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February 13, 2017  

Report compares bikeway networks and design in Netherlands and U.S.

A report from the Federal Highway Administration's Global Benchmarking Program explores similarities and differences in the approach to bicycle network planning and facility design in the... Read More About Report compares bikeway networks and design in Netherlands and U.S.
February 13, 2017  

Cook County DOT announces competitive grant program

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has announced Invest in Cook, a competitive transportation grant program to help fund improvements on local transportation... Read More About Cook County DOT announces competitive grant program
February 6, 2017  

Transportation Alternatives Program Performance Management Guidebook

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed a guidebook to provide sample performance objectives and measures that states, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and project... Read More About Transportation Alternatives Program Performance Management Guidebook
February 6, 2017  

Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures

U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has published a guidebook to help governmental agencies at all levels develop performance measures that can fully integrate... Read More About Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures
February 6, 2017  

Article questions the functionality of large U.S. fire trucks

An article in Fire Chief by retired Battalion Chief of the Chesterfield (VA) Fire and EMS Department and current president of Prevention Connection International argues that American fire... Read More About Article questions the functionality of large U.S. fire trucks
January 23, 2017  

Primer on incorporating on-street bicycle facilities into resurfacing projects

The Federal Highway Administration, with Toole Design Group and Cambridge Systematics, has published a workbook for municipalities, counties, state departments of transportation, and other... Read More About Primer on incorporating on-street bicycle facilities into resurfacing projects
January 23, 2017  

New federal safety measures include walking and bicycling

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has published new safety performance measures as part of its national safety program that calls for state and regional... Read More About New federal safety measures include walking and bicycling
January 17, 2017  

An automated sidewalk quality and safety assessment tool

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development, and Education Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology have published a... Read More About An automated sidewalk quality and safety assessment tool
January 17, 2017  

White paper covers innovations in bicycle and pedestrian counts

A white paper produced by Alta Planning + Design reviews innovations, emerging technologies, and applications of bicycle and pedestrian counts in communities around the county. Read More About White paper covers innovations in bicycle and pedestrian counts
January 9, 2017  

Surgeon General calls for walking and more walkable communities

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities as a key strategy to improve the health of U.S residents. The call to action complements and... Read More About Surgeon General calls for walking and more walkable communities
January 9, 2017  

Draft of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian data collection manual released

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a draft of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Manual .  Developed as part of a statewide bicycle and pedestrian data... Read More About Draft of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian data collection manual released
January 4, 2017  

2016 Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Report is out

The Alliance for Biking & Walking has released the 2016 edition of its bi-annual national bicycling and walking Benchmarking Project. The Alliance has been tracking data across the U.S.... Read More About 2016 Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Report is out
January 4, 2017  

UK report quantifies the economic value of cycling

Birmingham's Department for Transport has released a report that reviews the literature on the value of cycling -- including evidence of cycling's wider economic benefits. The aim was to... Read More About UK report quantifies the economic value of cycling
December 19, 2016  

Public Roads article examines efforts for more flexible roadway design

The March/April issue of the Federal Highway Administration's bimonthly magazine, Public Roads , includes the article, "Towards More Flexible Design." The article focuses on the ways in which... Read More About Public Roads article examines efforts for more flexible roadway design
December 19, 2016  

NACTO releases Transit Street Design Guide

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has released a design guide on developing transit facilities on city streets. Following NACTO's influential Urban Street... Read More About NACTO releases Transit Street Design Guide
December 12, 2016  

Exploring the design and function of protected roundabouts

The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute has published an illustrated article on protected (or "Dutch-style") roundabouts, which can provide enhanced safety for bicyclists and... Read More About Exploring the design and function of protected roundabouts
December 12, 2016  

New technical brief on bike-share stations now available

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has issued a technical brief on bike share stations in the U.S. As of February, 2016, the U.S. has 2,655 bike... Read More About New technical brief on bike-share stations now available
December 5, 2016  

Guide to integrate health into transportation corridor planning

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Health Working Group have developed an action-oriented framework for transportation practitioners wanting to incorporate health into their corridor... Read More About Guide to integrate health into transportation corridor planning
December 5, 2016  

NACTO publishes bike sharing station siting guide

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has released a Bike Share Siting Guide , highlighting best practices in station placement and design. Bike share systems... Read More About NACTO publishes bike sharing station siting guide
November 28, 2016  

Report lists strategies for integrating freight into livable communities

A study by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities at Portland State University explores the relationship between freight and livability. After comprehensive literature... Read More About Report lists strategies for integrating freight into livable communities
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