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CenterLines Issue #399 December 30, 2015
* GAO Report: Actions to Improve Ped & Cyclist Safety
* Vancouver North American Cycling Leadership
* Stockholm, Sweden: Fund Cycling Via Congestion Zone Fees
* London, England Requires Truck Upgrades to Protect Cyclists
* Global Observatory for Physical Activity Country Report Cards
* America Walks Walking Track at Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place

CenterLines Issue #397 December 2, 2015
* Cycling Delivers on the Global Sustainable Development Goals
* Vancouver Safest City to Cycle in Canada
* Time to Stop Pretending That Roads Pay for Themselves
* EU Transport Ministers Declare Cycling as Climate Friendly
* Bad Street Design Kills People
* Transportation Planning: Too Few Recognize Technology Impact
* Ped Infrastructure Investment Doesn't Automatically Create Walkability
* Bike Sharing Changes City Life

CenterLines Issue #396 November 18, 2015
* Report: A Global High Shift Cycling Scenario
* National Walking Summit Highlights
* Canberra, Australia 5-Year Plan: Peds First, Cyclists Second
* First State of the N American Bike/Walk Advocacy Movement
* Equity in Safe Routes to School
* Mexico City Superhero Wrestles For Pedestrians

CenterLines Issue #395 November 4, 2015
* Federal Transportation Update #1
* Federal Transportation Update #2
* New Transportation and Health Tool
* Olso, Norway: Sets High Cycling Goals & Commits $500K, $1B Later
* EcoMobility World Festival & Impact on Johannesburg, S Africa
* Dutch System Identifies Open Bike Parking Spaces
* Slow & Intentional Changes Transformed Amsterdam
* Video: Danish Rush Hour Bike Traffic
* Video Highlights: American Public Health Assn Annual Meeting
* PWPBPP 2016 Updates

CenterLines Issue #394 October 21, 2015
* Comment on FHWA Proposal to Eliminate 11 of 13 Controlling Design Criteria
* France to Propose Bike Commuter Travel Reimbursement
* Six European Cities Plan Car-Free District
* U.S. Bicycle Routes Now over 11,000 Miles in 23 States
* White House Champions of Change, Innovators in Transportation
* What It Takes to Get a Road Diet Done

CenterLines Issue #393 October 7, 2015
* International Walk to School Day
* FHWA: Bike & Ped Provisions in Fed Transportation Legislation
* FHWA: Revised Eligible Bike & Ped Projects via Transit Funds
* Paris Day w/o Cars Cuts Air Pollution & Noise
* Helsinki, Finland: Subsidize City Worker Bike Purchases
* London, England: Opposition to Separated Bike Lanes
* UN Climate Footprint Calculator

CenterLines Issue #392 September 23, 2015
* Reflections on PARK(ing) Day
* Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities
* EPA: Smart Growth Self-Assessment for Rural Communities
* European Parliament Approves EU Roadmap for Cycling
* FHWA Review: Creating International Bike & Ped Networks
* Grassroots Campaign Slows UK Traffic to 20 mph
* Streetfilms: Central London, England Streets Transformed
* London, England: Separate Cyclist & Motorist Turns
* Archive: Launch of Call to Action on Walking & Walkable Communities
* African-American Cycling Perceptions & Intervention Strategies
* RTC: Take the National Trail User Survey
* Take Context Sensitive Solutions Clearinghouse Survey
* Take the Physical Activity & Public Health Survey
* City Planners Must Practice Everyone-Based Design

CenterLines Issue #391 September 9, 2015
* Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking & Walkable Communities
* The Economist: Active Transport & Health
* Federal Bike & Ped Funding Opportunities
* FHWA Memo: Flexible Excess TAP Funds Authority
* Case Study: Mexico City's Path to ‘Pedestrianization'
* GIS Tool: Assessing Equity of Access to Bike Infrastructure
* TRB Report: Legal Problems Related to Pedestrian Facilities
* Urban Mobility Scorecard Congestion Report Controversial
* 5 Key Trends in Open Streets, incl. Evaluation Resources

CenterLines Issue #390 August 26, 2015
* Celebrating Deb Hubsmith
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2016 Theme Inspired by Vancouver, BC Action Plan
* FHWA: Misconceptions re Bike/Ped Funding, Design & Environmental Review
* Paris, France to Go Completely Car-free for One Day
* The History of the Bike-share Boom
* World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: 3rd Sunday of November
* Call for Comment on USDOT Beyond Traffic Report
* Yelp Public Services & Government App & Webpages

CenterLines Issue #389 August 12, 2015
* SRTS: 10 Years of Improving Community Walking & Biking Conditions
* GHSA Report: Understanding & Addressing Pedestrian Safety
* Better City-Making Means Breaking Down Silos—Here's How
* Copenhagen Metro Area, Denmark Regional Cycling Report
* Australian National Cycling Strategy: Implementation Report
* Cambridge, UK: Britain’s Cycling Capital
* Sydney, Australia Launches First E-paper Traffic Signs
* Canada Crosses Protected Bike Lane Tipping Point
* Blessing Bicycles for the Earth

CenterLines Issue #388 July 29, 2015
* Study confirms that 10-foot lanes make safer intersections
* CDC Releases New Built Environment Assessment Tool
* Review of State DOT Distribution of Planning Funds to MPOs
* U.S. Access Board New Ch. 4 Online Guide to ADA & ABA Standards
* USDOT: Share Unconventional Public Involvement Activities

CenterLines Issue #387 July 15, 2015
* DOT Updates Highway Trust Fund Ticker: Deadline, Shortfall Loom
* Why Millennials Are Driving Less
* Designed to Move: A Physical Activity Action Agenda
* New Mapping Tool Helps Judge Pedestrians, Public Space
* Take Survey of Cities on Protected Bike Lane Designs
* Milan, Italy to Create Car-free Downtown
* How Transportation Can Create a Sense of Community
* BIKE - The Amazing world of Cyclists in Utrecht, The Netherlands

CenterLines Issue #386 July 1, 2015
* Thank you, Andy Clarke
* EPA: Environmental Justice Mapping & Screening Tool
* Bike Infrastructure Lowers Congestion & Stretches Transportation $
* Calgary, Alberta: Connected Protected Bike Lane Network
* Dublin, Ireland to Ban Cars from Downtown Streets
* VMT Up 14 Months in a Row
* Plan Now for International PARK(ing) Day
* Second National Walking Summit

CenterLines Issue #385 June 17, 2015
* New Google Company Tackles City Problems
* 73 Seriously Fun Ways to Make Your Town More Playful
* Scotland: Strategies to Get More People Walking and Cycling
* Car-free Central Dublin, Ireland Proposed
* 3D Print a Steel Bridge in Mid-Air

CenterLines Issue #384 June 3, 2015
* Federal Safe Streets Act Introduced
* US DOT Mayors Challenge Update
* Active Transportation Equity Master Plan Scan
* Four US Cities Creating Protected Intersections
* Vancouver, BC: Nearly 50% Ped, Bike & Transit Mode Share
* Vancouver, BC: To Convert Another Bridge Lane to Bike & Ped Traffic
* Analysis of Fiscal Implications of Municipal Development Patterns
* Understanding Smart Growth Economic Savings & Benefits
* Study: Quebec Cycle Tourists Spend More, Stay Longer, Come More Often
* Vote for Walking Visionary Awards Nominees

CenterLines Issue #383 May 20, 2015
* Realtors: Walkable Communities 4X More Tax Revenue, 41% Higher GDP
* Design Resource Index
* Advances in & Recommendations for Disabilities Transportation
* [Crowdsourced AXS Map App Creates City Guides for Wheelchair Users]
* Funding a multimodal transportation system
* Black Girls Do Bike!
* Hospitals As Bike Friendly Businesses
* Vigilante Russian Youth Shame Drivers on Sidewalks

CenterLines Issue #382 May 6, 2015
* May is National Bike Month
* APBP 2015 Professional Development Seminar: Registration Open
* Most Bike-Friendly US Cities by Commuters, Fatalities & Fed $
* Walkable Station Spacing Key to Successful Bike Share
* [Chicago's Divvy Bikeshare Soon to Have Most Stations]
* Segregated and Unequal
* Roads Depend on Bus Rider, Cyclist & Pedestrian Handouts
* [4 of 10 Highways: Not Enough Traffic to Pay for Themselves]
* Survey: Purposes of Different Walking Types
* LAB: 161 New & Renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses
* 2016: Adventure Cycling (nee Bikecentennial) To Celebrate 40th

CenterLines Issue #381 April 22, 2015
* May is National Bike Month: Resources to Help Plan Events
* National Vision Zero Network Gets to Work
* 10 Most Pedestrian-Friendly Cities In America
* Project for Public Spaces Launches Great Streets!
* Survey: Informing Health & Planning Interest Group’s Focus

CenterLines Issue #380 April 8, 2015
* $500M in New TIGER Funding
* Paris Commits $164.5M to Cycling Over 5 Years
* What’s Next for Transportation: Join Virtual Conversations
* Philanthropic Approaches to Transportation Equity
* 5 Things the Bike Movement Can Do To Advance Racial Equity
* Engaging More Women in Bicycling
* Walk Score Ranks The Most Walkable Cities of 2015
* Transportation Engineers Question Use of Common Practices & Metrics
* What Convinced a Transportation Engineer to Use Complete Streets

CenterLines Issue #378 March 11, 2015
* Call for Speakers - 2015 APBP Professional Development Seminar
* Congressmen Blumenauer & Buchanan Introduce Vision Zero Act
* AASHTO Announces Toward Zero Deaths Safety Vision
* US DOT Environmental Justice - 2014 Implementation Report
* Edinburgh (Scotland) 20 mph Speed Limit Pilots Net Biking & Air Quality Gains
* March: Women's Bike History Month
* National Walking Day: April 1, 2015 + Search for a Walking Path
* International CycleHack June 19-21, 2015
* Dutch Cycle Path Solar Cells Create Power
* Streets as Places
* Cycle Track Modification Proposed to Manage Stormwater
* Professional Sports Team Walk Score
* Call for Stories About Walking

CenterLines Issue #377 February 25, 2015
* 85 Mayors Commit to Safer People & Safer Streets so far
* Auto-centric Approaches make Walking Harder
* LAB Report: How to Engage More Women in Cycling
* Stockholm, Sweden: Dedicated Garage for 700 Bikes + Cyclist Amenities
* Distinction between Public Space and Place
* Using 'Active Lifestyle Cameras' in Planning
* Limited Scholarships Available for National Health Impact Assessment Meeting

CenterLines Issue #376 February 11, 2015
* CenterLines Improvements
* We’re Here to Help
* US DOT Releases 30-Yr Vision: Beyond Traffic
* $90 Trillion: Make All Cities More Walking & Transit Friendly
* Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014
* London, Eng Policy: Cycling is now mass transport
* 10 Danish Bicycle Playgrounds Funded
* 1960s Walk to School Video
* How Germany Is Less Car-Reliant than the U.S.
* Dutch Winter AM & PM Bicycle Rush Hours are in the Dark
* Recreational Trails Program FY 2014 Annual Report
* LAB: People, Places & Policy Accelerating Progress

CenterLines Issue #375 January 28, 2015
* US DOT Secty Foxx Issues Bike Ped Safety Challenge to Mayors
* T4America: Five Federal Transportation Issues to Watch in 2015
* The Innovative DOT 3rd Edition
* Parents Investigated for Neglect: Let Kids Walk Home Alone
* Dutch Build Bikeable Suburbs: Examples for US
* Broader Transportation Choices Net Expanded, Diverse Benefits
* Winter Walk Day Feb. 4
* International Winter Bike To Work Day Feb. 13
* National Equity Atlas Launched
* Focus on Bike Equity

CenterLines Issue #374 January 14, 2015
* 8% of EU Adult Population Uses Bicycle as Preferred Transport Mode
* FHWA Twice Revised VMT Forecasts Downward in 2014
* New FHWA Video Highlights Bike/Ped Focus
* Question to GAO: Are Safer Road Designs for Driving Riskier for Peds & Bikes?
* British Columbia Court Recognizes Motor Vehicle-Bike Power Imbalance
* Injustice at the Intersection

CenterLines Issue #373 January 7, 2015
* League of American Bicyclists: 2014 Recap of Biking & Federal Policy + 2015 Plans
* State DOTs Face New FHWA Mandate for Bike, Pedestrian Safety Measures
* How New Postgraduate Programs are Revolutionizing the Way We Create Cities
* Jan Gehl & Making Cities Liveable
* Respond to League of American Bicyclists' Annual Needs & Priorities Survey
* 2014 in Placemaking: A Quiet Movement Takes Root