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PRESENTATIONS: NACTO DESIGNING CITIES 2019: TORONTO CONFERENCE
-> Review about 2 dozen presentations from last month's NACTO Designing Cities 2019: Toronto conference. For example:
- Scaling Up: From Bike Lanes to Complete Networks
- Don't Give Up at the Intersection
- 25's the Limit: Setting Safe Speed Limits in Your City
- At the Intersection of Transportation & Equity
- Streets for Kids: Why They Matter and How to Make Them
- Paint, Posts, Pop-ups and Partnerships: The Quadruple Threat to Transform Streets Fast
Scroll down to the Monday, September 9, 3:30 - 5:00 pm sessions, and continue scrolling for Tuesday and Wednesday sessions: http://bit.ly/2MXJlvu
VISION ZERO CITIES INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRAFFIC SAFETY INNOVATION
-> Transportation Alternatives published the 2019 edition of the Vision Zero Cities International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation. (>http://bit.ly/2SdbvDR) Articles include:
GUIDE: MEASURING VMT TO PROMOTE HEALTH EQUITY
-> ChangeLab Solutions released a new guide for who want to use their implementation of California's Senate Bill 743 to improve health equity in their region and others who want to facilitate collaboration with local government officials. (How Measuring Vehicle Miles Traveled Can Promote Health Equity: A guide for implementing new Transportation Planning Standards: http://bit.ly/2PrlHul) SB 743 requires local governments in CA after July 1, 2020 to use vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the metric in CA Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analyses that measure the impact of transportation projects on the environment. For many CA cities and counties, making the transition from level of service to VMT will require local governments to shift their existing methods for analyzing transportation impacts; adopt new policies; and provide education or retraining to staff. The new guide includes case studies from 5 California cities that have already made the jump to VMT, highlighting best practices and challenges in the implementation process as well as stakeholder and community engagement.
US EPA UPDATED AMERICA'S CHILDREN AND THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT
-> The US Environmental Protection Agency released its America's Children and the Environment report. (http://bit.ly/2Pu1x2F) It brings together information from a variety of sources to provide national indicators and related information on the environment and children's health. The report website presents the most recent data and analyses prepared by EPA, including updates to indicators in published reports.
INTEGRATING SHARED MOBILITY INTO MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION
-> The FHWA Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter reported the agency recently published 3 case studies on how MPOs, regional planning partners, and shared mobility companies are working together to integrate shared mobility options into regional multimodal transportation networks. The case studies follow recent innovations in shared mobility including microtransit. (Integrating Shared Mobility into Multimodal Transportation Planning: Metropolitan Case Studies: http://bit.ly/2RGxPGY) The case studies highlight Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; and Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. http://bit.ly/34gnXJ8
RECYCLED RUBBER PAVEMENT REPAIRS ITSELF WHEN IT RAINS
-> Springwise reported a University student created a Dyson award winning regenerating rubber pavement designed to replace asphalt roads. With a mix of additives and old rubber tires, the new pavement creates a putty that reacts to water. When water hits the road, the putty makes calcium silicates that fill any cracks, producing a constantly self-repairing road. http://bit.ly/2IVMJpp
ASPHALT ART GUIDE
-> The Bloomberg Philanthropies released their Asphalt Art Guide this week to offer inspiration and tips to create art on roadways and public spaces that helps city agencies, community organizations and artists be most efficient in championing projects that deliver safer, more beautiful streetscapes. The Guide features successful plaza and roadway art activations around the world, as well as key steps and tips for developing such projects. Bloomberg Philanthropies plans to release additional information on model contracts, permits, and insurance soon. https://bloombg.org/36dhqAy, download free after registration.