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October 25, 2017  

Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework plan released

The National Recreation and Park Association in collaboration with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership released the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework plan.  The plan... Read More About Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework plan released
October 25, 2017  

Urban Land Institute investigates building healthy corridors

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation , has launched an initiative – called " Building Healthy Corridors " –... Read More About Urban Land Institute investigates building healthy corridors
October 10, 2017  

Nonprofit releases report on placemaking’s role in improving health

The Project for Public Spaces released The Case for Healthy Places – a report of peer-reviewed research on the relationship between placemaking and health, offering evidence-based guidance,... Read More About Nonprofit releases report on placemaking’s role in improving health
October 10, 2017  

PBIC white paper on improving ped-bike connections as part of bridge rehab

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) has published a white paper focusing on opportunities to reconnect bicycle and pedestrian networks through bridge rehabilitation projects.... Read More About PBIC white paper on improving ped-bike connections as part of bridge rehab
October 10, 2017  

ITEP call-for-projects announced by IDOT

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the 2018 Illinois Transportation Enhancements Program (ITEP) grant application cycle.  ITEP provides funding for community-based... Read More About ITEP call-for-projects announced by IDOT
October 2, 2017  

Study tests systems to warn pedestrians of turning buses

The Transportation Research Record has published an article on a study to test three commercially available systems designed to warn pedestrians of turning transit buses.  The test... Read More About Study tests systems to warn pedestrians of turning buses
October 2, 2017  

Report on access to jobs by transit

As part of its Access Across America initiative, the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota published Access Across America: Transit 2014 , which examines the... Read More About Report on access to jobs by transit
September 25, 2017  

PBIC announces Walk Friendly Communities

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announced that seven communities renewed their Walk Friendly Communities status, including the City of Chicago (Gold-level). The other... Read More About PBIC announces Walk Friendly Communities
September 25, 2017  

Before-after study in Boston reveals connection between bicycle infrastructure and bicycle use and bicyclist safety

The American Journal of Public Health has published a study evaluating changes in bicycle use and cyclist safety in Boston, MA, following the rapid expansion of its bicycle infrastructure... Read More About Before-after study in Boston reveals connection between bicycle infrastructure and bicycle use and bicyclist safety
September 19, 2017  

New Bicycle Friendly Communities announced

  The League of American Bicyclists announced new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFCs), including renewing communities from our region: Chicago (Silver-level), Evanston... Read More About New Bicycle Friendly Communities announced
September 19, 2017  

NHTSA releases new, quiet-car standard to protect pedestrians

U.S. DOT's Fast Lane blog announced the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's issuance of a requirement for synthetic sound to be added to "quiet" cars (newly-manufactured... Read More About NHTSA releases new, quiet-car standard to protect pedestrians
September 12, 2017  

Active Trans Chicago River Trail Action Plan

The Active Transportation Alliance released the Chicago River Trail Action Plan .  The plan provides a vision and lays out key steps to create a continuous trail on the north and south... Read More About Active Trans Chicago River Trail Action Plan
September 12, 2017  

Study links bicycle infrastructure with safety and increased ridership

The American Journal of Public Health published the results of a study examining the relationship between the construction of bicycle infrastructure, crash and injury rates for cyclists, and... Read More About Study links bicycle infrastructure with safety and increased ridership
September 12, 2017  

Australia publishes guidelines for the design and installation of bicycle parking facilities

Austroads, Australia's national transportation agency, released a report that provides information for the design and installation of bicycle parking facilities and other end-of-trip bicycle... Read More About Australia publishes guidelines for the design and installation of bicycle parking facilities
September 5, 2017  

FHWA releases fact sheet on incorporating road diet into policies

The Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety has created a document on road diet policies . A road diet, also known as a lane reduction or road re-channelization, is a technique in... Read More About FHWA releases fact sheet on incorporating road diet into policies
September 5, 2017  

NACTO releases toolkit on carrying out bike share intercept surveys

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has released a how-to guide for conducting bike-share user intercept surveys.  The guide gives detailed instructions and... Read More About NACTO releases toolkit on carrying out bike share intercept surveys
September 5, 2017  

Report looks at how transportation policy can advance goals for lower emission levels

The Frontier Group, in partnership with Environment America Research and Policy Center and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), released the report, " Fifty Steps Toward Carbon-Free... Read More About Report looks at how transportation policy can advance goals for lower emission levels
August 23, 2017  

Brazilian guide to including bicycling in transportation planning

Brazilian members of the World Cycling Alliance, supported by the Instituto Clima e Sociedade , have published the guide " How to Include Cycling in Urban Mobility Plans ."  The guide,... Read More About Brazilian guide to including bicycling in transportation planning
August 23, 2017  

United Nations report calls for greater investment in bicycling and walking

A report from UN Environment examines and documents the inclusion of non-motorized transportation in national or city policies in a sample of low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia,... Read More About United Nations report calls for greater investment in bicycling and walking
August 16, 2017  

SRTSNP produces toolkit for starting a walking school bus

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (SRTSNP), in collaboration with the California Department of Health, has produced a toolkit designed to help parents, educators, and other... Read More About SRTSNP produces toolkit for starting a walking school bus
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