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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
November 28, 2016  

Report evaluates quality of new Complete Streets policies

The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Grow America, released a report outlining the nation's best Complete Streets policies of 2015. The ranking included the Village of... Read More About Report evaluates quality of new Complete Streets policies
November 22, 2016  

City of Chicago publishes 2015 bikeways year-in-review report

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) have published their annual bikeway report . The document highlights that in 2015 CDOT installed 42 miles of new and... Read More About City of Chicago publishes 2015 bikeways year-in-review report
November 22, 2016  

Safety improvements for reducing crashes between large vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists

A State Smart Transportation Initiative blog post discusses a new technology being tested by transit agencies in Washington State to help avoid bus-pedestrian crashes, which detects the... Read More About Safety improvements for reducing crashes between large vehicles and pedestrians and bicyclists
November 14, 2016  

New guide introduces placemaking to transportation field

Transportation for America has published an online tool to introduce placemaking to transportation planners, public works agencies, and local elected officials. The resource includes case... Read More About New guide introduces placemaking to transportation field
November 14, 2016  

Study analyzes Bike Score effectiveness

A study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity used linear regression to model associations between Bike Score® and journey-to-work cycling... Read More About Study analyzes Bike Score effectiveness
November 7, 2016  

Study links bicycle infrastructure to higher bicycle commuting rates

A study published in the Transportation Research Record affirms that providing bicycle lanes and paths encourages commuting by bike and that the presence of a bicycle lane or separated path... Read More About Study links bicycle infrastructure to higher bicycle commuting rates
November 7, 2016  

Article examines impact of workplace amenities on rates of bike commuting

An article in Transportation Research examines the role of amenities such as bicycle parking, cyclist showers, free car parking, and transit benefits as determinants of cycling to work. The... Read More About Article examines impact of workplace amenities on rates of bike commuting
November 2, 2016  

Study looks at the effect of bikeshare on transit

Bikeshare trips may substitute or complement more conventional transit mode trips, as outlined in a study that examines the impact of the Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) program on Metrorail... Read More About Study looks at the effect of bikeshare on transit
November 2, 2016  

EU project provides tools for employers to promote bicycle commuting

The European Union, in partnership with the European Cyclists' Federation, has created Bike2Work to encourage a significant mode shift from motorized to bicycling commuting. The initiative... Read More About EU project provides tools for employers to promote bicycle commuting
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