#492 Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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----- US Congress Considers Bill to Require 5% for Complete Streets
----- 100 Most Dangerous Congressional House Districts for People Walking
----- Ireland to Invest 10 % of Current Transport Infrastructure on Cycling
----- Vancouver, Canada More Foot, Bike & Transit than Vehicle Trips
----- Vancouver, Canada Separated Bike Lanes on Bridge
----- Vienna, Austria Driverless Bus Hits Ped, Trial Program Halted
----- US Regulators, Self-Driving Cars & Ped Safety
----- Biking While Female: Harassment, Threats, Abuse
----- Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kids Cycling to School
----- Dutch Public Transport Bike System: 4.2M Rides Last Year
----- Climate Change Claims Its First Icelandic Glacier
----- US Army's 1919 62-Day Cross-Country Convoy
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- San Francisco, CA Emergency Rally to Demand Safe Streets
----- Boston, MA: Human-Protected Bike Lanes Protest
----- Charlotte, NC: New Two-Way Protected Bike Lane
----- Seattle, WA to Try Bike-Friendly Intersection Design
----- Atlanta, GA: 2nd E-Scooter Rider Killed by Driver
----- San Antonio, TX Hires Ped Mobility Officer
----- Oakland, CA Develops, Adopts Equitable Bike Plan
----- Advancing Cleveland, OH's Active Transportation Agenda
----- Durham, NC: More Intensive, Inclusive Community Engagement
----- Safer Bus Stops for Peds After Outreach & Enforcement
----- Impact of Bike Infrastructure on Business Performance
----- Semi-AV Driver Takeovers, Lower Speed Limits for AVs?
----- Exercise Among Habits to Reduce Alzheimer's Risk
----- Webinar: Using TRB's Research in Progress Database
----- Increasing Rural Transit Ridership & Investment
----- Automated Vehicles University Course Module Series
----- National Ped & Bike Safety Data Clearinghouse
----- British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide
----- Literary References Extol Benefits of Walking
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
US CONGRESS CONSIDERS BILL TO REQUIRE 5% FOR COMPLETE STREETS
-> Streetsblog NYC reported Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Steve Cohen have co-sponsored a bill to require states to set aside 5% of all federal highway funds to build "Complete Streets" that provide safe and accessible transportation options for multiple modes of travel, as well as for people of all ages and abilities. (S. 2077: Complete Streets Act of 2019: http://bit.ly/2YouSk6 and H.R.3663 - Complete Streets Act of 2019: http://bit.ly/2YlrcQ8) The Markey-Cohen bill would also require grant recipients to adopt and prioritize a "Complete Streets" policy - and it would require the federal government, states and federal "metropolitan planning organizations" to adopt design standards for all highway projects "that provide for the safe and adequate accommodation of all users of the surface transportation network, including motorized and non-motorized users, in all phases of project planning, development, and operation." http://bit.ly/2ldFYX9
100 MOST DANGEROUS HOUSE DISTRICTS FOR PEOPLE WALKING
-> Smart Growth America reported their release of an addendum to Dangerous by Design 2019 (http://bit.ly/2iZ9lHv) that ranks the 100 most dangerous congressional districts in the country based on the rate of pedestrian fatalities. (The 100 Most Dangerous Congressional House Districts for People Walking: http://bit.ly/2iZ9lHv) Dangerous by Design showed how the risks are far greater for people walking in low-income communities, older adults, and people of color. This short addendum shows how 40% of all pedestrian fatalities from 2008-2017 occurred in just 22% of all congressional districts (100 of 435). Federal dollars and policies helped create these unsafe streets in the first place, and federal funds, policies, and guidance have a significant role to play in fixing our existing streets and in designing the streets we'll build tomorrow. http://bit.ly/2JZHFjD
IRELAND TO INVEST 10 % OF CURRENT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE ON CYCLING
-> The European Cyclists' Federation reported Ireland's brand-new Climate Action Plan (http://bit.ly/2YprF3E) includes some key measures in its bid to slash CO2 emissions from the transport sector, contributing to an irreversible shift to low-emission mobility and bringing about an additional 500,000 public transport and active travel journeys daily by 2035. Among its most prominent cycling-related decisions was a commitment to immediately revise current transport infrastructure programs to spend at least 10 % of all investments on facilitating cycling. http://bit.ly/2YmHfNu
VANCOUVER, CANADA MORE FOOT, BIKE & TRANSIT THAN VEHICLE TRIPS
-> Price Tags shared a new chart from the 2019 Greenest City Action Plan Implementation Update (http://bit.ly/2Yla4K3) showing that by 2018 people in Vancouver, Canada took more trips by foot, bike, and transit than by motor vehicles, all two years earlier than expected. Another chart affirms previous reports: the distances people are driving are consistently dropping. http://bit.ly/2YoLKHi
VANCOUVER, CANADA SEPARATED BIKE LANES ON BRIDGE
-> Price Tags reported that it's been 10 years since the Burrard Bridge bike lane opened in Vancouver, Canada. The six car lanes on the Burrard Bridge went down to five, to enable separated bike lanes in keeping people from falling into traffic. Months of media hysteria that it would be a complete disaster predicted it would fail within days! Nonetheless, the bike lane launch was smooth, and the traffic chaos never materialized. Its Eco-Counter shows that it has became the busiest cycle route in North America. http://bit.ly/2Yn0J4u
VIENNA, AUSTRIA DRIVERLESS BUS HITS PED, TRIAL PROGRAM HALTED
-> Bloomberg reported authorities in Vienna, Austria are investigating why a driverless bus struck a pedestrian there, an incident that resulted in minor injuries but stopped Austrian trials of the technology, pending the outcome of the investigation. The Navya SAS vehicle was driving at 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) an hour when it struck a 30-year-old woman in the knee. The city has been testing two driverless buses under a program that began June 6. The Austrian Institute of Technology and Siemens Mobility are also participating in the project, which required a professional driver on board when the units were operating. https://bloom.bg/2YoEf3g
[See The Research Beat section for details about a study of human driver back-up actions in semi-autonomous vehicles.]
US REGULATORS, SELF-DRIVING CARS & PED SAFETY
-> A Slate article advises, "Don't count on US regulators to make self-driving cars safe for pedestrians. They haven't bothered to do that with SUVs." In a version of the trolley problem, a self-driving vehicle is speeding down a city street when a garbage truck turns across its path. Does the car's onboard computer decide to hit the back of the truck? Or swerve into a nearby crosswalk, minimizing risk to its own passengers but almost certainly harming innocent bystanders? How will regulators evaluate the ethical trade-offs built into the code? http://bit.ly/2Yo8lnl
BIKING WHILE FEMALE: HARASSMENT, THREATS, ABUSE
-> -> Streetsblog NYC reached out to ask women to share their #MeToo stories about being physically or verbally assaulted or intimidated while biking - and the response was overwhelming. The stories offer a glimpse into the term "biking while female" and explain why women bike less than men. It's roughly a 72-28 split, according to New York City stats - and just 25% of all Citi Bike subscriber trips were made by women in 2018. Female cyclists say they are frequently called derogatory names by aggressive drivers, and even physically threatened or sexually harassed. Other women cyclists reported men intentionally swerving their vehicles into them, forcing them off the road. http://bit.ly/2YoENGc
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: KIDS CYCLING TO SCHOOL
-> Streetsblog NYC introduced a brief new Streetfilms video, "Watch as 100s of Kids & Parents Bicycle to One Amsterdam School." It includes interviews with the Bicycle Mayor of Amsterdam and parents cycling with their children to school, plus footage of different type of bikes and people of all ages using the bicycle infrastructure. http://bit.ly/2ldHbxF
DUTCH PUBLIC TRANSPORT BIKE SYSTEM: 4.2M RIDES LAST YEAR
-> Bicycle Dutch reported the OV-Fiets (public transport bicycle) system in The Netherlands keeps growing. The €10 (US$11.16) fee for the annual subscription was abolished in January 2017. Instead, the rides were made a bit more expensive [From €3.3 (US$3.68) to €3.85 (US$4.29) for 24 hours.] That modest annual fee still seems to have been a deterrent for many people, because use exploded after it was no longer necessary to pay that subscription. A total of 4.2 million rides were completed in 2018. The fleet of the OV-Fietsen is now about 20,500 bicycles across nearly 300 locations all over the country. http://bit.ly/2K36NWE
CLIMATE CHANGE CLAIMS ITS FIRST ICELANDIC GLACIER
-> Popular Mechanics reported climate change has claimed its first Icelandic glacier, Okjokull, more commonly known as 'Ok.' Scientists from Iceland and Rice University in Houston, TX will memorialize Ok in August with a heartbreaking plaque reading: "Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it." The plaque also reads "415 ppm CO," indicating the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as of May this year. http://bit.ly/2JYbrVW
US ARMY'S 1919 62-DAY CROSS-COUNTRY CONVOY
-> The AASHTO Journal reported 100 years ago this month, a US Army convoy of 81 vehicles, 24 officers, and 258 enlisted men set out on a 3,251-mile transcontinental journey. Possibly the most important objective of the convoy was to help with the Good Roads Movement, led by bicyclists pushing for better roads and government funding of the highways. The convoy took 62 days to travel from Washington, DC, to Oakland, CA. No roads outside of those in cities were paved, forcing the convoy to creep along at an average speed of just over 5 miles per hour. The experience of then-Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower with the convoy informed his decision years later, as president, to create the national highway system that bears his name. Watch a brief video for more history and to see photos of the convoy (including of vehicles mired in gumbo). http://bit.ly/2Y5TkXb
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA EMERGENCY RALLY TO DEMAND SAFE STREETS
-> Streetsblog SF reported Walk San Francisco (CA) held an emergency rally yesterday to demand safe streets. Fourteen people have died in San Francisco while walking or biking this year, two of whom died in the last five days. Speakers from Walk San Francisco, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and state and local elected officials called for safer, slower streets. They demanded that the city immediately apply the same prosecutorial scrutiny to deaths from traffic violations that it does to other deaths by violent means; increase enforcement such that 50% of traffic citations represent the five most common causes of collisions and injuries; and lower speed limits on all streets, among other demands. http://bit.ly/2Yh79Cn
BOSTON, MA: HUMAN-PROTECTED BIKE LANES PROTEST
-> Boston.com reported the Boston Cyclists Union protested plans to install painted bike lanes near a Fenway intersection where a local librarian was killed in February by staging two "people-protected bike lanes." More than 100 people standing in the roads during the busy morning commute highlighted the dangerous conditions cyclists face every day when given no protection beyond paint. The protest is the first in what's planned to be a continued campaign calling for physically separated bike lanes in the Boston area - specifically highlighting challenges their efforts have run into with the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). DCR has jurisdiction over the parkways running along many of the state's parks and green spaces, but doesn't have the same resources or policy standards as the City of Boston or MassDOT. http://bit.ly/2legMzQ
CHARLOTTE, NC: NEW TWO-WAY PROTECTED BIKE LANE
-> NACTO reported this April, Charlotte, NC finished building Phase One of a two-way protected bike lane through Uptown. When complete, the 6th Street cycle track will serve as a two-mile spine for the city's downtown bike network, providing an all-age and -ability connection between Uptown Charlotte and 40 miles of existing bike facilities. This project comes on the heels of an extensive outreach and analysis process. It was built to act as proof-of-concept for the city's Uptown Connects bike network: attracting new riders; improving safety for existing ones; and garnering public support for future bike network expansion. http://bit.ly/2YrjSCg
SEATTLE, WA TO TRY BIKE-FRIENDLY INTERSECTION DESIGN
-> The Seattle Times reported that the sudden disappearance of bike lanes when cyclists reach an intersection raises the chances of a collision. Among cyclist fatalities in urban areas in 2017, 43% occurred at intersections, according to an analysis by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. Now, a handful of American cities are trying a new approach to combat that risk: a protected intersection. Seattle could be among the next cities to try the design. The design can offer more protection than painted bike boxes. http://bit.ly/2YrBCxq
ATLANTA, GA: 2ND E-SCOOTER RIDER KILLED BY DRIVER
-> Curbed Atlanta reported a second e-scooter rider in the past three months was hit by a driver in Atlanta, GA and killed. And it's evidence, city leaders say, that streets need to better serve non-motorists and that regulation of dockless devices is paramount as they grow in popularity. "When someone dies on our roads, it, in part, represents a failure of design," said Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi. http://bit.ly/2JXq3oB
SAN ANTONIO, TX HIRES PED MOBILITY OFFICER
-> The Rivard Report reported the City of San Antonio, TX hired its first pedestrian mobility officer to develop and help implement a Pedestrian Master Plan and monitor City streets and other projects for opportunities to enhance the pedestrian experience. (See the job description: http://bit.ly/2YkV9Qh) The person hired previously worked for the City's Transportation and Capital Improvements (TCI) department as an engineer in capital programs and project delivery. http://bit.ly/2lelayO
OAKLAND, CA DEVELOPS, ADOPTS EQUITABLE BIKE PLAN
-> Oakland News Now reported the City of Oakland, CA DOT (OakDOT) adopted its 2019 Bike Plan. (Let's Bike Oakland: http://bit.ly/2Yp92wK) OakDOT's planning team established a process that listened to the mobility concerns of bike users, collaborated with community-based organizations, and refined design strategies to create an equitable bike plan accessible to all. The planning began by drafting an equity framework that identified Oakland's most vulnerable groups to define future actions and measure the plan's progress on its four goals - access, affordability, health and safety, and collaboration. Oakland's Department of Race and Equity - the first such City department in the state - provided invaluable guidance in shaping this engagement. http://bit.ly/2lg8eZh
ADVANCING CLEVELAND, OH'S ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AGENDA
-> The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) reported the City of Cleveland, OH is working to improve access to low-stress biking routes and has identified projects to help make the city more bike friendly for people of all ages and abilities - and across geographic regions and demographics. RTC partnered with the City, other public agencies, and local bike advocates to conduct a BikeAble study to better understand the impact of each potential project. (BikeAble is a customizable tool for analyzing community connectivity and evaluating how improvements to the bicycle network can help residents reach key destinations safely by bike: http://bit.ly/2K3dOGY) This study, Advancing Cleveland's Active Transportation Agenda, reveals how strategic, prioritized investments in trails and biking infrastructure could improve connectivity for residents citywide and examines how these investments bring value to neighborhoods that have historically experienced inequality - those where a high percentage of the population lives under the poverty line, is unemployed, does not have a high school degree, does not own a vehicle, and is either African-American or Hispanic. http://bit.ly/2K4LeoP
DURHAM, NC: MORE INTENSIVE, INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
-> Smart Growth America provided a case study of work with the City of Durham, NC on a demonstration project to try out more inclusive methods of community engagement to reach segments of their community they haven't connected with in the past. The project focused on a dangerous site along West Club Boulevard, where a frequently used bus stop across from a shopping mall offered no safe, convenient way for bus riders to cross. Based on insights from bus stop intercept surveys, the team reduced the number of lanes on West Club Boulevard and installed a new mid-block crossing, resulting in safer, slower driving speeds and better yielding to people crossing. The project also spurred important conversations and partnerships with bus riders and with a local bike advocacy group. http://bit.ly/2YqW8hC
THE RESEARCH BEAT
SAFER BUS STOPS FOR PEDS AFTER OUTREACH & ENFORCEMENT
-> The Catalyst reported a new study published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board focused on the problem of pedestrian crashes near public transit stops. (Pedestrian Safety and Driver Yielding Near Public Transit Stops: http://bit.ly/2K3teek) Researchers examined how a combination of community outreach and high-visibility enforcement campaigns led to increased pedestrian safety and driver yielding near public transit stops. Results of the study showed the percentage of drivers who yielded to pedestrians was lower near bus stops, but that the enforcement and outreach campaign improved yielding and multiple-threat passing rates over time. Drivers of public transit vehicles were significantly more likely to stop for pedestrians than other vehicles. http://bit.ly/2K022xg
IMPACT OF BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE ON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
-> The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board released a paper that reports on research exploring the relationship between bicycle infrastructure and business performance in change in sales over time, and a comparison of sales for new and existing businesses in San Francisco, CA. The research suggests that location of bicycle infrastructure and changes in on-street parking supply generally did not have a significant effect on the change in sales, with a few exceptions. Businesses that sell goods for the home or auto-related goods and services saw a significant decline in sales when located on corridors with bike lanes. New and existing businesses generally had similar sales, though not across the board. New restaurants and grocery stores had significantly higher sales than their existing counterparts, suggesting bicycle infrastructure may attract more upmarket businesses in those industries. Bikes or Bust? Analyzing the Impact of Bicycle Infrastructure on Business Performance in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/2YkImNL
SEMI-AV DRIVER TAKEOVERS, LOWER SPEED LIMITS FOR AVS?
-> The Mineta Transportation Institute released a report that analyzes the reactions of human drivers placed in simulated Autonomous Technology disengagement scenarios. Current regulations require the human driver to monitor the safe operation of an autonomous vehicle at all times, and to be capable of taking over immediate control in the event of a technology failure. This study measured response times and vehicle drift. It found that changes in the vehicle speed significantly affect all the variables investigated, pointing to the importance of setting up thresholds for maximum operational speed of vehicles driven in autonomous mode when the human driver serves as back-up. The results show that the establishment of an operational threshold could reduce the maximum drift and lead to better control during takeover, perhaps warranting a lower speed limit than conventional vehicles. Analysis of Disengagements in Semi-Autonomous Vehicles: Drivers' Takeover Performance and Operational Implications: http://bit.ly/2YrBL3U
[See The National and International Scene section for news from Vienna, Austria of a pedestrian being hit by a driverless bus with a human driver back up.]
EXERCISE AMONG HABITS TO REDUCE ALZHEIMER'S RISK
-> The Washington Post reported that a study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference found that combining at least 4 of 5 lifestyle habits - including eating healthier, exercising regularly and refraining from smoking - can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's by 60%. A separate study published by JAMA showed that lifestyle choices can lower risk even for those who are genetically predisposed to the disease. (Association of Lifestyle and Genetic Risk With Incidence of Dementia: http://bit.ly/2YkdMnn) https://wapo.st/2YlX5Ie
WEBINAR: USING TRB'S RESEARCH IN PROGRESS DATABASE
-> The Transportation Research Board (TRB) maintains the Research in Progress (RiP) Database, a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently completed transportation research projects. All projects that receive federal funding must be entered into the RiP database. TRB will present the latest information about RiP's search and data entry interfaces during a webinar on August 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm. http://bit.ly/2JWkhDE
QUOTES R US
"This is a crisis. People are dying on our streets. We need proactive and immediate traffic safety changes throughout the Tenderloin to save lives now. These are neighborhood streets. We aren't a freeway. Our streets should be two-way, with narrow lanes, leading pedestrian intervals, pedestrian scrambles, and red light cameras to keep speeds low and people safe."
--San Francisco, CA Supervisor Matt Haney, in a prepared statement during an emergency rally this week in response to 14 people killed there this year while walking and biking. http://bit.ly/2Yh79Cn. See the Regional and Local Actions section for more details.
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
HOW TO SABER A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE
Wired provides step-by-step instructions and brief video demonstration for using a sword (or butter knife) to open a bottle of champagne. Now, you too can channel your past life as a member of the French cavalry. http://bit.ly/2FoSTLp
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 "Aging in Place: Improving Mobility for Older Adults"
Date: July 24, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Alan DeLaTorre (Portland State Univ), Ivis Garcia Zambrana & Ja Young Kim (Univ. of UT)
Host: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University
Details: http://bit.ly/2xbkuNi, free
Webinar "Improving Intersection Safety for All Road Users"
Date: July 26, 2019, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Host: VHB & UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2XFRRYs, free
[See Resources section for a link to the TRB description of the Guide for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety at Alternative Intersections and Interchanges for which research is currently underway.]
Webinar "Safe Routes to Parks"
Date: July 29, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Meghan Butts (Upper Valley Lake Sunapee, NH Regional Planning Commission), Suzette Morales (Town of Wake Forest, NC), Colby Takeda,(Manoa-Makiki-McCully-Moiliili), Amir Emamian (City of Austin, TX) & 4 others
Host: Safe Routes Partnership
Details: http://bit.ly/2Jo0bTK, free
Webinar "Toolkit for Measuring Public Involvement Effectiveness in Transportation"
Date: July 30, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bruce Brown, Anne Fruge, Shaun Glaze & Jamie Strausz-Clark(PRR)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2xnQWMJ, some registrants pay $95
Webinar "How Human-Centered Design Creates Meaningful Engagement"
Date: July 31, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Kareeshma Ali (Greater Good Studio)
Host: Next City
Details: http://bit.ly/2YrkGqM, free
Webinar "Creating Safer Streets with Demonstration Projects"
Date: August 1, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2K1OPUm, free
Webinar "Social and Economic Sustainability Metrics for Public Transportation"
Date: August 6, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Heather Unger (Louis Berger) & Sarah Buckle (TransLink)
Host: Transportation Research Board Transit Cooperative Research Program
Details: http://bit.ly/2JrUYdP, free
Webinar "The Health Value of Community Development: Making Connections Across Sectors"
Date: August 8, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Tim Bete (St. Mary Development Corp.), Colleen Flynn (Build Healthy Places Network), Tiffany Manuel, (The Case Made) & Sarah Norman (NeighborWorks America)
Host: Build Healthy Places Network & NeighborWorks America
Details: http://bit.ly/2Ym1meK, free
Webinar "Designing for Resilience Across Scales, Systems and Sectors"
Date: August 14, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Katie Wholey, Vincent Riscica & Amy Leitch (Arup)
Host: Smart Growth Information Clearinghouse
Details: http://bit.ly/2YpFuz4, free
Webinar "Connected and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Transportation"
Date: August 14, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2Rx7ElK, free
Webinar "Limitations of the Infiltration Approach to Stormwater Management"
Date: August 15, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Aaron Poresky & Eric Strecker (Geosyntec Consultants)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2XA10lh, some participants will pay $95
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
Webinar "Equestrian Trail Design for Urban Multi-Use Trails"
Date: August 22, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Matthew Woodson (Okanogan Trail Construction)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2JD9aPV, $19 for members, $39 for nonmembers
Webinar "Practices and Marketing to Increase Rural Transit Ridership and Investment"
Date: August 27, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Bethany Whitaker & Maggie Derk (Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Assoc.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2JXuPCE, some registrants pay $95
[See Resources section for a link to the TRB publication, Best Practices And Marketing To Increase Rural Transit Ridership And Investment.]
Webinar "Active and Engaged: Community Outreach Strategies for Health"
Date: September 11, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2RCUuDL, free
Webinar "Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI): Part 1 (The What and Why of JEDI)"
Date: September 18, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET (Part 2, November 5, 2019)
Presenter(s): Ava Holliday & Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, (The Avarna Group)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2x9T4rd, free
Webinar "Can We Talk About the Street? Building Support for Controversial Projects"
Date: September 18, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2PYVuQ8, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members
Webinar "The Research in Progress Database: Entering Projects and Searching Records"
Date: August 28, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Janet Daly (Transportation Research Board)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2JWkhDE, free
Webinar "Roundabout Implementation Experience - Overcoming Challenges"
Date: August 29, 2019, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Doug McClanahan (WA DOT), Mike McBride & Mike Maurovich (America StructurePoint Inc.) & Hillary Isebrands (FHWA)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2YlpmPg, some registrants pay $105
Online Course "Gain a Deeper Understanding of Spatial Data Analysis"
Date: September 4-October 17, 2019
Details: http://bit.ly/2Yp9on2, free massive open online course (MOOC)
INCREASING RURAL TRANSIT RIDERSHIP & INVESTMENT
-> The Transportation Research Board released a report on the ways rural transit providers and state DOTs are working to increase the share of rural transit riders. It covers 1) how to increase rural transit ridership; (2) practices for measuring the Return-On-Investment of rural transit investment; and (3) practices to communicate (market) the importance of rural transit investment. Best Practices and Marketing to Increase Rural Transit Ridership and Investment: http://bit.ly/2JXaXiV
[See the Webinar section for an August 27 webinar on this report.]
AUTOMATED VEHICLES UNIVERSITY COURSE MODULE SERIES
-> The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center announced its new Automated Vehicles (AV) University Course Module Series. It introduces the basics of AVs, as well as the challenges and opportunities they present, and can help those learning or working in transportation engage with the evolving effects of a driverless future, and in particular, the implications for pedestrians and bicyclists. The course series supplements existing undergraduate engineering courses and is also relevant to planning, public health, public policy, and more. The 7 modules can be adapted for different lesson plans. Presentations, assignments, readings, and information for instructors are now available. http://bit.ly/2K0OAsP
NATIONAL PED & BIKE SAFETY DATA CLEARINGHOUSE
-> In an email message, the TRB Bicycle Transportation Committee shared the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is creating a National Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Data Clearinghouse at pedbikedata.org (http://bit.ly/2YmzneO) to help pedestrian and bicycle safety researchers find collision, count, and infrastructure data from all over the United States. Help make it even better by filling out a survey at http://bit.ly/2YnmX6z.
BRITISH COLUMBIA ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION DESIGN GUIDE
-> The British Columbia Government published a comprehensive set of planning and engineering guidelines offering recommendations for the planning, selection, design, implementation, and maintenance of active transportation facilities across the province. (British Columbia Active Transportation Design Guide: http://bit.ly/2RBao1s) The guide addresses all human-powered modes of transportation, focusing primarily on walking, cycling, and rolling. It also considers other emerging modes of transportation, including small, one-person electric vehicles (such as electric bicycles, e-scooters, segways, electric skateboards, and hoverboards); winter-based active modes (such as skiing, skating, kicksledding, and snowshoeing); water-based active modes (such as paddling, kayaking, and canoeing); and horseback riding. The guide is intended to address daily active transportation needs and does not cover recreational trail development, such as dedicated hiking, cross-country skiing, or mountain biking trails.
LITERARY REFERENCES EXTOL BENEFITS OF WALKING
-> The Atlantic reported British editor and BBC producer Duncan Minshull co-edited The Vintage Book of Walking: A Glorious, Funny and Indispensable Collection (https://amzn.to/2Yhcdqn), which could also boast of being the most comprehensive anthology of such fiction and nonfiction works. It was reissued in 2014 as While Wandering: A Walking Companion (https://amzn.to/2YhvnfP). Minshull has now followed up with the considerably trimmer Beneath My Feet: Writers On Walking (https://amzn.to/2Yhd1vp), which gathers 36 testimonies to walking's invigorating literary power in particular. Writers from Petrarch to Franz Kafka to Will Self have recorded their enthusiasm for, in Minshull's words, "ambling, rambling, tramping, trekking, stomping and striding." http://bit.ly/2YhvsA9
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 ABSTRACTS - Active Living Conference 2020 (Active Living Research), February 2-5, 2020, Orlando, FL
Deadline: August 16, 2019, http://bit.ly/1FSW3BQ
-> CALL FOR SPEAKERS - 2020 Lifesavers Conference, March 15-17, 2020, Tampa, FL
Deadline: September 6, 2019, http://bit.ly/2M8sHfl
-> CALL FOR POSTERS - Transportation Research Board Committee on Public Involvement (ADA60) for TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020, Washington, DC
Deadline: September 9, 2019, http://bit.ly/2xc4cUp
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit (East Coast Greenway Alliance), April 1-4, 2020, Jacksonville, FL
Deadline: September 13, 2019, http://bit.ly/2JTmGig
-> CALL FOR PAPERS - Virtual special issue of Transportation Research Part D "Learning from the Global South: Mobility, Environmental, and Health Opportunities and Challenges to Urban Bicycling."
Deadline: January 31, 2020, request details from Guest Editor Daniel A. Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCES, TRAINING, & EVENTS
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ON THE HORIZON
-> August 1, 2019 - PlacesForBikes Workshop, Bentonville, AR
-> August 1, 2019 - 9th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit., Mountain View, CA
-> 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 11-13, 2019 - Smart City Expo Atlanta (Smart Cities Dive), Atlanta, GA
-> 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 19-20, 2019 - Transportation and Communities Summit 2019, Portland, OR
-> 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, 2019 - 2019 National Walking Summit-Places for People (America Walks), Columbus, OH
-> September 24-26, 2019 - 2019 NRPA Annual Conference (National Recreation and Park Association), Baltimore, MD
-> September 27-28, 2019 - 2019 Georgia Bike Summit, Atlanta, GA
-> 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 21-25, 2019 - Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Annual Conference (AMPO), Baltimore, MD
-> 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, 2019 - [British] Sixth Annual National Air Quality Conference, London, England
-> November 12-14, 2019 - 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference, Tampa, FL
-> November 12-14, 2019 - Vision Zero Summit, Helsinki, Finland
-> 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.
-> April 1-4, 2020 - Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit (East Coast Greenway Alliance), Jacksonville, FL
-> June 2-5, 2020 - Velo-city, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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.
-> CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS - BICYCLE FRIENDLY AMERICA, LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
The League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly America program sets thresholds and rewards communities, universities and businesses for taking actions to support people who bike.
--Bicycle Friendly Community - August 8, 2019, http://bit.ly/2K4Z8Hx
--Bicycle Friendly University - August 22, 2019, http://bit.ly/2K5FnQe
--Bicycle Friendly Business - October 10, 2019, http://bit.ly/2K5FnQe
-> CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS - ADDRESSING CYCLES OF INEQUALITY: A WORKSHOP ON MOBILITY JUSTICE, NOVEMBER 1-2, 2019, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS
This workshop will consider how frameworks of mobility justice and racial justice offer new pathways toward creating more robust research models for bike equity and sustainable transportation futures. In a two-day convening, we will engage in deep discussion about how bicycling researchers can account for the complexity of equity with the goal of making bicycling, new mobilities, and other modes of sustainable transportation accessible and desirable for all. The goals of the event will be (1) to develop new collaborative research relationships, (2) to develop a shared research agenda that presumes the centrality of equity and justice for sustainable transportation futures, and (3) to share insights with our broader communities and track their impact. UC Davis invites applications for participation from emerging scholars (junior faculty/researchers, postdocs, and graduate students) whose work actively engages issues of race and inequality in studies of bicycling and sustainable transportation.
Deadline: August 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2YoMLiA
-> FELLOWSHIP - THRIVING COMMUNITIES FELLOW, SMART GROWTH AMERICA, WASHINGTON, DC
The Thriving Communities Fellow will be a member of Smart Growth America's Thriving Communities team. This position works closely with the staff to help advance the SGA's role in thought leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance. Specifically, the Fellow works to support SGA's rural communities work, transportation, and cross-disciplinary work. In addition, the Fellow supports SGA's Senior Policy Advisors in their scheduling and administrative work. This is a full-time, six-month, paid fellowship.
Deadline: Applications accepted immediately until position filled, http://bit.ly/2JYplaG
-> 2 JOBS - ECOLOGY ACTION, SANTA CRUZ, CA
- PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Ecology Action is hiring 40 hour/week Program Coordinator to help deliver sustainable transportation education programs, primarily across Santa Cruz County, with occasional trips to Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. The position requires availability between 6am and 4pm on weekdays for scheduled events during the school day as well as occasional weekend or evening events. It is scheduled to run until June, 2020, with possibility of extension dependent upon continued program funding.
Deadline: July 25, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2SvVAnQ
- SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Ecology Action is hiring a 32 hour/week Program Coordinator to focus on their adult bike commuter programs, including Bike to Work, Bike/Walk to School, countywide bike challenge, UCSC Bike Safety and Education, Employer Membership, and other programs when needed. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in planning, implementing, and evaluating a suite of programs/events to increase adult and college student commuting.
Deadline: July 31, 2019 by 11;59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2SvVAnQ
-> JOB - PLANNER III, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD
Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) is seeking a qualified individual to fill a Planner III position. This is a senior-level professional position requiring program planning and coordination experience. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing, planning, designing, and oversight of the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.
Deadline: July 26, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2YlO9Tc
-> 2 JOBS, UNC HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH CENTER, CHAPEL HILL, NC
- MID-LEVEL/SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
This position works with other senior HSRC leadership and the pedestrian and bicycle research staff to sustain and grow existing research programs, to develop new programs of research and training to address emerging issues and technology, and to foster the research culture of HSRC by mentoring junior researchers at the Center. The individual selected will be responsible for developing research ideas, designing studies, managing projects and programs, and developing proposals to secure funding for future work.
Deadline: August 2, 2019, http://bit.ly/2JYKTnF
- RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
This position focuses on pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility, with some parts of the work focused specifically on child and youth issues. Bridging both the realms of research and practice, the position will assist with the development and implementation of research projects, such as writing literature reviews, conducting qualitative interviews, contribute to analysis and writing reports as well as help plan and deliver practitioner-focused technical assistance using a combination of written, oral and web-based strategies.
Deadline: August 14, 2019, http://bit.ly/2JWY0Wi
-> JOB - BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COORDINATOR - FL DOT, DELAND, FL
This position performs engineering reviews and evaluations of project scopes and plans at various stages of development to ensure that bicycle/pedestrian facilities are effectively designed and integrated in accordance with State policy and standards and are consistent with applicable bicycle/pedestrian plans. It makes recommendations for improvements, as needed. It also pro-actively facilitates regional coordination with partner agencies and organizations to identify bicycle and pedestrian mobility needs district wide; gathers and analyzes necessary supporting data; and develops recommendations and work with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) personnel, programs, and other agencies to address bicycle and pedestrian mobility and connectivity.
Deadline: August 5, 2019, http://bit.ly/2JYFMnd
-> JOB - ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMUNICATIONS LEAD (STRATEGIC ADVISOR 1), CITY OF SEATTLE, WA
The Seattle Department of Transportation seeks an Active Transportation Communications Lead that can collaborate with a variety of City departments and agency partners; supervise staff; and create and drive public engagement strategies for diverse audiences. You'll be the storyteller, dot connector, and partnership builder, tasked with developing and executing a coordinated, strategic communications approach to their safety and active transportation programs. You'll lead and support communications on Vision Zero, Pedestrian, and Bicycle programs and projects within their Project Development Division, as well as coordinate with their Transportation Operations Division and the Director's Office to tell a cohesive, connected narrative around Seattle's efforts to make our streets safer for all.
Deadline: August 6, 2019 by 4:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2JWFJIG
-> JOB - OUTREACH & SHARED MICROMOBILITY COORDINATOR (TRANSPORTATION PLANNER III), FAIRFAX COUNTY (VA) GOVERNMENT FAIRFAX
This position works as part of the Capital Projects and Traffic Engineering Division of the Fairfax County DOT. It manages the Fairfax County Capital Bikeshare program, supports new shared micromobility transportation options, and leads active transportation safety and encouragement outreach efforts in the community.
Deadline: August 16, 2019 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/2JYspnh
-> JOB - TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS ENGINEER, CITY OF BOULDER, CO
This position helps develop, implement and monitor Vision Zero safety strategies; manages new traffic control decisions; works with the City's Neighborhood Speed Management Program to determine appropriate speed mitigation for neighborhood projects; reviews and approves new enhanced pedestrian crossing treatments, among other duties.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2YvzQf3
-> 2 JOBS, RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY
- MANAGER OF TRAIL RESOURCES, WASHINGTON, DC
The Manager of Trail Resources will work in close partnership with RTC's Program and Communications teams to produce, manage and disseminate technical data and resources to the trails community at large while also supporting cross-departmental teams in elevating and achieving RTC's organizational goals. This position is responsible for the robust management of: RTC's extensive rail-trail and rail corridor database; federal active transportation funding performance, particularly the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange; RTC's Trail Expert Network; and engagement with RTC's policy partners online and directly.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2JokrV7
- PROJECT MANAGER, BALTIMORE GREENWAY TRAILS NETWORK, BALTIMORE, MD
RTC seeks an enthusiastic trail and active transportation advocate and organizer to serve as the Project Manager for the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network (BGTN). The BGTN is working to create a 35-mile world-class network of urban trails that link together the diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities and outdoor resources of Baltimore City. The Project Manager will be engaged in all aspects of project planning and implementation to support the completion of the BGTN-with a focus on gathering diverse perspectives and promoting trails as tools to improve the quality of life for residents, while supporting already adopted public plans and strategies related to Baltimore's built environment.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2JYKjWZ
-> 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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