I thought some of you might be interested in this paper call given the
Theme of the conference. Apologies if you have already seen it.
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Subject: [TMIP-L] Call for Papers: 2014 Transportation/ Land Use
Planning and Air Quality Conference “Developing Healthy and Livable
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:57:45 -0600
From: Jane Lin <janelin(a)UIC.EDU>
The Transportation Research Board Transportation and Air Quality
Committee (ADC20), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) -
Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI)’s Planning, Economics
and Finance Committee, the Air and Waste Management Association
(AWMA), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other
sponsors are seeking papers for 20 sessions for the 2014
Transportation/ Land Use Planning and Air Quality (TLUPAQ) Conference.
The focus of the papers should be related to innovative research and
strategies leading to the integration of transportation planning, land
use and air quality. Our spotlight theme in 2014 will be “Developing
Healthy and Livable Communities”.
Draft papers or abstracts for the 2014 TLUPAQ Conference must be
submitted electronically no later than Friday, September 6th, 2013.
Each paper or extended abstract will be reviewed and comments will be
provided to the author(s) by Friday, October 25th, 2013. Authors will
make any necessary revisions to the paper or extended abstract and
resubmit the revised paper or extended abstract by Friday, November
29th, 2013. Please see the attached CFP announcement for details.
Please feel free to distribute to those who may be interested. Contact
me if you have any questions.
Jane Lin, Ph.D.
Department of Civil and Materials Engineering
Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
842 W. Taylor Street (M/C246)
Chicago, IL 60607
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
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There's been a flurry of new research emerging about transportation
infrastructure / community design and how that impacts health. The four
studies below may be of interest:
A Model of Community Pediatrics: Improving Access to Safe Play
Environments. Hodges NL, Smith GA. Pediatrics 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub.
Effect of bike lane infrastructure improvements on ridership in one New
Orleans neighborhood. Parker KM, Rice J, Gustat J, Ruley J, Spriggs A,
Johnson C. Ann. Behav. Med. 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub. http://goo.gl/PMOCl
Impact evaluation of a public bicycle share program on cycling: a case
example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec. Fuller D, Gauvin L, Kestens Y,
Daniel M, Fournier M, Morency P, Drouin L. Am. J. Public Health 2013;
ePub(ePub): ePub. http://goo.gl/S68RJ
Walking associated with public transit: moving toward increased physical
activity in the United States. Freeland AL, Banerjee SN, Dannenberg AL,
Wendel AM. Am. J. Public Health 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub.
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Dear TRB H+T friends,
The deadline for submitting synthesis proposals is coming up soon and
various groups have mentioned that they are preparing proposals related to
health and transportation. This is wonderful, and we should probably
coordinate to maximize the effectiveness of each proposal. We don't want
them to be duplicative of each other, or other work that is already going
Andy Dannenberg, Ed Christopher, and I are writing one about the use of
cost-benefit analysis to evaluate the health costs/benefits of
transportation plans and projects.
What else is out there? Please write to me directly, or to the whole
listserv, to share your topics, and we can work together.
This webinar may be of interest to you and your networks.
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This call for abstracts may be of interest to you and your networks:
Time is running out! Less than two weeks remain to submit your abstract to the most important public health event of the year. The American Public Health Association is receiving abstracts for our 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held Nov. 2-6 in Boston. Submit your abstract to join thousands of colleagues in presenting research in the field of public health.
The deadline for submission of abstracts range from Feb. 4-8, depending on the Section, Special Primary Interest Group, Caucus or Forum to which you wish to submit. All submissions will end at 11:59 p.m. PST on the due date listed on the Call for Abstracts.
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A few years ago the Nashville Area MPO conducted an informal survey of bicyclists to find out about unreported crashes and how many crashes were caused by interaction with a vehicle vs. gravel on the road, fixed object, etc. We received around 600 responses. I am not aware of a way to collect information about unreported crashes other than doing something like this survey, which is far from perfect but at least provides some insight.
Summary of findings http://www.nashvillempo.org/docs/bikeped/2011_WebSurveyExecutiveSummary.pdf
Presentation of findings http://www.nashvillempo.org/docs/bikeped/SurveyPresentationofFindings_08081…
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I would submit that another likely cause for a rise in bike injuries is lack of attention to and compliance with rules of the road by bicyclists. Who among has not noticed bicyclists running red lights, not stopping for stop lights, weaving through traffic, not using hand signals, etc?
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Subject: [H+T--Friends] bike injuries
In SF, we have also observed a very high proportion of bike injuries going unreported. Rochelle Dicker, cc'd above and head of the SFGHMC trauma unit, has done some thinking and analysis on this issue using hospital records.
As you know, SF has had a fairly agressive bike infrastructure program with strong political support. Bicycling behavior has increased substantially over the past decade as evidenced by serial bike counts. Unfortunately, reported bike collision injury frequency almost doubled over the past 5 or
6 years despite the investments in bike facilities. Potential culprits here could be the co-location of bike facilities on arterials, newer riders, and the lack of reduction in vehicle traffic. The confluence of new infrastructure, growth in riders, growth in injuries suggest that SF may be a good place to study the safety effects of new bike infrastructure in an existing urban context.
Locally, we are also very interested in redesigning our traffic injury surveillence system to integrate hospital, police, and ambulence records and add public health / environmental surveillence components. There are some good models in other countries. We have political committment and data sharing agreements but lack $$ -- I am told that local transportation $$ coming to cities cannot be used for such purposes.
Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH
Director, Environmental Health, Department of Public Health
1390 Market Street, Suite 822
San Francisco, CA 94102
(t) 415 2523931
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It was nice to see everyone at TRB. While there I was in a discussion about the probably that bike crashes that result in injuries might be under represented in our crash data. Especially when you consider that a high percentage of the crashes do not involve a motor vehicle and never make it to police records. If i were trying to get a handle on this at a regional or state level are there any "non-traditional" sources of data like hospital records that can be used. Anyone doing any work in this area?
This is becoming ever so important as we see more and mode shifting going on.
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