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Signing up for the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge!

Knowing that the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge is coming up, I decided to do my part and register for the Tufts cycling team. Being fully away of how difficult it can sometimes be to register for large events such as the Challenge, I decided to document the process in hopes that it would serve to be of some use for interested Jumbos looking to ditch the car and grab their bikes for the week.

Screenshot 2014-05-02 14.41.53After typing in the URL, I was met with the MassCommute Bike Challenge main page. It was incredibly simple to read, easy to navigate, and fairly minimalist. The sections were displayed on the left and were short and sweet. Below the main  “Welcome” message was what looked like the log data for the upcoming event, and the tab “Register for the Challenge Today!” was directly in front of me.

Screenshot 2014-05-02 14.50.30Clicking on it led me to a page that asked me to type a username and come up with a password. I used my email for the username, jotted down a password for the website, and clicked continue.

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The information page loaded after this. Being familiar with registration sites, I was prepared for copious amounts of information to be asked (Email, phone number, home address, blood type, mother’s maiden name, work history, your kindergarten teacher’s best friend’s third cat’s middle name) and feared for the worse. I was surprised that, much like the other pages of the website, it was incredibly simple and uncomplicated It asked me my affiliation, so I selected “school” and picked Tufts from a drop down menu. I was also asked my age, gender, typical bike mileage, and reason for registering. It took me two minutes to give them the information before I continued to the next page.

I agreed to the Terms and Conditions after that and was told that my registration was complete. “That was it?!” I thought to myself. “Really?!”

I was fascinated by the expedient nature of the website, how easily I was able to prepare to cycle for Tufts, and how ready I was to grab my bike and hit the road. The takeaway from this is: Signing up for the bike challenge is simple, painless, and takes less than a few minutes.  If you want to represent the school, its as easy as that.

-Tim

 

 

A Message from Tufts’ Provost David Harris – Century Ride!

Tufts Century Ride
Dear Tufts Colleagues,

Please join me for a bike ride on May 9th. As in 2012, the full ride will be about 100 miles, with stops on the Medford/Somerville, Grafton, and Boston campuses (i.e., Tufts Century). If you would prefer a shorter ride, there are options starting at 20 miles.


Registration is open to Tufts students, faculty, staff, and alumni until April 18th. There are a limited number of spots available so please register early. Visit our site
for more information and to register. For any further questions, please email tuftscentury@tufts.edu.

The Tufts Century Ride, in collaboration with the Tufts Cycling Team, is designed to provide a fun way for community members to connect and a unique way to see our three campuses. If you are not able to join us for the ride, it would be wonderful to see you during one of our campus stops or at the closing reception. Please visit our site for times and locations.


Best,

David Harris

Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Stony Brook University (NY)

Applicants with an interest in,or experience with environmental justice are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in two or more of the following areas will be given the highest consideration: environmental and earth system science; global sustainability; resilience; risk and vulnerability; human-environment interactions; scenario analysis; sustainability policy and global politics; urban social-ecological systems; food and water use; ecological design; agricultural ecology; and  transportation. Training and supervision of teaching assistants supervising research/internships and academic advising experience. Curricular development,relevant researchexperience and publication record will also be evaluated. A record of/or potential for successful research funding.

Learn more.

Transit Analyst, Jarrett Walker and Associates (Portland, OR)

GIS analysis, map -making, and creating visual explanations are integral to nearly all of our work. Quantitative analysis, typically using Excel, is also important. We are seeking a talented and creative person to join our team as an Analyst at the Junior Associate level, to help us deliver great work to clients while continuing to innovate in our approach. Learn more.

Transportation Demand Management Outreach Coordinator, Duke University

Duke University’s Parking & Transportation Services office is seeking a part-time TDM Outreach Coordinator to assist with ongoing marketing efforts and customer service activities related to Duke’s sustainable transportation programs.  The part-time Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Outreach Coordinator will work up to 20 hours/week helping the Transportation Demand Manager to promote alternative commute options to a population of approximately 50,000 students and employees via print and digital marketing, special events, social media campaigns, and other campus communication channels.
 
Work requires analytical, communications, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program, one year of experience in program administration or involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events, OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
 

Internship, Transit Planning Service (Boston, MA)

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates (N\N) is seeking a highly organized, independent and motivated intern for its growing Boston office primarily to support the firm’s practice in transit service planning. In addition, the intern may be asked to support paratransit and taxi projects, multi-modal transportation and non-motorized transportation planning projects, and smart parking and transportation demand management projects. The intern will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by experienced transit and transportation planners. Learn more/apply.

Executive Director, Local Motion (VT)

We are continuing our search for an Executive Director. We seek an experienced leader and manager, passionate about bicycle/pedestrian advocacy, for our 12 year-round and many seasonal employees, 12-member Board, 1,200 area members and 300 annual volunteers. Our member-supported organization is flourishing as we expand popular initiatives such as Bicycle Recycle Vermont, complete streets & trails advocacy, Bike Ferry service, youth safety education, Trailside Center, the Safe Streets Collaborative and a myriad of outreach activities. Review of applications is ongoing; several will be selected for interviews in mid-October. Click here for the Executive Director position description and application information.

Associate Transportation Planner (Berkeley, CA)

APPLICATION DUE SEPTEMBER 9 AT 5 PM.

 

Salary range: $6,577 – $7,808 monthly. The City of Berkeley is currently seeking applications from highly qualified individuals to fill an Associate Planner position in the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department. The Associate Planner in the Public Works Department works on the City’s employee transportation benefits program, which includes the AC Transit Easy Pass, pre-tax commute benefits, Fleet Car Sharing Program, and Fleet Bicycle Pool. The position also works with transit providers, primarily AC Transit, on transit projects affecting Berkeley, including service planning and stop improvements. The position will also support several grant-funded transportation capital improvements projects, including efforts to upgrade the Downtown BART Station and transit area, develop To apply and for more information about this opening, please visit our website.

Bay State Bike Week

Bay State Bike Week, “an annual celebration of human-powered, two-wheeled transportation” in Massachusetts, is taking place from Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 19.  With the weather finally warming up, this is the perfect time to get those bikes out and start riding, whether it’s to and from work or for pleasure!

There are lots of ways to celebrate at Tufts, including:

Visit baystatebikeweek.org and masscommuterchallenge.org for more information.

Program Manager, Greening Forward (various locations)

Greening Forward is a youth-driven, youth-imagined environmental network of 1,500 young changemakers. Our collective impact engages 10,000 community members in campaigns that recycle 60 tons of waste, plant over 200 trees, and save over 155,000 gallons of water. Our Program Manager supports the indirect and direct needs of our program team.

 

There is no deadline to apply, but applicants are encouraged to do so as soon as possible!

 

Learn more/apply.