicycles to its bike share programs, quadrupling the current availability while implementing requirements that bike share companies circulate more vehicles in certain neighborhoods. Motivate, the bike company owned by Lyft that oversees the Ford GoBike program, says that the contract with San Francisco gives Lyft exclusive access to "the public right of way" for rental bikes, and that they have invested tens of millions of dollars in their GoBike program in the city. The city contends that Lyft and Motivate have exclusivity when it comes to bike stations in SF, but dockless bikes like those peddled by competitor Uber (in the form of red Jump bikes) are a different service and not covered by the previous bargain. http://bit.ly/31lU1KV
DC RESIDENTS: DRIVERS BREAK TRAFFIC LAWS MORE OFTEN THAN OTHERS
-> The Washington Post reported nearly six in ten Washington-area residents say drivers frequently violate traffic laws in the region, more than say the same about pedestrians, bicyclists or electric scooter riders, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll. Drivers are more likely to fault other drivers as scofflaws than they are to complain about other road users. The results suggest low confidence in the region's drivers at the same time that there has been an uptick in traffic fatalities in the area-including sharp increases in deaths of pedestrians and bicyclists. The findings also provide some insight into road users' experiences, where tensions between drivers, cyclists and pedestrians have escalated amid the growth in bike commuting and the use of newer transportation services such as ride hailing and scooters. https://wapo.st/2KKEtKV
GEORGIA: 197-MI US BICYCLE ROUTE 1 + DOWNLOADABLE USBR MAPS
-> Adventure Cycling announced the latest US Bicycle Route to be officially designated, USBR 1 in Georgia, is a 197-mile route that rolls through the historic streets of Savannah and connects to over a dozen communities along the Atlantic Coast. Adventure Cycling provides downloadable GPS data for this and all US Bicycle Routes: http://bit.ly/2KR2KPx.
THE RESEARCH BEAT
JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH
-> The Journal of Transport & Health recently published the following articles related to walking and bicycling (See http://bit.ly/2KFMkZT for others and several studies related to transit):
- PROTECTED BIKE LANES SAFER FOR ALL ROAD USERS
-> Denverite reported a study tested the idea that more cycling makes more dangerous cities, but found the opposite is true. (Why Cities with High Bicycling Rates are Safer for All Road Users: http://bit.ly/2KGADSS) Researchers looked at 12 major cities, including 6 that had significant increases in bike mode share and 6 that had not had a significant increase between 2000 and 2012. They found it wasn't so much that more cyclists meant safer roads. Rather, it was the infrastructure built for them, such as protected bike lines and cycle tracks, that were the biggest factors in overall road safety. Bike lane infrastructure acts as "calming" mechanisms on traffic, slowing cars and reducing fatalities. http://bit.ly/2KGP3Tc
- URBAN & RURAL BICYCLING: EARLY 2017 NHTS FINDINGS
-> In this study, researchers used the 2017 National Household Travel Survey data to consider: 1) the prevalence of bicycling behaviors by urbanicity (urban/rural and population density category); and 2) the characteristics that best categorize individuals as cyclists versus non-cyclists, overall and for rural populations. (Examining urban and rural bicycling in the United States: Early findings from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey: http://bit.ly/31n6X2W) They found that the unadjusted prevalence of any reported bicycling was higher in high-density urban areas. However, when they adjusted for covariates, the prevalence was comparable to very low-density rural areas. Their findings also suggest that characteristics that were important for rural bicyclists were different from urban bicyclists, and that urban-focused bicycle research may need modification to fit the rural context.
- OLDER ADULTS' WALKING, TRIP PURPOSE & MULTIPLE ENVIRONMENTS
-> This study examined the influence of trip purposes on older adults' utilitarian walking, and the potential interaction effects with characteristics of multiple geographic environments and distance to the place of residence. (Walking, Trip Purpose, and Exposure to Multiple Environments: http://bit.ly/2KGOGI7) A Case Study of Older Adults in Luxembourg: Researchers analyzed associations between trip purpose, environment, distance and walking, while accounting for demographics, neighborhood self-selection and health status. After accounting for environmental attributes, distance and confounding factors, trip purpose remained a strong correlate of walking among older adults. Trip purposes based on free-time activities-including visits to family and friends, and restaurants and cafés-seem to be less influenced by the barrier effect of distance on walking.
- OLDER ADULTS' PREFERENCES FOR TRANSPORTATION CYCLING
-> This study examined the environmental preferences for transportation cycling among adults over 65 years old. (Older Adults' Environmental Preferences for Transportation Cycling: http://bit.ly/2KE5AqN) Additionally, it examined whether subgroups with different environmental preferences exist and whether these subgroups differ on socio-demographics, health characteristics, transport behavior, e-bike use and cycling levels. In the total sample, type of cycle path was the most important environmental attribute determining older adults' preference for transportation cycling. The second most important was traffic density, followed by cycle path evenness and distance.
- TRANSPORTATION MODES & MEASURES OF FOOD ACCESSIBILITY
-> -> Currently measures of food accessibility use an origin-destination-mode framework that often does not integrate multiple travel modes. People access healthy food via different modes of transportation, including traveling by car, transit, bicycle and foot. As a result, these measures can bias the identification of truly low-access areas. In this study, researchers proposed new measures that integrated sub-populations of various travel modes, and estimated the overall food accessibility of a whole population. (Integrating Multiple Transportation Modes into Measures of Spatial Food Accessibility: http://bit.ly/31l3hyO) They illustrated these measures with actual multiple-mode commuting data from the U.S census transportation planning products, and compared the results to those from conventional single-modal measures. The proposed multiple-mode measures tended to estimate a larger population with low accessibility to food and fewer accessible supermarkets for a census tract, as compared to single-mode measures.
- NYC CITI BIKE SHARE HEALTH & SPATIAL EQUITY IMPLICATIONS
-> This paper examined spatial equity and estimates the health impact of Citi Bike, the New York, NY bike share system. (Exploring the Health and Spatial Equity Implications of the New York City Bike Share System: http://bit.ly/2KInhWb) Researchers found the greatest proportion of Citi Bike stations were located in wealthier census tracts, and there were no significant changes in station distribution during Citi Bike's later expansion. The World Health Organization's Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT: http://bit.ly/2KCQgLb) estimated an increase from two to three premature deaths prevented and an increased annual economic benefit from $18,800,000 to $28,300,000 associated with Citi Bike use. Researchers conclude further system expansion and use by residents in high-poverty communities of color could affect the potential benefit of the largest bicycle share system in the US.
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER
-> The Portland Sate University Transportation Research and Education Center released 2 white papers related to e-bikes:
- E-BIKES, PERSON MILES TRAVELLED & GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
-> This white paper explores the potential e-bike effect on person miles traveled (PMT) and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in terms of CO2 for varying levels of e-bike mode share replacement. (Estimating the Effect of E-bikes On Person Miles Travelled and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: http://bit.ly/2KJufdq) Researchers created a model for PMT shift and GHG reduction potential for Portland, OR. An increase in e-bike trips creates a substantial decrease in car person miles traveled. It amounts to approximately a 10% decrease in PMT by car for a 15%-point increase in e-bike mode share. On average, an e-bike will reduce an individual's emissions from transportation by 0.21 metric tons CO2 per year.
- E-BIKE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS TO EXPAND THE MARKET
-> This white paper provides a range of techniques to develop and structure e-bike incentive programs to help meet single occupancy vehicle (SOV) and vehicle miles travelled (VMT) reduction objectives. (How E-Bike Incentive Programs are Used to Expand the Market: http://bit.ly/2KCQQZk) Researchers performed web searches using Google and the TRID database to obtain studies and program information pertaining to incentive strategies. They also obtained best practices and lessons learned from select programs in the US via phone and email correspondence with program organizers.
[See the Regional and Local Actions section for details about the Traveling E-bike Library and e-bike purchase rebates in Vermont.]
QUANTIFYING SIDEWALK QUALITY & CONNECTIVITY
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reported that improving walking access to public transit stations was the theme of a paper published in the May issue of ITE journal. (Examining Walk Access to BRT Stations: A Case Study of Ahmedabad BRTs: http://bit.ly/31qrofo, from page 43) In the study, researchers used the Sidewalk Availability and Quality Index (SAQI - measures the availability and quality of sidewalks in a zone) and Connectivity Index (CI - measures the density and connectivity of the roadway network) to examine walking accessibility around 10 bus rapid transit stations in Ahmedabad, India. SAQI and CI can be very useful measures for quantifying potential walk access improvements, increasing public transit ridership, as well as planning new public transit stops. http://bit.ly/31t1vLW
BUS-BICYCLE & BUS/RIGHT-TURN TRAFFIC DELAYS & CONFLICTS
-> The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board's OnlineFirst portal released a paper that analyzed video data to evaluate conflicts and delays caused by interactions among buses, bicycles, and right-turning vehicles at a mixed-traffic corridor in Portland, OR. (Evaluation of Bus-Bicycle and Bus/Right-Turn Traffic Delays and Conflicts: http://bit.ly/2KIZmWG) Researchers found that each bicycle crossing the intersection after the bus (within 60 ft of bus) contributes to bus delay. No statistically significant delay was found from the bicycles stopped in the bicycle box, bicycles stopped behind the bicycle box, bicycles that cross the intersection before the bus or the presence of right-turning vehicles.
QUOTES R US
"...safety needs to be our (state DOTs') most important job, because, if you can't survive the trip, transportation becomes a quality of life and public health issue...we need to have more conversations and change the culture not only in our departments but with the people behind the wheel [of motor vehicles]. The person behind the wheel needs to adopt a culture of safety; we can't engineer our way out of this."
--MT DOT Director Mike Tooley while moderating a panel discussion during the AASHTO 2019 spring meeting. http://bit.ly/2MmK3VU
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
GLASS TO REBUILD NOTRE-DAME'S ROOF & SPIRE?
Dezeen reported that Eight Inc, the studio that developed the Apple Store concept, wants to accurately reconstruct Notre-Dame's roof and spire using structural glass. The studio believes that structural glass could be used to create formally identical versions of the parts of the Paris building destroyed in the fire on 15 April. Check out the multiple renderings at http://bit.ly/31rOQsQ.
WEBINARS, WEBCASTS AND SEMINARS
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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 "How Technology can Improve Urban Design Engagement"
Date: June 12, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Lou Huang (Streetmix)
Host: Next City
Details: http://bit.ly/2KHvDxw, pay what you wish
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 "Engaging with Elected Officials"
Date: June 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Catherine Ciarlo (Portland Bureau of Transportation)
Host: Toward Zero Deaths
Details: http://bit.ly/31qZDTU, free
Webinar "Designing Near Wetlands, Streams, Forests, and Other Environmental Resources"
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 to make MaaS a reality" (Mobility-as-a-Service)
Date: June 26, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET
Presenter(s): Sarah Wray (SmartCitiesWorld), Thomas Friderich (moovel) & Olga Anapryenka (Atkins)
Details: http://bit.ly/2KI0SZe, free
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 "A Sneak Peek at the 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference"
Date: June 27, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Amir Emamian (City of Austin), Areiona King (BikeWalkKC), Janis McDonald (Portland Bureau of Transportation), Gena Torres (Plan Hillsborough) & John Egberts (Univ. of FL)
Host: Safe Routes Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/31pqr7m, free
Webinar "Visualization for Transportation Decision-Making, Operations, and Safety"
Date: July 8, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Brittany Gernhard (High Street Consulting Group), Michael Pack (CATT Laboratory at the Univ. of MD) & Skylar Knickerbocker (IA State Univ.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2KGWVDS, some will pay $95
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
Webinar "Vision Zero in London: Reducing Road Danger By Encouraging Active, Sustainable Modes"
Date: July 18, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET (5:00 pm to 6:00 pm BST)
Presenter(s): Naomi Baster, Stuart Reid & Simon Bradbury (Transport for London)
Host: Vision Zero Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/31sK2mU, free
Webinar "Getting the Green Light: Improving Actuation and Detection for Cyclists & Pedestrians"
Date: August 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2PZveFE, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members
CYCLING SAFETY: ITF ROUNDTABLE SUMMARY & CONCLUSIONS
-> The International Transport Forum released a report that summarizes the discussions and insights of a roundtable of 33 experts from national and local administrations, research and academia, consultancies as well as cycling safety advocacy groups from 16 countries that discussed approaches to measuring and improving the safety of cyclists. (Cycling Safety: Summary and Conclusions of the ITF Roundtable on Cycling Safety, 29-30 January 2018, Paris: http://bit.ly/31k8uXC) Among its many recommendations are to use appropriate indicators to measure cycling safety performance which also include: controlling for the underlying volume of bicycle traffic and the number and length of bicycle trips; setting ambitious targets for reducing cycling fatalities and serious injuries; collecting data on serious injuries from hospitals; and building adequate cycling infrastructure with continuous protected networks with particular attention to junctions/intersections. The roundtable also made several recommendations related to e-bikes and shared bikes.
TOWARD ZERO DEATHS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SELF-ASSESSMENT
-> The University of MN Catalyst described a new interactive tool agencies can use to self-assess their stakeholder engagement and communication related to implementing Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) programs. (A Road Map for Implementing the TZD National Strategy on Highway Safety : http://bit.ly/31szBjq) This new guidance highlights what is necessary for a successful program while accounting for unique jurisdictional characteristics. The online self-assessment tool walks users through a series of six aspects of stakeholder involvement. When users have a question about an area, such as the importance of mutual trust, they are guided to resources that outline the importance of trust and a simple tool for improving trust in stakeholder relationships. After completing the self-assessment, users receive a printable report highlighting their responses and gauging the current level of their organization's practices that support stakeholder and partner engagement with TZD efforts. http://bit.ly/31nBYEd
CHOKED: BOOK DESCRIBES AIR POLLUTION IMPACTS
-> Curbed reported journalist Beth Gardiner's new book, Choked, explains in intricate detail how our increasingly comprehensive understanding of air pollution's impact reinforces its distinction as one of today's defining health threats. An insidious and invisible killer, it's being aided and abetted by a fossil fuel-powered world, car-focused transportation system, and a fuzzy understanding of its ramifications. (Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution: http://bit.ly/31m5LNv) Gardiner has brought to light both the damage and inequality caused by pollution-it impacts everything from mental health and life expectancy to IQ formation in children, not just breathing and lung functions-and how science continues to develop a better statistical understanding of the issue. http://bit.ly/31sRPBa
PREPARING LOCAL AGENCIES FOR CONNECTED & AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
-> The MN DOT released a toolbox to help local transportation agencies prepare for widespread use of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) over the next 5-10 years. (Preparing Local Agencies for the Future of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: http://bit.ly/2KKbIOf) It summarizes information and research on CAV infrastructure and technologies and provides recommendations so that local agencies can leverage ongoing activities and resources to prepare for CAVs.
TRB TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH THESAURUS: NEW TERMS
-> The Transportation Research Board announced it added new terms to its Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT). TRT is a tool to improve the indexing and retrieval of transportation information. The new terms they added this quarter include: Shared mobility, Ridesourcing, Mobility applications, Transit user applications, Business models, Traction drives, Application programming interfaces and Lessons learned. http://bit.ly/1U4HG4R
SAFE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION SUCCESSES IN CA
-> University of CA, Berkeley SafeTREC announced its new Safety Stories feature where users can find and share snapshots of strategies, programs, and tools used by professionals, advocates and community residents to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. Use this section to explore lessons learned from transportation practitioners, advocates and community members working to manage vehicle speeds, reduce transportation inequities and build a transportation system safe for all users. http://bit.ly/31qC8dH
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 - Conference on Health and Active Transportation (Transportation Research Board), December 11-12, 2019, Washington, DC
Deadline Extended: June 21, 2019, http://bit.ly/31r6q0e
-> 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 INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY PAPERS - 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, Washington, DC (TRB ABE60: Standing Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility.)
Deadline: August 1, 2019, http://bit.ly/31oigIf
-> CALL FOR SPEAKERS - 2020 Lifesavers Conference, March 15-17, 2020, Tampa, FL
Deadline: September 6, 2019, http://bit.ly/2M8sHfl
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
-> 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 13-14, 2019 - WNY Walks! Walkability Summit!, Buffalo, NY
-> 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 24-26, 2019 - 2019 NRPA Annual Conference (National Recreation and Park Association), Baltimore, MD
-> 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
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 - NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
EPA is inviting nominations for new members to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) to fill 7 new vacancies for terms through November 2020. The NEJAC provides advice and recommendations about broad, cross-cutting issues related to environmental justice. New members serve for a one-year term.
Deadline: July 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2KJMvUm
-> INTERNSHIP - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION & SAFETY INTERN, MID-OHIO REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, COLUMBUS, OH
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is seeking an Intern for the Department of Planning & Sustainability to assist with planning, research, and other projects related to active transportation and transportation safety. Applicants will gain a clear understanding of regional planning and its principles, practices, and techniques.
Deadline: June 23, 2019 by 11:59:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2KD40pc
-> JOB - PEDESTRIAN BICYCLE OUTREACH COORDINATOR, CITY OF MADISON, WI
The Pedestrian Bicycle Outreach Coordinator is responsible for educating pedestrians, bicycles, motorists and other active transportation users on safe practices. The position performs community education, community outreach, and project coordination within the Pedestrian Bicycle Program of the Traffic Engineering Division. The position includes undertaking direct education to youth and adults, establishing and maintaining contacts within the school district and community, doing presentations, overseeing volunteers, coordinating with other education programs and evaluating program efforts. This position will work collaboratively with other staff in the department, the school district, community centers and local non-profits to coordinate education efforts throughout the City. This position works closely with under-represented communities. This is an hourly position and is not eligible for retirement or health benefits.
Deadline: June 25, 2019 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/31sYHhW
-> JOB - BICYCLE PROGRAM COORDINATOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
The Bicycle Program Coordinator is responsible for running a fiscally-efficient program and generating supporting revenue through bike registration sales, bike auction income, grant funding and other potential resources. Under supervision of the Transportation Demand Manager, the Bicycle Program Coordinator maintains and encourages the popular and beneficial use of bicycles and walking as important transportation modes to, from, and on campus by providing the campus community with a safe, secure and efficient cycling and pedestrian environment in response to customer needs and expectations.
Deadline: July 5, 2019, http://bit.ly/2KFQCAu
-> JOB - BICYCLE ADVOCATE / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RIDE ILLINOIS, FROM YOUR HOME OFFICE
Ride Illinois seeks a strong, versatile, and dedicated individual to lead the organization and work on its bicycle advocacy efforts, including being an expert resource on bicycle infrastructure, planning, education, and more. The transition will include a flexible four- to six-month probationary and training period prior to assuming the job's full role and responsibility. The home office-based position requires at least 5 years of professional or volunteer experience in a related field and/or bike advocacy.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/31nxsW1
-> JOB - SENIOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER/DESIGNER, LANDDESIGN, INC., CHARLOTTE, NC
LandDesign seeks a passionate senior designer to join and grow a team of experts within its Charlotte office, with a focus on active transportation. You will have a minimum of 8 years of experience in design and/or planning with at least 3 of those years in active transportation. You are confident with proven success to win your own work. You are skilled and at ease teaching, speaking, writing, leading and collaborating. You value working across disciplines and are a problem solver.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Wdu8xO
-> JOB - PROGRAM SPECIALIST - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL, TRANSOPTIONS, CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ
TransOptions seeks a Program Specialist to work closely with their Safe Routes to School 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. Whether it is conducting special events such as the Walking School Bus or Bike-to-School Day, presenting in-class bicycle and pedestrian safety programs or involving students in walkability studies, the Program Specialist has a direct responsibility to handle relationships and shows a comfort level interacting with school representatives and students of varying ages. The position also requires assistance at bike safety and Learn to Ride events, demands attention to detail and an interest in pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/30buLq3
-> JOB - TRAIL SYSTEM PLANNER, CITY OF ALLEN, TX
The Trail System Planner is responsible for managing the design development and construction process of the City Trail System by representing the city on privately funded Hike and Bike Trail construction projects, coordinating the master planning and design development process for the on-street bicycle routes, coordinating assigned activities with maintenance groups, departments and outside agencies, and assisting with the review of public and private development plans.
Deadline: None, http://bit.ly/2KJHcUA
-> JOB - LOW SPEED COUNTS COORDINATOR (RESEARCH COORDINATOR I) - CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, TN
The primary goal of this position is to produce useful data for the TN DOT with regard to low speed personal transportation including but not limited to pedestrian, bicycle, e-scooter, and e-bicycle. The position is expected to research best practices, independently ascertain what data will be useful to the Department, identify ways in which TDOT can most effectively capture and analyze data, provide observational counts as well as install counting equipment, monitor and collect data, and provide analysis of data collected. Crowd sourced data and data collected by locales in Tennessee may be integrated.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/31svdRd
-> 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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