#500 Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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----- Walk/Bike/Places Conference Call for Proposals Open
----- Transportation Equity & Transport Poverty
----- NTSB Recommends Mandatory Bike Helmet Laws, NACTO Reacts
----- Nighttime Ped Fatalities Soar
----- Prioritize Safety Over Speed
----- Fatal Uber AV Crash: Couldn't Detect Jaywalkers
----- US Bike Route System Expands to 27 States, Over 14,000 Miles
----- Toronto, Canada: Vision Zero Pop Up Makes Over A Block
----- Copenhagen, Denmark: 49% of School & Work Trips Are by Bike
----- Teenager Invents Way to Remove Blind Spots in Cars
R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
----- Data Shows Latent Demand for Suburban Bike Infrastructure
----- Rural Bicycle Design Guide for Wyoming
----- Seattle, WA: DYI Remedy for Lack of Sidewalks Becomes Pilot
----- New York City to Build 250 Miles of New Bike Lanes, 1 Million Sq Ft in Ped Space
----- Berkeley, CA Mandates Quick Build Lanes & Ped Safety Improvements
----- Pittsburgh, PA: Volunteers Count Blocked Bike Lanes
----- West Chester, PA: Temporary Protected Bike Lane Not Legal
----- San Francisco, CA to Add 4,000 Stationless Shared E-Bikes
----- Chicago, IL: E-Scooter Pilot & Recommendations
----- California-Specific Ped & Bike Safety Fact Sheets
----- Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure & Disease
----- Investigating Ped Barriers to Transit Access
----- Increasing Transit Access via Local Mobile App
----- Applying Machine Learning to Large Household Travel Surveys
----- Redefining Child Ped Safety Paradigm
----- Drivers Overtaking Cyclists Naturalistic Driving Study
----- Cycling Comfort Evaluation with Instrumented Probe Bicycle
----- Message Strategies for a Campus Bike Safety Campaign
----- Bias in GPS Enabled Smartphone Cycling App Data
----- Transport Connectivity: A Gender Perspective
----- Guide for Transportation Performance Management Data
----- Improving Pedestrian Infrastructure Inventory via Mobile LiDAR
----- Pedestrian Safety Relative to Traffic-Speed Management
----- Two Short Viral Canadian Ped Safety Videos
----- Smart Data Ped Navigation Tool Report
----- New Models to Predict Mobility Choices & Demand
----- Virtual Public Involvement Tools & Techniques
----- Public Transportation Fact Books
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THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE
WALK/BIKE/PLACES CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS OPEN
-> The Project for Public Spaces (home of the Walk/Bike/Places conference and CenterLines) opened the 2020 Walk/Bike/Places conference Call for Proposals this week. With your help, we seek to build a program that will move governments from the local level to the federal level to build transportation systems that preserve the health and safety of all users, promote social connections, and reduce the environmental impact of our travel. We invite proposals from the public, private, nonprofit/NGO, and academic sectors. We invite ideas large and small. We invite new voices. We are accepting proposals for Breakout Presenters, Peer Coaches, and Poster Presenters. One big change this year is that we are only soliciting proposals for single presenters. You have until January 3, 2020 to submit your proposal. Get started here: http://bit.ly/31XVKow.
Walk/Bike/Places is North America's largest active transportation and placemaking conference. Held every two years, Walk/Bike/Places is a unique conference experience that combines experiential learning from walking and biking the streets of the host city, with nearly 100 expert-led breakout sessions and locally-led workshops. The 2020 Walk/Bike/Places conference, focused on the theme of implementation, will be held in Indianapolis, IN August 4 to 7, 2020. http://bit.ly/WalkBikePlaces2020
TRANSPORTATION EQUITY & TRANSPORT POVERTY
-> The University of Toronto News published an interview with Steven Farber, one of its assistant professors, about the role technology plays in creating and addressing inequities in transit systems, and why transit planning is a social justice issue. A recent study he co-authored found that nearly one million Canadians live in transport poverty. (Sizing up Transport Poverty: A National Scale Accounting of Low-Income Households Suffering from Inaccessibility in Canada, and What to Do About it: http://bit.ly/2X8iy4p, published in Transport Policy) Transport poverty is when being economically disadvantaged intersects with what's called transport disadvantage. Generally, this means a lack of reliable and frequent transit service, services that are too expensive or a lack of accessible transit, so it excludes people. Wealthy people may have transport disadvantages, but they can overcome them and it doesn't affect their ability to get to work, to grocery shop or go about their daily lives. When transport disadvantage combines with socio-economic disadvantage, that's transport poverty. http://bit.ly/2NFDZXo
NTSB RECOMMENDS MANDATORY BIKE HELMET LAWS, NACTO REACTS
-> Streetsblog NYC reported the National Transportation Safety Board issued a surprise recommendation for mandatory bike helmet laws in all 50 states--unanimously approving a last-minute resolution that had not been recommended by the board's own staff. Staff reminded panelists that such laws may reduce overall cycling, and lead to the "unintended consequence" of more road fatalities because fewer cyclists will mean less pressure on local officials to build the kind of protected infrastructure that is proven to improve cyclist safety. The measure was not part of a set of recommendations that NTSB staff had drawn up for Tuesday's meeting--those were approved without much discussion and included only a call for a national discussion of helmet laws. Beyond calling on states to adopt helmet laws, the board also approved 11 recommendations. See details: http://bit.ly/2CGdpa8
A follow up article reported that NACTO strongly urged the NTSB to pull back from its recommendation that states adopt mandatory helmet laws. NACTO supports the Board's road design and bike infrastructure recommendations. See the full NACTO statement: http://bit.ly/34X0VY2
NIGHTTIME PED FATALITIES SOAR
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reported that while other crash types have gone down, pedestrian and bicycle crashes continue to rise, and crashes happening at night account for 90% of the increase in pedestrian fatalities in the last 10 years. Between 2017 and 2018, nighttime pedestrian fatalities increased 4.6% and nighttime bicyclist fatalities increased 9.2%. SSTI cited a CityLab article (http://bit.ly/33FTRyA) that speculated about reasons for the rise in nighttime pedestrian fatalities and considered another factor not mentioned: the distraction and diminished night vision caused by lighted vehicle dashboards and devices. http://bit.ly/2XdgsQS
PRIORITIZE SAFETY OVER SPEED
-> Last week was Safety Over Speed Week for Transportation for America. They reported we face an epidemic of people struck and killed while walking and biking because our local streets--not just highways--are designed to move vehicles at the highest speeds possible rather than prioritizing the safety of everyone. It's high time to stop sacrificing safety on the altar of speed with the tens of billions that the federal government spends every year. If we want roads to be safe, they either need to become limited-access highways (unlikely, expensive and damaging for the local context) or they need to be designed for lower speeds with lower speed limits. http://bit.ly/2QdrpQM
FATAL UBER AV CRASH: COULDN'T DETECT JAYWALKERS
-> Smart Cities Dive reported the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a report on its investigation into last year's deadly Uber autonomous vehicle (AV) accident in Tempe, AZ. (Vehicle Automation Report: http://bit.ly/2Xc6miR) NTSB found the vehicle did not stop because it wasn't programmed to react to jaywalkers. The report determined the AV detected the victim 5.6 seconds before impact, but the system didn't classify her as a pedestrian or predict that she would cross the street because she was jaywalking and not in a crosswalk. The system only recognized an emergency situation -- imminent collision -- 1.2 seconds before impact when the pedestrian was directly in front of the car. The automatic braking system had a one-second delay in emergency situations and provided an auditory alert for the back-up driver to take over. http://bit.ly/2CD5Wsm
US BIKE ROUTE SYSTEM EXPANDS TO 27 STATES, OVER 14,000 MILES
-> Adventure Cycling Association reported with the addition of over 300 new miles of US Bicycle Routes officially designated in West Virginia and Maine, the US Bicycle Route System (USBRS) now includes 27 States and over 14,000 Miles. The USBRS is a developing national network of officially recognized, numbered, and signed bicycle routes. Digital maps for all designated U.S. Bicycle Routes are available to the public for free, thanks to a partnership with Ride with GPS, from the Adventure Cycling Association: http://bit.ly/2qOX3cy. At least 40 states are currently developing US Bicycle Routes. http://bit.ly/2XaZJ0c
TORONTO, CANADA: VISION ZERO POP UP MAKES OVER A BLOCK
-> 8 80 Cities reported that over two days this summer, they and volunteers transformed one block of Danforth Avenue into a street that exemplifies the City of Toronto's aspiration to get traffic fatalities down to zero. With temporary paint and simple materials, they showed that the community can come together to build solutions for safer and more vibrant streets. The pop-up street makeover took place from Woodbine Avenue to Woodmount Avenue, and it's the first of its kind in Toronto and in Canada. http://bit.ly/2rEsDdG See a brief video on this Vision Zero project: http://bit.ly/2KdFY2P
[See Regional and Local Actions for related West Chester, PA: Temporary Protected Bike Lane Not Legal item.]
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: 49% OF SCHOOL & WORK TRIPS ARE BY BIKE
-> The New York Times reported that in Copenhagen, Denmark people eagerly use their bicycles -- in any weather, carrying the young, the infirm, the elderly, and the dead -- because it is typically the easiest way to get around. The bicycle liberates people from municipal buses and their frequent stops, spares people from having to worry about where to park cars, and puts people in control of when they leave and when they arrive. Some people ride their bikes to the hospital to give birth. A bicycle mortuary service pedals the departed to their final destinations in caskets. Mail carriers use bicycles to deliver parcels. People use bicycles to get to the airport, sometimes pushing wheeled suitcases alongside them while they roll. Some 49% of all journeys to school and work now transpire by bicycle, according to the city, up from 36% a decade ago. https://nyti.ms/2qNSbER
TEENAGER INVENTS WAY TO REMOVE BLIND SPOTS IN CARS
-> Mashable reported that a 14-year old girl invented a simple, yet innovative way to remove blind spots in cars. She built a prototype system with a webcam, projector, and 3D-printed materials to fill in the space the car frame blocks from drivers. No more missing information. She mounted the webcam outside the passenger side A-pillar on a car and then displayed the live video on the inside pillar from a projector attached to the sunroof above the driver's seat. She even had to print a special part to help focus the projector at such close range. She then faced issues with projecting the image on the interior frame. So she resurfaced it with retro reflective fabric. See photos and videos: http://bit.ly/2qOuwnA
REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS
DATA SHOWS LATENT DEMAND FOR SUBURBAN BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE
-> Streetsblog MASS reported the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission (MAPC) released a detailed report on bicycling trip data from Lime shared bikes in Boston's suburbs to show that there's a strong latent demand for safer bicycling infrastructure on major suburban streets. (First Miles: Examining 18 Months of Dockless Bikeshare in Metro Boston: http://bit.ly/2pVRpFL) Because Lime's bikes are dockless -- they don't need to be returned to specific locations, like the Blue Bikes system in Boston and Cambridge -- and are outfitted with GPS units, they allow for a detailed look into the most popular destinations and routes in their service areas. Lime data suggest that bikesharing is most popular in Malden, on the northern end of the Orange Line, where users started 74,000 trips over the 18-month study period. http://bit.ly/2CExi1s
RURAL BICYCLE DESIGN GUIDE FOR WYOMING
-> The Mountain-Plains Consortium published the Rural Bicycle Design Guide for Wyoming (http://bit.ly/33JA0hV) to show how to use current design guides to help rural communities make design decisions about transportation facilities that address livability and provide for non-motorized modes. The standard national bicycle design guide is aimed at different types of communities than those found in rural areas that typically face severe funding limitations, have fewer engineers on staff, serve different populations, and whose roadways serve a different mix of vehicles.
SEATTLE, WA: DYI REMEDY FOR LACK OF SIDEWALKS BECOMES PILOT
-> Next City reported it will take 1,800 years to outfit all of Seattle, WA with sidewalks--45,000 blocks, or about 26% of the city, have no dedicated space for pedestrians. The cost of building a new concrete sidewalk ranges between $350,000 and $800,000 per block, and the city can only afford to build 25 blocks per year. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways piloted a DIY project to slow and divert traffic in a North Seattle neighborhood. The concept is called Home Zones (http://bit.ly/32Kel7Y) and is meant to create "living streets" that can be shared between cars and people. This year, following the creation of a Home Zones plan, Seattle's City Council allocated funding for an official Home Zones pilot led by the Seattle DOT. http://bit.ly/2QdEVE3
NEW YORK CITY TO BUILD 250 MILES OF NEW BIKE LANES, 1 MILLION SQ FT IN PED SPACE
-> The Guardian reported that New York City is set to build more than 250 miles of new bike lanes and add 1 million square feet of pedestrian space in a landmark move designed to "break the car culture" of the city. The city council passed legislation that will see $1.7 billion invested in road infrastructure over 10 years in a move that it is hoped will transform city streets and dramatically improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The new law requires the city to release and carry out a "master plan" every five years that prioritizes street safety, public transport use, cutting vehicle emissions and access for people with disabilities. The first plan, due in December 2021, will include 150 miles of bus lanes protected either physically or by camera and 250 miles of protected bike lanes -- meaning they are physically separated from traffic -- over five years, improved bus stops and passenger information, and changes to traffic lights to speed up buses. http://bit.ly/2CDOmEL
BERKELEY, CA MANDATES QUICK BUILD LANES & PED SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
-> Streetsblog SF reported Berkeley, CA should get a lot more protected bike lanes over the next few years thanks to new legislation that mandates "quick build" lanes and pedestrian safety improvements when the city repaves streets. The Berkeley City Council unanimously approved this quick-build requirement of the "Berkeley Initiative to Build Improvements for Mobility, Bicycles, & Pedestrians" (BIBIMBAP). (Referral: Develop a Bicycle Lane and Pedestrian Street Improvements Policy: http://bit.ly/2O6bPDX) A second part of the legislation, which dedicates 50 percent of repaving funds to bikeways and ped high-injury streets as a pilot program from 2022-2025, was also passed. http://bit.ly/2QaCHp0
PITTSBURGH, PA: VOLUNTEERS COUNT BLOCKED BIKE LANES
-> Bike PGH reported in just 6 hours volunteers logged 123 reports of drivers blocking bike lanes and found bikes lanes were blocked up to 50% of the time. Dubbed the "Data Protected Bike Lane Project," volunteers used the How's My Driving app (http://bit.ly/2NGJIw0), a new tool that allows anyone to quickly report dangerous driving behavior. When drivers illegally park in bike lanes with impunity, they effectively erase the infrastructure and force bicyclists to enter traffic. Additionally, these vehicles frequently damage bike lanes by running over and knocking down the bollards, further increasing hazardous conditions. http://bit.ly/2NHoD4t
WEST CHESTER, PA: TEMPORARY PROTECTED BIKE LANE NOT LEGAL
-> The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) reported the Transportation Management Association of Chester County partnered with the Borough of West Chester to create a "pop up" protected bike lane. The facility was created in the morning with volunteers placing barriers and signage, and painting the roadway. Unfortunately, this facility can't stay, as PennDOT does not consider it legal according the PA code. BCGP is working on changing that code. HB 792 will legalize these types of bike lanes across the state. It recently passed the PA House 200-1, but it must now pass the Senate. http://bit.ly/2KiDdgM
[See National & International Scene for related Toronto, Canada: Vision Zero Pop Up Makes Over A Block item.]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA TO ADD 4,000 STATIONLESS SHARED E-BIKES
-> The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced a four-year agreement with Bay Wheels to provide 4,000 stationless shared e-bikes throughout San Francisco starting next month with full rollout by April 2020. The new e-bikes will work as "hybrids" that can be docked at stations but also locked to bike racks around the City. This stationless functionality will expand the reach of the system and provide citywide access to bikeshare. The hybrid e-bikes are in addition to the 4,500 traditional pedal bikes already provided for by SFMTA's contract with Lyft. http://bit.ly/32JKo82
CHICAGO, IL: E-SCOOTER PILOT & RECOMMENDATIONS
-> The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) reported on recommendations following a four-month e-scooter program in Chicago, IL involving 2,500 vehicles from 10 companies. (http://bit.ly/370soKg) The goal was to test the viability of e-scooters as a mobility option, particularly as a first- and last-mile gap-filler for transit deserts, and do so in a way that maximizes safety and minimizes sidewalk clutter. SUMC made recommendations related to infrastructure upgrades; corrals to store e-scooters; rider education, especially for first-time users more prone to injure themselves; access and equity strategies; and environmental concerns regarding the energy required to re-charge e-scooter batteries. http://bit.ly/2rxZuAG
CALIFORNIA-SPECIFIC PED & BIKE SAFETY FACT SHEETS
-> The UC Berkeley SafeTREC published a series of California-specific Traffic Safety Fact Sheets, including Pedestrian Safety (http://bit.ly/2pc6mD1), and Bicycle Safety (http://bit.ly/2CBWDsL).
THE RESEARCH BEAT
LONG-TERM AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURE & DISEASE
-> Environmental Health Perspectives published a study that considered incidence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke in relation to long-term exposure to different types of particulate matter (PM) from different sources in three Swedish cities. Few consistent associations were observed between different particulate components and IHD or stroke. However, long-term residential exposure to locally emitted black carbon from traffic exhaust was associated with stroke incidence. Long-Term Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution, Black Carbon, and Their Source Components in Relation to Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke: http://bit.ly/2QdKiTO
INVESTIGATING PED BARRIERS TO TRANSIT ACCESS
-> The Chicago, IL Metropolitan Planning Council reported for people with disabilities, each leg of one's journey must be accessible, but too often, the first or last 500 feet of a trip prevents people with disabilities from commuting via bus or train. They surveyed all the stops traveling one direction on three bus routes to identify how the surrounding built environment impacts the ability for people with disabilities to actually reach, and therefore use, the fixed-route transit system. They looked for seven different characteristics that are important to all riders, but especially important to people with disabilities: sidewalks, curb access, curb ramps, crosswalks, bus shelters, setting, and sidewalks free of obstructions. Only 7% of the 207 bus stops they surveyed had all of the characteristics they were looking for. Meanwhile, 44% had fewer than three. http://bit.ly/34Utzc8
INCREASING TRANSIT ACCESS VIA LOCAL MOBILE APP
-> A study published in the Journal of Urban Technology considered how mobile transit information apps affect accessibility. Researchers asked transit riders who are blind, have low vision, or use mobility devices, as well as those who have no disabilities to use a transit information app, Tiramisu (http://bit.ly/2pe8OZV), for 21 days during their regular travel. Users struggled with barriers that had previously been reported. However, the localized transit information also removed barriers to travel to allow users to engage in less preplanning and more opportunistic travel. Increasing Access to Transit: Localized Mobile Information: http://bit.ly/2X9ZMto
APPLYING MACHINE LEARNING TO LARGE HOUSEHOLD TRAVEL SURVEYS
-> The Transportation Research Record published a study that used a machine learning algorithm (Random Forest) to characterize the use of eight different travel modes observed in two consecutive household travel surveys undertaken in Montreal, Canada. The analysis incorporated roughly 160,000 observed trips. Researchers found that the algorithm could generate a detailed and precise characterization of travel submarkets for four of the most commonly observed travel modes (auto-drive, public transit, school bus, and walk) using 11 attributes of households, persons, and trips. The algorithm had difficulty identifying users of rarely observed modes (park-and-ride, kiss-and-ride, bicycle), but performed better than a traditional mode choice model. Application of Machine Learning to Two Large-Sample Household Travel Surveys: A Characterization of Travel Modes: http://bit.ly/2qHSbpL
REDEFINING CHILD PED SAFETY PARADIGM
-> The Mountain-Plains Consortium published a report that identifies locations in urban areas where child pedestrians are at particular risk for fatal collisions with vehicles by examining 30 years of crash data for six US cities. (Redefining the Child Pedestrian Safety Paradigm: http://bit.ly/2Qdgl7S) The report also examined child pedestrian and bicycle trips to and from schools in Denver to estimate the number of pedestrian and bicycle trips that are suppressed specifically due to road safety concerns.
DRIVERS OVERTAKING CYCLISTS NATURALISTIC DRIVING STUDY
-> A study published in Safety Science quantified drivers' comfort zone boundaries (CZBs) and investigated the combination of factors that affect the CZBs while drivers overtake cyclists in a naturalistic setting. The results show that the higher the car speed the larger the CZBs while approaching and passing, but the presence of an oncoming vehicle significantly decreased the CZB during passing. The drivers' age, gender, and Arnett Inventory of Sensation Seeking score were not found to have a statistically significant impact on the CZBs. Drivers Overtaking Cyclists in the Real-World: Evidence from a Naturalistic Driving Study: http://bit.ly/32EiBG3
CYCLING COMFORT EVALUATION WITH INSTRUMENTED PROBE BICYCLE
-> A study published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice used the cycling comfort index (CCI) to measure the cycling comfort level on cycling infrastructure and describe different cycle track characteristics. An Instrumented Probe Bicycle (IPB), equipped with a video camera and a set of sensors including a GPS receiver and accelerometer, collected data while being ridden by a cyclist in Singapore. Researchers applied an automatic video processing technique using convolutional neural network (CNN) that required no direct field measurement. Cycling Comfort Evaluation with Instrumented Probe Bicycle: http://bit.ly/2CBCWBh
MESSAGE STRATEGIES FOR A CAMPUS BIKE SAFETY CAMPAIGN
-> A study to be published next month in Accident Analysis & Prevention, investigated the utility of the social norms approach (SNA) and self-determination theory (SDT) in framing safe bicycling messages with the goal of increasing intention to use bicycle lanes on a university campus. Results indicate that different aspects of both the SNA and SDT are viable approaches for developing bicycle safety campaign messages, as competence, relatedness, and injunctive norms were significant predictors of intention to use bicycle lanes. Formative Research Identifying Message Strategies for a Campus Bicycle Safety Campaign Using Self-Determination Theory and the Social Norms Approach: http://bit.ly/2XaDNT8
BIAS IN GPS ENABLED SMARTPHONE CYCLING APP DATA
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reported that while smart phones with GPS tracking ability are capable of collecting large amounts of pedestrian and cyclist movement data, they miss data from segments of the cycling population, as well as information about the usage of particular kinds of infrastructure by riders with particular characteristics. In a new study in the Journal of Transport & Health, researchers surveyed cyclists and used these data to simulate route data for each rider and the probability of capturing these rides based on respondents' patterns of app use. An estimated 35% of rides were captured by an app. Fitness apps recorded an estimated 41% of leisure rides but only 25% of commutes. Fitness apps recorded an estimated 39% of the distance ridden on multi-use trails, and 21% of the estimated distance ridden in protected bike lanes. Comparing Bicyclists Who Use Smartphone Apps to Record Rides with Those Who Do Not: Implications for Representativeness and Selection Bias: http://bit.ly/2XawBq7
QUOTES R US
"There's no agreement yet on what it [transportation equity] means exactly, but the general concept is looking at how to design transportation systems that are fair. This can be thought of as how transportation 'goods' and transportation 'bads' are distributed among different populations. Transportation goods are things like ease of access to downtown via the subway, how frequent and affordable is the service, and to consider who has access to these good things - is it only the rich? Is it mostly white people? People of color? In terms of transportation bads, it's understanding who's suffering from pollution, lack of access, safety issues or congestion."
--Steven Farber, an assistant professor in the department of human geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough in a UT interview about the role technology plays in creating and addressing inequities in transit systems, and why transit planning is a social justice issue. http://bit.ly/2NFDZXo
[See the National & International Scene Transportation Equity & Transport Poverty item for more details.]
AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...
NEW YORKER BICYCLE-THEMED COVER ART
Check out a large collection of New Yorker cover art that has featured bicycles over the years-some as old as when the magazine cost 15 cents. http://bit.ly/2osJIpB
GUIDE TO INDIGENOUS DC MOBILE APP
Place reported that a new free mobile phone app takes users on a walking tour of Native American history - and ongoing presence - in the US capital. (Guide to Indigenous DC: https://apple.co/2O9tIlc) The free app features 17 sites around the city. Like the rest of the United States, the Washington of today sits on land that had long been inhabited by indigenous tribes - particularly a group called the Nacotchtank or Anacostans. Sites include a large island in the Potomac River that once hosted Nacotchtank settlements, while another site marks indigenous artifacts found on the grounds of the White House. Others include the Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, statues of native figures in the US Capitol building, and traditional and contemporary artworks. The 9-mile tour takes users to the sites of key protests in 2014 and 2017 against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota, as well as the Embassy of Tribal Nations that opened in 2009. http://bit.ly/33BOU9M
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 "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 "Metered Roundabouts - Peak Hour Flows and Part-Time Signalization"
Date: November 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Jeremy Kashman (City of Carmel), Lisa Rene Schliperoort (WA State DOT) & Ken Sides (Sam Schwartz Engineering)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2O3PaYZ, $105 for some registrants
Seminar "Building Healthy Communities Through Seattle's Growth Policy"
Date: November 22, 2019, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Dongho Chang (City of Seattle)
Host: Portland State University
Details: http://bit.ly/2CGeKxS, free
Webinar "The Intersection of Sustainability and Mobility"
Date: November 25, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Leen Balcaen & Pratik Desai (HERE Technologies) & Sarah Wray (SmartCitiesWorld)
Details: http://bit.ly/32ECixK, free
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 "Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in Work Zones"
Date: December 4, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Keith Sinclair, Martha Kapitonov & Patrick Gomez (FHWA), Melissa Anderson (Transportation Accessibility and Safety Consultant) & Matthew Marcou (District DOT)
Host: FHWA, VHB & UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Details: http://bit.ly/33No1QA, free
Webinar "Innovative Alternative Intersection and Corridor Studies using the HCM6"
Date: December 5, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Vishal Khanapure (Univ. of FL) & Bastian Schroeder (Kittelson & Assoc.)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2KhoOSi, $95 for some registrants
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 "Levers for Improving Transportation for Women in Cities: Data, Security, and Access"
Date: December 10, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Heather Allen (Gender and Urban Transport)
Host: Meeting of the Minds
Details: http://bit.ly/2CFMDPk, free
[See Resources section for the Transport Connectivity: A Gender Perspective report.]
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
TRANSPORT CONNECTIVITY: A GENDER PERSPECTIVE
-> The International Transport Forum published a collection of voices from international organizations, governments, businesses and academia on the importance of transport connectivity as a factor in women's empowerment. (Transport Connectivity: A Gender Perspective: http://bit.ly/32DXFyX) The report showcases that enhanced transport connectivity provides better access for women and girls to education, jobs and other opportunities. It highlights that transport planning should consider the needs of, and optimize access to opportunities, for all travelers equally. International Transport Forum stakeholders propose solutions for better transport connectivity for women and girls--solutions that ultimately result in more inclusive and sustainable transport.
[See Webinar section for the "Levers for Improving Transportation for Women in Cities: Data, Security, and Access" webinar on December 10, 2019.]
GUIDE FOR TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT DATA
-> Recent federal legislation established requirements for agencies to set performance targets and report on safety, pavement, and bridge conditions; transit asset state of good repair; system performance; freight; and mobile source emissions. The Transportation Research Board released a practical guide to help transportation agencies improve their use of data for transportation performance management. It is organized around six data life-cycle stages and includes a discussion of what is involved in implementing each step and some of the critical choices to be made; a synthesis of key points in the form of "Dos and Don'ts" checklists that can be used to assess agency capabilities and identify opportunities for improvement; and illustrative examples. Management and Use of Data for Transportation Performance Management: Guide for Practitioners: http://bit.ly/33GbhuY
IMPROVING PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVENTORY VIA MOBILE LIDAR
-> MassDOT released a report on a new pedestrian infrastructure inventory to improve data on existing pedestrian infrastructure and better understand the needs for maintenance and construction of pedestrian facilities. (Improving Pedestrian Infrastructure Inventory in Massachusetts Using Mobile LiDAR: http://bit.ly/33LxRTc) The new pedestrian infrastructure inventory and geometry measurement method leverages emerging mobile light detection and ranging (LiDAR), deep learning, and computer vision technologies, consisting of two computer-aided algorithms with measurements for sidewalk inventory and curb ramp inventory. The experimental tests conducted on the complete State Route 9 show that mobile LiDAR is an effective and efficient technology for network level pedestrian infrastructure inventory. More than 85 miles of sidewalk and a total 1,297 curb ramps along State Route 9 were inventoried at the rates of 7.0 min/mile and 2.2 min/mile, respectively.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RELATIVE TO TRAFFIC-SPEED MANAGEMENT
-> The Transportation Research Board released a report that documents what is known about strategies and countermeasures to address pedestrian safety via traffic-speed management in urban environments. (Pedestrian Safety Relative to Traffic-Speed Management: http://bit.ly/2O6FVHw) The authors found there may be a need for greater clarity about the speed-limit-setting process, as well as for greater collaboration between local and state agencies when state roads run through urban areas. In particular, it may be worth exploring whether there is a need for a framework that will foster collaboration between local and state staff on safety initiatives such as achieving flexibility in roadway design, changing laws or regulations that govern speed-limit setting, and finding a balance between local safety needs and regional mobility needs.
TWO SHORT VIRAL CANADIAN PED SAFETY VIDEOS
-> A Price Tags blog featured 2 brief fun pedestrian safety videos from the Societe de l'Assurance Automobile du Quebec, the Canadian province's automobile insurer. One video features a crosswalk that flips up to form a barrier between drivers and pedestrians who seem equally baffled and amused. The other video asks divers to drive as if every pedestrian were your mom. Both are in French, but their clear visual messages don't require translation. http://bit.ly/2KknFcC
SMART DATA PED NAVIGATION TOOL REPORT
-> The Transportation Research Board released a report of a pedestrian navigation web app (pathNav) that uses smart data and a connected network of sidewalk and pathway data to improve accessibility and walkability. (Development of pathNav: A Pedestrian Navigation Tool that Utilizes Smart Data for Improved Accessibility and Walkability: http://bit.ly/2KfZxrE) This tool implements a route accessibility index (RAI) that considers the quality of the pathway as determined by data collected through pathVu's PathMeT device and/or reported through its pathVu mobile app. PathMeT is a portable microcontroller-based system that includes an accelerometer, inclinometer, laser, camera and GPS. It characterizes sidewalk and pathway conditions, including roughness, running slope, cross slope, level changes, images, and location. A web interface also allows pedestrians to search for the most accessible routes to their destination based on a custom profile they create for themselves.
NEW MODELS TO PREDICT MOBILITY CHOICES & DEMAND
-> The UTC Spotlight reported that the Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks (http://bit.ly/2XazkQw) at AZ State University is researching behaviors that affect mobility choices, e.g. how people choose to get around; how many and what types of vehicles do they own; when they travel and where. They are developing and implementing new models that can accurately forecast future travel demand in the face of such "new tricks" as transformational technologies. http://bit.ly/33G5xkR
VIRTUAL PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT TOOLS & TECHNIQUES
-> EDC News reported public involvement tools and practices have expanded and shifted dramatically over the past decade due to changes in communications, technology, and lifestyles. Transportation professionals can no longer expect the public to come to them, but need to reach them in their everyday lives -- online, at home, and in chosen gathering spaces. To help practitioners navigate this changing environment, FHWA has developed a series of fact sheets and short videos highlighting innovative and proven, public involvement techniques for today's transportation plans and projects. (http://bit.ly/32F2s3q) Highlighted VPI tools and strategies include: Meetings-in-a-box; Pop-up Outreach; and Interactive Maps. http://bit.ly/2NLsyh3
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FACT BOOKS
-> The American Public Transportation Association annually publishes a report of national aggregate statistical data covering all aspects of the transit industry in the US and Canada. (2019 Public Transportation Fact Book: http://bit.ly/2REUKCy) Its major sections include an overview of US transit facts, transit finances and operating statistics by modes of travel, transit vehicle characteristics and deliveries, facts and numbers relating to federal grants and the Federal Transit Act, and statistical trends of Canadian transit operations. Download data in Excel files: Appendix A: Historical Tables (https://bit.ly/2CEO40s); Appendix B: Transit Agency and Urbanized Area Operating Statistics (https://bit.ly/2KfE029); and Appendix C: Urbanized Area Population, Land Area, and Density 1950-2010 (https://bit.ly/34WuXv0).
The most recent edition of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center's Rural Transit Fact Book with charts and analysis using the NTD Rural Data was published in 2017. http://bit.ly/32CP3c9
SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW
-> 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 - 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 Extended: November 18, 2019, http://bit.ly/2qlfhm5
-> 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 PROPOSALS - 2020 Walk/Bike/Places (Project for Public Spaces), August 4-7, 2020, Indianapolis, IN
Deadline: January 3, 2020 by 11:59 pm ET, http://bit.ly/31XVKow
-> 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
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
-> 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 17, 2019 - World Day of Remembrance 2019
-> 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 6-7, 2020 - 2020 Safe Streets Summit, Fort Lauderdale, 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
-> May 12-14, 2020 - Safer Roads 2020 International Conference, Richmond, VA
-> May 18-20, 2020 - 6th International Conference on Roundabouts (Transportation Research Board), Monterey, CA
NEW & FURTHER OUT: See http://bit.ly/centerlines for other events more than six months from now.
-> August 4-7, 2020 - Walk/Bike/Places 2020 (Project for Public Spaces), Indianapolis, IN
-> October 26-30, 2020 - AMPO Annual Conference (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations), Minneapolis, MN
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 - TRB ANNUAL MEETING MENTOR-MENTEE MATCHING SERVICE
Are you a first time Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting attendee seeking guidance on how to wade through 4 days and hundreds of sessions and meetings? Are you a Veteran TRB Annual Meeting attendee looking to help the next generation of TRB attendees and volunteers? The TRB Planning and Environment Group subcommittee of the Young Members Council is providing an Annual Meeting Mentor Matching program for the 2020 Annual Meeting that matches 35 year old and younger professionals and students with seasoned professionals and long-time TRB Annual Meeting attendees.
Deadline: November 29, 2019, http://bit.ly/2pXeKXH
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - VISION ZERO FOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award. This award recognizes places in the US that are leading the way in prioritizing children's safety. Now in its third year, the award is given annually by the National Center for Safe Routes to School in partnership with the FIA Foundation and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. Communities of all sizes are encouraged to apply. An application may be submitted by the intended recipient or by an outside individual or organization.
Deadline: December 8, 2019, http://bit.ly/2pd4lGK
-> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 2020 SAFE ROUTES TO PARKS ACTIVATING COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
The 2020 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program provides tailored technical assistance for 7 communities to develop Safe Routes to Parks action plans and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation of those plans. Grantee communities will work closely with staff at the Safe Routes Partnership from February through September 2020 to develop action plans aimed at improving safe, equitable access to local parks in their communities.
Deadline: December 16, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/32HLYYf
-> JOB - PARKS MANAGER - TRAIL PROGRAM - PARKS, RECREATION AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, CITY OF SAN JOSE, CA
The Parks Manager position leads the San Jose Trail Program unit and is responsible for overseeing development of Class I Bikeway Trails from concept to completion. The unit pursues competitive grants, interfaces with regional funding partners, establishes priorities and vision for future trail development, partners with the City's Public Works and Transportation departments and consultants to guide, oversee, and contribute towards preparation of inter-agency agreements, grant funding agreements, technical feasibility studies, master plans, construction documents, environmental documents, and construction administration. The Parks Manager also serves as a liaison for the community and advocacy groups on trail development and operational issues.
Deadline: November 19, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/36ZIZxI
-> JOB - HEALTHY PARKS AND PLACES MANAGER, SAFE ROUTES PARTNERSHIP, WORK FROM A HOME OFFICE BASED IN THE US
The Safe Routes Partnership seeks a motivated and detail-oriented professional with strong experience leading environmental and systems-level change related to active transportation and healthy communities through coaching and technical assistance. The Healthy Parks and Places Manager will serve as the lead for the Safe Routes Partnership's Safe Routes to Parks work and will provide significant, tailored technical assistance to organizations across the country to develop and begin to implement Safe Routes to Parks action plans. The overarching goals of this position's work are to: support communities to improve safe, equitable park access through the development of strategic action plans and early implementation of these plans and to grow the field of Safe Routes to Parks.
Deadline: November 25, 2019 by 11:59 pm PT, http://bit.ly/33Ia5HJ
-> FELLOWSHIP - ISLAND PRESS PUBLISHING FELLOWSHIP, WASHINGTON, DC
The Publishing Fellowship is intended to serve as a pathway to a successful career in publishing, environmental communications, non-profit management, or related fields. The Fellowship Program supports the professional development of people with marginalized identities, who may have felt excluded from the industry. They seek to involve individuals in communities that are historically under-represented in publishing, including the Back or African-American, American Indian, or Alaska Native, Asian or East Asian, and Hispanic or Latinx communities.
Deadline: December 5, 2019, http://bit.ly/2qJqSvo
-> JOB - WALKARLINGTON PROGRAM MANAGER, ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA
WalkArlington is Arlington County's walking education and encouragement program, managed by The Destination Sales and Marketing Group, Ltd. WalkArlington supports the County's vision by working collaboratively with local citizens, businesses, stakeholders, and County departments to offer programs that promote active transportation choices. They are seeking a transportation, urban planning, community outreach, or marketing professional to promote walking as part of an Active Transportation team. The Program Manager will direct all WalkArlington outreach and promotions in support of program mission in this full-time position.
Deadline: Open until filled, http://bit.ly/2KgBsRn
-> JOB - MARKETING MANAGER, ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION, DESTINATION SALES AND MARKETING GROUP, LTD, ARLINGTON COUNTY, VA
The Marketing Manager collaborates on strategic direction for the overall brand positioning and marketing of Active Transportation programs, including BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and Capital Bikeshare. This position interacts and works in partnership with other marketing and program team members within Arlington County, DS&MG, and reports directly to the DS&MG Marketing Director.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2CEDB59
-> JOB - CONTENT MARKETING SPECIALIST - MOBILITY LAB, ARLINGTON, VA
Mobility Lab is a transportation think tank and research center, a place where TDM and public transportation management ideas and strategies can advance through research, collaboration, technology, and training. This role would be working with the DS&MG Marketing Team, focusing on the Mobility Lab program. The Content Marketing Specialist complements a team of research staff working on transportation research, communications, and marketing related to Transportation Demand Management projects in Arlington, VA. The Content Marketing Specialist will have a proven background in writing, blogging, and social media best practices, along with a good eye for design. This role will write content for search engine optimization and present data as compelling articles, blogs, reports, and presentations for print and digital.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2Odsxl0
-> JOB - RESEARCH ANALYST, SMART GROWTH AMERICA, WASHINGTON, DC
Smart Growth America seeks a skilled research analyst with 2 to 6 years of experience to conduct technical and quantitative analyses regarding a wide variety of issues associated with the built environment and transportation, including economics, housing, real estate development, social equity, and the environment. The analyst will report to the vice president for economic development, and work across a number of programs, including TOD and real estate work, economic development, and other transportation and community technical assistance programs.
Deadline: Applications accepted immediately on a rolling basis until position is filled, http://bit.ly/2CHattS
-> JOB - RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, WESTERN TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE, BOZEMAN, MT
The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University seeks a 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: Screening began last month, however, applications accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established, http://bit.ly/2NIquWZ
-> JOB - BIKE PROGRAM MANAGER, BIKES MAKE LIFE BETTER, SEATTLE, WA
Bikes Make Life Better designs and operates bicycle programs for large organizations. The Bike Program Manager is a highly collaborative, customer-driven individual who manages the bike program, as a part of the overall transportation program. This individual manages a small on-site team of mechanics and coordinates efforts with the client and the home office team. The position includes managing the day-to-day operations of employee-facing bike shops, bike-related infrastructure improvements and developing and managing a commuter bike program.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2CC1TN1
-> 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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