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#503 Monday, December 23, 2019

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CenterLines is the biweekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, a program of Project for Public Spaces. CenterLines is our way of quickly delivering news and information you can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities.

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----- The State of Transportation and Health Equity
----- European Union Updated Policy: More Focus on Cyclists & Peds
----- The Persistence of Pedestrianism
----- Movements that Changed Citymaking in the Last Decade
----- The BMJ: Fewer Cars, Healthier Cities
----- Send Your 2019 Complete Streets Policies To NCSC
----- Share Your Expertise: Walk/Bike/Places Call for Proposals

R-E-G-I-O-N-A-L and L-O-C-A-L--A-C-T-I-O-N-S
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----- NACTO Cities Built 445 Bikeway Miles in 2018
----- Seattle, WA to Reduce Arterial Speed to 25 mph
----- New Richmond-San Rafael (CA) Bridge Pathway Opens
----- Tempe, AZ: America's First "Car-Free" Development Breaks Ground
----- Brooklyn, NY: New Plan to Reclaim Car Space for Peds
----- CA Authorizes Autonomous Commercial Delivery Vehicles
----- AARP Age-Friendly States and Communities Network

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----- Driver-Assisted Tech Can Increase Distracted Driving by Almost 2X
----- Walkable Neighborhoods & Upward Mobility

R-E-S-O-U-R-C-E-S
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----- Public Health Decision-Making Tool
----- Who is Walking or Biking to School?
----- School Travel Data: Innovative Collection Methods and Uses
----- Bike/Ped Transportation University Course
----- Long-Range Planning for Health, Equity & Prosperity
----- Safety Evaluation of Pedestrian Countdown Signals
----- Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility

N-E-W-S--S-E-C-T-I-O-N-S
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- The National Scene
- Regional Actions
- The Research Beat
- Quotes R Us
- Webinars and Seminars
- Resources
- Share What You Know
- Conferences
- Jobs, Grants & RFPs
- Housekeeping
- Contact Us

THE NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCENE

THE STATE OF TRANSPORTATION AND HEALTH EQUITY
-> The National Complete Streets Coalition reported Smart Growth America published a field scan looking at the intersection of transportation and health equity. (The State of Transportation and Health Equity: http://bit.ly/34RkOz4) Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, and transportation is a crucial part of making that happen. The report, informed by 92 experts working at the local, state, and federal level across the country, identifies the biggest challenges to health equity facing our transportation system and the strategies we should use to address them. The report identifies 6 systemic challenges and 40 strategies for ensuring safe and free mobility for communities regardless of color or income. http://bit.ly/2ZqQpXz

[See the Webinar section for a January 23, 2020 webinar on this report.]

EUROPEAN UNION UPDATED POLICY: MORE FOCUS ON CYCLISTS & PEDS
-> The European Cyclists' Federation reported that the revised Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This update represents a major breakthrough for cyclists, as the amendments implemented will improve planning, design and management of roads in operation throughout the European Union. (Key Changes in the Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management: http://bit.ly/2MjqGKX) Through changes to this directive, the EU has recognized the need to pay more attention to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. The revisions mandate that their needs have to be taken into account in all stages of development of roads that fall within the scope of the directive. This scope has also been widened to include not only TEN-T roads but also EU funded roads and 'primary roads' outside of urban areas. The EU Member States now have two years to transpose the updates into national regulations. In parallel, the European Commission will develop a set of quality requirements for cycling infrastructure to avoid wasting public funding on cycle paths that are not safe to use. http://bit.ly/2Mk5ipe

THE PERSISTENCE OF PEDESTRIANISM
-> The State Smart Transportation Initiative reported an investigation of the "persistence of pedestrianism," written by Peter Norton and published by Cambridge University Press, explores the history of both the rise of the dominance of automobiles as personal transportation and the continuing pushback by pedestrian advocates against this dominance from the 1920s to the 1960s. (Persistent Pedestrianism: Urban Walking in Motor Age America, 1920s-1960s: http://bit.ly/2Sic2Yo) It is a fascinating look at how our perception of the urban landscape and mobility has been shaped by social and commercial forces as well as a rejection of the idea that most Americans drive because they prefer auto travel over walking. Norton instead contends that the cause and effect have been confused in most transportation analyses; people drive, not because driving is their preferred method of travel, but because walking has been made so difficult. http://bit.ly/2MC5pwz

MOVEMENTS THAT CHANGED CITYMAKING IN THE LAST DECADE
-> State of Place provided their take on the top 12 movements they believe indelibly changed citymaking, for better or worse this past decade. These include walkability, Complete Streets, our evolving relationship with cars, Vision Zero, micro-mobility, tech, data, tactical urbanism, placemaking, climate change, design and health, and equity. See details at: http://bit.ly/2QbrXVB

THE BMJ: FEWER CARS, HEALTHIER CITIES
-> An editorial in The BMJ notes that a lottery system for permits enabling Beijing, China residents to purchase a motor vehicle is associated with declines in use of public transport and physical activity among winners, leading to weight gain. (Physical Activity and Weight Following Car Ownership in Beijing, China: Quasi-Experimental Cross Sectional Study: http://bit.ly/2tLiZab, published in The BMJ) What this paper doesn't highlight, however, is the opportunity such a reward system could have in moving rapidly motorizing cities across China towards a more sustainable transport system, by restricting the purchase of private motor vehicles. http://bit.ly/2EN55qk

SEND YOUR 2019 COMPLETE STREETS POLICIES TO NCSC
-> The National Complete Streets Coalition is collecting Complete Streets policies passed in 2019 for their annual report on the best Complete Streets policies. Check if your policy is listed in their policy inventory and atlas (http://bit.ly/397wXmM), or send them a copy at info@completestreets.org.

SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE: WALK/BIKE/PLACES CALL FOR PROPOSALS
-> Share your implementation expertise. The Walk/Bike/Places 2020 Call for Proposals is open until January 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET: http://bit.ly/31XVKow. We invite proposals from the public, private, nonprofit/NGO, and academic sectors. We invite ideas large and small. We invite new voices. And once we have our program chosen we will invite 1,500 planners, designers, advocates, and public health professionals to Walk/Bike/Places 2020 in Indianapolis, IN to entertain, to inspire, and to challenge ourselves to simply do better.

Walk/Bike/Places is North America's largest active transportation and placemaking conference. Held every 2 years, Walk/Bike/Places is a unique conference experience that combines experiential learning while 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 implementation, will be held in Indianapolis, IN, August 4 to 7, 2020. http://bit.ly/WalkBikePlaces2020


REGIONAL AND LOCAL ACTIONS

NACTO CITIES BUILT 445 BIKEWAY MILES IN 2018
-> NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) reported that it quantified some of the amazing work happening in its cities in their second annual City Data Snapshot, an analysis of 2018 accomplishments, activities, and organizational structures across NACTO's membership base. In 2018, the responding cities built 445 bikeway miles: 101 miles of protected bike lanes; 50 miles of bike boulevard or its equivalent; 242 miles of on-street, standard, buffered, curbside bike lanes; and 52 miles of off-street paths. NACTO traffic fatalities are lower than the national average, with 7 people killed per 100,000 (compared to 11 across the U.S.). These results point to a known fact: defining goals and designing streets to match them makes cities safer. http://bit.ly/2sflFfH

SEATTLE, WA TO REDUCE ARTERIAL SPEED TO 25 MPH
-> The Seattle Times reported nearly twice as many people died this year in traffic collisions than in 2018 in Seattle, WA. The Mayor announced the city will lower speed limits on all arterials--busy streets with a dividing line--to 25 mph. Speed limits were lowered on downtown streets in 2016. Slowing speed limits on busy city streets has been a promise from Seattle City Hall since at least 2016, when the city made 25 mph the "default" on unmarked arterials and changed signs downtown to 25 mph. But many arterials outside downtown were not changed and today have speed limits of up to 45 mph. http://bit.ly/35Q74pR

NEW RICHMOND-SAN RAFAEL (CA) BRIDGE PATHWAY OPENS
-> The Marin Independent Journal reported the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge pathway recently opened to incredible fanfare, as thousands of people of all ages and abilities -- from children, to the elderly, to the mobility-impaired -- came out to cross the bridge by foot and bike for the first time in its 69-year history. It's another step toward improving health and air quality, completing the 500-mile Bay Trail, and providing an alternative to driving. Some continue to question the costs and utility of the pathway and the lack of motorized traffic on the upper deck. https://bayareane.ws/2Qhtzgy

TEMPE, AZ: AMERICA'S FIRST "CAR-FREE" DEVELOPMENT BREAKS GROUND
-> Public Square reported a 636-housing unit "car-free" development broke ground in Tempe, AZ. Residents will not be allowed to bring cars. Instead they will use the nearby light-rail station, which is a short ride to downtown Tempe and the Arizona State University campus. The development will also offer car-share, scooters, bikes, and same-day grocery delivery. A "maker space" and other community amenities geared toward Millennials, Gen Z, and the tech economy are included in the plan. In lieu of surface parking lots, more than half of the 16-acre land area will be covered in landscaping, public courtyards, and greenery. http://bit.ly/395TH6Q

BROOKLYN, NY: NEW PLAN TO RECLAIM CAR SPACE FOR PEDS
-> CityLab reported a new plan by the Downtown Brooklyn (NY) Partnership would seek to redesign downtown streets. The plan would link some already pedestrianized spaces with shared streets, known in the Netherlands as woonerfs, where vehicles can still travel but at lower speeds. By reclaiming space from cars, the reimagined urban district would make way for more trees, colorful street furniture, and new gathering places. A 15-foot-wide winding vehicle traffic lane would be retained in these streets, although vehicle speeds would be severely restricted. The second phase would extend the shared streets through much of the neighborhood, expand sidewalks along Fulton and Livingston Streets and Boerum Place, and add improved pedestrian crossings along Flatbush Avenue. http://bit.ly/2ENFMVa

CA AUTHORIZES AUTONOMOUS COMMERCIAL DELIVERY VEHICLES
-> Jalopnik reported that starting January 17, the CA Dept. of Motor Vehicles will start approving permits for self-driving delivery vehicles (autonomous vehicles). Separate permits for vehicles with and without backup drivers will allow for testing and commercial use. (http://bit.ly/2ZbIsVW) Testing with a driver requires certifying that the AVs have been tested in controlled conditions, maintaining a training program for test drivers, and ensuring that the drivers have a clean record and are capable of taking over manual control. Requirements for driverless testing include certifying Level 4 or 5 autonomous capability, having a remote operator, and having a "law enforcement interaction plan," among other things. DMV regulations continue to exclude autonomous vehicles weighing more than 10,001 pounds. http://bit.ly/35ThN2Q

AARP AGE-FRIENDLY STATES AND COMMUNITIES NETWORK
-> The AARP Livable Communities Newsletter reported hundreds of cities, counties and towns -- as well as six states and one territory -- have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Membership means that the community's elected leadership has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city, county or state a great place to live for people of all ages. Check the AARP interactive map to see if your community is included. http://bit.ly/2QfSAbV


THE RESEARCH BEAT

DRIVER-ASSISTED TECH CAN INCREASE DISTRACTED DRIVING BY ALMOST 2X
-> AAA reported drivers with experience using advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, were nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted driving while using the systems compared to when they were driving without the systems, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. (Understanding the Impact of Technology: Do Advanced Driver Assistance and SemiAutomated Vehicle Systems Lead to Improper Driving Behavior?: http://bit.ly/2Q9QCtT) Alternatively, drivers with less experience and familiarity using the technology were less likely to drive while distracted with systems activated compared to when systems were not in use. To help mitigate such drawbacks of system use, comprehensive training for drivers purchasing ADAS-equipped vehicles may have a positive outcome. Additionally, every ADAS-equipped vehicle currently operates differently across functionality, ADAS activation, capabilities, and operating speeds, resulting in a learning curve each time a driver uses a different system. http://bit.ly/35Pkmmv

WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOODS & UPWARD MOBILITY
-> The American Psychologist published a study that examined why it is easier to get ahead in some cities and harder in others. (The Socioecological Psychology of Upward Social Mobility: http://bit.ly/35TU9mw) Researchers identified the "walkability" of a city, how easy it is to get things done without a car, as a key factor in determining the upward social mobility of its residents. They identified the relationship between walkability and upward mobility using tax data from approximately 10 million Americans born between 1980 and 1982. They showed that residents of walkable cities are less reliant on car ownership for employment and wages, significantly reducing one barrier to upward mobility. In 2 studies, including 1 preregistered study (1,827 Americans; 1,466 Koreans), researchers found that people living in more walkable neighborhoods felt a greater sense of belonging to their communities, which is associated with actual changes in individual social class.


QUOTES R US

"Poor maintenance of critical assets and breakdowns in system performance and asset management, for example, may be felt more by women because they are juggling multiple household responsibilities and providing rides to children and elderly parents and in-laws even as they maintain full time employment. These travel patterns, and the family obligations embedded in them, may make it less possible for women to forgo auto travel and use alternative modes, impacting energy and sustainability issues."
--From "Women's Issues in Transportation," a paper submitted by the Standing Committee on Women's Issues in Transportation (ABE70) as part of the Transportation Research Board Centennial website: http://bit.ly/34P1m6a

AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT...

SIX SANTAS, ONE BIKE, A BRASS SECTION, ACCORDION & A DRUM
Watch as 6 Santas in Amsterdam ride a single bike while playing instruments, including a tuba, an accordion, and a drum. http://bit.ly/2sZtDcP

SOOTHING AIRPORT ASMR
If you're traveling this holiday season, prepare by spending 9 minutes listening to relaxing ambient airport sounds inspired by JetBlue's Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. It's the airline's way into the YouTube trend of videos for autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. ASMR videos are meant to create a pleasurable sensation, described as tingly to the head and scalp, for people who watch and listen. https://wapo.st/2Q4E7zA

A REAL-LIFE INVISIBILITY CLOAK
Springwise reported that a Canadian company, Hyperstealth, has developed a real-life invisibility cloak for military use. (See a brief video demonstration: http://bit.ly/2tEUefG) The ultrathin material bends light to render people, tanks and other objects invisible, including people. The portable material does not require an energy source. It can be bent and folded and is designed to be carried in a soldier's backpack, and it can also be used to make parachutes. http://bit.ly/35EbGyS


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.

NEXT UP

Webinar "Women's Issues in Transportation Committee First Time Attendees Webinar"
Date: January 3, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Women's Issues in Transportation Committee
Details: http://bit.ly/2rpEzQQ, free

Webinar "Walking into the New Year"
Date: January 8, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Larry Smith (German Village Walking Club), & other panelists to be announced
Host: America Walks
Details: http://bit.ly/2E5eVUf, free

Webinar "Using the ADA and ABA Standards: Chapter 1: Application and Administration"
Date: January 9, 2020, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Paul Beatty & Bill Botten (US Access Board)
Host: US Access Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2sj88DO, free

Webinar "Protecting User Data and Expanding Mobility for All Communities"
Date: January 9, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: National Complete Streets Coalition & Lyft
Details: http://bit.ly/2rj0I32, free

Webinar "Navigating New Mobility: Emerging Technologies and Cities"
Date: January 22, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Becky Steckler & Rebecca Lewis (Univ. of OR)
Host: Transportation Research and Education Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2ZeAmMi, free

Webinar "Assessing the Impacts of New Mobility on Cities"
Date: January 22, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET (Rescheduled from December 3, 2019)
Presenter(s): Becky Steckler & Rebecca Lewis (Univ. of OR)
Host: Transportation Research and Education Center
Details: http://bit.ly/2Omf1g0, free

Webinar "The State of Transportation and Health Equity"
Date: January 23, 2020, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): TBA
Host: Smart Growth America
Details: http://bit.ly/35QXVwX, free

[See National & International Scene for details on The State of Transportation and Health Equity report.]

Webinar "Connect with Visitors Where they are Via Mobile Devices"
Date: January 23, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Ryan Branciforte (OuterSpatial), & Zachary T. Likins & Michelle O'Connor (Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Dept.)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/37DvGmV, members: $19, nonmembers: $39

Webinar "Not Just Big Cities: Vision Zero in smaller & suburban communities"
Date: January 23, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Christine E. Mayeur (City of Alexandria, VA), & Franz Loewenherz (City of Bellevue, WA)
Host: Vision Zero Network
Details: http://bit.ly/2OOmZ0k, free

Webinar "Sustainability Training for Policymakers & Planners"
Date: January 23 & 24, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET each day
Presenter(s): Kimberly Burton (Burton Planning Services)
Host: Urban Elephant Media
Details: http://bit.ly/2RQSCd5, $311.06 including fee

Webinar "Understanding How Women Travel"
Date: January 28, 2020, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Chelsea Richer (Fehr & Peers), Claudia Galicia (Transportation Planning at LA Metro), Meghna Khanna (Countywide Planning & Development at LA Metro), & Alice Grossman (Eno Center for Transportation)
Host: Eno Center for Transportation
Details: http://bit.ly/2SlxqMm, free

Webinar "Turbo-Charged - Turbo Roundabout Advancements"
Date: January 29, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Letty Schamp (City of Hilliard, OH), Brian Moore & Jaap Tigelaar (Arcadis), & RJ Porter (VHB)
Host: Transportation Research Board
Details: http://bit.ly/2REBDun, $105 for some registrants

Webinar "Equitable Complete Streets principles in school communities"
Date: January 30, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Presenter(s): Fionnuala Quinn (Discover Traffic Gardens), & Margot Oca˝as (Los Angeles DOT)
Host: National Complete Streets Coalition
Details: http://bit.ly/2ELjq6M, free

Webinar "Solutions for Managing Conflict on Shared-Use Trails"
Date: February 20, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Presenter(s): Danielle Fowles-McNiven (Tread Lightly!, Inc.), Chelle Grald (AERC Trailmaster), Steve Salisbury (American Motorcyclist Assn.), Cam Lockwood (Trails Unlimited LLC), & Karen Umphress (Up! Outside)
Host: American Trails
Details: http://bit.ly/2XK6oiv, members: $19, nonmembers: $39


RESOURCES

PUBLIC HEALTH DECISION-MAKING TOOL
-> The Network for Public Health Law released a simple 2-page tool that provides a checklist of key questions for public health decision-makers and practitioners to consider in making a decision whether to act or to wait based on information known at the time. (Public Health Decision-Making Tool: http://bit.ly/2Q6clD3) This tool is intended to support executive decision-making to protect the public from a potential public health threat by posing questions to evaluate risk of taking action based on information currently known or understood vs. waiting to act while obtaining more information to inform decisions.

-> The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) released 2 new resources that explore school transportation mode share data and the factors associated with active travel to school.

- WHO IS WALKING OR BIKING TO SCHOOL?
A PBIC resource puts data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey into context and identifies considerations for evaluating travel to school on a smaller scale. The US DOT National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) is the only source for national-level surveillance data about school travel. These data can be used to measure movement toward achieving national health objectives and as benchmarks for local communities evaluating their own mode shares. This info brief explores what the 2017 National Household Travel Survey can (and cannot) tell us about how students travel to school. Who is Walking or Biking to School? Patterns from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey and Future Directions: http://bit.ly/2ZouvUM

- SCHOOL TRAVEL DATA: INNOVATIVE COLLECTION METHODS AND USES
This second PBIC resource shares the stories of 3 state DOTs (WA State, GA and FL), and the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. It reflects on the value of understanding school travel patterns. These stories offer low cost and higher investment strategies for agencies of all sizes to consider adopting, while also reflecting the value of understanding school travel patterns. http://bit.ly/34Lhpln

BIKE/PED TRANSPORTATION UNIVERSITY COURSE
-> The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) reported that the FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation University Course is designed to help educators inspire the next generation of practitioners to support safe, vibrant, and multimodal transportation systems. Through this course, students will recognize the legitimacy of the bicycle and pedestrian modes; understand how policy, planning, and engineering practices can be improved to create a more balanced transportation system; and become familiar with basic policies, practices, tools, and design principles that can be used to create bicycle and pedestrian-friendly communities. The course contains 21 PowerPoint slideshows with speaker notes and complementary materials. http://bit.ly/2POe14R

LONG-RANGE PLANNING FOR HEALTH, EQUITY & PROSPERITY
-> ChangeLab Solutions released a new guide to empower planners, local leaders, and community advocates with the information they need to prioritize health and equity in their planning work. (Long-Range Planning for Health, Equity & Prosperity: A Primer for Local Governments: http://bit.ly/2QaLCFq - free after registration) This guide poses a series of questions to provoke thoughts on how planners can prioritize health and equity in their work. The answers to these questions provide a framework for aligning health equity policies across local government departments; and broad guidance on incorporating equity in long-range planning, community engagement, investment, and evaluation processes.

SAFETY EVALUATION OF PEDESTRIAN COUNTDOWN SIGNALS
-> The Federal Highway Administration released a report of a study that evaluated the safety effectiveness of pedestrian countdown signals (PCS) by conducting a before-after empirical Bayes analysis on data from 115 treated intersections in Charlotte, NC, and 218 treated intersections in Philadelphia, PA. (Safety Evaluation of Pedestrian Countdown Signals: http://bit.ly/2SqycaK.) The study results showed that after the implementation of PCSs, pedestrian crashes decreased by 9%, total crashes decreased by 8%, and rear-end crashes decreased by 12%. The goal of this report is to save lives by identifying new safety strategies that effectively reduce crashes and by promoting those strategies for nationwide implementation.

FORUM ON PREPARING FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES AND SHARED MOBILITY
-> The Transportation Research Board released a summary of a workshop that discussed the roles of government and the private sector as automated vehicle technologies advance. (Forum on Preparing for Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Mini-Workshop on the Roles of Government and the Private Sector: http://bit.ly/2EKTdF9


SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW

-> 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 PROPOSALS - 2020 Montana Bike Walk Summit, April 28-May 1, 2020, Great Falls, MT
Deadline: January 10, 2020, http://bit.ly/2OUuO5T

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 1st Latin American Congress of Physical Activity and Health Research, April 15-17, 2020, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Deadline: January 10, 2020 by 11:59 pm CT, http://bit.ly/34LIFQJ

-> 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, danrod@berkeley.edu

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology (SETT) 2020 Shaping the Future of Mobility (Transportation Research Board), August 31-September 2, 2020, Irvine, CA
Deadline: February 15, 2020, http://bit.ly/36nEMmo

-> CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 2020 NCHRP Synthesis Program (Transportation Research Board)
Deadline: February 17, 2020, http://bit.ly/2t2EkLP

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - APHA 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo (American Public Health Association), October 24-28, 2020, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: February 20, 2020, http://bit.ly/2PK1IGW

-> CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS - Walk21, September 22-25, 2020, Seoul, Korea
Deadline: Feburary 21, 2020, http://bit.ly/2E41qE6

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2020 International Conference on Winter Maintenance and Surface Transportation Weather and Winter Maintenance National Peer Exchange (Transportation Research Board), September 21-24, 2020, Atlanta, GA
Deadline: March 2, 2020, http://bit.ly/2RExZRd

-> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS - 2020 Liveable Cities Conference, June 22-23, 2020, Perth Australia
Deadline: March 6, 2020, http://bit.ly/2KRuVwA

-> CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Urban Transitions 2020 Integrating Urban and Transport Planning, Environment and Health for Healthier Urban Living, November 10-12, 2020, Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: June 5, 2020, http://bit.ly/38t4FTC

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

-> January 11, 2020 - TransportationCamp DC (Transportation for America), Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2DimdDG
-> January 12-16, 2020 - 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/24Xl8r9
-> February 2-5, 2020 - Active Living Conference 2020 (Active Living Research), Orlando, FL
http://bit.ly/2b7TrKP
-> February 5-7, 2020 - 8th international Winter Cycling Congress, Joensuu, Finland
http://bit.ly/2EMwkRS
-> February 6-7, 2020 - 2020 Safe Streets Summit, Fort Lauderdale, FL
http://bit.ly/2SgJZpx
-> February 11-12, 2020 - Esri Federal GIS (FedGIS) Conference, Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/33oOrqF
-> February 11-12, 2020 - MOVE, London, England
http://bit.ly/2rqpm1o
-> February 19-21, 2020 - Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit, Phoenix, AZ
http://bit.ly/2Qi3r8F
-> March 10-11, 2020 - National Walking Summit Connecting Communities, Overcoming Barriers (America Walks), St. Louis, MO
http://bit.ly/2xbGg3l
-> March 10-13, 2020 - Transportation 2020 Conference (formally Engineering NZ Transportation Group Conference), Christchurch, New Zealand
http://bit.ly/2ZbDLhi
-> March 15-17, 2020 - 2020 Lifesavers Conference, Tampa, FL
http://bit.ly/2Maylhd
-> March 15-17, 2020 - 21st National Bike Summit (League of American Bicyclists), Arlington, VA & Washington, DC
http://bit.ly/2CfVgCX
-> March 17-19, 2020 - 2020 National Shared Mobility Summit (Shared-Use Mobility Center), Chicago, IL
http://bit.ly/31iyp0J
-> March 25-27, 2020 - Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference, San Antonio, TX
http://bit.ly/2Fhn1so
-> April 1-4, 2020 - Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit (East Coast Greenway Alliance), Jacksonville, FL
http://bit.ly/2K0aTis
-> April 15-17, 2020 - 1st Latin American Congress of Physical Activity and Health Research, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
http://bit.ly/2ZlONOK
-> April 25-28, 2020 - 2020 National Planning Conference (American Planning Association), Houston, TX
http://bit.ly/2gFVZC7
-> April 28-May 1, 2020 - 2020 Montana Bike Walk Summit, Great Falls, MT
http://bit.ly/2OUuO5T
-> May 12-14, 2020 - Safer Roads 2020 International Conference, Richmond, VA
http://bit.ly/2Hp1jGZ
-> May 18-20, 2020 - 6th International Conference on Roundabouts (Transportation Research Board), Monterey, CA
http://bit.ly/2M3FLC8
-> May 24-31, 2020 - Go Bike Montreal Festival, Canada
http://bit.ly/33EjQWl
-> June 2-5, 2020 - Velo-city, Ljubljana, Slovenia
http://bit.ly/2YlM1Li
-> June 10-13, 2020 - CNU 28.Twin Cities (Congress for the New Urbanism), Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN
http://bit.ly/2VPMxNJ
-> June 14-17, 2020 - 8th International Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling (Transportation Research Board), Seattle, WA
http://bit.ly/2JuWuLA
-> June 21- 28, 2020 - Professional Study Abroad: Sustainable Transportation in Utrecht, Netherlands (Transportation Research and Education Center)
http://bit.ly/37C8DZD
-> June 21 - July 4, 2020 - Student Study Abroad 2020: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands (Transportation Research and Education Center)
http://bit.ly/2sjQgbN
-> June 22-23, 2020 - 2020 Liveable Cities Conference, Perth Australia
http://bit.ly/2QPJ01u
-> June 28 - July 1, 2020 - 6th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design (Transportation Research Board, Association INFRA Design, Arcadis), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://bit.ly/2IzyEAi
-> June 28-July 2, 2020 - 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Sapporo, Japan (International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety)
http://bit.ly/2Ip4IqC -> July 8-12, 2020 - Esri User Conference: GIS-The Intelligent Nervous System, San Diego, CA
http://bit.ly/2FxNHYp
-> July 12-15, 2020 - Transportation, Environment, and Energy: An Integrated Research Symposium (Transportation Research Board), Denver, CO
http://bit.ly/2nDExCN

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
http://bit.ly/WalkBikePlaces2020
-> September 15-18, 2019 - 2WALKandCYCLE 2020, Denedin, New Zealand
http://bit.ly/2Qg8pzB
-> October 24-28, 2020 - APHA 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo (American Public Health Association), San Francisco, CA
http://bit.ly/1Aaaq2h


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 - 2022 WINTER CYCLING CONGRESS HOST CITY
Winter cycling congress hosts are chosen for their dedication and desire to bring people together to improve conditions for cycling in adverse conditions everywhere. Hosts need not prove that they are the coldest, snowiest city. Rather, host cities must simply be willing to recognize the diversity of "winter conditions" around the world and be able and willing to encourage everyone to share their experiences, best practices and ideas.
Deadline: December 31, 2019, http://bit.ly/2PMmuFV

-> CALL FOR EVERY DAY COUNTS INNOVATIONS, FHWA
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) seeks information from State, local, and industry partners and the public on proven processes or technologies that have the potential to provide efficiencies in the planning, design, construction, operations, and/or maintenance of the nation's highway system. They are interested in innovations and processes that have the potential to transform the way the highway transportation community does business by shortening project delivery time, enhancing roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, and integrating automation. The information submitted may identify proven, market-ready innovations for potential deployment in the next round of Every Day Counts (EDC) in 2021-2022. There is no limit to the number of innovations that may be suggested by an individual or entity.
Deadline: January 21, 2020, http://bit.ly/2MnTmCC

-> JOB - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMERICA WALKS, WORK FROM OWN OFFICE IN THE US
America Walks seeks an experienced dynamic professional to serve as Executive Director. Reporting to the America Walks Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for America Walks administration, programs and execution of its mission. The Executive Director must be a strong team-oriented leader prepared to collaborate with staff and organizational partners to grow the national walking movement and elevate the importance of walking, moving and walkability among individuals, organizations and decision-makers. Candidates must demonstrate fundraising success, persuasive public speaking and writing skills, an understanding of advocacy and passion for the mission of America Walks.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, applicants encouraged to apply before January 15, 2020, http://bit.ly/2SkJ2PU

-> JOB - SENIOR CITY PLANNER -- TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY PLANNING -- PUBLIC WORKS, CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, CO
Transportation and Mobility Planning is seeking a highly qualified leader with expertise in transportation safety and multimodal transportation innovations, transportation analysis and concept design, and program development and implementation. This position will be part of a growing team and organization that will be responsible for leading Denver's Vision Zero program within Denver Public Works Transportation and Mobility Planning.
Deadline: January 12, 2020, http://bit.ly/2QfjCAb

-> JOB - COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, NORTH AMERICAN BIKESHARE ASSN., REMOTE POSITION ANYWHERE IN NORTH AMERICA, WITH PREFERENCE FOR RESIDENCE IN THE NORTHEAST REGION
NABSA seeks a full-time Communications Manager to grow and execute the organization's core communications capacities. The Communications Manager will manage all NABSA communications channels, and is responsible for the execution of NABSA's communications plan, which involves monthly newsletters, blog posts, email announcements, creating digital and print collateral, drafting messaging, maintaining the website, media relations, social media management and more.
Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis, open until filled, http://bit.ly/395TLmX

-> JOB - DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS COORDINATOR, BOSTON (MA) CYCLISTS UNION
The Development and Events Coordinator manages the Boston Cyclists Union's rapidly growing membership, events, and volunteer programs. They manage and assist in planning fundraising events and rides, like Biketoberfest and Bostreal; recruit volunteers to help execute engagement events and programs; develop and execute communication strategies related to member recruitment, engagement, and retention; and collaborate with staff to explore other fundraising and development opportunities.
Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis, open until filled, http://bit.ly/2EMPsiu

-> JOB - VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB, SEATTLE, WA
Cascade Bicycle Club is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. This individual has excellent communication and customer service skills, strong organizational and planning skills, and maintains a positive, proactive attitude. The Volunteer Coordinator cultivates volunteer engagement across all departments to support organizational efforts for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and Washington Bikes, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2rp4Z5c

-> JOB - CO-COORDINATOR, BIKE SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM, CYCLES OF CHANGE, OAKLAND, CA
Cycles of Change seeks an outgoing, self-directed, flexible, highly organized individual with good communication skills to co-coordinate and implement our safety programs. Co-coordinator will be working alongside another coordinator to both teach and coordinate the Bike Safety Education Program in Alameda County.
Deadline: None provided, http://bit.ly/2rqhyxd

See also:
-> 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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