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CenterLines Issue #450 December 13, 2017
* Senate Tax Bill Threatens Transit, Biking & Walking
* Designing Bike Facilities for All Ages and Abilities
* More Low-Income Kids Walk & Bike, But in More Dangerous Conditions
* New Census Data: More People Walking to Work
* Revised Elements of a Complete Streets Policy
* US Ped Safety Car Design Lags Behind Europe
* GAO Report Identifies Potential AV Challenges
* Toronto, Canada: Leaves & Chalk Demonstrate Safer Design
* London, England: Efficient, Carbon Neutral E-Delivery Bikes
* Shifting to Systems-Based Young Driver Ed in Great Britain

CenterLines Issue #449 November 29, 2017
* Swedish Sustainable Mobility Leaders: Move Beyond Vision Zero
* UK Report: Effective Anti-Speeding Countermeasures
* Canadian Chief Public Health: the State of Public Health
* Curbside Management to Improve Transit Reliability
* Paris, France: Plans for 3 Car-Free Planted Seine Bridges
* Walk 21 Global Sidewalk Challenge
* Just an Ordinary Bike Trip In The Netherlands
* BMW Wants to Build Elevated Bike Networks
* Walk/Bike/Places 2018 New Orleans Conference Update

CenterLines Issue #448 November 15, 2017
* Preview of NACTO Guide for High-Comfort Bike Facilities
* NHTSA: Analysis of State Vision Zero Countermeasures
* New Vision Zero for Youth Website
* Baseline Report Card on Walking & Walkable Communities
* Safe Routes to Healthy Food
* Strava App Users Generate Data for 1B Trips
* Equiticity to Push for Mobility Justice Nationwide
* Dutch Government: 100 Million Euro for Cycle Projects
* New Montreal, Canada Mayor Ran on Transit & Cycling Platform
* Canadian Editorial Ped deaths. Who You Going to Blame?

CenterLines Issue #447 November 1, 2017
* Comment on USDOT Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022
* NACTO Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism
* Amsterdam Template for Bike-Dominated Transportation
* Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Through Design
* Engaging Young Children & Families in Building Better Cities
* Toronto, Canada: Proposed Zombie Law to Fine Cellphone Crossing Peds
* Nissan Electric Car Sings to Alert Peds & Cyclists
* 10 E-Bike Myths & Facts
* Dockless Bike Share: Mobility, Infrastructure & Social Equity
* Bus Stop Balancing: Bus Stops Too Close Together

CenterLines Issue #446 October 18, 2017
* Great Britain: Speeding & Cellphone Using Drivers Who Kill Face Life in Prison
* Automated Vehicles, Pedestrians & Bicyclists
* Toronto, Canada: Economic Impact Study of Bike Lanes
* Narratives of Marginalized Cyclists Identify Obstacles
* Only 10% of Older Adults Walk Fast Enough to Cross in Time
* 40% of Adults & 19% of Youth are Obese
* 2017 State of Obesity Rankings
* Traffic Deaths Spike—Worst 2 Years in Last 50 Years
* Safe Systems Approach for Roadways
* Reactive Ped Crossing Alerts Drivers & Peds

CenterLines Issue #445 October 4, 2017
* West Midlands, England: Zero Tolerance for Close Pass Drivers
* Montreal, Canada 5-Year $150M Cycling Plan
* European Union Cycling Strategy & €80B Cost of Physical Inactivity
* Paris, France Citywide Carfree Sunday
* Discussion: The Color of Law: Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America
* US Flunks Community Walkability Measures
* National Walking Summit Summary
* Stevenage, England 1960’s Barely Used Cycleways Network
* MobilityScore Tracks All Mobility Modes
* ReStreet Helps People Redesign Streets in AV Era
* Ísafjörður, Iceland 3D Crosswalks Slow Drivers
* Why Walkability is Not a Luxury
* Why Few People Bike To/From Transit & How We Can Change That
* Utrecht, The Netherlands: Dafne Schippersbrug Cycle Bridge

CenterLines Issue #444 September 20, 2017
* Census: 2016 Bike Commuter Numbers Down
* Google Crowdsourcing Neighborhood Businesses Accessibility
* Paris France: Motorist Backlash in Response to Anti-Car Policies
* Paris, France: Car-free Day to Prohibit Motorists on All Roads
* Montreal, Canada Announces CAN$150M in Cycling Infrastructure
* British Cities Reduce Truck Traffic via Pooled Deliveries
* Mobile App Tracks Dangerous Drivers Near Schools
* US Pays $7.3B/Yr for Affluent People to Drive to Work

CenterLines Issue #443 September 6, 2017
* State DOTs: Promotion of Active Transportation Inventory
* It's Time to Re-Purpose State DOTs
* Queensland, Australia Cycling Strategy 2017-2027
* Cycling Delivers on the Global Goals
* GHSA Right to the Road Cyclist Safety Report
* Pontevedra, Spain Got Rid of Cars
* Vancouver, BC to Train Citizens to Map Public Space
* The Netherlands: When There is No Such Concept as 'Jaywalking'
* What Stops Designers From Creating Walkable Neighborhoods
* Context-Based Street Design Interview
* No Small Plans Graphic Novel to Transform Teens Into City Planners
* Winnipeg, Canada Pilots Protected Bike-Lane Approach

CenterLines Issue #442 August 23, 2017
* NTSB Releases Full Speeding-Related Crash Report
* South Australia: Effects of Speed Reduction Countermeasures
* WHO Draft Global Action Plan Cycling & Walking Priorities
* Utrecht, The Netherlands: World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage
* Many Bike Share Age Minimums Prohibit High Schooler Use
* Walkable Neighborhoods Help Build Family Wealth
* Time to Think About Decriminalizing Jaywalking
* Registration Now Open for Oct 4 Walk to School Day
* Registration Now Open for Sept 30 Bike Your Park Day Events
* Recycled Cigarette Butt Asphalt Lighterweight & Cooler

CenterLines Issue #441 August 9, 2017
* Montréal, Canada to Reduce Speed Limits to 30-40 Km/Hr (19-25 mph)
* TRB Summary: UTC Ped & Bike Safety Conference
* Apps Modify Signal Time for Slower Peds, Slower Cyclists
* Calgary, Alberta Downtown Bike Traffic Up by 40% in 2 Years
* Who Pays for Roads? A State-by-State Look
* The Hidden Costs of Parking
* Video: The High Cost of Free Parking
* Carless Renters Shoulder $440M in Annual Parking Costs
* Mexico City to Limit New Parking Spaces
* Many Boston, MA (& Elsewhere) Ped Walk Buttons Do Nothing
* First Mile-Last Mile, Intermodalism & Transit
* All-Ages Transit Access
* Switzerland Longest Ped Suspension Bridge
* Executive Summary – What’s Happening In The Bike Share World?

CenterLines Issue #440 July 26, 2017
* NTSB: Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes
* British Public Health Touts 20 mph Limit to Improve Air Quality
* Nijmegen, The Netherlands Best Bike City
* Quick Makeover of a Mumbai, India Intersection
* The Criminalization of Walking
* Walking Summit & Links to Key Walking Resources & Research
* London, England: Ped Smart Street Tech
* Solar Panels in Ped Walkways & Street Furniture
* What Keeps Bike Share White
* Vancouver, BC Church Blesses Bikes, Transit Cards, Shoes
* Driverless Future Challenge Entry Reclaims Public Space for Peds
* Get Ready for PARK(ing) Day September 15

CenterLines Issue #439 July 12, 2017
* 8 Best Cycling Innovations from Velo-city 2017
* Perth, Australia Bicycling Infrastructure
* Toronto Area, Canada: Walk the Last Mile Trails Link to Transit
* Not All Pedestrians Walk
* How to Share the Roads w/ Large Trucks & Buses Campaign
* Anti-Smog Bikes Proposed to Clean China's Air
* PlacesForBikes Conference Slides Highlight Key Trends

CenterLines Issue #438 June 28, 2017
* Cycling Towards a More Sustainable Transport Future
* The Positive Power of Walking
* Autonomous Vehicles Challenged to Perceive Cyclists & Peds
* Bucharest, Romania: Considers Subsidizing bike Purchases
* How American Riot Police Embraced the Bike
* $1 Tactical Urbanism Plungers Net Permanent Protected Bike Lanes
* Indonesia: Bamboo Walking Bridge
* App Pays for Videos of Drivers Who Text

CenterLines Issue #437 June 14, 2017
* Predictive Analytics to Predict & Prevent Collisions
* Iranian Women Defy Cycling Fatwa
* Economic Benefits of Lowering Congestion Via Cycling
* NACTO: Green Light for Great Streets
* New Street-Level Analysis of Biking Networks in 299 US Cities
* Assessing Job Accessibility for Cyclists
* Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides (2017 Edition)
* The Netherlands Busiest Cycle Route: Ave 32K People/Day
* Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero Call for Volunteers
* Respond to SRTS Survey National Partnership Survey
* OpEd: The Unintended Consequences Of Bicycle Helmets

CenterLines Issue #436 May 31, 2017
* Australian National Cycling Strategy Annual Report
* Australian Transport Assessment and Planning Guidelines
* NHTSA: 2015 Annual Traffic Safety Facts for Bicyclists
* Outdated Headlights Put Drivers & Peds at Risk
* German Test Ranks Cycling Conditions in 539 Towns & Cities
* What the White House Budget Means for Biking
* 3 Ways Proposed Fed Budget Hits Bike & Ped Spending
* Trump Nullifies MPO Coordination & Planning Area Reform Rule
* Connecting Scattered Bike Networks
* No, Protected Bike Lanes Do Not Need to Cost $1M/Mi

CenterLines Issue #435 May 17, 2017
* NACTO Global Street Design Guide
* Street Harassment Inhibits Walking, Biking & Transit for Many Groups
* FHWA: 5 Cost-Effective Ped Safety Countermeasures
* GHSA Projects 11% Increase in Ped Fatalities + State Interventions
* Edmonton: Data Dispels Rationale for Blaming Ped Victims
* Up Physical Activity Via Transportation, Land Use & Design Combo
* The Netherlands: Solar Bike Path Impact
* Stockholm, Sweden to Slash Vehicle Space, Open Ped Promenade
* Uber Integrating w/ Transit App
* 3 Essentials for Transit People Want to Ride
* Spotlight: Jane Jacobs

CenterLines Issue #434 May 3, 2017
* Walk/Bike/Places Conference: New Orleans, LA, Sept 16-19, 2018
* 1st Ever UK Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
* APHA: 2017 the Year of Climate Change & Health
* Suburban Mom: Walking w/ Kids in Car-Oriented Suburb
* The New Traffic Safety Paradigm
* WHO Report: Managing Speed
* Pilot System Advises Cyclists’ Re Speed to Make Green Light
* Chinese Bike Share User Phone App Reserves & Pays for Bikes
* New Dutch Cycle Bridge Transcends Barriers
* Frustrating Copenhagen Bridge Design

CenterLines Issue #433 April 19, 2017
* Most People Use Phones While Driving
* NACTO: Rogue Bike Share Providers Raise Concerns For Cities
* Phone Data Helps w/ Road Design, Tracking Outcomes
* Blaming Traffic Violence Victims for "Drunk Walking"
* The Invention of Jaywalking
* Treepedia Green View Index Online Tool
* Oslo, Norway Downtown to be Carfree by 2019
* Why Copenhagen & Amsterdam Streets Look So Different From US
* Mexico City to Drop Parking Minimums
* Walkability Impact on Transit’s 1st & Last Mile
* Data & AI Help Bikeshare Efficiency

CenterLines Issue #432 April 5, 2017
* GHSA: Projects 11% Ped Fatalities Increase
* Streetsblog Objects to Blaming Peds for Fatality Jump
* T4A: 7 Things to Know re Proposed Transportation Budget
* The Big Helmet Debate
* Perceptions of Bicyclist Lawbreaking
* Potential Racial Bias in Ped Crashes: Walking While Black
* Toolkit: Canadian HealthCare Pros to Prescribe Active Travel
* Dutch Cargo Bikes Call for More Space, Less for Cars?
* European Tax Breaks for Bike Commuters
* European Cycle Highway Innovation Project

CenterLines Issue #431 March 22, 2017
* 3 European Cities' Traffic Policies Combat Air Pollution
* ASCE 2017 Infrastructure Report Card
* Final Rule Broadens Travel Types States Must Consider
* Trump's Budget as an Attack on Cities
* LAB: What Trump's Budget Means for Cyclists
* Autonomous Cars Impact on Sustainable Cities
* Autonomous Vehicles Cannibalize NYC Transit, Worsen Congestion & Emissions
* Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders
* Bike Share in the US: 2010-2016
* ECF: How to Combine Bikes & Trains for Long Distance Travel

CenterLines Issue #430 March 8, 2017
* US Vision Zero Fundamental Principles, Policies & Practices
* Vision Zero: US Jurisdictions Lower Speed Limits
* Hopeman, Scotland: Residents Point Hairdryers at Speeders
* Driverless Vehicles Give Power Back to Peds
* European Fiscal Incentives & Recommendations for E-cycling
* Berlin, Germany to Build 13 New Bike Superhighways
* Case Studies: Active Transpo Funding, SRTS, Complete Streets, Etc.
* Best & Worst of City Bike Share Around the World
* Public Bike Sharing: Analyzing the Usage Data in US Cities
* Bridge Between Canada & US to Have Separated Bike/Ped Access
* How Neighborhoods Affects How We Age

CenterLines Issue #429 February 22, 2017
* US Traffic Deaths Up Again in 2016
* Health Equity Vision Zero Road Map
* London, England: Healthy Streets Put Ped, Bike & Transit 1st
* Incentives, Subsidies & the Full Cost of Driving
* Stockholm, Sweden: Kids Much Healthier w/ Congestion Pricing
* Support Grows for More Walking & Biking Infrastructure
* Respond to PeopleForBikes Survey & City Snapshot
* Garcia & Lydon on Tactical Urbanism
* Plater-Zyberk & Speck on the 5-Minute Walk
* British Grey Graffiti Artists Spray Paint Hazards to Prompt Fixes
* Dutch Sidewalk-Embedded LEDs for Distracted Peds
* Ped Beg Button Frustration in Edmonton, Canada
* Emergency Bike Medic Teams More Nimble

CenterLines Issue #428 February 8, 2017
* Video Analytics towards Vision Zero
* Cameras & Computers Track Near Misses, Inform Countermeasures
* FHWA-FTA Report $926 Billion Needed in Infrastructure Investment
* Injustice of Subsidized Jobs Only Reachable by Car
* Dublin, Ireland Plans to Cut Speed to 30 KMH
* Toronto, Canada School Walk Whatever the Weather Campaign
* London, England: Undercover Bike Cops to Enforce Safe Passing
* Bordeaux, France: €70 Million to Increase Cycling to 15% in 3 Yrs
* Oslo, Norway Offers Citizens $1,200 to Buy E-Bike
* European Bike Sharing Businesses Coordinate
* US DOT Releases 5-Year Strategic Plan
* Trail-Oriented Development Good for Rural Communities

CenterLines Issue #427 January 25, 2017
* Download EPA Smart Growth Resources (While You Still Can)
* US DOT: People-Centric Performance Measures for States
* FHWA Controlling Design Criteria & Application Context
* US DOT: States Overestimating VMT Growth
* PeopleForBikes: End of 5-Yr Green Lane Project Report
* Montreal’s Car-Free Street Network Grows
* Barcelona, Spain: Superblock Pushback
* 10 Best Pedestrian Streets Around the World
* Video: Paris Driverless Minibuses
* Video: Cycle in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
* Winter Cycling Congress & More Options in Montréal
* Moscow, Russia 500 Cyclists Ride in Parade Despite -18F
* Call for Bicycle Forum #34

CenterLines Issue #426 January 11, 2017
* Paris, France to Cut Car Space 50%
* Report: Dangerous by Design for People Walking
* Toronto, Canada: Highest Ped Deaths in 10 Yrs, 9/10 Over 55 Yrs Old
* Video: Systematic Safety: The Principles Behind Vision Zero
* Planners: Sprawl as a Health Hazard
* Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide
* NACTO Releases City Data Sharing Principles
* Paris, France: Predictive Analytics - Bike Share Part of Transit
* Belgium: More Cyclists Get Paid More for Longer Commutes
* Utrecht, The Netherlands: New Bike Ped Bridge Removes Barrier