Photo by John Williams

NCBW Newsroom - Regional and Local Actions

The National & International Scene | Regional and Local Actions | The Research Beat | Resources | Jobs, Grants & RFPs

BOULDER, CO: GOOGLE PAYS STAFF /DAY TO LEAVE CAR HOME
-> The Daily News Boulder Camera reports in February Google started a $5-a-day incentive to encourage employees not to drive their vehicles to the Boulder campus, which has prevented the equivalent of carbon emissions from nearly 200,000 passenger vehicle miles. The company developed its program at the request of the city to reduce the traffic and environmental impacts of its Boulder campus that will be home to more than 1,000 workers. It is only one of two Google campuses across the country. (The other is at its Venice, CA location.) Employees can take the bus, bike to work, be dropped off to work by someone else or take any other method of transportation that doesn't involve parking a car in the campus lot. Every employee receives an RTD EcoPass and a B-cycle membership. Employees can reserve shared cars to run errands during the day, and inter-office bicycles offer travel between buildings on the campus. http://bit.ly/2D9hNSp

BOSTON, MA TO HIRE 20 NEW TRANSPORTATION POSITIONS
-> The City of Boston, MA plans to hire 20 new positions at its Transportation Department in the coming months. They are looking for a diverse set of passionate, dedicated, and experienced people to join their team to make Go Boston 2030's plan (http://bit.ly/2xuNoaN) of expanding access, improving safety, and ensuring reliability a reality. Positions include planners, engineers and operations staff working in transit, Vision Zero, Active Transportation, New Mobility, and Traffic Signals. Fill out a preliminary interest form (http://bit.ly/2xwOLpG) if you are interested in a position. Positions will be posted on the City of Boston Career Center in batches over the coming weeks where you will be able to search and apply on the transportation section of the City's Career Center. http://bit.ly/2xvMScL

DENVER, CO: MAYOR'S BUDGET INCLUDES $7M FOR BIKE PLAN WORK
-> Bicycle Colorado reports Denver, CO's 2019 budget includes $27 million for transportation and mobility improvements, more than $7 million of which will go directly to implementing the Denver Moves Bicycle Plan. (http://bit.ly/2QGGath) This is a big step up from the 2018 budget, which included $2.2 million for bicycling improvements. In addition to the bicycle network improvements, the city is also adding to its investment in Denver B-cycle with $800,000, or about double what it had previously allotted for the city's flagship bike sharing program. There is also money specifically dedicated to building out the pedestrian network, as well as addressing high crash locations so the city can meet its Vision Zero Goals. The budget now heads to the Denver City Council for approval next month. http://bit.ly/2QGFsw7

DENVER, CO: ADVOCATING FOR PEDS OVER PARKING LOTS
-> 5280, Denver's Mile High Magazine reports the founder of the Denver Infill blog (http://bit.ly/2xvD4iP) has made it his mission to thoroughly document Denver's development, and staunchly advocate for the eradication of surface parking lots, and providing more options that are truly competitive to the automobile. Recently, multiple projects have been proposed that would replace some of downtown's more unsightly lots with mixed-use developments. Some locals have expressed concerns that reduced parking options will make the area a less desirable destination for suburbanites. http://bit.ly/2xvQWts

NASHVILLE, TN: FREE SCOOTER SAFETY CLASS
-> Walk Bike Nashville, TN announced they have partnered with Lime to host a free scooter safety class. Scooters have landed in Nashville and the new regulations require them to follow the same rules of the road as bicycles. They are very excited to be sharing their bike lanes with their new scooter friends, and want to make sure people understand how to scoot legally and safely around town. During this class you'll learn all the dos and don'ts of riding safely through Nashville. Lime is giving every class participant a $20 ride credit. http://bit.ly/2QFOZU5

Get a jump start on this news by subscribing to CenterLines.