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July 18, 2016  

FTA web page on bicycle-related funding opportunities

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has created a page listing the FTA's many bicycle-related infrastructure funding opportunities aimed at improving personal mobility and public... Read More About FTA web page on bicycle-related funding opportunities
July 18, 2016  

Pedestrian and bicycle road safety assessments summarized in new report

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has published a document summarizing the results of 52 road safety assessments (RSA) from across the country as part of the Secretary of... Read More About Pedestrian and bicycle road safety assessments summarized in new report
July 11, 2016  

Report reviews transportation accessibility progress and problems

The National Council on Disability has updated its influential 2005 report, The Current State of Transportation For People With Disabilities in the United States . The new report, ... Read More About Report reviews transportation accessibility progress and problems
July 11, 2016  

Free album of high-quality “everyday cycling” photos

PeopleForBikes and the Green Lane Project have created an album of "everyday bicycling" photos for journalists and advocates to access high-resolution photographs of adults, kids, and... Read More About Free album of high-quality “everyday cycling” photos
July 5, 2016  

Study finds that bicycle helmet laws are not a factor in reducing bike-injury hospitalizations

A Canadian study examined bicycling hospitalization rates in jurisdictions with different helmet legislation and bicycling mode shares to determine whether hospitalization rates were related... Read More About Study finds that bicycle helmet laws are not a factor in reducing bike-injury hospitalizations
July 5, 2016  

U.S. DOT Fast Lane blog post touts road diets

A recent post by FHWA administrator Gregory Nadeau for the Fast Lane blog describes road diets and their benefits in relation to safety and traffic operations, traffic calming, the... Read More About U.S. DOT Fast Lane blog post touts road diets
June 27, 2016  

Active Transportation Alliance accepting “Healthy HotSpot” applications

The Active Transportation Alliance announced the second round of the Healthy HotSpot planning assistance program, which provides assistance to suburban Cook County communities to develop active... Read More About Active Transportation Alliance accepting “Healthy HotSpot” applications
June 27, 2016  

CDC launches a Built Environment Assessment Tool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Community Health, as part of its "Making Healthy Living Easier" initiative, has produced the Built Environment Assessment Tool (BE... Read More About CDC launches a Built Environment Assessment Tool
June 20, 2016  

Studies examine the impact of walkability on heart health

Two studies in the American Heart Association's journal "Circulation" suggest that neighborhood walkability is related to heart health and underscore the built environment's capacity for... Read More About Studies examine the impact of walkability on heart health
June 20, 2016  

Study examines the risk of road crash mortality for wheelchair users

A study in the BMJ Open Journal presents the findings of Georgetown University researchers seeking to quantify and describe the risk of fatal pedestrian crashes among persons using wheelchairs... Read More About Study examines the risk of road crash mortality for wheelchair users
June 14, 2016  

Oregon DOT explores designs to increase the safety of right turns and bicycles

The Oregon Department of Transportation has released a report quantifying the safety performance of alternative traffic controls and design strategies to mitigate right-turning... Read More About Oregon DOT explores designs to increase the safety of right turns and bicycles
June 14, 2016  

US DOT releases Transportation and Health Tool

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have produced the Transportation and Health Tool , which was developed for planners, health... Read More About US DOT releases Transportation and Health Tool
June 6, 2016  

AARP publishes a livability index

AARP has produced a Livability Index , which scores addresses, neighborhoods, cities, and states across the U.S. for the services and amenities that can most impact livability. Each of... Read More About AARP publishes a livability index
June 6, 2016  

Massachusetts DOT releases separated bike lane guide

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has published planning and design guide for separated bike lanes , which  focuses on constructed, curb-separated lanes, also called cycle... Read More About Massachusetts DOT releases separated bike lane guide
May 31, 2016  

Salt Lake City completes protected intersection

According to Streetsblog USA , Salt Lake City has completed and opened the country's second (after one in Davis, CA) protected, or "Dutch-style," intersection.  The intersection uses green... Read More About Salt Lake City completes protected intersection
May 31, 2016  

New report analyzes a decade of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program

A new report from the National Center for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) examines the accomplishments of the SRTS Program over the 10 year period since it was enacted under the Safe,... Read More About New report analyzes a decade of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program
May 23, 2016  

City of Chicago 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 2015 bikeways year-in-review report
May 23, 2016  

U.S. DOT publishes factsheet on vehicle-to-pedestrian communications

The U.S. Department of Transportation describes in a factsheet research and tests of connected and automated vehicle research, as described in.  Along with other strategies and... Read More About U.S. DOT publishes factsheet on vehicle-to-pedestrian communications
May 23, 2016  

Study measures cyclists’ exposure to traffic-related particulate matter riding in different kinds of bicycle lanes

A Transportation Research Record article measures how two different types of bicycle lanes impact cyclists' exposure to exhaust pollution.  The research compares the amount of ultrafine... Read More About Study measures cyclists’ exposure to traffic-related particulate matter riding in different kinds of bicycle lanes
May 16, 2016  

Innovative protected intersection installed in Salt Lake City

The Boston NPR program, Here & Now , discussed the installation of a protected  intersection in Salt Lake City, Utah with the city's transportation director and the director of the... Read More About Innovative protected intersection installed in Salt Lake City
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