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CenterLines e-Newsletter Merges with the PBIC Messenger


The next generation PBIC Messenger will become a free monthly enewsletter produced by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center


News Brief
April 29, 2020

Contacts: Kristin Blank, PBIC Communications Manager: blank@hsrc.unc.edu
Nate Storring, PPS Director of Communications: nstorring@pps.org
Linda Tracy, PBIC Messenger Editorial Team Member: Linda@PBICMessenger.org

CHAPEL HILL, NC - The Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) at the University of North Carolina are pleased to announce that the CenterLines enewsletter will merge with the PBIC Messenger to create the next generation of the PBIC Messenger. PBIC will begin distributing this free monthly enewsletter in late May.

This new partnership between PBIC and CenterLines will engage its combined audience with relevant, timely information they can use to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities. "PBIC is committed to helping transportation professionals prioritize mobility, access, equity, and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists," says Laura Sandt, director of PBIC. "Our partnership with CenterLines will help scale our collective impact by diversifying and expanding the information we can offer at more frequent intervals and respond to practitioners needs." "We have been proud to publish CenterLines for the past decade," says Nate Storring, Director of Communications at Project for Public Spaces, "And we are excited to see it take its next step with such a longstanding resource for the walking and bicycling community at PBIC."

After nearly 20 years and over 500 issues every other week, the CenterLines enewsletter will continue the evolution begun by its founding editor, John Williams. Williams created CenterLines as the next generation of Bicycle Forum, a print journal he also edited that the Bicycle Federation of America published from 1978 until the Internet Age brought enough crucial bicycling and walking resources online. CenterLines editor for over 10 years, Linda Tracy, will become part of the editorial team of the next generation of the PBIC Messenger.

Subscribe to the new monthly PBIC Messenger. Send news for future issues to editorial team member Linda Tracy.

About PBIC
Since its inception in 1999, the PBIC mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is supported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). PBIC is housed within the UNC Highway Safety Research Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Follow PBIC news and project activities on the PBIC website, Facebook, and Twitter @pedbikeinfo.

About PPS
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build strong communities. We are the central hub of the global placemaking movement, connecting people to ideas, resources, expertise, and partners who see place as the key to addressing our greatest challenges. PPS is also the home of the Walk/Bike/Places biennial conference, the premier conference in North America for walking, bicycling, and placemaking professionals from the public and private sectors. Walk/Bike/Places 2020 will be held in Indianapolis, IN August 4 to 7, 2020.