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July 24, 2017  

Article explores gender and bicycling in Oregon

An article in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board examines the gender gap in bicycling in the state of Oregon, where (as in other areas of the U.S.) a greater percentage of men... Read More About Article explores gender and bicycling in Oregon
July 24, 2017  

Article looks at the cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City

The Journal of Injury Prevention evaluated the cost-effectiveness of investments in bike lanes using New York City. The article included a generalizable model, that may help localities... Read More About Article looks at the cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City
July 18, 2017  

Report outlines ways to improve and enhance public engagement

As part of its ongoing research program with the Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) commissioned a report ... Read More About Report outlines ways to improve and enhance public engagement
July 18, 2017  

Well-being tied to active living

Research from Gallup and Healthways shows that active living environments -- those communities that invest in bike paths, parks, walkability, and public transit -- have residents with better... Read More About Well-being tied to active living
July 10, 2017  

The National Complete Streets Coalition launches Safe Streets Academy

The National Complete Streets Coalition is now accepting applications for the Safe Streets Academy , a new program designed to help jurisdictions transform their commitment to traffic... Read More About The National Complete Streets Coalition launches Safe Streets Academy
July 10, 2017  

Recreational Trails Program report and national resources

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its 2016 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report on the use and benefits of Federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds across the... Read More About Recreational Trails Program report and national resources
July 10, 2017  

AirBnB-style bicycle renting app debuts in England

A mobile app called Cycle.land was launched in Oxford, England, with plans to expand to London, Bristol, Edinburgh, and Cambridge. The platform allows people to borrow bikes from local... Read More About AirBnB-style bicycle renting app debuts in England
July 5, 2017  

Pilot project for glow-in-the-dark bicycle and pedestrian pathway

An article in CityLab describes a project in the Polish town of Lidzbark Warminski to install and test asphalt into which are mixed synthetic particles called "luminophores," which absorb... Read More About Pilot project for glow-in-the-dark bicycle and pedestrian pathway
July 5, 2017  

NACTO releases Global Street Design Guide

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has released the Global Street Design Guide to serve as a new baseline for designing urban streets and public spaces around... Read More About NACTO releases Global Street Design Guide
June 27, 2017  

CDC report compares U.S. traffic safety to other countries

A recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, " Vital Signs: Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention — United States and 19 Comparison Countries ," as well as an Economist Magazine... Read More About CDC report compares U.S. traffic safety to other countries
June 27, 2017  

Lancet publishes series on urban design, transport, and health

The U.K.-based medical journal, The Lancet, has produced a three-part series called " Urban Design, Transport, and Health ."  The series examines the ways in which air pollution, physical... Read More About Lancet publishes series on urban design, transport, and health
June 27, 2017  

Volvo buses to be equipped with pedestrian and cyclist detection technology

Autocar described camera-based technology that Volvo has developed for its buses, which will detect and help prevent collisions. The system's cameras are mounted on a vehicle's exterior with... Read More About Volvo buses to be equipped with pedestrian and cyclist detection technology
June 5, 2017  

Study compares Strava data with ACS data

The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported on findings from a study of the association between Strava Inc . user-generated activity... Read More About Study compares Strava data with ACS data
June 5, 2017  

Vision Zero leads to lower speed limits

The cities of Seattle and Boston are both pursuing lowering speed limits city-wide.  The Seattle Times reports that the city is considering reducing the default speed limit on arterials... Read More About Vision Zero leads to lower speed limits
June 5, 2017  

AARP article outlines benefits of bicycle-friendly streets for non-cyclists

AARP's Livable Communities initiative describes ten ways in which bicycle-friendly streets can be good even for persons who don't ride bicycles.  Bicycle-friendly friendly streets... Read More About AARP article outlines benefits of bicycle-friendly streets for non-cyclists
June 5, 2017  

Zipcar and Zagster form partnership called Zipbike

The car-sharing service Zipcar announced a partnership with the bike-share company Zagster to launch the bike-sharing service Zipbike on 15 college campuses.  The new service is "the... Read More About Zipcar and Zagster form partnership called Zipbike
May 31, 2017  

Bicycle boxes receive interim approval from FHWA

In October 2016, the Federal Highway Administration issued a memorandum granting an Interim Approval for the use of intersection bicycle boxes. Read More About Bicycle boxes receive interim approval from FHWA
May 31, 2017  

Study identifies strategies to advance Vision Zero programs

An article in Transportation Research Record, Volume 2582, "A Vision for Transportation Safety Framework for Identifying Best Practice Strategies to Advance Vision Zero," presents a Traffic... Read More About Study identifies strategies to advance Vision Zero programs
May 25, 2017  

Searchable library of studies on the benefits of trails

Headwater Economics, an independent, nonprofit research group working to improve community development and land management decisions, primarily in the western U.S., has created an online,... Read More About Searchable library of studies on the benefits of trails
May 25, 2017  

Every Body Walk! Collaborative has produced a social justice toolkit

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative have created a Social Justice Toolkit .  The toolkit seeks to provide organizations and individuals working within the walking... Read More About Every Body Walk! Collaborative has produced a social justice toolkit
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