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January 30, 2015

Federal Highway Administration releases new BIKESAFE guide

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released its Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE) .  Part of a recently announced U.S. Department of... Read More About Federal Highway Administration releases new BIKESAFE guide
January 30, 2015

People for Bikes infographic on protected bike lanes

An infographic from the People for Bikes' Green Lane Project features 14 different features for incorporation in protected bike lanes. It is intended both to inspire and inform communities... Read More About People for Bikes infographic on protected bike lanes
January 14, 2015

Street network design and health

An article in the Journal of Transport and Health entitled "Community Design, Street Networks, and Public Health" examines the influence of street network design on public health.  The... Read More About Street network design and health
January 14, 2015

“Build it for Isabella” campaign

The People for Bikes Green Lane Project has launched an education and awareness campaign to promote the concept that "every new bike project should strive to be usable by a... Read More About “Build it for Isabella” campaign
January 7, 2015

The effect of lane width on safety and delay

In an article for CityLab, " Why 12-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Disastrous for Safety and Must Be Replaced Now ," Jeff Speck explains that "the single best thing we can do for the health, wealth,... Read More About The effect of lane width on safety and delay
January 7, 2015

Road diet informational guide

The Federal Highway Administration has released " Road Diet: An Informational Guide " on safety, operational, and quality-of-life considerations connected with road diets.  A free webinar... Read More About Road diet informational guide
December 16, 2014

Left-turn bike boxes

Bike boxes help cyclists safely and visibly position themselves ahead of quelling traffic at red lights.  One form of bike box is used in a two-stage left-turn maneuver, also known as a... Read More About Left-turn bike boxes
December 16, 2014

Smart pedestrian signals

An article on Urbanful , discusses the Green Man Plus pedestrian crossing signal system being implemented in Singapore.  The system addresses the need of certain pedestrians, like... Read More About Smart pedestrian signals
December 10, 2014

Evaluating public transit modal shift dynamics in response to bikesharing: a tale of two U.S. cities

A study published in the Journal of Transport Geography evaluates public transportation mode shift in response to bike sharing.  Using survey data survey data from two Washington D.C.... Read More About Evaluating public transit modal shift dynamics in response to bikesharing: a tale of two U.S. cities
December 10, 2014

Active Transportation Alliance surveys driver behavior at crosswalks

The Active Transportation Alliance surveyed driver behavior at 52 marked and unmarked crossing locations around Chicago and in neighboring suburbs to better understand the relationship... Read More About Active Transportation Alliance surveys driver behavior at crosswalks
December 3, 2014

U.S. Secretary of Transportation announces new ped-bike safety initiative

In September, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced a new initiative to address the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.  Through the " Safer People, Safer Streets "... Read More About U.S. Secretary of Transportation announces new ped-bike safety initiative
December 3, 2014

Webinar on prioritizing pedestrian and bicycle improvements

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) will present "Active Transportation Priority Tool: A Model Methodology for Prioritizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements on Existing... Read More About Webinar on prioritizing pedestrian and bicycle improvements
November 24, 2014

FHWA updates to Bicycle and Pedestrian Program webpages

The Federal Highway Administration recently updated two important webpages in the agency's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program .  The first web page covers funding opportunities for... Read More About FHWA updates to Bicycle and Pedestrian Program webpages
November 24, 2014

NCHRP report on estimating bicycle and walking for planning and project development

A new Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) report (Report 770), "Estimating Bicycling and Walking for Planning and Project Development: A... Read More About NCHRP report on estimating bicycle and walking for planning and project development
November 18, 2014

Bicycle friendly businesses announced

The League of American Bicyclists announced 150 new and existing  Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) in 39 states and the District of Columbia. This is the largest group of awardees in... Read More About Bicycle friendly businesses announced
November 18, 2014

Recommended bicycle lane widths

A new National Cooperative Highway Research Program report (NCHRP 766), " Recommended Bicycle Lane Widths for Various Roadway Characteristics ," seeks to refine existing guidance and... Read More About Recommended bicycle lane widths
October 29, 2014

Pedestrian fatalities higher in lower income neighborhoods

Governing magazine published a report , "America's Poor Neighborhoods Plagued by Pedestrian Deaths,"  that provides results of an analysis of more than 22,000 U.S. traffic accidents from... Read More About Pedestrian fatalities higher in lower income neighborhoods
October 28, 2014

Bicycle Road Safety Audit training and technical assistance

While a Bicycle Road Safety Audit (RSA) follows the same principles and eight-step process of a standard RSA, it requires additional understanding of bicyclist safety in the transportation... Read More About Bicycle Road Safety Audit training and technical assistance
October 23, 2014

National report and initiative to better track fatal bicycle crashes

In May 2014, the League of American Bicyclists released a report as part of its Every Bicyclist Counts initiative to document fatal traffic crashes involving bicyclists over a 12-month... Read More About National report and initiative to better track fatal bicycle crashes
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