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Monthly Newsletter - October 14, 2020
Image Source: pedbikeimages.org / Dan Burden
Announcements 
  • Ten Actions Needed by Developers Before Deployment of Automated Driving Systems Around Schools 
  • New Guidance for Conducting Pedestrian and Bicyclist Road Safety Audits
  • FTA Announces $6.2 Million for Transit Planning in Communities Nationwide
  • NHTSA Releases 2020 Pedestrian Safety Month Playbook and Holds Webinar 
  • New Injury Reporting Codes for Micromobility Modes
  • Safe Steps to the School Bus Stop
  • US Department of Interior Rulemaking on E-Bikes Finalized
  • Comment Now: Revised Policies for E-Bike Use in National Forests
News 
  • Top Highway Safety Org Recommends Reform in Traffic Policing; Activists Say We Need Abolition
  • The Federal Government Can Spur Dramatic Transformation for Pedestrian Safety (if it so chooses)
  • Why Your City Doesn't Map Its Worst Car Crashes
  • 'Bicycling While Black': The Problems of Policing and Planning
  • Chain Reaction: Bikes and Pedestrians do Battle in COVID-era Paris
  • Washington DC Shows What To Do When Your Vision Zero Plan Is Failing
  • South Dakota Criminal and Civil Traffic Laws Favor Drivers over Pedestrians in Collisions
  • Mapping App Uses Air Quality Data to Show Local Impacts
  • Creating Advisory Bike Lanes In The Nation's Capital
  • Collective Purchasing for Bus and Bike Lanes
  • Missoula, Montana Used $8.8M in TIF for New Sidewalks Since ''09
  • Maryland DOT Sponsors Walking Webinars
  • Bike Share Ridership in Portland, OR is Down 72.7% During the Pandemic
  • First Annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report
  • Uber Self-Driving Car Death Ruling Sets a Scary Precedent
  • Electric Bike Subsidies Would Empower More People to Use Cars Less
  • Ways To Keep Snowy Cities Moving During the Pandemic
  • Survey: A Majority of Americans Want More Ped & Bike Funding
  • From Garden Streets to Bike Highways: Four Ideas for Post-Covid Cities - Visualised
  • Apply: $1,500 Community Change Grant
Resources
  • Micromobility Products-Related Deaths, Injuries, and Hazard Patterns: 2017-2019
  • Everything Looks Different in 2020 and Walk to School Day is No Different
  • Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership (PHEAL)
  • TCRP Research Report 214: Guide to Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes
  • Video: A Conversation With GirlTrek''s Vanessa Garrison
  • How to Make the Most of Covid Winter
  • Understanding and Tackling Micromobility: Transportation's New Disruptor
  • Good to Go? Assessing the Environmental Performance of New Mobility
  • Over 500 Miles of New Bike Trails are now Open to Cyclists in the US
  • What Are Ebike ''Classes'' and What Do They Mean?
  • Innovations in Transportation Equity for Latino Communities: Voices for Healthy Kids Grant Summary Report
  • How to Address Transportation Equity for Latino Communities: Salud America!'s Workgroup Recommendations 
  • Solutions for Making Rumble Strips Safe for Cyclists: Best Practices for Transportation Decision Makers
Research
  • A Micro-Scale Analysis of Cycling Demand, Safety, and Network Quality
  • Development of a National Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index in the United States: Differences by Region and Rurality
  • Measuring Success for Safe Routes to School Programs
  • Is Bicycling Getting Safer? Bicycle Fatality Rates (1985-2017) using Four Exposure Metrics
  • The Growing Gap in Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatality Rates between the United States and the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, 1990-2018
  • Helmet Usage Reduces Serious Head Injury Without Decreasing Concussion After Bicycle Riders Crash
  • Cyclists' Personal Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and its Influence on Bikeability
  • Estimates of Pedestrian Exposure to Atmospheric Pollution using High-Resolution Modelling in a Real Traffic Hot-Spot
  • Investigating the Motivation for Pedestrians' Risky Crossing Behaviour at Urban Mid-Block Road Sections
  • Influence of Actual and Perceived Risks in Selecting Crossing Facilities by Pedestrians
  • Role of Number of Traffic Lanes on Pedestrian Gap Acceptance and Risk Taking Behaviour at Uncontrolled Crosswalk Locations
  • Complete Streets Are Slower and More Human Scale
  • The 50+ Cycling Survey
Webinars
 
Call for Proposals, Presentations, Abstracts 

Upcoming Events

Announcements

Ten Actions Needed by Developers Before Deployment of Automated Driving Systems Around Schools

A new info brief from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) summarizes 10 recommendations for automated driving system (ADS) developers to address the unique circumstances around schools that influence safe operations: unpredictability of student pedestrians, inconsistent environments, safety risks unique to arriving and leaving school areas, and other challenges. The recommendations are based on a more comprehensive discussion in Considerations for Deploying Automated Driving Systems Around Schools. Recommendations include collaboration between ADS developers and stakeholders such as school administrators, transportation staff and crossing guards, and assurance that an accurate detection system recognizes children and school zone perimeters. A final recommendation advises localities to explore the feasibility of temporary street closures for all vehicles during school arrival and dismissal.

New Guidance for Conducting Pedestrian and Bicyclist Road Safety Audits

A new guide from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides information on how to conduct a road safety audit (RSA) to identify potential safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists. The guide is intended to support agencies that are interested in conducting RSAs for both modes, and includes information on safety risks, the RSA process, necessary data, and the roles and responsibilities of a RSA team. An updated prompt list for considering pedestrian and bicyclist safety and infrastructure is also included for RSA team members to use in the field. The new guide also includes guidance and tips for conducting remote or virtual RSAs if traveling or gathering in-person is not possible.

FTA Announces $6.2 Million for Transit Planning in Communities Nationwide

The Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning funds comprehensive planning to improve access to public transit and encourage ridership and economic and mixed-use development near public transportation projects. Eligible projects include comprehensive planning studies around station areas for new fixed guideway projects, such as light-rail, heavy rail, commuter rail, or bus rapid transit systems that have a designated right-of-way. Applicants must be FTA grantees, either as a project sponsor of an eligible transit project or an entity with land use planning authority in the project corridor.
See the full announcement and webinar and apply by October 26, 2020.

NHTSA Releases 2020 Pedestrian Safety Month Playbook and Holds Webinar

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) created an earned and social media playbook, and other materials to support Pedestrian Safety Month activities throughout each week in October. It focuses on decreasing vehicle speed and Walk to School Day activities; distracted drivers and impaired pedestrians; illegal school bus passing; and conspicuity, Day Light Saving Time, and older pedestrians. Each topic includes a sample media release, research report citations, and links to other resources.
 
NHTSA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) kicked off the first-ever national Pedestrian Safety Month with a webinar that included remarks from USDOT Secretary Chao, NHTSA Deputy Administrator Owens, FHWA Administrator Nason and 9 others. View the recording of the National Pedestrian Safety Month Kickoff webinar.
 
NHTSA also released two new interactive Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data visualization dashboards for pedestrian and bicyclist fatality data. The dashboards allow users to view key data by state, year, month, time of day, age group, and land type.

New Injury Reporting Codes for Micromobility Modes

One of the ongoing challenges in understanding micromobility safety is not only the rapid development of new devices, but also the ability to capture injury data related to these new devices. A research project conducted by the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety aims to accelerate shared learning around micromobility safety impacts and to fast-track improvements to injury surveillance of emerging modes of micromobility devices used on and around streets. As part of this effort, researchers developed a poster to help categorize injuries related to micromobility, compatible with the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), the system used in the collection, categorization, and reporting of clinical diagnoses and procedures in the United States. The new codes help in the identification and analysis of healthcare encounters related to micromobility devices for the purpose of micromobility injury surveillance, prevention, and program evaluation by public health departments, trauma centers, and other organizations. An editable version of the poster is available by request from Katie Harmon at the Highway Safety Research Center.

Safe Steps to the School Bus Stop

Even though trips to and from the school bus and school may be very different, or even nonexistent this year, parents and caregivers can still play a critical role in building their child's pedestrian safety skills. As National School Bus Safety Week kicks off on October 19, PBIC provides tips for parents and caregivers to coach their child to adopt safe behaviors while walking for any trip, with some special considerations for the trip to and from the school bus. Recommendations include taking "practice walks" and assessing skills, and best practices for being on foot near and around the school bus.

US Department of Interior Rulemaking on E-Bikes Finalized

The US Department of Interior finalized its e-bike regulations on public lands managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation. The regulations allow e-bike use where traditional bicycles are allowed and to bring federal land e-bike experience more in line with state rules. PeopleForBikes provides more information about the regulations.

Comment Now: Revised Policies for E-Bike Use in National Forests

PeopleForBikes also covers a proposal from the US Forest Service to update and clarify guidance on management of e-bike use on National Forests System lands. This version of revisions includes new definitions for an e-bike and Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 e-bikes; as well as guidance and criteria for designating e-bike use on NFS roads and trails, and in other areas on NFS lands. The deadline for comments is October 26, 2020. They can be submitted electronically.

News

Top Highway Safety Org Recommends Reform in Traffic Policing; Activists Say We Need Abolition (Streetsblog USA)
Reports on the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recommendations to cut racism from traffic policing - but stopped short of advocating to get police out of traffic enforcement altogether, which anti-racist advocates say is the real key to keeping Black and brown road users comprehensively safe.
 
The Federal Government Can Spur Dramatic Transformation for Pedestrian Safety (if it so chooses) (America Walks)
Outlines six pedestrian safety recommendations from America Walks, sent to the USDOT. They include designing streets that put people first rather than prioritizing the number of motorized vehicles moved-wherever federal funding is used; reducing speeds; and investing in the places and neighborhoods bearing the brunt of the pedestrian safety crisis. They call for larger motor vehicles to be regulated for the safety of vulnerable road users, as well as their occupants. America Walks also calls for the USDOT to set targets, evaluate progress, and hold themselves and others accountable to actual outcomes.
 
Why Your City Doesn't Map Its Worst Car Crashes (Streetsblog USA)
Notes 7 of the 20 largest cities in the US do not have an easily accessible High Injury Network map, which details the regions of a road system where pedestrians and cyclists are most often severely injured or killed. Often a small percentage of streets are the sites of the largest percentage of serious crashes: in Austin, Texas 70% of deaths and serious injuries happen on just 7% of streets.
 
'Bicycling While Black': The Problems of Policing and Planning (UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies)
Describes the disproportionate attention Black cyclists and Black or Latino neighborhoods receive from law enforcement, and examines whether infrastructure availability plays a role in the patterns of bicycle tickets issued.
 
Chain Reaction: Bikes and Pedestrians do Battle in COVID-era Paris (Reuters)
Reports that since the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands more of Parisian commuters are walking or biking, and find themselves fighting each other for space on the crowded streets.
 
Washington DC Shows What To Do When Your Vision Zero Plan Is Failing (Streetsblog USA)
Describes the Vision Zero Omnibus bill, recently passed by City Council, to require a safety redesign for any roadways where a collision resulted in a death or serious injury; accelerate Complete Streets programs; submit "a Vision Zero infrastructure progress report" on the District's 15 most dangerous pedestrian and cyclist corridors; add red-light cameras; ban right turns on red at intersections within 400 feet of high pedestrian traffic areas such as schools; and cut speed limits to 20 miles per hour or less on local and collector roads.
 
South Dakota Criminal and Civil Traffic Laws Favor Drivers over Pedestrians in Collisions (South Dakota News Watch)
Reports that South Dakota criminal and civil laws are unique among Great Plains states in the high level of responsibility for safety placed upon pedestrians and in the high legal standards prosecutors or civil attorneys must meet in order to bring charges or secure damages against a motorist. South Dakota is the only state that asks jurors in civil lawsuits to determine if a pedestrian's own negligence is more than "slight" compared to the driver that hit them. If so, plaintiffs cannot be awarded damages. There is no legal formula for determining "slight" negligence.
 
Mapping App Uses Air Quality Data to Show Local Impacts (Smart Cities Dive)
Describes Air Quality Aware, a new app from Esri that uses data from the federal government to provide information on current air quality, how it might change in the future, and its impacts on local communities and vulnerable populations.
 
Creating Advisory Bike Lanes In The Nation's Capital (AASHTO Journal)
Describes a study to evaluate the impacts of converting a section of E Street SE into an advisory bike lane (ABL), which features dedicated bicycle lanes near the curbs that bookend one wide vehicular lane split by a centerline. ABLs, used on lower volume roads for decades in Europe and Canada, direct motorists to avoid oncoming vehicles by easing to their right into the bike lanes while yielding to the bicyclists.
 
Collective Purchasing for Bus and Bike Lanes (Metropolitan Area Planning Council)
Describes a collective procurement conducted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) on behalf of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts DOT, and 13 area municipalities. This procurement allows public transportation agencies to cooperate and achieve a greater economies of scale in building projects, ultimately bringing costs down. Communities had been quoted from $7 to $12 per square foot; the collective bid came in at $4.70 per square foot.

Missoula, Montana Used $8.8M in TIF for New Sidewalks Since ''09 (Missoulian)
Describes using tax increment financing to construct 15 miles of new sidewalk segments missing from 2 urban renewal districts in low-income neighborhoods.
 
Maryland DOT Sponsors Walking Webinars (Maryland Department of Transportation)
Announces the Walktober Walkinar series, or a series of 90-minute webinars, hosted each Thursday through the month of October by the Maryland Department of Transportation in coordination with several state agencies and other partners. Walkinars will highlight how to collectively rally around walking and advocate for safe walking infrastructure.
 
Bike Share Ridership in Portland, Oregon is Down 72.7% During the Pandemic (Portland State University (PSU), Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC))
Reports that Portland's bike share system has been impacted by the global pandemic: through August, on average, summer ridership was down 72.7% from expected based on past years.
 
First Annual Shared Micromobility State of the Industry Report (North American Bikeshare Association)
Provides a comprehensive snapshot of the industry in the US, Mexico, and Canada in 2019: micromobility has become an essential form of mobility in cities of all sizes; at least 292 cities in North America had a bikeshare or e-scooter system (34% had both); and users took over 157 million trips.
 
Uber Self-Driving Car Death Ruling Sets a Scary Precedent (Next City)
Describes multiple Uber actions that contributed to the first self-driving vehicle to kill a pedestrian, and the lack of government regulations protecting vulnerable road users.
 
Electric Bike Subsidies Would Empower More People to Use Cars Less (Rice University, Kinder Institute for Urban Studies)
Describes a bill introduced in New York State to extend the state's electric car rebate program to e-bikes. The current program offers a direct, point-of-sale rebate of up to $2,000 to buyers of electric cars. The proposed bill would allow the state to offer a rebate for the purchase of e-bikes, covering 50% of the purchase price up to $1,100.
 
Ways To Keep Snowy Cities Moving During the Pandemic (Streetsblog USA)
Recommends communities sponsor broad sidewalk, bike lane, and wheelchair-ramp snow clearance citywide and clear the routes that non-drivers use most heavily. See Bloomington, Minnesota where sidewalk snow removal is primarily the responsibility of the Public Works Maintenance Division.
 
Survey: A Majority of Americans Want More Ped & Bike Funding (League of American Bicyclists)
Reports that an Ipsos/League survey found that 60% of Americans want funding for sidewalks, bike lanes, and bike paths to increase, another 28% want to maintain current levels, and 5% want to decrease funding.
 
From Garden Streets to Bike Highways: Four Ideas for Post-Covid Cities - Visualised (The Guardian)
Presents and analyzes 4 architecture firms' visions of what cities should do to better design everything to help inoculate cities against the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply: $1,500 Community Change Grant (America Walks)
Offers community grants for proposed projects that have a particular focus on engaging in key issues of the day with new perspectives and diverse partners/ audiences while highlighting the vital role that walking and transportation patterns can play in a new era. Apply by November 9, 2020, 5:00 pm ET.
 

Resources

Micromobility Products-Related Deaths, Injuries, and Hazard Patterns: 2017-2019 (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Presents the latest available statistics on injury estimates, fatalities, and hazard patterns associated with three micromobility products: e-scooters (including dockless/rental e-scooters), hoverboards, and e-bikes.
 
Everything Looks Different in 2020 and Walk to School Day is No Different (KC Walks)
Describes how the Kansas City region is inspiring kids and parents to walk, roll, and stroll each week throughout October by: making local park recommendations on social media; sponsoring trail scavenger hunts; sponsoring walk, ride, or run events on trails; and offering The Walking DetectiveT to help kids conduct walking audits to find clues and collect evidence to show how walkable their communities are.
 
Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership (PHEAL) (Streetsmart)
Provides the recently developed A Blueprint of the COVID-19 Era: PHEAL Planning for Health Equity, Advocacy, & Leadership to help professionals work with communities to create more equitable and healthy places. The overarching principles are community health and regeneration, community-based advocacy, and healing through leadership.
 
TCRP Research Report 214: Guide to Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes (Transportation Research Board)
Provides guidance to Metropolitan Planning Organizations to help analyze and address equity effectively in long-range, regional, multimodal transportation planning and programming processes: public engagement, identifying populations for analysis, identifying needs and concerns, measuring impacts, further understanding those impacts, and developing strategies to avoid or mitigate inequities. See related webinar.
 
Video: A Conversation With GirlTrek''s Vanessa Garrison (America Walks)
Presents an interview with GirlTrek co-founder Vanessa Garrison to discuss the national movement with over 850,000 Black women who have committed to walking 30 minutes each day, often in large groups; its advocacy for public health, walkable communities, social justice and equity; and how the COVID-19 pandemic has required them to change their events.
 
How to Make the Most of Covid Winter (CityLab)
Presents strategies that snowy winter cities have made to make public winter places, address social isolation, build a sense of community, and promote outdoor social and physical activities. Nonexistent or inadequate snow and ice management on sidewalks, lack of access to outdoor spaces, and the economic resources necessary for many outdoor sports can become equity barriers.
 
Understanding and Tackling Micromobility: Transportation's New Disruptor (Governors Highway Safety Association)
Explores six micromobility challenges - oversight, funding, data collection, enforcement, infrastructure, and education - and the role State Highway Safety Offices and their partners can play to help address them.
 
Good to Go? Assessing the Environmental Performance of New Mobility (International Transport Forum)
Examines the climate impact of personal and shared electric kick-scooters, bicycles, e-bikes, electric mopeds, as well as car-based ride-sharing services. Analyzes the life-cycle performance of a range of new vehicles and services based on their technical characteristics, operation and maintenance, and compares it with that of privately owned cars and public transport. Identifies solutions to make new mobility a useful part of the urban transport mix while helping to reduce energy use and limit climate change.
 
Over 500 Miles of New Bike Trails are now Open to Cyclists in the US (Lonely Planet)
Reports that the US Bicycle Route System (USBRS) - the national interstate network that connects urban and rural communities on designated bike paths - has expanded its reach to 29 states, with over 500 miles of new routes added in California and Wisconsin.

What Are Ebike ''Classes'' and What Do They Mean? (Wired)
Describes the common classification system the e-bike industry and more than half of US states have coalesced around, which determines what people can ride and where.
 
Innovations in Transportation Equity for Latino Communities: Voices for Healthy Kids Grant Summary Report (Salud America!)
Recommends bringing Latinos and Latino issues into transportation and planning conversations and ways to move toward transportation equity.
 
How to Address Transportation Equity for Latino Communities: Salud America!'s Workgroup Recommendations (Salud America!)
Highlights specific goals in community engagement, planning/design, land use, policies, performance, and investment; and provides recommendations for solutions to the transportation inequities Latinos face.
 
ICYMI: Solutions for Making Rumble Strips Safe for Cyclists: Best Practices for Transportation Decision Makers (Adventure Cycling Association)
Details best practices for state DOTs to accommodate bicycle safety and comfort, including model rumble strip policy and design standards compiled from several studies and guidance documents.

Research

A Micro-Scale Analysis of Cycling Demand, Safety, and Network Quality (Mineta Transportation Institute)
Reports results of research using a unique database of cycling volumes to estimate cycling demand and cycling collision models that also consider overall cyclist volume. Incorporates both a whole-network measure (betweenness centrality) and a network quality measure (level of traffic stress) in estimating cycling volumes.
 
Development of a National Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index in the United States: Differences by Region and Rurality (International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity)
Describes an index created to measure obesogenic environments in youth across the US and finds obesogenic environments, as well as poor food and physical activity environments (separately), are more prevalent in the South compared to the Northeast and in rural compared to metropolitan counties.
 
Measuring Success for Safe Routes to School Programs (Mineta Transportation Institute)
Concludes that the effect of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs might best be described as reducing barriers to active school travel, rather than simply increasing the likelihood of using active modes. Parent and school administrator interviewees noted the challenge of implementing SRTS programs consistently over a sustained period, and the lack of physical infrastructure that feels safe to the students and their parents.
 
Is Bicycling Getting Safer? Bicycle Fatality Rates (1985-2017) using Four Exposure Metrics (Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives)
Applies 4 measures of bicycling exposure to take a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on bicycling safety to answer the question of whether bicycling is actually getting safer and, if so, for whom. Results suggest that overall declines in bicycle fatality rates have been primarily driven by a sharp decline in child bicyclist fatalities while adult bicycle fatality rates have generally trended upwards (especially for the general population) or remained stagnant (for commuters).

The Growing Gap in Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatality Rates between the United States and the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands, 1990-2018 (Transport Reviews)
Calculates trends in walking and cycling fatalities per capita and per kilometer in 5 countries using official national data. Finds pedestrian and cyclist fatality rates in the US are significantly higher than in 4 European countries, and the gaps between fatalities in the US and these countries are increasing.
 
Helmet Usage Reduces Serious Head Injury Without Decreasing Concussion After Bicycle Riders Crash (Journal of Surgical Research)
Evaluates the types of injuries observed at a medical center and the role of helmets in reducing head injuries. Of the 906 patients evaluated, 77% wore helmets and they were less likely to sustain a serious head injury, a skull fracture, or facial fractures compared to riders without helmets. The most common injury in patients with a bicycle crash is a concussion. Helmets did not prevent concussion after bicycle rider's crash in our patient population.
 
Cyclists' Personal Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and its Influence on Bikeability (Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment)
Considers cyclists' exposure to traffic-related air pollution via a comprehensive bikeability index that comprises four subindices: accessibility, suitability, perceptibility, and prevailing air quality in the vicinity of cycling routes. Including air quality makes a significant difference when calculating a bikeability index.
 
Estimates of Pedestrian Exposure to Atmospheric Pollution using High-Resolution Modelling in a Real Traffic Hot-Spot (Science of The Total Environment)
Estimates the exposure of pedestrians to ambient nitrogen oxides (NOx) concentrations with high spatial resolution in a real urban traffic hot-spot under different methodologies.
 
Investigating the Motivation for Pedestrians' Risky Crossing Behaviour at Urban Mid-Block Road Sections (Travel Behaviour and Society)
Investigates the motivational factors associated with pedestrians' risky crossing behavior at unprotected, urban mid-block road sections. Results show that pedestrians' intention to cross a road at mid-block sections is mainly driven by habit and attitude.
 
Influence of Actual and Perceived Risks in Selecting Crossing Facilities by Pedestrians (Travel Behaviour and Society)
Examines the relationship between actual crash risk and perceived risk for selecting crossing facilities by pedestrians. Results show that an inverse relationship exists between actual and perceived crash risks.
 
Role of Number of Traffic Lanes on Pedestrian Gap Acceptance and Risk Taking Behaviour at Uncontrolled Crosswalk Locations (Journal of Transport & Health)
Examines the probability of pedestrian gap acceptance while crossing uncontrolled mid-blocks and pedestrian risk taking behavior considering the effect of pedestrian behavior and different roadway characteristics.
 
Complete Streets Are Slower and More Human Scale (State Smart Transportation Initiative)
Considers research that found that serious crashes are actually more common near pedestrian bridges, which could be due to higher vehicle speeds in those places. Interviews with pedestrians found that many avoid the bridges because they are too indirect or feel unsafe. See Journal of Road Safety research study Examining the Relationship between Road Safety Outcomes and the Built Environment in Bogot?, Colombia.
 
The 50+ Cycling Survey (AARP)
Reports the result of a national survey of adults 50 to 85 years old about their cycling history and habits, changes in their bicycling routine during the past year (including since the COVID-19 pandemic), and preferences for cycling locations and conditions.

Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

  • WTS Webinar Series: A Day in the Life of a Bridge Inspector; Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Report; The Future of Mobility: Transforming the Transportation System Through Diversity and Equity; Shifting Gears- Applying Integrated Management to Achieve Equitablity; Zero-Emission Bus Planning; But wait...there''s more; and Intersectionality and Leadership (WTS International)
    October 14, 2020: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, tiered registration between $250 and $49
  • Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (Federal Transit Administration)
    October 14, 2020: 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET, free. See New Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Notice of Funding Opportunity.
  • The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America - a conversation with author Lawrence T. Brown (America Walks)
    October 14, 2020: 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET, free
  • Using Volunteers to Maintain Trails in Parks (American Trails)
    October 15, 2020: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET, free
  • PBIC Health and Transportation Webinar Series Part 2: Health and Transportation Partnerships: Agency Structures for Collaboration /HiAP
    October 15, 2020: 3:00 - 4:30pm ET, free
  • Friday Transportation Seminar: Dignity Infused Community Engagement and Vision Zero in Los Angeles (PSU, TREC)
    October 16, 2020: 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET, free
  • Community Engagement for Safe Routes to School Virtual Training (Safe Routes Partnership)
    October 20, 2020: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET, free (limited to first 200 participants)
  • 2020 Regional Livable Communities Virtual Forum (American Planning Association)
    October 20, 2020: 1:00 - 3:30 pm ET, free
  • WTS Webinar Series: Shifting Perspectives of Stormwater Risk; Ten Years In: Celebrating Valley Metro''s Railversary.; It''s Raining! Stormwater Management and Protection of Natural Resources; and Take a Seat at the Head Table (Women's Transportation Seminar)
    October 21, 2020: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, tiered registration between $250 and $49
  • Thinking About Cycling Experience: Cycle Highways + Methods for Human-Centered Bikeways (Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP))
    October 21, 2020: 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET, $50 members / $85 non-members
  • PBIC Health and Transportation Webinar Series Part 3: Health and Transportation Partnerships: Integrating Health Data into Transportation Planning
    October 22, 2020: 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET, free
  • Let''s Talk: Creating a Culture of Active Living with Black Women Get Fit (BikeWalkKC)
    October 22, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET, free
  • Dropping Enforcement from the 6 E's: A Virtual Discussion (Safe Routes Partnership)
    October 22, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET, free (Same topic as October 15 event which has met its capacity. This second discussion limited to first 300 participants)
  • Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data (American Trails)
    October 22, 2020: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET, free
  • Balancing the Scales--Equity Analysis in Transportation Planning (Transportation Research Board & COMTO)
    October 22, 2020: 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET, free See TCRP Research Report 214: Guide to Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes
  • Friday Transportation Seminar: Tribal Mobility, Accessibility, and Social Equity (PSU, TREC)
    October 23, 2020: 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET, free
  • PBIC Health and Transportation Webinar Series Part 4: Planning and Prioritizing Projects for Health
    October 27, 2020: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET, free
  • WTS Webinar Series: The Fight & Awareness- Being Yourself for Success; Fare Enforcement: Through the Lens of Equity; Mobility in an Urban Environment and the ADA Community; Tricks of the Trade- How to Fund Increased System Accessibility; Evaluating Best Practices for Sustainable Transportation Assets; Communication, Construction and Complicated Relationships; and Mentoring to Lead (Women's Transportation Seminar)
    October 28, 2020: 12:00 - 2:00 pm, tiered registration between $250 and $49
  • Tools for Urban Survival: Can Cities Recover without Transportation? (Meeting of the Minds)
    October 28, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
  • PBIC Health and Transportation Webinar Series Part 5: Bringing Public Health to the Transportation Policy Table
    October 28, 2020: 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET, free
  • Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Webinar Series: Dedicated ADA Funding (FHWA)
    October 28, 2020, 2:00 - 3:15 pm ET, free
  • Pathways to Vision Zero Summit (Mid-America Regional Council)
    October 29 - November 19, 2020
  • Friday Transportation Seminar: Case Studies of Travel Demand Analysis on Transport Disadvantaged Communities (PSU, TREC)
    October 30, 2020: 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET, free
  • A New Roadmap for Transportation and Health Equity (Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE))
    November 2, 2020: 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET, free for members, $49 nonmembers
  • Consider E-Scooters Safety in Vision Zero and MaaS/MOD Programs, Policies, and Practice (ITE)
    November 4, 2020: 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET, $49 Members / $99 Non-Members
  • Technology in Trail Building and Planning: Drones and LiDAR (American Trails)
    November 5, 2020, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, free
  • Friday Transportation Seminar: At the Intersection of Safety + Race + Transportation (PSU, TREC)
    November 6, 2020: 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET, free
  • Advancing Innovative Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Research (Transportation Research Board)
    November 9, 2020: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET, $95 for some registrants
  • Bus Stops: Access and Equity (PSU, TREC)
    November 10, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET, free
  • Night-time Street Safety: Discussion on Women''s Mobility at Night (APBP)
    November 18, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET, $50 members / $85 nonmembers
  • Friday Transportation Seminar: Racial Disparities in Traffic Enforcement (PSU, TREC)
    November 20, 2020: 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET, free
  • Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Webinar Series: Innovations and Technology for Transition Plan Implementation (FHWA)
    December 2, 2020, 2:00 - 3:15 pm ET, free
  • Using the ADA and ABA Standards Series: Chapter 10: Recreation Facilities (US Access Board)
    December 3, 2020: 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET, free
  • Land Use and Transportation Policies for a Sustainable Future (PSU, TREC)
    December 11, 2020: 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET, free
  • Are We There Yet? Best Practices in Speed Management (APBP)
    December 16, 2020: 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET, $50 members / $85 nonmembers

Archived and Recorded Webinars

Call for Proposals, Presentations, Abstracts

Call for Presentation Abstracts: 2021 Esri User Conference
Deadline: October 30, 2020

Upcoming Events

(Note that events may be postponed or moved to partial or complete virtual formats)
  • Vision Zero Cities 2020 Virtual Conference (Transportation Alternatives)
    October 19 - 23, 2020, Online
  • American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting 2020: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence
    October 24 - 28, 2020, Online
  • 2020 Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
    October 26 - 30, 2020, Online
  • MOBILIZE Virtual 2020 Summit
    October 26, 28, and 30, 2020: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
  • International Council on Active Aging Conference
    October 27 and 28, and November 5 and 6, 2020, Online
  • Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology Conference and Virtual Forums (Transportation Research Board)
    October 29 and November 5, 2020, Online
  • NACTO Designing Cities 2020
    December 2 - 10, 2020, Online
  • 2021 TRB Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event (Transportation Research Board)
    January 2021, Online
    Committee Meetings: January 5 - 8 and 11 - 15; Sessions and Exhibits: January 21 - 22 and 25 - 29
  • Micromobility America 2020
    January 28 - 29, 2021 (Rescheduled from October 2020), Bay Area, California
  • National Bike Summit 2021 (League of American Bicyclists)
    February 28 - March 3, 2021, Online
  • National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program
    March 17 - 19, 2021, Washington, District of Columbia
  • EDRA52Detroit: Just Environments (Environmental Design Research Association)
    May 19 - 22, 2021, Detroit, Michigan and Online
  • Velo-city 2021 Lisboa
    June 1 - 4, 2021, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Walk/Bike/Places (Project for Public Spaces)
    June 15 - 17, 2021, Indianapolis, Indiana and Online
  • APBP 2021 Conference (Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals)
    August 23 - 26, 2021, Online
  • 2021 Trails and Outdoor Recreation Summit (American Trails & Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals)
    September 13 - 17, 2021, Reno, Nevada
  • Velo-city Ljubljana 2022 (Postponed from 2020)
    June 14 - 17, 2022, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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