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April 18, 2017  

NACTO Practitioner Paper on need for high-quality bike facilities

The National Association of City Transportation Officials released a Practitioners Paper on the need to increase and improve bike facilities to fully realize the benefits of bike share,... Read More About NACTO Practitioner Paper on need for high-quality bike facilities
April 18, 2017  

Safer People, Safer Streets initiative

An article in a recent issue of Federal Highway Administration's magazine, Public Roads, describes "Safer People, Safer Streets," the 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation initiative "aimed... Read More About Safer People, Safer Streets initiative
April 10, 2017  

People for Bikes new technical assistance program

A new project from People for Bikes, called " The Big Jump ," aims to help communities double the number of persons bicycling for transportation and recreation. The Big Jump will partner with... Read More About People for Bikes new technical assistance program
April 10, 2017  

Review and ranking of metro area walkability

A 2016 version of the report, Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America's Largest Metros , identifies Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) in the country's 30 largest metropolitan... Read More About Review and ranking of metro area walkability
April 10, 2017  

Effectiveness Evaluation of a Modified Right‐Turn Lane Design at Intersections

The Illinois Center for Transportation has released a report that discusses a site‐specific effectiveness evaluation of a modified right-turn lane design, and a crash causation analysis of... Read More About Effectiveness Evaluation of a Modified Right‐Turn Lane Design at Intersections
March 29, 2017  

TRB offers recorded presentations on pedestrian behavior at signalized crossings

The Transportation Research Board made available a number of recorded presentations (from March 2016), discussing pedestrian and driver behaviors in relation to various traffic controls at... Read More About TRB offers recorded presentations on pedestrian behavior at signalized crossings
March 29, 2017  

Pilot project for bicyclist detection

NorthfieldNews.com describes the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDot) pilot project testing the effectiveness of new technology to detect bicyclists and actuate signals at... Read More About Pilot project for bicyclist detection
March 21, 2017  

Report examines equity in pedestrian and bicycle planning

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center at the University of North Carolina has produced a white paper entitled, " Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning ." The paper,... Read More About Report examines equity in pedestrian and bicycle planning
March 21, 2017  

FHWA releases idea book for bicycle network mapping

The Federal Highway Administration published an  idea book  for mapping bicycle networks. The resource highlights ways that different communities have mapped their existing and... Read More About FHWA releases idea book for bicycle network mapping
March 13, 2017  

Guide to pop-up traffic calming installations

A guide from Trailnet – Slow Your Street: A How-to Guide for Pop-up Traffic Calming – describes the process of creating temporary, pop-up traffic calming treatments, a form of tactical... Read More About Guide to pop-up traffic calming installations
March 13, 2017  

Amtrak introduces policy for carry-on bicycles

Amtrak has rolled out a policy to allow  standard, full-size bicycles to be taken onboard and stored in bicycle racks on select trains, including trains traveling from Chicago to... Read More About Amtrak introduces policy for carry-on bicycles
March 7, 2017  

Governing Magazine looks at what makes bike share successful

An article in Governing Magazine examines why Seattle's bike sharing system has struggled to attract riders and what makes bike share programs thrive.  The article points to several... Read More About Governing Magazine looks at what makes bike share successful
March 7, 2017  

Report looks at best practice for rumble strips and stripes

A synthesis report from the Transportation Research Board documents current practices used by states to install rumble strips and stripes.   Explored are variations in practice in... Read More About Report looks at best practice for rumble strips and stripes
February 27, 2017  

UK Department for Transport releases cycling and walking investment strategy

The Department for Transport in the United Kingdom released a report that outlines a national strategy for increasing active transportation and reducing the injuries and fatalities of... Read More About UK Department for Transport releases cycling and walking investment strategy
February 27, 2017  

Report looks at trends in active transportation and real estate development

The Urban Land Institute, as part of its Building Healthy Places Initiative, has released a report, " Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier ," that explores trends and... Read More About Report looks at trends in active transportation and real estate development
February 21, 2017  

NHTSA publishes primer for advancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published, " Advancing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety: A Primer for Highway Safety Professionals ." The primer is intended for highway safety... Read More About NHTSA publishes primer for advancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety
February 21, 2017  

Review of studies on the effect of portable electronic devices on pedestrian safety

The United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Behavioral Safety Research has published a literature review on the effect of... Read More About Review of studies on the effect of portable electronic devices on pedestrian safety
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
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