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CenterLines Issue #499 October 30, 2019
* Cars Safer Only for Those Inside as Ped & Cyclists Deaths Rise
* Asphalt Art: Paint Blacktop, Transform Communities
* GAO Flags Shortcomings of Traffic Safety Data
* Lawmakers Introduce Federal Vision Zero Act
* Kids Raised in Walkable Cities Earn More Money As Adults
* Air Quality in Europe: Pollution Continues to Kill
* Would Connected Bikes Get More People to Ride?
* Practical Measures for Equitable Climate Change Response
* Australia: Helmet Law Policing Targets Vulnerable Riders
* Walk/Bike/Places Call for Proposals Opens Nov. 12

CenterLines Issue #498 October 16, 2019
* T4A New Accountable Guiding Principles for Transportation Investment
* Benefits of Public Investment in Walking & Biking Connectivity
* AAA: Ped Detection Systems Don't Work When Needed Most
* Problems w/ New Tesla Feature that Summons Empty Car to You
* NYT Op-Ed: Cars Are Death Machines. Self-Driving Tech Won’t Change That.
* NACTO: Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, 2nd ed.
* Why are People Driving Killing More & More People on Foot?
* Videos: Safety Issues Women Face Using Transportation
* Stirling, Scotland: Free School Bike Share Program
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands Considers More Car-Free Streets
* Norway: New Art Museum is also a Twisting Bridge Above a River
* Research on Edge Lane Roads (ABLs) Seeks International Examples

CenterLines Issue #497 October 2, 2019
* Australian Guide to Road Safety
* Mapping Informal Footpaths to Guide Planning
* Mobility Data Fellowship for Nonprofits
* USDOT Interactive Map of Growth of Bikeshare/E-Scooter Systems
* Dutch Numbered Junctions Along Bicycle Routes
* Brussels, Belgium: Air Pollutants Drop almost 80% on Car-Free Sunday
* London, England Car Free Day Closes 200 Streets
* Solutions for Bug Splats Obscuring AV Sensors
* Feds Crack Down on Crosswalk Art

CenterLines Issue #496 September 18, 2019
* Walk/Bike/Places 2020 Indianapolis: August 4-7, 2020
* New Es to Inspire & Guide the Transportation Profession
* Moving Equity Planning into Equity Engineering
* Local & Regional Policies for Creating More Efficient, Equitable, Affordable Communities
* Efficient and Equitable Transportation Agenda
* Affordable & Inclusive Neighborhood Agenda
* London, England: Online Tool Tracks Air Pollution Level by Address
* France Subsidizes E-Bike Purchase, US Does Not
* European Mobility Week
* Micromobility Could Replace 48% of Car Trips in Cities
* Paris, France Transit Strike Boosts Use of New Cycleways
* England's Underwater Bike & Ped Tunnels Reopen
* USDOT & DOL Call for Barriers & Solutions to Complete Trips

CenterLines Issue #495 September 4, 2019
* Google Maps Adds Multimodal Trip Planning
* One Thing We Can Do: Drive Less
* Australian State to Build $4M in New Ped & Bike Infrastructure
* E-bikes Now Allowed in US National Parks
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Ped & Cyclist Conflicts
* Utrecht, The Netherlands 2009 and 2019
* Transport System Biases Against Women
* Gender Bias in Snow Plowing Policy
* Toronto, Canada Vision Zero 2.0 Goal: No Deaths, Serious Injuries
* Montreal, Canada New Police Equipment Enforces Passing Law
* Cyclists & E-Scooters Clash on Europe's Streets
* Vancouver, Canada Journalists Investigate Sidewalks
* Growth of Food Delivery Cargo E-Bike Use in US Cities
* Walking & Biking to School
* European Cardiologists: Air Pollution Warning
* September 20 is PARK(ing) Day

CenterLines Issue #494 August 21, 2019
* London, England: Healthy Streets Officers to Encourage Walking & Cycling
* Australia & New Zealand: Developing Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
* United Kingdom: Women, Older & Disabled People Neglected in Cycling Provisions
* US Congress Considers Act, Access to Jobs Performance Measure
* Coming Soon: Semi-Autonomous 3-Wheeled E-Scooter
* Utrecht, The Netherlands 12,500-Bike Parking Structure
* Glasgow, Scotland Trial: AM & PM Car Free Ped Zones Around Schools
* Vancouver, BC Density Requires Wider Sidewalks
* The Cult of the Fantasy Pedestrian

CenterLines Issue #493 August 7, 2019
* Job Accessibility by Bike: US Metro Areas Ranking
* Madrid, Spain: Backlash to Car Ban Threat from New Mayor
* US PM2.5 Lower than Air Quality Standard, Thousands Still Die
* US Senate Transportation Bill Great for Biking & Walking
* Bill Introduced: Bike Share Eligible for Federal Transit Funds
* Bill Introduced: Complete Streets Act
* Drivers' Passing Distances Lower for Female Cyclists
* Compliance with Bicycle Passing Distance Law in Australia
* Search Google Maps for Bike Share Stations in 24 Cities
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Safe, Bikeable Streets, No Free Parking
* Mass Shootings Destroying Our Sense of Public Space
* Wales: World's First Future Generations Commissioner

CenterLines Issue #492 July 24, 2019
* US Congress Considers Bill to Require 5% for Complete Streets
* 100 Most Dangerous Congressional House Districts for People Walking
* Ireland to Invest 10 % of Current Transport Infrastructure on Cycling
* Vancouver, Canada More Foot, Bike & Transit than Vehicle Trips
* Vancouver, Canada Separated Bike Lanes on Bridge
* Vienna, Austria Driverless Bus Hits Ped, Trial Program Halted
* US Regulators, Self-Driving Cars & Ped Safety
* Biking While Female: Harassment, Threats, Abuse
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kids Cycling to School
* Dutch Public Transport Bike System: 4.2M Rides Last Year
* Climate Change Claims Its First Icelandic Glacier
* US Army's 1919 62-Day Cross-Country Convoy

CenterLines Issue #491 July 10, 2019
* Utrecht, The Netherlands: Planning for People, Not Cars Video
* Why Are US Drivers Killing so Many People Walking?
* Law Insists Americans Have to Drive
* Vision Zero Linking Police Data & Trauma Center Data
* Designing Roadway Infrastructure Thru Lens of Child Safety
* Technology Claims to Detect "Hidden Pedestrians"
* London, England Cyclists Ride Nearly 2.5 M Miles/Day
* Copenhagenize Index Names World’s 20 Top Bike-Friendly Cities
* Dutch Traffic Flows When People Interact in a Human Way
* Debunking 10 Common Myths about Bike Lanes

CenterLines Issue #490 June 26, 2019
* Distracted Peds Not to Blame for Rising Death Toll
* Preliminary NHTSA Data: Ped & Bike Deaths Rise in 2018
* State DOTs, AASHTO & Making Active Transport Safer
* NACTO Bike Share Roundtable Outcomes
* Utrecht Video: Disappearing Roadways
* Velo-city 2019: Cycling & Economic Development
* Velo-city 2019: Is Policy Catching up with Tech Development?
* Velo-city 2019: City Changer Cargo Bikes
* Dublin, Ireland No Longer in World's Top 20 Cycling Cities
* Australia: Riding Two Abreast Legal & Encouraged
* Building Walkable Cities Key to Economic Success
* London Car-Free Day to Combat Air Pollution

CenterLines Issue #489 June 12, 2019
* Global Bicycle Cities Index 2019
* Measuring Accessibility, Proximity & Transport Performance
* Congestion Data Shows Multimodal Focus Helps All Road Users
* NACTO: Principles for Managing Mobility Data
* Vancouver, Canada: Mode Share & AAA Bike Infrastructure Goals
* When Not to Push for Bike Lanes
* Amazon Delivery Robot Leaves Little Sidewalk Space for Others
* Amsterdam to Cut 10,000+ Parking Spaces
* Luxembourg: Walkway & Bike Path Added to Historic Bridge
* Peterborough, Canada Installs Protected Bike Lane & Bike Signal
* Pogo Sticks: New Shared Micromobility Option

CenterLines Issue #488 May 29, 2019
* New NACTO Designing All Ages & Abilities Bike Xings Guide
* Are We Starting to See Progress Toward Vision Zero?
* Protected Bike Lanes: Drastic Decline in Fatalities for All Users
* Public Health Engagement in Complete Streets Initiatives
* Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
* London, Great Britain: Cycling Quality Standards, 15 MPH Zone
* Saskatoon, Canada: Common Cycling Concerns
* Cycling Up Again in Utrecht, The Netherlands
* Copenhagen, Denmark: 49% Commuter Trips by Bike
* Uber Reminds Riders: Check for Cyclists before Opening the Door
* Jishou, China: Art Museum Doubles as a Ped Bridge

CenterLines Issue #487 May 15, 2019
* T4A: Infrastructure Repair Priorities Report
* Building a Multimodal Future Connecting Land Use & TDM
* E-Bikes Could Transform How We Age
* Economic Benefits of Active Travel to School Exceed Costs
* Micromobility in Cities: A History & Policy Overview
* Greater Manchester, UK to Spend $177M on Biking & Walking
* Draft 10-Yr Plan Rearranges Melbourne, Aus. Transport Priorities
* Australia: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Update
* RTC Proposes Great American Rail-Trail Route
* What It Takes for City Parents to Live Car-Free

CenterLines Issue #486 May 1, 2019
* NACTO Shared Micromobility: 2X as Many Trips Last Year
* Need for Electric Scooter Federal Regulations
* Fining Poor People for Walking Won't Stop Ped Fatalities
* Ped & Cyclist Near Misses, Unreported Crashes
* Scotland Nearly Triples Number of Girls Riding to School
* End Street Harassment to Support Walking
* Call for Safe Routes to School Programs National Census

CenterLines Issue #485 April 17, 2019
* One in 10 Child Asthma Cases 'Linked to Traffic Pollution'
* Toxic Air Pollution Shortens Kids Lives by 20 Months
* Where US Traffic-Related Air Pollution Hurts Kids Most
* Transit, Employment Barriers in Areas of Concentrated Poverty
* NTSB Testimony to US House: Need Better Ped Safety Data
* Proposed US Senate Bill 1098: Transportation Alternatives Enhancements Act
* Australian Cyclists Propose Pay for Riding to Work
* Cycling & Land Use Planning to Increase Mode Share
* Auto Makers & SAE to Draft National Standards for AVs

CenterLines Issue #484 April 3, 2019
* US EPA Panel Considers Weakening Particulate Guidelines
* London, UK: Children Wore Backpacks w/ Air Quality Monitors
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Replace 11.2K Parking Spaces w/ Bike & Ped Facilities
* France: Most Sustainable Parking Policy in Europe
* Mapping the Curb: New Open-Access Platform
* CommonSpace App Evaluates How People Use Public Space
* Stop Trying to Solve Traffic --Start Building Great Places
* Ilsan, South Korea: Radar & Thermal Cameras Warn Peds & Drivers
* Asmara, Eritrea: Few Vehicles, Cycling Paradise
* Walk/Bike/Places 2020 Conference: Indianapolis, ID
* 2019 National Trails Day, June 1: Event Registration Open

CenterLines Issue #483 March 20, 2019
* Bill Proposes to Reinstate Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit
* Bill Proposes USDOT Provide Jobs Accessibility Data by All Modes
* McKinsey: 3 Scenarios on the Future of Mobility
* European Parliament: Updated Bike & Ped Safety Tech on Vehicles
* Streets for All Coalition for Improved Mobility & Equity
* Carfree Central Madrid, Spain: Retail Spending Up + Air Cleaner
* Walkable Streets More Economically Productive
* We Must Change How We Talk about Pedestrian Deaths
* Google Doodle Celebrates Raised Dot Blocks
* Watch Advocates Vent Bike Lane Opposition Tales
* Few E-Scooter Injuries at Night or in Crashes w/ Drivers
* Dockless Bike Share Doesn't Threaten Docked Bikes
* Cycling Underwater: Kennedy Tunnel in Antwerp, Belgium
* Call for Safe Routes to School Programs to Take Survey

CenterLines Issue #482 March 6, 2019
* GHSA Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State
* States May Forfeit $1 Billion in Biking $ Walking Funds
* Self-Driving Cars 'More Likely' To Hit & Kill Non-White Peds
* IIHS Driver-Pedestrian Crash Prevention Ratings
* European Parliament: Equip Motor Vehicles w/ Tech for Cyclist & Ped Safety
* The Netherlands Pays People to Bike to Work
* Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Nine-Year Old Junior Cycle Mayor
* The Netherlands: More E-Bikes Sold than Standard
* E-Scooters & Liability

CenterLines Issue #481 February 20, 2019
* Attracting & Retaining Women in the Transportation Industry
* Sidewalk Snow Clearance is a Human Rights Issue
* Bikes Must be Added to Green New Deal
* Tools to Visualize Rising Sea Levels
* Bike-Friendly Cities, Not Just for Wealthy White Cyclists
* Ped Obstacle: Electric Vehicle Charging Points
* US Hospitals Treat at Least 1,500 Scooter Injuries Last Year
* Why Not Mid-Block Crosswalks?
* Parking Minimums a Thing of the Past?
* Weekly Round-Up of Dockless Bike and Scooter-Share News
* Placemaking Week 2019 Call for Proposals

CenterLines Issue #480 February 6, 2019
* Promoting Mobility & Equity for Low-Income Seniors
* Speeding: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge
* Getting Serious About Speed Management
* ITDP Pedestrians First: A New Tool for Walkable Cities
* It's Time for Cities to Reclaim their Streets
* Master Plan for Cycling Aims to Double Cycling in 54 Countries
* Pontevedra, Spain Banned Cars Reaps Many Benefits
* 15 Major Cities Around the World Are Starting to Ban Cars
* Toronto, Canada Finds Bike Lanes Cheap & Effective Solutions
* Cyclists Blamed for London, England Gridlock & Pollution
* Style Guide for Writing Nasty Pieces about Cyclists
* Bari, Italy to Pay Cyclists to Ride
* Micromobility Conference
* Major Taylor Gets Long Overdue NYT Obituary
* Dutch Cycling in Winter
* St. John's, Canada Considers Winter Heated Sidewalks
* Windshield-Mounted Device Camera to ID & Report Potholes
* World's Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Built in 18 Days

CenterLines Issue #479 January 23, 2019
* NCUTCD Votes to Consider Peds & Bikes in Setting Speed Limits
* Paris, France: Free Public Transportation for Kids
* The Netherlands: Cutting Cost of a Cycle Highway Case Study
* Investing in Health: Local Active Transportation Financing
* Uber Exploring Self-Driving Tech for Bikes, Scooters
* E-Scooter Crashes, Injuries & Lawsuits
* 2018 Bike Share Equity Year-End Review
* StreetLight Data Releases Tool to Measure Bike Ped Traffic
* Cities, Not Individuals, Should Clear Snow From Sidewalks
* Shanghai, China: Public Space Design Factor in 2 Ped/Bike Bridges
* Humanoid Robot Run Over, Destroyed by Self-Driving Tesla
* Smart Cities Dive Dockless Vehicles Map & Headlines Update
* LAB, America Walks & SRSNP: What’s Next for Walking & Biking
* Bike, Scooter Share Companies Recruit Bike Advocates

CenterLines Issue #478 January 9, 2019
* Changing Minority & Low Income Perceptions of Bike Share
* Measuring Equitable Access to Shared Bikes & E-Scooters
* New Traffic Safety Paradigm: Exposure, Total Vehicle Travel
* New Mass Transit Revenue Source: Legalizing & Taxing Cannabis
* Transportation Challenges for Those Unable to Drive
* TRB: Critical Issues in Transportation 2019
* Dutch Cycling Vision: Facts & Figures of Cycling Benefits
* Bologna, Italy Active Transportation Incentive Program