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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
October 24, 2016  

Report looks at the safety of bike-sharing systems

The Mineta Transportation Institute has published a report on bikesharing and bicycle safety, highlighting bikesharing's significant impact on the transportation systems in Chicago, New York... Read More About Report looks at the safety of bike-sharing systems
October 24, 2016  

Study examines improvements to pedestrian crossings

A new report from the Federal Highway Administration presents ideas to improve pedestrian safety at urban and suburban crossing locations by identifying and evaluating low- to medium-cost... Read More About Study examines improvements to pedestrian crossings
October 18, 2016  

Posts highlight how cities tackle plowing and sweeping protected bike lanes

Because protected bike lanes (PBLs) are typically too narrow for standard street plows and sweepers, they present cities special challenges for plowing and sweeping. To help cities tackle this... Read More About Posts highlight how cities tackle plowing and sweeping protected bike lanes
October 18, 2016  

Florida DOT drafts Complete Streets implementation plan

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in partnership with Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition, released a " Complete Streets Implementation Plan " to... Read More About Florida DOT drafts Complete Streets implementation plan
October 10, 2016  

Study looks at how to change African Americans’ perceptions of cycling

The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin released " Changing Perceptions of Cycling in the African American Community to Encourage Participation in a Sport... Read More About Study looks at how to change African Americans’ perceptions of cycling
October 10, 2016  

An analysis of the effectiveness of traffic control devices to communicate that bicyclists are permitted in the center of a travel lane

An article in the peer-reviewed, open access journal, PLOS ONE, reports the results of a study examining how well three U.S. traffic control devices communicate that bicyclists are permitted... Read More About An analysis of the effectiveness of traffic control devices to communicate that bicyclists are permitted in the center of a travel lane
October 4, 2016  

Guide helps ensure public right-of-way accessibility

The Illinois Center for Transportation's newest report describes how public agencies such as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) can best meet accessibility requirements on their... Read More About Guide helps ensure public right-of-way accessibility
October 4, 2016  

Study determines pedestrians’ preferences for public lighting

A Spanish study published in Safety Science indicates that pedestrians feel safer under white lights. Researchers surveyed 275 pedestrians in a nocturnal urban environment in Granada,... Read More About Study determines pedestrians’ preferences for public lighting
September 26, 2016  

Guide on analyzing perceived benefits of Complete Streets

The University of South Florida's National Center for Transit Research has released a study analyzing whether there was any basis to anecdotal data linking the implementation of Complete... Read More About Guide on analyzing perceived benefits of Complete Streets
September 26, 2016  

Handbook analyzes users’ responses to bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements

A chapter within the Transportation Research Board's Transit Cooperative Research Program latest report examines pedestrian and bicyclist behavior and travel demand outcomes. The report... Read More About Handbook analyzes users’ responses to bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements
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