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CenterLines Issue #347 December 31, 2013
* A Happy New Year
* CenterLines' Readers' Favorite Resources of 2013
* A Cyclist's Top 14 Bike Stories Of 2013
* Walking Wonder Drug for Health & Happiness
* Why Bicycling in the US Is Exceptionally Dangerous

CenterLines Issue #346 December 18, 2013
* Call for Proposals: Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014!
* 4,300 in S Korean Neighborhood Go Car-free for a Month
* Policies/Plans Make Cities More Walkable
* More to Learn About Public Health-Urban Planning Link
* Wonder drug: Walking

CenterLines Issue #345 December 4, 2013
* What College Towns Can Teach Planners About Biking
* What Your Street Grid Reveals About Your City
* Messaging for Walking Advocacy
* Photo Proof: Black Friday Parking Supply Far Exceeds Demand
* Census App: IDs Possible New Hometowns
* Italian Bike Theft Conference
* Respond to Annual Bicyclists' Survey

CenterLines Issue #344 November 20, 2013
* Alliance Calls for Congressional Transportation Investment
* Proposed Legislation: Require Bike/Ped Safety Performance Measures
* New Version of Online Ped Safety Guide Released
* Revamped Youth Ped Education & Safety Resources
* Newly Named Bike-Friendly Businesses & Universities
* 2014 Walkscore Index is Out
* Few College Communities Earn Passing Walkscores
* Need to Raise Awareness of Older Adults' Transportation Needs
* Bike Lanes in African American Neighborhoods

CenterLines Issue #343 November 6, 2013
* Costs of Bike & Ped Facilities by Type
* The More a European Country Rides, the Happier it is
* App Helps People of all Abilities Use Transit
* Algorithms, Math Models Improve Bike Share Performance
* Federal $ for Small Town & Rural Livability Via Transportation
* 8 More Walk Friendly Communities Recognized
* Respond to Survey: Continuing Education Topics

CenterLines Issue #342 October 23, 2013
* Motor Vehicle Pollution: More Deaths Than Traffic Deaths
* Video: Cycling City Groningen (The Netherlands)
* Why the ĎSit-able Cityí is the Next Big Idea
* Video: New Walking Revolution Documentary
* Signing Dead End Streets that Continue for Peds or Bikes
* Suburban Bicycle Friendly Communities
* Pimp Your Block Online Tool
* Shop Latest Transportation Books 50-70% Off by Oct. 28

CenterLines Issue #341 October 9, 2013
* US Access Board Releases Federal Outdoor Recreation Sites Guidelines
* Kaiser Study: We Know Walking is Healthy, But Donít Walk Enough
* DIY Walkability Street Signs via Walk [Your City] Website
* Transportation Sessions at American Public Health Assn. Annual Meeting
* McCann Book Released: Completing Our Streets
* Adapting Land and Water Conservation Fund Act for Next 50 Yrs
* Take Development of TDM Professional Credential Survey
* Toronto Youth Bike Summit Presents Vision to Officials
* Happy International Walk to School Day!

CenterLines Issue #340 September 25, 2013
* NACTO Releases New Urban Street Design Guide
* Bike Commuting Up 10% from 2011-2012
* Advocates Deliver Bike/Ped Strategies/Metrics to US DOT
* Hungarian Transport Minister Signs National Cycling Charter
* FHWA Announces Transportation & Health Tool Development
* Call for Input by 9/30 for The Innovative DOT, 2nd Edition
* Four Ways Protected Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses

CenterLines Issue #339 September 11, 2013
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2014 Gets Started in PGH
* FHWA Takes Flexible Approach to Bike & Ped Facility Design
* USDOT Announces TIGER Grants
* Bike Share Systems Infographic
* Bike Lanes Donít Hurt Retail Business
* Ontario Releases 20-Yr Cycling Vision & Goals
* Economic Benefits of Cycling in the EU-27

CenterLines Issue #338 August 28, 2013
* UK Commits Nearly $230 Million in Cycle Funding by 2015
* Planetizenís Top 10 2013 Planning, Design & Development Websites
* 500+ Complete Streets Policies
* New Undergrad Bike & Ped Teaching Modules
* Spain: City Map Visualizes Distance & Walking Time
* Edmonton (Canada) Bike Ed Videos w/ LEGOS & Humor
* Engineers Communicate About Who They Are & What They Do
* CenterLines Must Reads from 2013 (So Far) + Changes Coming

CenterLines Issue #337 August 14, 2013
* Australian Government Identifies Plan to Increase Active Transportation
* New NHTSA Ped Safety Grants & Everyone is a Pedestrian Website
* How MPOS are Handling TAP and SRTS
* New Report Benchmarks US Womenís Bicycling
* SkirtBike: Be Proud to Ride Like a Girl!
* US Access Board Launches Redesigned Website
* Revised Australian Planning Checklist for Cycling

CenterLines Issue #336 July 31, 2013
* Professional Development Seminar: Intensive Pre-Conference Workshops
* Best Practices: Planning an Urban Greenway Presentation
* Smart Streets Counting Cyclists & Peds
* London (Great Britain) to Add More 20 MPH Speed Limit Zones
* Grand Rapids (MI) $632K Model Bike Safety Project
* Poorest Brooklyn (NY) Neighborhood Welcomes New Bike Lane
* St. Louis (MO) to Create Elevated Parkway from Railway Trestle
* Three New Walk Friendly Communities
* Disagreement: Where Cyclists Belong in Los Angeles (CA) Lane w/ Sharrows

CenterLines Issue #335 July 17, 2013
* APBP PDS Early Bird Rate Expires July 19
* Boulder as Learning Lab for Biennial PDS
* Crowdfunding to Help Cities Pay for Projects People Want
* Video History Of Toronto & Montreal (Canada) Cycling Infrastructure
* Political Conservatives Should be Smart Growth Champions
* China Considers Car-Purchase Limits to Fight Pollution
* Online IL Bike Safety Quizzes Challenge Adults & Children
* OR Legislature Passes Voluntary VMT Fee in Lieu of Gas Tax
* Sonoma County (CA) Bike Ped Master Plan Objectives

CenterLines Issue #334 July 3, 2013
* National Conference Round Up
* Women Cyclist of Color Reach Out
* Making That Elusive Health Argument
* Congress Begins Considering Complete Streets Bill
* Land Use, Transportation & Environment Interactions
* Mobility Playbook to Transform Car-Oriented Red Deer (Canada)
* Sea of Bikes Swamps Dutch Capital
* London Bikes = 24% of Morning Traffic
* FHWA: Curb Ramps Required When Resurfacing
* Responding to Smart Growth Criticism

CenterLines Issue #333 June 19, 2013
* Highway Sponsors Must Study Transit, Suburban Sprawl Impacts
* 27-Country European Cycling Benchmark Report
* Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets
* FHWA Transportation Alternatives Program Final Guidance
* Find It, Fund It! Interactive Search Tool
* State-by-State SRTS Spending Chart
* TRB Health and Transportation Subcommittee

CenterLines Issue #332 June 5, 2013
* The New Majority is Pedaling Toward Equity
* NHTSA Projects First Increase in Fatalities Since 2005
* Forecast Demand for Walkable, Mixed Use Communities
* Realtors Using Pedal Power To Sell Homes
* Healthier Cities Thru Citizens' Contributions
* Top Bike Stories of the Year: One Person's List
* Register October 9th Walk to School Day Events Now

CenterLines Issue #331 May 22, 2013
* Smart Growth Savings & Revenue Quantified
* Projecting Millennials' Driving Habits as They Age
* New Walk Friendly Communities + Apply to Join Them
* City Walk TV Series Explores Ped Life
* New Bicycle Friendly Communities
* Infographic Evaluation of Community Bike Friendliness
* FHWA Online Livable Communities Discussion Board
* Road Safety for Every Age
* Revised FHWA 'Safer Journey" Materials for Kids 5 - 18
* Streets that Work

CenterLines Issue #330 May 8, 2013
* Walk Score Measures & Tracks Destination Proximity
* Expanded Features in Rightsizing Streets Guide
* New International Comprehensive Ped Safety Manual
* State Bicycle Friendly Rankings
* The New Transportation Planning Paradigm
* College Curriculum to Teach Basics of Public Transportation
* Why the Drop in Younger Drivers
* Cellphones cause far more crashes than recorded

CenterLines Issue #329 April 24, 2013
* Two Canadian Active School Travel Apps for Kids Young & Old
* Before & After Video: Shared Space Success in UK
* Growth in European Bicycle Highways
* Book Review: Walking, Density & Neighborhood Form
* Sitting is the New Smoking: Health Risks of Inactivity
* National Bike to School Day May 8
* School Zones Too Limited: Community-Wide 20 MPH
* Best Complete Streets Practices of 2012
* Call for Response: Communities with Complete Streets Policies

CenterLines Issue #328 April 10, 2013
* Call for Response: Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking
* Surgeon General Announces Walking Campaign
* Call for Response: Survey on Innovative Urban Bikeway Design
* Call for Response: LAB's Women & Equity Survey
* New RE:Streets Web Site Designs Rethink American Streets
* Saudi Arabia Lifts Public Biking for Women Ban, Keeps Restrictions
* Pascagoula (MS) Pays 20% Match for SRTS Sidewalks
* Mobile (AL): Poor Safety, Walkability, Cyclability Cause Misery
* Impact of Trails on Illinois Economies, Health, Environment
* WV Senate Passes Complete Streets Bill, House to Consider

CenterLines Issue #327 March 27, 2013
* Streetsblog: Surface Parking March Madness!
* Congressional Leaders Call for Bike/Ped Safety Goal
* Evidence Vehicle Miles May Have Peaked
* Spend More on Infrastructure or Spend More Wisely?
* New Report Touts Amazing Benefits of Walking
* Link Between Walkability and Local School Performance?
* Islands of Sustainability Transform More than Immediate Project
* APBP Professional Development Seminar: Call for Speakers
* Women's (Bike) History Month Profile: Barbara McCann
* Answer Brief Uncontrolled Crossings Survey by April 30

CenterLines Issue #326 March 13, 2013
* Walking is Not a Crime
* Mayor of London Unveils £1 Billion Cycling Masterplan
* US DOT To Create Bike/Ped Safety Standards
* New Strategies to Increase Youth Physical Activity
* New Volvo Auto-Breaks for Pedestrians and Cyclists
* New Volvo Outside-Car Airbag to Save Pedestrians
* Bicycling Means Business: How Cycling Enriches People and Cities

CenterLines Issue #325 February 27, 2013
* PPS Announces Placemaking Leadership Council
* Report: Equitable, Healthy & Sustainable Smart Growth
* World's Most Bike-friendly Winter City: Oulu, Finland
* Register National Bike to School Day Events
* Walkonomics: New Way to Measure Walkability
* Cyclists' Upload Route Videos onto Google Map
* Bike Maps Give Riders Info They Actually Need
* US Access Board: Supplement to Shared Use Path Access Rule
* Complete Streets State Legislation Toolkit Released

CenterLines Issue #324 February 13, 2013
* PPS Announces Spring Trainings
* Hunting for the Worst Intersection in America
* 'Find It, Fund It' Charts Federal Bike & Ped Funding Sources
* Kids Who Walk or Bike to School Concentrate Better
* Disturbing & Sometimes Tragic Challenge of Walking in America
* Women Pedal to Forefront of Bicycle Movement
* League Welcomes New Equity Advisory Council
* BIXI Bike Share Program Impact Evaluation
* New Orleans (LA) Study: Bike Lanes Increase Ridership
* Shared Bike/Bus Lane Design, Policies & Characteristics

CenterLines Issue #323 January 30, 2013
* USDOT Secretary LaHood Announces Retirement
* National Bike Summit: Women's Forum Program
* Gas Tax & Tolls Only Pay 1/3 of State & Local Road Spending
* Fighting Off the Car in Latin America
* Toronto (Canada) Physicians Call for More Bike Lanes, More Quickly
* History Influences British Cycling/Road Infrastructure
* Download Free New Complete Streets Presentations
* New Rightsizing Streets Guide Released

CenterLines Issue #322 January 16, 2013
* Counting Down to the 2013 National Bike Summit
* Safe Routes to School: NYC Child Ped Injuries Down 44%
* New Federal Rules Help Align Housing and Transportation Policy
* Federal Government Skews the U.S. Real Estate Market
* U.S. Health Worse Than Nearly All Other Industrialized Countries
* MPO Framework for Planning Healthy Communities
* Biking Transforms Business: Attracts Great Jobs & Talent
* Database of 50 States' Traffic Laws that Affect Bicyclists
* Hit-and-Run Deaths Increase, but Culprits Hard to Capture
* New PBIC Bike and Ped White Paper Series

CenterLines Issue #321 January 2, 2013
* Happy New Year from CenterLines!
* D.C. Streetsblog Makes 2012 Transportation Awards
* Take the APBP Professional Survey!
* Smart Growth and Economic Success
* Cities Can Thrive Again by Making Downtowns More Pedestrian Friendly
* Growing Need for Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals
* A Few Surprises in New Bike Scores from Walk Score
* U-Pack Moving Publishes "Top Five Most Walkable Cities" List