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August 19, 2014

Memberships for Boston’s bike are prescribed by doctors

According to a Boston Globe article , the City of Boston, in partnership with Boston Medical Center (BMC), has initiated a program to subsidize bike-sharing memberships for low-income... Read More About Memberships for Boston’s bike are prescribed by doctors
August 19, 2014

Census report on bicycling and walking to work

In May 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau issued an American Community Survey (ACS) report on bicycling and walking to work in the U.S.  The report uses the five-year ACS data to look at trends... Read More About Census report on bicycling and walking to work
August 12, 2014

Grand Illinois Trail signs

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is offering free trail designation signs to Grand Illinois Trail (GIT) partner jurisdictions for both on- and off-road segments, including:... Read More About Grand Illinois Trail signs
August 12, 2014

New report – Safe Routes to Everywhere

The Partnership for Active Transportation presents its new policy platform " Safe Routes to Everywhere: Building Healthy Places for Healthy People Through Active Transportation Networks ... Read More About New report – Safe Routes to Everywhere
August 5, 2014

Smart growth and economic success

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on possible connections between smart growth strategies and the fiscal strength of local governments.  It reviews the... Read More About Smart growth and economic success
August 5, 2014

Promoting walking and cycling through zoning and subdivision codes

ChangeLab Solutions developed " Move This Way: Making Neighborhoods More Walkable and Bikeable ," which explains how to use zoning and subdivision codes to make a community more walkable and... Read More About Promoting walking and cycling through zoning and subdivision codes
July 29, 2014

Monitoring bicyclist and pedestrian travel and behavior

The Transportation Research Board has released the e-circular, " Monitoring Bicyclist and Pedestrian Travel and Behavior ."  The circular is intended to chronicle recent advancements in... Read More About Monitoring bicyclist and pedestrian travel and behavior
July 29, 2014

Guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans

Portland State University's Institute for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation, with support from Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) and Alta Planning + Design,... Read More About Guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans
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
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