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CenterLines Issue #113 December 31, 2004
2004 Highlights...
* Traverse City, MI
* Victoria, BC
* Massachusetts
* Alexandria, VA
* Portland, OR
* Missoula, MT
* New Jersey
* Mississauga, ON
* Marin County, CA
* Seattle, WA
* New York, NY
* Nashville, TN
* Olympia, WA
A few NCBW end-of-year reports...
* Bob Chauncey: Year End Comments
* Bill Wilkinson: A Brief Look Back ...
* Sharon Roerty: Looking Back/Going Forward
And an NCBW look ahead to 2005...

CenterLines Issue #112 December 17, 2004
* Act Now! Let Us Know About Your Accomplishments!
* NCBW, Louisville (KY) Continue Partnership
* Got Training?
* Traffic Control Article Now at NCBW Website
* Smart Growth Conference Scholarships Still Available
* New Jersey Bill: Tax Deduction for Bike Commuting
* Attn: Cities on the Forefront...
* PBIC Wants Instructor Trainees for SR2S Course

CenterLines Issue #111 December 3, 2004
* Celebrating 2004's Pedestrian, Bike Accomplishments
* Cambridge (MA) "Best in Class" Bike-Ped Program
* Got Ped-Bike Railroad Crossing Advice?
* STPP "Mean Streets 2004" Report Released

CenterLines Issue #110 November 19, 2004
* NCBW Begins Round 3 of Walkable Community Workshops
* San Juan Pueblo (NM) Demonstrates Powerful Vision
* MassBike Scores Major Transit Victory
* Winnebago Tribal Member Pushes Ped-Friendly Development
* What if We Built Our Cities around Places?
* Access to Walking Security Index Pilot Study Report

CenterLines Issue #109 November 5, 2004
* NCBW Co-sponsors Smart Growth Conference
* Thunderhead Alliance Adds Walking to Mission
* Sen. Kennedy Introduces Bill on Childhood Obesity
* Traffic Control: an Exercise in Self-Defeat?
* AASHTO Pedestrian Guide Published
* Toronto's Pedestrian Situation Gets Lively
* Marin Co. (CA) Transportation Sales Tax Approved
* Is Car-Free Central Park Coming to New York City?

CenterLines Issue #108 October 22, 2004
* Active Living Research Issues Call for Proposals
* Talking Bikes Take Messages to Street
* Marin Co. Bicycle Coalition Tests L.A.B. Safe Routes Pgm
* Bicycle Colorado Helps Extend Shoulder Policy

CenterLines Issue #107 October 8, 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 Photo Album Needs Pics!
* Congress Extends TEA-21 Trans. Act Another 8 Months
* Safe Kids: 90% of Intersections Hazardous for Kids
* League Honors Six New Bicycle-Friendly Communities
* Perils for Pedestrians Vol. 1 out on DVD This Month
* National Survey of Art on Trails
* U.S. Govt. Kicks Off "Healthier Feds" Campaign

CenterLines Issue #106 September 24, 2004
* Coming Up...PW/PB 2004 Presentations Online
* Some Feedback We've Gotten about PW/PB 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike Featured on Digital Radio Program
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 SRTS Institute a Big Success
* Please Fill Out A Short Survey For Us!
* NCBW Names Walkable Community Workshop Participants
* Study Shows Air Pollution Effects on Children's Health
* Thunderhead Alliance Releases Bicycling Benchmark Report
* New York City Rallies for Car-Free Central Park Loop
* Calif. Hosts "Everyday Activity" Conference Nov. 17-18
* GAO Report Questions TEA-21 State Commitments

CenterLines Issue #105 September 10, 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 Conference Sets Records
* America Walks Elects New Leaders
* Maine DOT Offers Free Walkability PowerPoints
* NHTSA Releases New Safe Routes Guide
* Velo Quebec Hosts Tourism Conference
* Walk to School Day/Week Coming in Early October
* Gihon Jordan Retiring from City of Philadelphia
* 2005 Nevada Ped-Bike Conference Call for Abstracts
* Rockville (MD) Development Wins New Urbanist Award
* Cooper Institute Studies Childhood Obesity Programs

CenterLines Issue #104 August 27, 2004
* The NCBW Has Moved!
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 Conference Is On The Launch Pad
* Calif Safe Routes Bill off to Governornator's Desk
* Aussie Draft Cycling Data, Indicators Report Released
* Moving Houston toward Walkable, Bikeable Future
* Be a Bicycling Ambassador During the RNC
* California May Adopt 'Corporal Bike' Pavement Marking
* NCHRP RFP Focuses on Rural Trans-Land Use Links

CenterLines Issue #103 August 13, 2004
* NCBW "Back to School" SR2S Institute is About Kids
* Uncertain Future for Transportation Bill
* Get Your Trail and Greenway Work Recognized!
* St. Louis Univ. Studies Walk, Bike Factors
* American Hiking Society Offers Nat'l Trail Fund Grants
* Marin Co. Calif Hosts Nat'l SR2S Leadership Training
* Olympia (WA) Advocates Push Sidewalk Ballot Measure

CenterLines Issue #102 July 30, 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike Presentations Listed
* Another Trans. Bill Extension: Congress Debates Funding
* CPSC Orders Bicycle Helmet Recall
* NCBW "Back to School" Safe Routes Institute Coming
* Got Thoughts on NHTSA Safety Data Collection?
* Car Companies: Bike/Ped-Free "Sustainable Trans"
* Washington State Funds $1M Worth of SR2S Pgms
* NCBW Expands Walkable Community Workshop Pgm
* State, Metro Health Risk Factor Maps Available Online
* CST Raises Profile Of Children In Transportation
* Many Aging Americans "Stranded Without Options"
* Invitation - Pro Walk/Pro Bike Book Club
* Int'l Walk To School Week: October 4-8, 2004
* Preserve and Promote Trails with Yogurt!

CenterLines Issue #101 July 16, 2004
* Centerlines #101 Screaming Deal: Free Copy of #1!
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 -- Back to School Institute
* Walkable Community Workshop Pgm Applications Underway
* Got Ideas? Try Them Out on the TRB's Idea Program!
* Missouri Gov. Holden's Fitness Challenge
* Brookings' Katz: "Neighborhoods of Choice and Connection"
* Bicycle-Friendly Cities Applications Due August 20
* Colorado Safe Routes Sponsor Hit by Driver
* CDC Youth Media Campaign Survey On-Line
* 1/3 of Euro Child Deaths: Traffic, Environment
* Aug 2 Abstract Deadline: Active Living Research Conf.
* Chicago's Millenium Park Bike Station Opens
* ePodunk Looks at Walking to Work Stats

CenterLines Issue #100 July 2, 2004
* Senate Conferees Press House to Adopt $318B TEA-21 Level
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike Program Topics List Posted
* IMBA's Blumenthal to Take Over at Bikes Belong
* Colorado Safe Routes Bill Becomes Law
* Betsy Jacobsen is New Colorado Bike/Ped Coordinator
* Pitt, Aca to Create Underground Railroad Bike Route
* Are You Ready for Active Aging Week?
* Bike to Work Victoria Participation Up 37%
* July Consumer Reports Tests Bike Helmets
* Northern Virginia's W&OD Trail Threatened by Power Co.

CenterLines Issue #99 June 18, 2004
* NCBW's Walkable Community Workshops Series Wins ITE Award
* BC Ferries Bike Rack Competition Tied to PW/PB 2004
* Bike to Work Victoria Offers Pre-Conference Session
* Pennsylvania Creates Hometown Streets/Safe Routes Program
* 2002 NHTSA Mini-Grants Nearing Completion
* Tallahassee MPO Adopts Bike/Ped Master Plan
* Non-Profits Push Ped, Bike Projects in Mexico City
* Study: Global Warming Bad for Children's Health

CenterLines Issue #98 June 4, 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike Program Coming Together!
* New Round of NCBW Walkable Community Workshops
* U.S. House to Take Action on Safe Routes Funding
* Maryland Health Dept Develops SR2S Guide
* NCBW's Chauncey to Address Canadian Health Professionals
* NJDOT Study Unveils New Trail Route Through North Jersey
* Bike the Vote: an Exercise in American Democracy
* Every Road Should Be Walkable, Bikeable -- Thompson
* Jeff Ciabotti is New RTC VP of Trail Development
* TCRP Problem Statement Submittal Due Date Looms
* AAFTS Evaluates Pedestrian Signal Timing
* National Trails Symposium Set for Oct. 21-24
* Sadowsky Chosen to Lead Chicagoland Bike Fed

CenterLines Issue #97 May 21, 2004
* Maplewood (NJ) Cyclists Tour Proposed Bikeways
* PW/PB 2004 Proposal Review Complete - Huzzah!
* Back to School! – A Safe Routes to School Institute
* London Study: Air Quality, Congestion Better
* Helmet Survey Has National Usage Rates

CenterLines Issue #96 May 7, 2004
* NCBW Brings WCW Workshops to Cincinnati Area
* And to Minneapolis-St Paul Region
* PW/PB 2004 Proposal Review <STILL> Almost Done
* Sidewalks Save Lives in Rockland County (NY)
* Stroke Survivors Take Safe Routes Msg to Congress
* State of the Air Report Ranks Cities, Counties
* League Honors 11 More Bike-Friendly Communities
* Free Maryland Booklets Provide Bike Safety Tips

CenterLines Issue #95 April 23, 2004
* America Walks, NCBW Kick off "Go Statewide!"
* Aging Americans: Stranded without Options
* Walkable Community Workshops Series Expands
* EPA Sponsors Smart Growth Award Program
* Nat'l Trails Symposium Call for Presentations
* 31 States Have Ozone Nonattainment Areas
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike Depends on Local Support

CenterLines Issue #94 April 9, 2004
* House Approves TEA-21 Renewal Plan
* Update: Pro Walk/Pro Bike - Creating Active Communities
* National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates May 6-8
* Cancer Takes Safe Routes Pioneer Anne Seeley
* Virginia DOT Adopts "Complete the Streets" Policy
* May is National Bike Month
* Philly's Klein Gallery Hosts Bike Part Art Show
* New Fact Sheets Summarize Physical Activity Research
* Overweight Kids' Have "Middle-Aged Smoker" Arteries
* Whatcom (WA) Transit Adds 3-Bike Bus Racks
* Calif Trans Dept. Wants Comment on Bike/Ped Report

CenterLines Issue #93 March 26, 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004: Creating Active Communities
* What's Up with the Transportation Bill?
* Highlights from the 2004 National Bike Summit
* International Bicycle Fund Offers Tour
* "Safe Roads" Theme for World Health Day 2004
* Ottawa #1 in Biking To Work, Montreal #1 in Walking
* Why Not Try for an ITE Ped Project Award?
* Tour Kosovo/a, Montenegro, Albania this Summer
* Wiliamson Co. (TX) Offers Online Bike Map

CenterLines Issue #92 March 12, 2004
* Urban Myths -- Keep Them Coming
* National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates May 6-8
* Revised Version Of "Inactivity Epidemic" Released
* Join National Walk to Work Day -- April 2nd
* Activist Tooker Gomberg Missing and Presumed Dead
* Ozaukee (WI) Interurban Trail Gets $1M Grant
* Prevention, APMA Announce US' 12 Best Walking Cities
* Chicago Ped Critical Mass Protests Deaths
* US HHS Announces "Small Steps" Obesity Campaign

CenterLines Issue #91 February 27, 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004 -- Have We Got Proposals!!
* Urban Myths -- More than Chihuahuas in Microwaves!
* NCBW Publishes "Taking Steps"
* Transportation Bill Moving Ahead in Congress
* NCBW Introduces "Does It Work? State DOT Project Assessment"
* Got Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resources?
* We'll Miss Australian Bike Advocate Ron Shepherd
* NBDA/Thunderhead Alliance Launch National Campaign
* "Common Ground" Links Walking, Biking, Health
* Rail~Volution Call for Presentations Deadline Approaches
* Coalition Protests Administration Approach to Obesity
* Maryland Considers "Routine Accommodation" Bill
* Requesting Bicycle Facility Cost Information
* Diane Bishop Leaving Eugene (OR) Bike Program

CenterLines Issue #90 February 13, 2004
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike Proposal Deadline Looms
* NCBW Starts State DOT Benchmarking Phase II
* Federal Trans. Bill Staggers Forward
* APBP Wants ADA Pedestrian Design Trainers
* Colorado Safe Routes to School Bill Introduced
* MassBike's Tim Baldwin Leaves for Law School
* Request for Pedestrian/Bicycle Resources
* Commentary: Marie Birnbaum on Advocates' Report
* Adventure Cycling Exec. Director Bill Sawyer Departs

CenterLines Issue #89 January 30, 2004
* ALRC Offers New Active Living Presentation
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike Proposal Deadline Looms
* Andy Clarke to Lead L.A.B.
* Congress Plans Action on TEA-21 Renewal
* Walkable Community Workshops Begin March 1
* Oregon: Enforcement Cuts X-Walk Crashes
* "Time's Up!" at 2004 Republican Nat'l Convention
* L.A.B. International Symposium to Attract Mayors
* College Park Bicyclists Propose Map Color Codes
* DelDOT Lets Public Vote Before Project Built
* Kingston (ON) Releases Cycling/Pathways Report
* Denver's Walkable Stapleton Gets Car-Sharing

CenterLines Issue #88 January 16, 2004
* PW/PB Presentation Proposal Deadline Looms
* New Articles Posted at NCBW Forum
* America Bikes Begins "Complete Streets" Campaign
* Active Living Leadership Grants Encourage Healthy Communities
* Chicagoland's Neufeld Takes on New Challenge
* Ottawa, Niagra, (ON) Gear Up Bike Plan Efforts
* NCHRP Conducts Bicycle Railing Height Survey
* FHWA Offers 2 New Docs on Accessible Sidewalks
* Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
* St. Louis' "Broken Bikes Broken Lives" Memorial
* Auto Club Drops Member Survey Bike/Ped Questions
* Things Are Cooking Down Under!
* Calif. Bicycle Coalition Leader Moves On
* Canadian Road Safety Conference Call for Papers
* Brisbane (OZ) Wins Award for Key Bike Projects

CenterLines Issue #87 January 2, 2004
* Chicagoland Bike Fed Helps Wauconda Lift School Bike Ban
* A New Look to the NCBW's Line-Up
* Virginia DOT Releases Draft Bike/Ped Policy for Comment
* Effective Health Messages Don't Preach, Ad Exec Says
* TRB Annual Meeting to Highlight Trans. Bill Reauthorization
* TRB to Hold Conference on Women's Transportation Issues
* Please Help With Phase II Of NCBW'S State DOT Scan
* Public Health & Environment Conference Call for Abstracts
* "Increasing Physical Activity" Guides Back In Stock
* Media Can Play Positive Role in Obesity Fight
* Presentation Proposals Deadline for Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2004