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July 22, 2014

Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library

Completed Local Technical Assistance projects and GO TO 2040-related work are highlighted in a new interactive map. Read More About Improved GO TO 2040 Case Study Library
July 15, 2014

Community planning proposals

CMAP received 104 applications were submitted by 77 different applicants to the LTA program. Read More About Community planning proposals
July 9, 2014

Guidelines for road diet conversions

The Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky released guidelines for road diet conversions .  The guidelines consider operational and safety aspects of the conversions... Read More About Guidelines for road diet conversions
July 9, 2014

Database on state laws to stop or yield to pedestrians

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has compiled and released a database with information on laws from all 50 states related to the requirement for motorists to stop or to... Read More About Database on state laws to stop or yield to pedestrians
June 30, 2014

Florida study on reducing pedestrian crashes

The Research Center of Florida's Department of Transportation has published a comprehensive study aimed at improving pedestrian safety on Florida's state roads by identifying crash patterns... Read More About Florida study on reducing pedestrian crashes
June 25, 2014

New Walk Score® tool

Walk Score ® has introduced a new tool called ChoiceMaps ™.   For select cities – Chicago is among the four cities that are currently available for free – a "heat map" indicates... Read More About New Walk Score® tool
June 25, 2014

FHWA Safety Program – new guide to pedestrian hybrid beacons

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a new guide for pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHB, a.k.a. HAWK beacons).  The guide provides an overview of the device and the... Read More About FHWA Safety Program – new guide to pedestrian hybrid beacons
June 17, 2014

Pedestrians and bicyclists included in new Traffic Monitoring Guide

The Federal Highway Administration released a 2013 edition of the Traffic Monitoring Guide , which provides guidance to State highway agencies on the policies, standards, procedures, and... Read More About Pedestrians and bicyclists included in new Traffic Monitoring Guide
June 17, 2014

State DOTs endorse NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

The Massachusetts, California, Minnesota, Utah, Washington, and Tennessee Departments of Transportation have officially endorsed the Urban Street Design Guide , which was developed by the... Read More About State DOTs endorse NACTO Urban Street Design Guide
June 13, 2014

Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014

Submit comments on-line and attend open house meetings throughout the region for the draft GO TO 2040 plan update and FFY 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Program. Read More About Draft GO TO 2040 plan update available for public comment through August 1, 2014
June 10, 2014

Comparing measures of walkability to transportation behavior

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have published an article in the peer-reviewed PLOS ONE journal describing research to measure what physical features associated with... Read More About Comparing measures of walkability to transportation behavior
June 4, 2014

U.S. PIRG report on universities efforts to reduce driving

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund has released a report, " A New Course: How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models... Read More About U.S. PIRG report on universities efforts to reduce driving
June 4, 2014

Policy guide to create bicycle friendly communities

A ChangeLab Solutions report is a practical guide to using policy to support bicycling.  Policies and laws are powerful ways to increase the amount of bicycle travel.  Policies can... Read More About Policy guide to create bicycle friendly communities
May 28, 2014

New guide to Rails-with-Trails

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) published a report that examines the characteristics of 88 existing rails-with- trails in 33 states.   Rails-with-trails are trails located... Read More About New guide to Rails-with-Trails
May 20, 2014

Bicycling and walking -- 2014 benchmarking report

In conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Community Design Initiative, the Alliance for Biking and Walking has published the report, " Bicycling and Walking... Read More About Bicycling and walking -- 2014 benchmarking report
May 20, 2014

Planning for the integration of cycling and transit

The Mineta Transportation Institute has published " Perceptions of Bicycle-Friendly Policy Impacts on Accessibility to Transit Services: The First and Last Mile Bridge ."  The report... Read More About Planning for the integration of cycling and transit
May 19, 2014

U.S. Senate Releases Text for Highway Reauthorization Bill

On May 12, 2014, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee released the text of the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, its six-year, $265 billion highway bill. Read More About U.S. Senate Releases Text for Highway Reauthorization Bill
May 15, 2014

Open streets guide

The Open Streets Project is an ongoing collaboration between the Alliance for Biking & Walking and The Street Plans Collaborative.  The goal of the project is to share information... Read More About Open streets guide
May 15, 2014

Safe street design

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) released the report " Making Safer Streets ."  The report uses before-and-after comparisons of crash data for "smart and innovative"... Read More About Safe street design
May 6, 2014

Street design and economic activity

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) recently released " The Economic Benefits of Sustainable Streets ."  The study develops a set of metrics for assessing the local... Read More About Street design and economic activity
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