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February 8, 2016  

FHWA clarifies common misconceptions about federal transportation funding use

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highways Administration issued a statement and clarification addressing common misconceptions regarding federal transportation funding... Read More About FHWA clarifies common misconceptions about federal transportation funding use
February 8, 2016  

CDOT turns to crowdsourcing to improve city’s bike parking and track abandoned bikes

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched an interactive mapping website for bicycle parking.  The website allows users to see where parking racks currently exist,... Read More About CDOT turns to crowdsourcing to improve city’s bike parking and track abandoned bikes
February 1, 2016  

Video explains benefits of road diets

An article in CityLab presents an animated video tour of four different street redesigns by author and urbanist Jeff Speck. The video discusses different approaches to re-appropriating road... Read More About Video explains benefits of road diets
February 1, 2016  

How to promote physical activity through the aesthetics of places

If communities want to design places where people are active, they need to understand the links between physical activity and the built environment.  A place's actual characteristics,... Read More About How to promote physical activity through the aesthetics of places
January 26, 2016  

Tip-sheets for youth on bicycle and pedestrian safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released two factsheets designed to engage youth in discussing and learning about some of the common behavioral causes of bicycle... Read More About Tip-sheets for youth on bicycle and pedestrian safety
January 26, 2016  

White paper helps communities model walking and bicycling activity to inform future investment

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center released a white paper , to help communities quantify future demand for walking and bicycling facilities. The document offers a review of emerging... Read More About White paper helps communities model walking and bicycling activity to inform future investment
January 19, 2016  

Toolkit is a guide for improving pedestrian and bike safety around university campuses

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has released a comprehensive guide that addresses the unique challenges that planners and transportation managers face when working to make... Read More About Toolkit is a guide for improving pedestrian and bike safety around university campuses
January 19, 2016  

National Association of Realtors release community and transportation preference survey results

The National Association of Realtors and Portland State University released the results of the 2015 Community and Transportation Preference Survey . The national poll of 3,000 adults in the 50... Read More About National Association of Realtors release community and transportation preference survey results
January 11, 2016  

Minnesota releases implementation study of bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative

Researchers at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota published The Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting Initiative: Implementation Study .  The... Read More About Minnesota releases implementation study of bicycle and pedestrian counting initiative
January 11, 2016  

Model laws for bicyclist safety

The League of American Bicyclists has released three new or updated model laws that states and communities can use to craft legislation that promotes the safety of bicyclists. An... Read More About Model laws for bicyclist safety
December 21, 2015  

California pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum available online

The California Healthy Kids Resource Center has posted the state  pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum for 4 th and 5 th grade students. In the nine-lesson curriculum, students... Read More About California pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum available online
December 21, 2015  

Video details what makes Cambridge, UK so bicycle-friendly

A CityLabs article on Cambridge, England and how it became the U.K.'s model city for bicycling includes a short video from Streetfilms, which shows some of the policies and actions that the... Read More About Video details what makes Cambridge, UK so bicycle-friendly
December 15, 2015  

National report on Transportation Alternatives spending

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, as part of the Transportation Alternatives Data Exchange (TrADE) program, has released " FY 1992-2014 Transportation Alternatives Spending Report ."  The... Read More About National report on Transportation Alternatives spending
December 15, 2015  

Report addresses pedestrian safety at the state level

The Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA), with funding from State Farm, has published " Everyone Walks: Understanding & Addressing Pedestrian Safety ."  The report provides an... Read More About Report addresses pedestrian safety at the state level
December 15, 2015  

Truck aprons at corners

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) " Resources " web page includes a summary of an online forum discussion of mountable truck aprons at corners where tight radii... Read More About Truck aprons at corners
December 7, 2015  

APBP parklet resources

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), as part of their ongoing " Parklet Project ," assembles resources on parklets .  Parklets "convert curb-side parking spaces... Read More About APBP parklet resources
December 7, 2015  

FHWA’s “Every Day Counts” initiative profiles road diets

Every Day Counts (EDC) is a state-based initiative of U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration to identify and rapidly deploy proven but underutilized innovations... Read More About FHWA’s “Every Day Counts” initiative profiles road diets
December 7, 2015  

High density urban bike parking designs sought

The Climate CoLab, a project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence , has developed a global crowdsourcing platform where citizens and experts from around the world can work together to... Read More About High density urban bike parking designs sought
December 1, 2015  

Report measures streetscape features’ impact on pedestrian activity

A  study published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research has analyzed the relationship between streetscape features and pedestrian activity. The study measured 20 streetscape... Read More About Report measures streetscape features’ impact on pedestrian activity
December 1, 2015  

Study tracks positive economic and traffic impacts of protected bike lanes

For his thesis, a University of Denver graduate student analyzed economic and traffic changes along stretches of Larimer and 15 th streets following the installation of protected bicycle... Read More About Study tracks positive economic and traffic impacts of protected bike lanes
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