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CenterLines Issue #425 December 28, 2016
* Active Transportation Recommendations for New Administration
* T4America Guide: Innovations that Save States Money & Attract Talent
* FHWA Bike-Ped Count Technology Pilot Project Report
* Performance-Based Practical Design for Complete Streets
* Proposed Underground Autonomous CarTube System
* LAB: Bicycle Friendly Business Awards

CenterLines Issue #424 December 14, 2016
* USDOT: Four Tools to Help Non-Experts be More Effective
* Vancouver, BC Hits 50% Active Transpo Target
* Copenhagen, Denmark: More Bikes in City Center than Cars
* London, England to Add $978M in Cycling Infrastructure
* YTD Vehicle Miles Traveled up 3% in 2016
* Tactical Urbanists Guide to Materials and Design
* Madrid, Spain Closed City Center to Most Cars
* PPS: Improving Health through Placemaking Report
* Bike Lane Snow Plowing Issues Prompt Protected Lanes

CenterLines Issue #423 November 30, 2016
* Speed Reduction Strategies, Interactive Speed Fatality Map
* Recap of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
* Environmental Justice Roadmap
* New Highway Capacity Manual w/ Multimodal Mobility Analysis
* Demand for Walkable Urbanism
* Sound Requirement for All New Hybrids
* Utrecht, the Netherlands: City Center Redesigned for Peds/Cyclists
* Australia: Land Transport Regulation 2040
* GirlTrek Update

CenterLines Issue #422 November 16, 2016
* AJPH: Safer Cycling Through Improved Infrastructure
* Videos: The Reason Protected Bike Lanes Matter
* TA: Principles for Racial Justice in Traffic Justice
* Berlin, Germany: Most Famous Street to Go Car-Free
* Dutch: 80 Million Euro to Meet Train Station Bike Parking Demand
* World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims Nov. 20
* The Most Influential Streetfilm of All Time
* The Perfect Low-Cost Bike Lane Separator

CenterLines Issue #421 November 2, 2016
* United Nations New Urban Agenda: Cycling & Walking Solutions
* UN Calls for 20% of Transport Budget for Walking & Cycling
* 50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation
* Active Transportation Agenda for the Next US President
* Overview of 17 European National Cycling Strategies
* Bicycle Equity: Fairness and Justice in Bike Planning & Design
* Atlas of Racial Equity
* APA: Health Impact Assessment Toolkit + Related Resources
* 16 Ways to Design a Better Intersection
* Australia Updates Bicycle Parking Facilities Guide

CenterLines Issue #420 October 19, 2016
* NACTO Releases Global Street Design Guide
* Nat’l Assoc of Realtors: Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets
* Calgary & Edmonton, Canada: Quick Build Protected Bike Lanes
* US DOT Issues Interim Approval for Bike Boxes
* Self-Driving Mercedes to Prioritize Occupants Over Peds
* Survey: Should Autonomous Cars Prioritize Occupants or Peds
* Japan: 92% of Drivers Don’t Stop for Peds in Crosswalk
* Lidzbark Warminski, Poland: Solar Glow in the Dark Path
* England: Airbnb-Style Bike-Renting App
* US DOT: 2016 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report
* FY 2017 Recreational Trails Program Apportionments by St

CenterLines Issue #419 October 5, 2016
* Smart Cities Initiative: $80 Million More + Twice as Many Cities
* Montreal, Canada: Inflatable Arches to Protect Peds/Bikes During Construction
* Paris, France: Permanently Closes Expressway to Create Park
* Barcelona, Spain: Superblocks Limit Cars for Multiple Benefits
* Reporters 4 Biggest Sins Committed in Covering Ped Deaths
* 2016 World Day of Remembrance November 20
* Women Left Behind in Most- Bike-Friendly States
* European Buses to Detect Potential Collisions w/ Peds/Bikes
* Dutch Reach Helps Prevent Dooring Cyclists
* Milton Keynes, England: Map Cycle Paths Via Smart Bike Lights

CenterLines Issue #418 September 21, 2016
* FHWA Strategic Agenda for Ped & Bike Transportation
* US DOT Federal Automated Vehicles Policy Released
* The Bicyclists' Manifesto for an Autonomous Vehicle Future
* Trans Canada Trail: World’s Longest Recreation Trail
* Bike-Friendly Projects Good for People Who Will Never Ride a Bike
* New Tech & Services Changing How we Get Around Cities
* Zipcar Launching Bike-Share at 15 Colleges in 2017, Plans 100s More
* World Car Free Day September 22
* Video: Tokyo, Japan Scrambled Crossing
* Bugesera, Rwanda: Bicycle Essential for Women

CenterLines Issue #417 September 7, 2016
* Fatalities Up 7.2% in 2015, USDOT Calls for Analysis of Open Data
* First Half of 2016 Fatalities Up 9% Over 2015
* Search Map for Traffic Deaths Along Your Commute Route
* US Road-Safety Record Worst Among Rich Countries
* Paris, France to Go Car-Free Sept. 25
* Oslo, Norway: Kids Walking to School Report Hazards via App
* Malmö, Sweden: Bike Apartment Building Zero Car Parking
* Madrid, Spain: Some Cyclists Oppose Bike Lanes
* Two Employer TDM Programs Promote Bike Trips
* National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation Project

CenterLines Issue #416 August 24, 2016
* Applying Design Flexibility & Reducing Conflicts
* 15 Federal Ped/Bike Funding Sources
* TRB Study Launched: Future of the U.S. Interstate
* Limits of Data-Driven Approaches to Planning
* Carless Renters Pay $440M/Yr for Parking They Can’t Use
* Quantifying the Socio-Economic Benefits of Transport
* European Cyclists, Shop Owners, Livable Streets & Bottom Lines
* British Columbia Cyclists: Allocate Surplus to Bike & Ped Projects
* First Cycle Highways Included in German Transport Infrastructure Plan
* What Makes a Community Livable for People of All Ages?

CenterLines Issue #415 August 10, 2016
* McKinsey Report: Urban Mobility at a Tipping Point
* Opportunity for Mobility as a Service in the UK
* Federal Funds to Support Livability Projects
* Anniversary of Transportation Dysfunction
* Trail-Oriented Development
* How to Make Bike-Share More Equitable
* FLOW Project to Address Urban Walking Congestion
* Norway’s Super Cycle Highways Plan
* Paris Opens First Stretch of Express Bike Network
* Two Short Videos from Vancouver’s Past

CenterLines Issue #414 July 27, 2016
* PWPBPP 2016 News: Mobile Workshop Registration is Open!
* Early Estimate: Ped & Bike Fatalities Significantly Up in 2015
* ITE Launches Vision Zero Initiative
* What Humans Would Look Like if We Could Withstand Car Crashes
* Pokemon Go Instantly Makes Cities Walkable
* Youth Bring New Perspectives to Planning
* Dublin, Ireland: Inner City Hub to Go Motor Vehicle Free
* London, England: Oxford Street to go Motor Vehicle-Free by 2020
* Cyclists’ Assessments Select Most Cycle Friendly Czech City
* Netherlands: Flashing LEDs Warn Drivers Cyclists Approaching
* Call for Experience Using Transportation and Health Tool

CenterLines Issue #413 July 13, 2016
* PWPBPP 2016 – Early Summer Reg Ends Friday!
* Google Self Driving Cars: Cyclist Road Sharing Provisions
* New Zealand: 9 Urban Cycleways Completed in 1 Year
* Paris: 28-Mi Bike Highway System Planned
* Berlin, Germany: Bicycle Bill Referendum
* New Zealand: Speed Management Guide in Final Stage
* NHTSA Bicyclist Traffic Safety Fact Sheet 2014
* Great Britain: 2015 Road Casualties
* CDC: Vehicle Crash Deaths & Prioritizing Interventions & Costs
* Book: America’s Walking Renaissance
* 3 Ways to Make Streets Safer for People Walking

CenterLines Issue #412 June 29, 2016
* 21 Assumptions that Influence Traffic Forecast Outcomes
* European FLOW Project Cycling & Walking Modeling
* USDOT: Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative
* States To Test Taxing Drivers’ Travel Instead of Gas
* People Who Don't Drive Subsidize Those Who Do
* Who Really Pays for Free Parking
* Walkable Cities Are Better By Almost Any Metric
* Ottawa, Canada: Police, Sonar & Safe Passing Distances
* Call for Comments on STAR Community Rating System Version 2.0
* Call for Survey Responses Re Transportation & Health Tool Use

CenterLines Issue #411 June 15, 2016
* Vélo Québec Releases Comprehensive Cycling in Quebec Report
* Use Sec. 402 & 405 Funds to Improve Ped & Bike Safety
* US Bike Routes: 194 New Miles Approved in 4 States
* March VMT Increase to Record Highs in First-Quarter 2016
* Italy: 3-Year, US$107.6 Million Cycle Tourism Masterplan
* Cities Commit to Vision Zero + Seattle Results
* New Forms of Car-Free Shopping Streets
* Livability Challenges & Tools: People w/ Vision/Hearing Impairments
* Universal Design w/o the Threat of Legal Action
* Vancouver, BC: Map & List of Dooring Caution Zones
* New Sprawl Tax Methodology
* New Ped and Bike Data Collecting Technology

CenterLines Issue #410 June 1, 2016
* Final Rule: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning & MPO Planning
* Europe: Coordinated Local & Regional Cycling Approach
* Helsinki, Finland Bike Share Integrated in Transportation System
* The Supply And Demand Of Street Space
* Call for Active Trans in all New Australian Road & Rail Projects
* Communicating Direct Benefits of Smart Growth Neighborhoods
* Portugal Invests in University Bike Lending
* Function of a Road vs a Street & Skills Needed to Build Each
* First York Region, Ontario Cycling Yearbook
* PWPBPP 2016 Application for Financial Assistance

CenterLines Issue #409 May 18, 2016
* Early Registration Deadline Friday (5/20) for PWPBPP 2016!
* England: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
* European Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
* Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning
* Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Implementation Guidance
* 2014 Motor Vehicle Crashes Down Except for People Walking
* NTSB Holds First-Ever Ped Safety Forum
* Germany & Ireland Consider 30km Speed Limits
* India: Optical Illusions Slow Drivers Approaching Crosswalks
* Italian Senate Passes ‘Road Murder’ Law

CenterLines Issue #408 May 4, 2016
* Program Sneak Peak: 2016 Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place
* USDOT National Performance Management Measures & Reactions
* Call for Response: Women Cycling Survey 2016
* First-Hand Lessons from Denmark for US DOT Secty. Foxx + 3 Mayors
* Amsterdam to Appoint Bike Mayor
* Paris Introduces Car-Free Sundays
* Countering Falling Fuel Tax Revenue with Mileage Fees
* Getting Bike Share Equity Right
* How to Make Cities Healthier Places to Live
* Happy Bike to School Day!

CenterLines Issue #407 April 20, 2016
* Federal Loan Program Changes Support Active Transportation
* FHWA Proposes Performance Measures
* Paris Redesigning Major Intersections for Peds
* NACTO Transit Street Design Guide Released
* ECF: Delivering Climate-friendly Transport via Cycling
* European Declaration on Cycling, Activities & New Point Person
* The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life
* The Netherlands to Ban New Gas-Powered Vehicles By 2025
* APHA 1 Billion Steps Challenge
* Bike Share System Built Specifically for Vancouver
* New Oslo High-rise to Have 100s Of Spaces For Bikes—0 For Gas Cars
* Transportation Innovations Drive Larger Changes

CenterLines Issue #406 April 6, 2016
* Bike Share Connectivity to Public Transportation
* Central London, Eng: In 3 Years More Cyclists than Motorists?
* Economic Benefits of Cycling in the United Kingdom
* Benefits of Investing in Cycling in New Zealand
* Calgary, Alberta: Protected Bike Lane Network Doubles Bike Use
* Debunking 5 Myths about Bicycling
* Apply to Take the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge
* "Middle" Housing Creates More Walkable Neighborhoods
* Make Some Plans

CenterLines Issue #405 March 23, 2016
* Registration Opens for PWPBPP 2016!
* New Safety Performance Measures & Accountability
* European Tool Identifies Bike Funding Options
* Are American Fire Trucks too Big?
* Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act
* Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: Happy 30th Birthday. Bravo!
* Taipei, Taiwan: Infrastructure & Programs Spur Bike Use
* Odense, Denmark 5-Yrs Olds Bike to School on Their Own
* Thailand Adopts Standards for Bikeway Design & Construction

CenterLines Issue #404 March 9, 2016
* Projected 10% Jump in Ped Deaths in 2015 + State-by-State Data
* Unused $2B Ready to be Repurposed
* Norway to Spend Almost $1 Billion on New Bike Highways
* Vancouver, BC: Downtown Bike Network Expansion + Trip Planning Tools
* Spain Tops New Count of Bicycling Growth
* Parks and Recreation Connecting with Public Health
* IMBA Positions on Wilderness
* Milan, Italy Considers Pay for Commuters to Bike instead of Drive
* San Diego E-Bike Expo Offers 125 Models to Test Ride
* Snow and the Walkable, Bikeable, Accessible City
* PeopleForBikes Study Tour of Copenhagen, Denmark
* Placemaking Week: Sept. 12-18, Vancouver BC

CenterLines Issue #403 February 24, 2016
* $500M in TIGER Grants. Applications Due April 29
* A Sidewalk Isn’t Enough
* Snow Removal & Wheelchair Users
* Clearing Snow from Protected Bike Lanes
* Germany’s New Bike Highway
* Copenhagen: Intelligent Signals to Reduce Cyclist Travel Time 10%
* NHTSA Early Estimate of 2015 Traffic Fatalities
* 13 Books Re How to Fight for & Build People-First Cities
* European Employer Bike Commuting Promotion Tools
* Comment on Draft National Physical Activity Plan
* Registration Open for 5th Annual Bike to School Day Events

CenterLines Issue #402 February 10, 2016
* Climate and Transportation Non-Starter in Congress
* Next-generation Workforce Influence Future Transportation
* Victoria, Canada Aims to be Best Small Cycling City in the World
* CycleLogistics European Inner City Goods Transport by Bike
* One-wheel Motorized Electric Board

CenterLines Issue #401 January 27, 2016
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place -- Last Call for Proposals!!!
* Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place 2018: Request for Letters of Interest
* 2015 Likely Set VMT Record
* Traffic Volume Trends
* How the FAST Act Impacts Complete Streets
* European Lessons for Keeping Cyclists Riding Thru Winter
* Sneak Peek: NACTO Transit Guide Protected Bike Lane
* Actions to Create Great Streets
* Health Benefits of Active Travel & Encouragement Policies
* The History of Walking

CenterLines Issue #400 January 13, 2016
* PWPBPP 2016 - Call for Proposals - 2 Weeks to Go!
* FHWA Ped & Bike Research and Program Activities
* Proposed Bikeshare Transit Act
* Dutch Cyclists Get Faster Green Light in Rain
* Dutch Bike Lanes Overcrowded
* Germany Launches National 'Bike Autobahn'
* Fed Law: Student Active Transportation to School OK
* Walkable Winter Cities