#499 Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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----- Cars Safer Only for Those Inside as Ped & Cyclists Deaths Rise
----- Asphalt Art: Paint Blacktop, Transform Communities
----- GAO Flags Shortcomings of Traffic Safety Data
----- Lawmakers Introduce Federal Vision Zero Act
----- Kids Raised in Walkable Cities Earn More Money As Adults
----- Air Quality in Europe: Pollution Continues to Kill
----- Would Connected Bikes Get More People to Ride?
----- Practical Measures for Equitable Climate Change Response
----- Australia: Helmet Law Policing Targets Vulnerable Riders
----- Walk/Bike/Places Call for Proposals Opens Nov. 12
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Chicago, IL: Adding 175 Bike Share Stations, 16,500 E-Bikes
----- Bay Area, CA Adaptive Bike Share Pilot
----- Chicago, IL: Conducting E-Scooter Viability Study
----- New York City Green Wave of Lights for Cyclists
----- Memphis, TN Deadliest Place for People Walking
----- Santa Clara, CA Area Increases Equity in Bike/Ped Funding
----- Boulder, CO Approves Senior Housing w/o No Tenant Parking
----- Inequities in Allocation of Bike Infrastructure Investments
----- Experts, Parents Don't Always Agree about Safe Cycling Routes for Kids
----- Study: Property Values Increase Near Transit
----- Integrating Transit & Bike Infrastructure at Transit Stops
----- Arlington County, VA E-Scooters & Dockless E-Bikes Evaluation
----- Australia & New Zealand: Infrastructure Changes to Support AVs
----- Presentations: NACTO Designing Cities 2019: Toronto Conference
----- Vision Zero Cities International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation
----- Guide: Measuring VMT to Promote Health Equity
----- US EPA Updated America's Children and the Environment Report
----- Integrating Shared Mobility into Multimodal Transportation
----- Recycled Rubber Pavement Repairs Itself When It Rains
----- Asphalt Art Guide
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
CARS SAFER ONLY FOR THOSE INSIDE AS PED & CYCLISTS DEATHS RISE
-> StreetsblogUSA reported fatal car crashes are down for the second straight year across the nation -- but the number of pedestrians and cyclists killed by motorists are up again, further evidence that cars are getting safer only for people inside the vehicle. According to final 2018 data released by NHTSA (2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview: http://bit.ly/2NpxZAM), pedestrian deaths were up 3.4% last year -- rising from 6,075 to 6,283 -- continuing an unbroken upward trend in the U.S. since 2009, when 4,109 pedestrians were killed by motorists. Cyclists are also being killed in higher numbers. In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed nationwide, up from 806, an increase of 6.3%. Following a trend that has continued since the rise of the SUV in the late 1990s, the proportion of fatalities occurring outside of cars rose from a low of 20% in 1996 to a high of 34% in 2018. http://bit.ly/34dhYV9
ASPHALT ART: PAINT BLACKTOP, TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES
-> CityLab reported Bloomberg Associates, in collaboration with Street Plans Collaborative, announced the Asphalt Art Initiative (https://bloombg.org/2Pxvw9Z) on Monday in an effort to spur more roadway and pedestrian interventions on a blacktop canvas. Asphalt Art: visual interventions on roadways (intersections and crosswalks), pedestrian spaces (plazas and sidewalks), and vertical infrastructure (utility boxes, traffic barriers and underpasses). Colorful designs can have traffic-calming effects on roadways, identify space for pedestrians, or even simply make underpasses and road barriers less of an eyesore. Projects like this can also be an avenue for community engagement within a changing city. Along with the new street guide (https://bloombg.org/36dhqAy), Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a competition: Ten small and mid-sized American cities (30,000 to 500,000 residents) can receive up to $25,000 each to implement their own arts-driven transportation projects to be completed by the end of 2020.
Unconventional crosswalks are opening up a gray area for local transportation planning, as FHWA has been asking cities to remove colorful street markings to comply with its strict federal safety guidelines. Asked about this, the Asphalt Art team recommended cities take a "don't ask for permission, ask for forgiveness" approach. See photo examples of vivid Asphalt Art and more details: http://bit.ly/2qNmM5d
[See more details about the Asphalt Art Guide in the Resources section.]
[See more details about the Asphalt Art competition in the Jobs, Grants & RFPs section.]
GAO FLAGS SHORTCOMINGS OF TRAFFIC SAFETY DATA
-> Route Fifty reported the federal government and states direct billions of dollars each year toward programs that are intended to make the nation's roads safer and to cut down on the thousands of serious and fatal crashes. But they have some work to do when it comes to assembling and reporting the data that helps to guide how this money is spent and that provides insight into the results that the spending is achieving, the Government Accountability Office suggests in a new report. (Improved Reporting Could Clarify States' Achievement of Fatality and Injury Targets: http://bit.ly/31W7Sqf) GAO made 2 main recommendations and DOT officials concurred with both: 1) NHTSA should provide more direction and clarification to ensure that states comply with requirements to report their progress toward achieving targets for limiting traffic fatalities; and 2) it should come up with a system for informing Congress and others whether states are meeting their benchmarks for limiting fatalities and serious injuries. http://bit.ly/2qOEkxR
LAWMAKERS INTRODUCE FEDERAL VISION ZERO ACT
-> Smart Cities Dive reported 3 bipartisan US Representatives introduced the Vision Zero Act (http://bit.ly/2WuksvJ), building on the efforts already underway in more than 40 communities across the country. Under the legislation, federal transportation funding and grants would be made available for more communities to design and implement Vision Zero programs, with the goal of eliminating all transportation-related fatalities. The bill would revise the soon-to-expire Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to give jurisdictions with Vision Zero plans access to almost $15 billion in funds from the Surface Transportation Block Grants, the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program and the Highway Safety Improvement program. http://bit.ly/2WmDsMO
KIDS RAISED IN WALKABLE CITIES EARN MORE MONEY AS ADULTS
-> CityLab reported children who live in walkable neighborhoods have higher levels of upward economic mobility according to a new study published in the American Psychologist. (The socioecological psychology of Upward Social Mobility: http://bit.ly/2Jx4JHd) The study looks at the effect of growing up in a walkable community on the economic mobility of children. The walkability measure comes from Walk Score. The economic mobility measure is based on the detailed data developed by economist Raj Chetty and his research team. Researchers found the more walkable an area is (as indexed by Walkscore.com), the more likely Americans whose parents were in the lowest income quintile are to have reached the highest income quintile by their 30s. http://bit.ly/2PvNmub
AIR QUALITY IN EUROPE: POLLUTION CONTINUES TO KILL
-> The European Cyclists' Federation reported air pollution continues to harm the health of European citizens as well as the performance of the European Economy. A new report by the European Environment Agency shows that exposure to high-levels of air pollution caused 412,000 premature deaths in 2016. (Air quality in Europe -- 2019 report: http://bit.ly/36kjfLV) Despite minor improvements, pollution levels regularly exceeded European Union limits and World Health Organization guidelines. Cycling and active mobility have become more important and powerful than ever. At the current levels, cycling saves 16 Million tons of CO2 per year and prevents 18,110 premature deaths per year in the EU. http://bit.ly/2JwZozm
WOULD CONNECTED BIKES GET MORE PEOPLE TO RIDE?
-> The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University described a report that explores how connected vehicle (CV) technologies, in which your vehicle receives and reacts to information from other vehicles and the built environment, could encourage an increase in bicycling. (How Technology Can Affect the Demand for Bicycle Transportation: The State of Technology and Projected Applications of Connected Bicycles: http://bit.ly/2Ps7A7R) The report reviews existing and prototyped "connected bicycle" technologies and discusses the potential of each technology to mitigate known barriers to cycling. It provides context into the societal needs of bicycling and current strategies to increase the bicycle mode share, the potential of bicycle-to-vehicle and bicycle-to-infrastructure technologies, and the future needs and expected pathways of connected bicycle technologies.
PRACTICAL MEASURES FOR EQUITABLE CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSE
-> The Victoria, Australia Council of Social Services released a report that adopts a 'climate equity' approach to determine the practical measures the city should take to respond to climate change fairly. (A Climate of Fairness: Making Victoria's Climate Change Fair & Equitable: http://bit.ly/36irB72) Climate equity poses a simple question: who should shoulder the heaviest burden when responding to climate change? A truly equitable response to climate change puts the people, communities and organizations that are being hardest hit by global warming at the forefront of decision-making, planning and delivery--and funds them accordingly. It prioritizes support to those individuals and groups who need the most assistance to adapt to the changing climate. Among their 21 recommendations are improve public transport in areas where people are financially, socially and physically disadvantaged; and ensure public transport is accessible, particularly for people with a disability.
AUSTRALIA: HELMET LAW POLICING TARGETS VULNERABLE RIDERS
-> The Conversation reported ongoing research in New South Wales, Australia shows mandatory helmet laws have become a tool of disproportionate penalties and aggressive policing. Along with an up-surge in enforcement, fines have increased massively. And some police are using bike helmet laws to expand their powers to stop and search riders. The impacts on already disadvantaged groups -- particularly young, poor and Aboriginal people -- are profound and troubling. Riding without a helmet is one of many bike-related on-the-spot fines under the NSW Road Rules 2014, but it's the one most commonly issued by police. The offense once carried a small fine of A$73 (US$50). In 2016, ostensibly as part of a package of cyclist safety measures (including making it an offense for a vehicle driver to fail to pass a cyclist at a safe distance), the fine was hiked to A$325 (US223)-- a 445% overnight increase. It is now A$344 (US$236). http://bit.ly/2BUDkLa
WALK/BIKE/PLACES CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPENS NOV. 12
-> The next Walk/Bike/Places conference in Indianapolis, IN August 4-7, 2020 will focus on implementation. (http://bit.ly/2QdU3mz) With your help, conference organizer Project for Public Spaces seeks to build a program that will move government officials at all levels to build a transportation system that preserves the health and safety of all users, promotes social connections, and reduces the environmental impact of our travel. The Call for Proposals will open on November 12 at 5:00 pm. See details at http://bit.ly/31XVKow.
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
CHICAGO, IL: ADDING 175 BIKE SHARE STATIONS, 16,500 E-BIKES
-> The FHWA Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter reported that the Chicago, IL City Council approved $127 million to modernize and expand Divvy, its bike share system, with an additional 10,500 bikes and 175 stations for a total of approximately 16,500 bikes and 800 stations. (http://bit.ly/2BX5zIM) All of the new bikes will be electric pedal-assist bikes and have hybrid locking capabilities. Lyft will invest $50 million in this new capital and service area expansion and will pay the city an additional $77 million in direct revenue. The city will use the direct revenue to support the Vision Zero Chicago traffic safety program and related transportation improvements, including new bike lanes, pedestrian safety enhancements, and other traffic safety projects. http://bit.ly/34gnXJ8
BAY AREA, CA ADAPTIVE BIKE SHARE PILOT
-> Next City reported on a 6-month pilot for adaptive bike-share this summer, beginning in Oakland and expanding to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The Bay Area is one of a handful of US cities testing or fine-tuning adaptive bike-share considering how best to integrate it into the traditional one-way bike-share model. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Oakland Department of Transportation, Lyft (who operates Bay Area Bike Share) and nonprofit accessible sports and recreation provider Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program partnered for the summer pilot. The nonprofit runs an adaptive cycling center out of Berkeley. Its staff assists users, identifies which bike model is appropriate, can transfer users from their mobility device, and care for their belongings. http://bit.ly/34o5xGr
CHICAGO, IL: CONDUCTING E-SCOOTER VIABILITY STUDY
-> The FHWA Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter also reported that Chicago, IL issued permits to 10 e-scooter companies and has been conducting a 4-month test of the viability of e-scooters as a new mobility option. (http://bit.ly/2MWNj8Z) Permits were limited to specific areas to provide more options for people to get around in an area that is less-served by transit, and to test e-scooters in communities with differing densities, different types and numbers of destinations, and other variables. The permits included rigorous requirements to promote safety and to keep the public right of way clear of obstructions. Vendors are providing the city with real-time data on operations, ridership, and safety using both the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) and General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS). http://bit.ly/34gnXJ8
NEW YORK CITY GREEN WAVE OF LIGHTS FOR CYCLISTS
-> The New York Times reported the death toll in New York City has continued to rise even as city officials have sought to make streets safer by redesigning intersections and building more protected bike lanes to separate cyclists from vehicles. Twenty-five cyclists have been killed so far this year--15 more than in all of 2018, and the highest toll in two decades. Now New York is going even further to re-engineer streets that were once dominated by cars and for the first time adjusting traffic signals to give bikes the priority for green lights. Cyclists who travel, on average, 10 to 15 miles per hour on streets where the speed limit is typically up to 25 mph will catch a wave of green lights and glide through intersections without having to stop. Drivers who go faster than 15 mph will hit red lights. https://nyti.ms/2pfPlYS
MEMPHIS, TN DEADLIEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE WALKING
-> StreetsblogUSA reported Memphis, TN is the deadliest place for pedestrians, thanks to its high-speed roads, lack of walkable infrastructure, and preponderance of distracted drivers. Its pedestrian fatality rate of 4 deaths per 100,000 people was the highest among the nation's largest metropolitan regions, according to data from NHTSA. The number of pedestrians killed in the Memphis metropolitan area, which includes Shelby county and parts of Mississippi and Arkansas, rose 64% between 2014 and 2018. City officials said its deadly crashes are concentrated in neighborhoods where people can't afford a car and rely on walking, cycling, and transit to get around. http://bit.ly/2pnXIBq
SANTA CLARA, CA AREA INCREASES EQUITY IN BIKE/PED FUNDING
-> The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition e-Bulletin reported the VTA (Santa Clara, CA Valley Transportation Authority) board voted 8-4 to increase the importance of serving oppressed communities when it allocates 2016 Measure B bike/ped capital program funding. This is a big win for equity in Silicon Valley! The exact vote the VTA board took "increased Criterion #9 to 10 points and increased the total program points to 125." Criterion #9 gives points to projects, which served oppressed communities. This increased the potential points that bike/ped projects could earn by servicing oppressed areas in the county from 4% to 8% of the total points available. Originally, this criterion was proposed for only 5 points and then it was in danger of being eliminated altogether. The 2 main reasons they wanted this outcome are there has been less infrastructure investment in these areas in the past; and it is more important to have improved infrastructure in poorer areas because more people there rely on walking and biking to get around. http://bit.ly/2PBkOQ1
BOULDER, CO APPROVES SENIOR HOUSING W/O NO TENANT PARKING
-> The Daily Camera reported that the Boulder, CO Planning Board unanimously approved a senior care project where tenant-owned cars will be prohibited from parking. The redevelopment will include 106 permanently affordable units. Residents will be able to use a facility shuttle van service for transportation, and can use one of 9 electric vehicles that will be parked on site as part of its car-sharing program. There will be parking spots dedicated to the on-site restaurant, a portion of which will be open to the public, 10 for restaurant employees and 25 for visitors; 10 spaces for family visitors of residents; and 15 spaces for employees of the residential care component development. http://bit.ly/2N1vTH7
THE RESEARCH BEAT
INEQUITIES IN ALLOCATION OF BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reported equity advocates claim that increases in active transportation investments are mostly improving conditions for whiter and wealthier areas of communities. A recent study published in the Journal of Transport Geography looked at the intersection of bicycle infrastructure and socioeconomic status of residents in 22 U.S. cities strengthens this claim. (Social (In)Equity in Access to Cycling Infrastructure: Cross-Sectional Associations Between Bike Lanes and Area-Level Sociodemographic Characteristics in 22 Large U.S. Cities: http://bit.ly/2MYz4Ra) Researchers found the investments to be serving areas with higher socioeconomic status, higher education attainment, and lower proportions of Hispanic residents. http://bit.ly/2q5dHEq
EXPERTS, PARENTS DON'T ALWAYS AGREE ABOUT SAFE CYCLING ROUTES FOR KIDS
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reported a recent study led by Rutgers University indicates parents' perspectives about "low-" and "high-stress" environments don't always align with transportation practitioners when it comes to the safety of their children. (Traffic Experts, Parents Don't Always See Eye to Eye on Safe Cycling Routes for Children: http://bit.ly/2NnbvQS) The study found that parents preferred separation from traffic to a greater degree than the Level of Traffic Stress framework suggests: 88% would allow their children to bike on separated multi-use trails, but only 44% would allow children to bike on wide residential streets, and just 32% would be comfortable letting their kids bike on narrow residential streets. More parents were comfortable allowing their children to bike on busy streets with buffered lanes than in traffic on narrow residential streets. As the study authors note, these findings do not invalidate the Level of Traffic Stress framework, but rather point to opportunities to refine it. http://bit.ly/2qRBesV
STUDY: PROPERTY VALUES INCREASE NEAR TRANSIT
-> Smart Cities Dive reported residential and commercial building property values increase dramatically when located close to transit, according to a joint study from the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors. (Locations Close To Public Transit Boost Residential, Commercial Real Estate Values: http://bit.ly/2N1JXSd) The associations found that residential properties within a half-mile of public transit options had a 4%-24% higher median sale price. Meanwhile, in 4 of the 7 regions analyzed, commercial property values saw a median sales price per square foot increase by between 5%-42%. They also found that people who live near transit have dramatically lower transportation costs--each household on average saves between $2,500 and $4,400, with 1 in 4 households who live close to transit not owning a car. http://bit.ly/2pZ7oSZ
INTEGRATING TRANSIT & BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE AT TRANSIT STOPS
-> The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University described the first US study to look at bus, bicycle, and car interactions and conflicts. (Improving Integration of Transit Operations and Bicycle Infrastructure at the Stop Level: http://bit.ly/2po1Pxt) Researchers observed interactions between buses, bikes and cars and analyzed the number of bus-bicycle conflicts (as a proxy for safety), and bus delay as a result of these interactions. At current bus and bicycle volumes, over 11,000 annual conflicts can be expected. These quantitative findings can be used to justify funding for intersection upgrades or for an education/enforcement campaign. Researchers also found that the bike box onsite does not significantly contribute to bus delay, nor do bicycles that stop in the bicycle lane.
ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA E-SCOOTERS & DOCKLESS E-BIKES EVALUATION
-> Mobility Lab Express reported it conducted an evaluation of data from an Arlington County, VA pilot program of dockless e-bikes and e-scooters-also known as shared mobility devices (SMDs). Its report includes a detailed analysis and summary of how the devices related to each of the County's 5 main Master Transportation Plan goals. (Arlington County Shared Mobility Devices (SMD) Pilot Evaluation Report: http://bit.ly/36bpQIN) Researchers found SMDs are popular and used mostly for short trips; users choose SMDs mainly "to get around faster" and because they are "convenient;" and SMDs provide a viable complement to the County's transportation ecosystem that increases mobility options and provides potential sustainability benefits; among other findings. http://bit.ly/2PwL79M
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND: INFRASTRUCTURE CHANGES TO SUPPORT AVS
-> Austroads RoadWatch: Roundup reported the release of a series of 5 reports on a project that examined the readiness of Australian and New Zealand highways and freeways to support automated vehicles. (Infrastructure Changes to Support Automated Vehicles on Rural and Metropolitan Highways and Freeways, 5 modules: http://bit.ly/34bP0VH) The project involved an extensive road audit that assessed how well vehicle machine vision systems could interpret more than 8 million line segments and 8,000 signs on a 25,000 km (15,534 mi) sample of the Australasian road network. The audit found that most freeways and highways of Australia and New Zealand can support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as lane-keeping assistance, particularly when there are high quality lines. http://bit.ly/34bP0VH
[See the Webinar section for a November 6 (in the US, November 7 in Australia) webinar on this research.]
QUOTES R US
"In this world of Vision Zero 2.0, champions of meaningful change must understand and embrace the importance of a Safe System approach, which focuses on designing a forgiving transportation system where inevitable human error does not result in loss of life or severe injury, particularly for the most vulnerable road users. We must pivot from the strategy of trying to influence every individual to behave perfectly all the time to accepting some level of human failure and incorporating this into decision-making and design. We must develop policies and physical environments that make mistakes less deadly." --Leah Shahum, founder and Director of the Vision Zero Network in "Vision Zero in 2019," an article in the Vision Zero Cities International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation: http://bit.ly/2Np4IpJ
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
AD: FLIPPING THE SCRIPT COULD HELP US SAVE THE PLANET
The Pedal Love blog noted that in a world where driving is the "normal" way to get around, people on bikes are seen as heroes, masochists or disadvantaged, and decidedly not part of the mainstream. A new ad (http://bit.ly/32Y8ux1) for the Capital One Quicksilver VISA card neatly flips that script. The ad shows a young barber who travels from client to client by bike. He arrives to cut hair in an apartment, on a front porch, in an office, even beside a basketball court in a park. He's not going for a cardio workout, taking a stand for the environment, or struggling to get by. Riding a bike is part of how he does his job. His bike is simple. The neighborhoods where he rides and the locations where he cuts hair are everyday places (with hardly a car to be seen). He doesn't wear cycling clothes, he doesn't break a sweat, and he never stops smiling or looking good. He makes it look easy. http://bit.ly/32TgOho
HALLOWEEN-THEMED PED CROSSING CALL BUTTONS
A recent Price Tags blog included photos of Halloween-themed alterations on pedestrian crossing signal call buttons-even zombies need to cross the street. http://bit.ly/2Pw2cRs
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 "How Storytelling Fuels Movements for Change"
Date: November 1, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Lucas Grindley (Next City)
Host: Next City
Details: http://bit.ly/2BPOCA3, pay-what-you-wish
Webinar "Next Steps for Portland's Neighborhood Greenways"
Date: November 1, 2019, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET, (attend in person or online)
Presenter(s): Scott Cohen (Portland Bureau of Transportation)
Host: Transportation Research and Education Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2BW04ue, free
Webinar "Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI): Part 2 (JEDI Strategies For Your Organization)"
Date: November 5, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ava Holliday & Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, (The Avarna Group)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2xnTZEF, free
Webinar "Unlocking the Power of Your Data to Build Consensus"
Date: November 5, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Speakers from NJ Div. of Highway Traffic Safety & Numetric
Host: Vision Zero Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2IQduM7, free
Webinar "Data Sharing with Dataverse"
Date: November 6, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Kenny Custer (VA Tech Transportation Institute)
Host: VA Tech Transportation Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/2JuaIfK, free
Webinar "Infrastructure Changes to Support Automated Vehicles on Rural and Metropolitan Highways and Freeways" (In Australia and New Zealand)
Date: November 6, 2019, 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET (In Australia: November 7, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm AEDT)
Presenter(s): John Wall (Austroads), Andrew Somers (Transoptim) & Anthony Germanchev (Advanced Technologies Lab, ARRB)
Details: http://bit.ly/2q943Rd, free
[See Research Beat for details about a series of Infrastructure Changes to Support Automated Vehicles on Rural and Metropolitan Highways and Freeways reports.]
Webinar "An Introduction to Safe Systems in the U.S."
Date: November 7, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jeff Paniati (ITE), Robert Wunderlich, (TX A&M Transportation Institute) & David Harkey (IIHS/HLDI)
Host: ITE on behalf of the Road to Zero Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/35G2pH6, free
Livestream "AARP Placemaking Workshop" (Day 1, Day 2 is November 13)
Date: November 12, 2019, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Matthew Lister (Gehl Studio), Anthony Taylor (AARP MN), Irene Aguilar (Denver Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Team), Rudy Espinoza (Inclusive Action for the City), Shannon Joern (Artspace), Clark Anderson (Community Builders), Lindsey Wallace (National Main Street Center) & Carol Coletta (Memphis River Parks Partnership)
Details: http://bit.ly/2Jzjedm, free
Webinar "Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities"
Date: November 13, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2ArvnMs, free
Livestream "AARP Placemaking Workshop" (Day 2)
Date: November 13, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Cynthia Gibson (ID Walk Bike Alliance), Jared Hymowitz, (City of Baton Rouge), Rozanne Adanto (AARP CA), Odetta MacLeish-White (TransFormation Alliance), Réna Bradley (Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries), Dillon Goodson (Lakeview Chamber of Commerce) & Emily Yetman (Living Streets Alliance)
Details: http://bit.ly/2Jzjedm, free
Webinar "From White Lines to Green Lanes, How Does Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) Compare Against a Ride Feedback App?"
Date: November 14, 2019, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Kevin Fang (Sonoma State Univ.), Daniel Rodriguez & Chester Harvey (Univ. of CA, Berkeley)
Host: Mineta Transportation Institute
Details: http://bit.ly/36guTrp, free
Webinar "Cold as 'ICE' - Intersection Control Evaluation Using HCM6"
Date: November 14, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Lee Rodegerdts & Matt Kittelson (Kittelson & Assoc.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2BeooH4, some registrants pay $95
Webinar "From Confrontation to Partnership: City Regulation of Micromobility"
Date: November 15, 2019, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET, attend in person or online
Presenter(s): Michael Schwartz (Ride Report)
Host: Transportation Research and Education Center
Details: http://bit.ly/323mKDu, free
Webinar "Emerging Issues in Transportation Project Finance"
Date: November 18, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Dina Shaher (USDOT), John Dionisio (Meridiam), Andrew Mendelson (RBC Capital) & Barney Allison (Nossaman LLP)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/34aRjs4, some registrants pay $95
Webinar "Evaluating Urban Arterial Reliability Performance Metrics"
Date: November 19, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jason Anderson (Portland State University)
Host: Transportation Research and Education Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2WnREoN, free
Webinar "They Didn't Give Up at the Intersection"
Date: November 19, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Matthew Roe (NACTO), Nicholas Oyler (City of Memphis) & Carl Sundstrom & Sean Quinn (NYC DOT)
Details: http://bit.ly/2WprkdV, free
Webinar "Safe Autonomous Mobility - Human Cognition & Behavior in Automated Driving Systems"
Date: November 19, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): John Lenneman (Toyota Motor North America Research & Development)
Host: Meeting of the Minds
Details: http://bit.ly/2WoE1Wi, free
Webinar "Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit"
Date: November 20, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Steven Higashide (TransitCenter)
Host: Next City
Details: http://bit.ly/2MTQePx, pay-what-you-wish
Webinar "Beyond the Physical: Mental and Social Benefits of Walkable Communities"
Date: November 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2ArvnMs, free
Webinar "From Vision to Implementation: Using an NCI Charrette to Create a Vision for a Form-Based Code"
Date: November 20, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm ET
Presenter(s): Geoff Ferrell & Mary Madden (Ferrell Madden) Amy Groves (Dover, Kohl & Partners), Bill Lennertz (National Charrette Institute) Inta Malis (formerly Arlington County (VA) Planning Commission) & Chris Zimmerman (Smart Growth America)
Host: Smart Growth America
Details: http://bit.ly/33xGOPk, free
Webinar "Aging in Place: Designing Communities to Support Mobility"
Date: November 20, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2Q0RNtk, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members
Webinar "Road Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries"
Date: November 25, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Patrick Mallejacq (World Road Assn.), John Milton (WA DOT), John Barrell (Talk Talk) & Lorenzo Domenichini (Univ. of Florence)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2MTQePx, free
Webinar "Letting Bike Riders Catch the Green Wave"
Date: December 3, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Stephen Fickas (Univ. of OR)
Host: Transportation Research and Education Center
Details: http://bit.ly/32YJlSS, free
Webinar "The Future of Transportation and Recreation Trail Projects Utilizing Youth and Conservation Corps"
Date: December 5, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Lauren Edwards-Johnson (The Corps Network), Jim Fried (WY Conservation Corps), Mike Wright (Southwest Conservation Corps) & Patrick Pfeifer (VT Youth Conservation Corps)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2JxHImx, $19 for members, $39 for nonmembers
Webinar "Places for People: Highlights from the National Walking Summit-Columbus"
Date: December 11, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2ArEYTv, free
Webinar "Education and Encouragement: Bringing the Right People Together"
Date: December 18, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Details: http://bit.ly/2PWYsop, $50/site for APBP members, $85/site for non-members
PRESENTATIONS: NACTO DESIGNING CITIES 2019: TORONTO CONFERENCE
-> Review about 2 dozen presentations from last month's NACTO Designing Cities 2019: Toronto conference. For example:
- Scaling Up: From Bike Lanes to Complete Networks
- Don't Give Up at the Intersection
- 25's the Limit: Setting Safe Speed Limits in Your City
- At the Intersection of Transportation & Equity
- Streets for Kids: Why They Matter and How to Make Them
- Paint, Posts, Pop-ups and Partnerships: The Quadruple Threat to Transform Streets Fast
Scroll down to the Monday, September 9, 3:30 - 5:00 pm sessions, and continue scrolling for Tuesday and Wednesday sessions: http://bit.ly/2MXJlvu
VISION ZERO CITIES INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRAFFIC SAFETY INNOVATION
-> Transportation Alternatives published the 2019 edition of the Vision Zero Cities International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation. (>http://bit.ly/2SdbvDR) Articles include:
GUIDE: MEASURING VMT TO PROMOTE HEALTH EQUITY
-> ChangeLab Solutions released a new guide for who want to use their implementation of California's Senate Bill 743 to improve health equity in their region and others who want to facilitate collaboration with local government officials. (How Measuring Vehicle Miles Traveled Can Promote Health Equity: A guide for implementing new Transportation Planning Standards: http://bit.ly/2PrlHul) SB 743 requires local governments in CA after July 1, 2020 to use vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the metric in CA Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analyses that measure the impact of transportation projects on the environment. For many CA cities and counties, making the transition from level of service to VMT will require local governments to shift their existing methods for analyzing transportation impacts; adopt new policies; and provide education or retraining to staff. The new guide includes case studies from 5 California cities that have already made the jump to VMT, highlighting best practices and challenges in the implementation process as well as stakeholder and community engagement.
US EPA UPDATED AMERICA'S CHILDREN AND THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT
-> The US Environmental Protection Agency released its America's Children and the Environment report. (http://bit.ly/2Pu1x2F) It brings together information from a variety of sources to provide national indicators and related information on the environment and children's health. The report website presents the most recent data and analyses prepared by EPA, including updates to indicators in published reports.
INTEGRATING SHARED MOBILITY INTO MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION
-> The FHWA Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter reported the agency recently published 3 case studies on how MPOs, regional planning partners, and shared mobility companies are working together to integrate shared mobility options into regional multimodal transportation networks. The case studies follow recent innovations in shared mobility including microtransit. (Integrating Shared Mobility into Multimodal Transportation Planning: Metropolitan Case Studies: http://bit.ly/2RGxPGY) The case studies highlight Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. http://bit.ly/34gnXJ8
RECYCLED RUBBER PAVEMENT REPAIRS ITSELF WHEN IT RAINS
-> Springwise reported a University student created a Dyson award winning regenerating rubber pavement designed to replace asphalt roads. With a mix of additives and old rubber tires, the new pavement creates a putty that reacts to water. When water hits the road, the putty makes calcium silicates that fill any cracks, producing a constantly self-repairing road. http://bit.ly/2IVMJpp
ASPHALT ART GUIDE
-> The Bloomberg Philanthropies released their Asphalt Art Guide this week to offer inspiration and tips to create art on roadways and public spaces that helps city agencies, community organizations and artists be most efficient in championing projects that deliver safer, more beautiful streetscapes. The Guide features successful plaza and roadway art activations around the world, as well as key steps and tips for developing such projects. Bloomberg Philanthropies plans to release additional information on model contracts, permits, and insurance soon. https://bloombg.org/36dhqAy, download free after registration.
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - TRB 17th National 'Tools of the Trade' Conference on Transportation Planning in Small & Medium-sized Communities (Transportation Research Board), August 26-28, 2020, Boise, ID
Deadline: November 4, 2019, http://bit.ly/2qlfhm5
-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - Esri User Conference: GIS-The Intelligent Nervous System, July 8-12, 2020, San Diego, CA
Deadline: November 8, 2019, http://bit.ly/31iREHv
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Velo-city 2020, June 2-5, 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Deadline: November 9, 2019, http://bit.ly/2nB8QdC
-> CALL FOR PROPOSALS - CNU 28.Twin Cities, June 10-13, 2020, Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN
Deadline: November 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2ITygdy
-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Joint ITE International and Southern District Annual Meeting and Exhibition, August 9-12, 2020, New Orleans, LA
Deadline: December 3, 2019, http://bit.ly/2x8JSSn
-> 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, email@example.com
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
-> 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 5-7, 2019 - 2019 Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit (Eastern Sierra Trails Coalition, NV DOT), Lake Tahoe, NV
-> 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, 2019 - Melbourne Bike Share: A Post Mortem & Exploration of the Future for Two-Wheeled Shared Transport (Institute for Sensible Transport) Melbourne, Australia
-> 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 16, 2019 - 2019 Suburban Active Transportation Forum (Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia), Camden, NJ
-> 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
-> November 22, 2019 - 2019 Southern Arizona Bicycle Summit, Tucson, AZ
-> 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
-> February 2-5, 2020 - Active Living Conference 2020 (Active Living Research), Orlando, FL
-> February 19-21, 2020 - Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit, Phoenix, AZ
-> March 10-11, 2020 - National Walking Summit Connecting Communities, Overcoming Barriers (America Walks), St. Louis, MO
-> March 10-13, 2020 - Transportation 2020 Conference (formally Engineering NZ Transportation Group Conference), Christchurch, New Zealand
-> March 15-17, 2020 - 2020 Lifesavers Conference, Tampa, FL
-> March 15-17, 2020 - 21st National Bike Summit (League of American Bicyclists), Arlington, VA & Washington, DC
-> March 17-19, 2020 - 2020 National Shared Mobility Summit (Shared-Use Mobility Center), Chicago, IL
-> March 25-27, 2020 - Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, San Antonio, TX
-> April 1-4, 2020 - Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit (East Coast Greenway Alliance), Jacksonville, FL
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> June 14-17, 2020 - 8th International Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling (Transportation Research Board), Seattle, WA
-> August 4-7, 2020 - Walk/Bike/Places 2020 (Project for Public Spaces), Indianapolis, IN
-> September 14 - 17, 2020 - NACTO Designing Cities 2020: Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA
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 - 2020 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS, FAST COMPANY
Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards honors the projects companies and concepts that have altered society and the planet for the better. The contest, now in its fourth year, has honored everything from large companies' sustainability initiatives to clever consumer products to groundbreaking government policies. They are accepting entries in 25 categories. Each category will be judged separately by an elite group of judges giving you multiple chances to win. If you submit to two or more categories, you will also be eligible for the Company of the Year award.
Deadline: November 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2opU7SW
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - ASPHALT ART INITIATIVE GRANT PROGRAM, BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES
The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program will fund visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in small- and medium-sized U.S. cities (with populations of 30,000-500,000) to improve street and pedestrian safety; revitalize and beautify underutilized public space; and promote collaboration and civic engagement in local communities. Ten cities with receive grants of up to $25,000 each to design and implement at least one project in the applicant city during calendar year 2020.
Deadline: December 12, 2019, https://bloombg.org/2pnHcBx
-> JOB - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - WTI, MT STATE UNIV., BOZEMAN, MT
The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) seeks candidates for the position of Research Associate. While research at WTI focuses on many aspects of transportation in rural areas, the Research Associate will work in the Mobility and Public Transportation group and will focus on public transportation (transit) work, along with research on bicycling and pedestrian issues.
Deadline: Applicant screening began on October 18; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established, http://bit.ly/2JvxxQo
-> JOB - PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST/BICYCLE PROGRAM ASSISTANT, UNIV. OF MD, COLLEGE PARK, MD
The Bicycle Program Assistant will be responsible for supporting the facilities and services, which make the University of Maryland College Park a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly University. The assistant will support the TDM/Bike program at UMD by helping to promote a bicycle culture of fun, safe, and responsible cycling through education, awareness and infrastructure improvements. Responsibilities will include managing the abandoned bicycle impound process, coordinating bicycle parking installation and repairs, responding to customer inquiries, and staffing campus events and bike rides.
Deadline: November 4, 2019, http://bit.ly/2WqFLP1
-> JOB - SIDEWALK ENFORCEMENT SPECIALIST (CIVIL ENGINEERING SPECIALIST, ASSOCIATE), SEATTLE DOT, WA
Seattle DOT Maintenance Operations Division seeks a Sidewalk Enforcement Specialist (under the City's classification Civil Engineering Specialist, Associate) to help enforce and maintain a safe, accessible sidewalk network. This position involves regular contact with inter- and intra- departmental administrative, engineering and construction personnel, other government agencies, contractors, consultants and the public to exchange information, coordinate work, answer questions and respond to sidewalk-related inquiries. This position will prepare and send regulatory notices to property owners and others as required.
Deadline: November 5, 2019 by 4:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/31XMukt
-> JOB - PLANNING SPECIALIST, VA DOT, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA
Are you a planner or transportation planning engineer with generalist transportation planning skills and have a focus on promoting /developing behavioral programs related to alternative modes safety (focus on bicycle and pedestrian planning)? Coordinate with other staff and local and regional planning entities on planning activities. Support urban and rural planning functions. Coordinate and implement long-range plans in TIPs, STIPs and project development process. Multimodal Planning - prepare plans and studies involving bicycle and pedestrian transportation, mass transit and emerging "micro-mobility: modes such as electric scooters and autonomous shuttles.
Deadline: November 8, 2019, http://bit.ly/34dTo6M
-> JOB - SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR/RPO PLANNER, THE ISOTHERMAL REGIONAL COMMISSION, RUTHERFORDTON, NC
The Program Coordinator (66% of the time) will plan, organize and implement SRTS programs at Rutherford County elementary and middle schools; support school sites' SRTS efforts; collaborate with the school district to develop sequential classroom-based lessons supporting the SRTS program; communicate and coordinate with community organizations, law enforcement, advocacy groups and city/county officials, and develop a variety of other SRTS initiatives. The RPO Planner (34% of the time) will work with the Director to develop a robust counting program, primarily for bicyclists and pedestrians but also for vehicles. So, the Planner will report monthly on permanent bike/ped counters, as well as set-up and do counts as requested by the membership.
Deadline: Open until filled, first review begins November 11, 2019, http://bit.ly/2NlWQ8B
-> JOB - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS (SCAG), LOS ANGELES, CA
SCAG has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and creative Community Engagement Specialist with an eye for detail, excellent communication skills and experience in project management to join the Active Transportation and Special Programs department. This position will be focused on the implementation of SCAG's award-winning Go Human campaign, SCAG's Active Transportation Safety and Encouragement Campaign and Regional Active Transportation Program. The Community Engagement Specialist will support SCAG's efforts to partner with local jurisdictions and non-profit agencies to address traffic safety concerns in disadvantaged communities.
Deadline: November 15, 2019 by 5:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2BUCGNs
-> JOB - PROJECT ASSOCIATE, SHARED-USE MOBILITY CENTER (SUMC), CHICAGO, IL
The Project Associate will work closely with SUMC's Chicago and California teams to help lead the organization's growing programs. The position represents a rare leadership opportunity to work across the public and private sectors to shape the future of mobility around climate and social equity goals. Depending on needs at the time, the Project Associate may be responsible for developing partnerships, managing client relationships, conducting research and analysis, delivering technical assistance, conducting meetings and events, doing outreach and stakeholder engagement, and handling administrative tasks.
Deadline: November 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2xfSqZe
-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TRANSFORM, OAKLAND, CA
TransForm promotes walkable communities with excellent transportation choices to connect people of all incomes to opportunity, keep California affordable, and help solve our climate crisis. They seek an executive director to do development, fundraising, fiscal management, and strategy development among other responsibilities. The successful candidate (or candidates) must have an understanding of and a passion for urban/transportation/regional planning, land use, low-income housing, or environmental policy, ideally through an affiliation with a nonprofit, a government agency, or a private sector organization.
Deadline: November 15, 2019, http://bit.ly/2NmaHf1
-> JOB - MOBILITY SOLUTIONS PROGRAM ADVISOR (STRATEGIC ADVISOR 1), SEATTLE, WA DOT
This position is part of the Mobility Services Program, a newly integrated team within the Transit & Mobility Division of SDOT. Their job is to prepare Seattle for a dynamic and evolving mobility future by ensuring the newest modes and methods of travel preserve and advance the values of the public, the department and the City. They identify, implement, and promote sustainable and safe transportation options for every journey, and try to do so while centering the needs of communities who have been systemically failed by their transportation options in the past. They are a team of collaborative, flexible, passionate, and clever public servants working in a rapidly changing city at the cutting edge of technology, behavioral economics, and policy.
Deadline: November 19, 2019 by 4:00 pm PT, http://bit.ly/2BUzIc4
-> JOB - SENIOR REPORTER, STREETSBLOGUSA, WORK REMOTELY FROM ANYWHERE
StreetsblogUSA needs a hard-working reporter to cover the full range of transportation (and transportation-adjacent) issues: urban planning, transportation equity, housing, zoning, design, public space, inequitable law enforcement, climate change, the politics of our nation's failure to fund transit, and the future of sustainable logistics. This is a reporting position, first and foremost, but our job is to make the case for livable streets and to advocate for the majority of Americans who are oppressed by poor transit and urban design that even to this day favors cars over people. This is more than just a reporting job. It is a calling.
Deadline: None provided, but planned position start date of December 1, 2019, http://bit.ly/31XKSY3
-> JOB - MULTIMODAL PLANNING MANAGER, TN DOT, NASHVILLE, TN
The TDOT Multimodal Transportation Resources Division is seeking a qualified, motivated professional with experience in transportation planning and active transportation to manage its Multimodal Planning Office. The Multimodal Planning Manager will oversee the active transportation program, Multimodal Access Grant, Multimodal Access Policy implementation, Pedestrian Safety Initiative, and multimodal and demand management strategies.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2WpI0C2
-> JOB - SAFE STREETS COORDINATOR, DEPUTY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (EXE LEV) - TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT BRANCH, CITY OF HOUSTON, TX
The Deputy Assistant Director position will operate as the Safe Streets Coordinator and will be funded wholly through Metro General Mobility Funds. This position will be responsible for overseeing the City's safety program ensuing that the latest safety standards are incorporated in all road improvement projects in the City to provide safety, mobility, and accessibility for road users.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2WpEOq2
-> JOB - BETTER BIKE SHARE PARTNERSHIP WRITER, PEOPLEFORBIKES, WORK REMOTELY FROM ANYWHERE
PeopleForBikes seeks a 20 hour/week Better Bike Share Partnership Writer. The position's primary duty is to 1) research and write about all issues related to bike share, bicycling and equity, with a special focus on efforts to increase bike share use in low-income and communities of color, and 2) manage social media accounts for the Better Bike Share Partnership. The majority of the content will be published in the form of blog posts.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2BRYrh9
-> JOB - MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS & PROJECTS, PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES, NEW YORK, NY
Project for Public Spaces seeks an experienced manager with a background in urban design, planning, or public space to oversee all placemaking, education, events, and research activities; lead and support an interdisciplinary program and project team; build a culture of continuous improvement and innovation; and cultivate relationships with new clients and partners. Join our tightknit, dynamic office focused on a mission to help people around the world create and sustain community-powered public spaces.
Deadline: Open until filled, https://bit.ly/2JBpuRQ
-> 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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