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May 25, 2017  

Searchable library of studies on the benefits of trails

Headwater Economics, an independent, nonprofit research group working to improve community development and land management decisions, primarily in the western U.S., has created an online,... Read More About Searchable library of studies on the benefits of trails
May 25, 2017  

Every Body Walk! Collaborative has produced a social justice toolkit

America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative have created a Social Justice Toolkit .  The toolkit seeks to provide organizations and individuals working within the walking... Read More About Every Body Walk! Collaborative has produced a social justice toolkit
May 15, 2017  

FHWA updates webpage on bicycle and pedestrian funding sources

The Federal Highway Administration has updated its table " Pedestrian and Bicycle Funding Opportunities: U.S. Department of Transportation Transit, Highway, and Safety Funds " to account for the... Read More About FHWA updates webpage on bicycle and pedestrian funding sources
May 15, 2017  

Report on walking and its benefits

The publications division of the multidisciplinary, international architecture and engineering and architecture firm, Arup, has released the report, Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World . The... Read More About Report on walking and its benefits
May 15, 2017  

FHWA report focuses on the need for and application of design flexibility

A new Federal Highway Administration report, Achieving Multimodal Networks: Applying Design Flexibility and Reducing Conflicts , highlights ways that planners and designers can apply the... Read More About FHWA report focuses on the need for and application of design flexibility
May 11, 2017  

Walkable Communities Alternative Futures forum recap

Read a recap of the Walkable Communities forum held on May 4 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Read More About Walkable Communities Alternative Futures forum recap
May 2, 2017  

New federal grant program aimed at decreasing bicyclist and pedestrian crashes

According to an article on the National Conference of State Legislatures webpage, the FAST Act includes a new grant program aimed at decreasing bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities and... Read More About New federal grant program aimed at decreasing bicyclist and pedestrian crashes
May 2, 2017  

Study finds that both drivers and cyclists prefer protected bikeways

An article in Transportation Research looks at how drivers and bicyclists view Complete Streets, or roadway designs that are meant to accommodate multiple users.  The researchers used... Read More About Study finds that both drivers and cyclists prefer protected bikeways
April 25, 2017  

Redfin assigns dollar value to walkability

A study by Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate brokerage service, finds that one WalkScore point can increase the price of a home by an average of $3,250 or 0.9 percent. In order to... Read More About Redfin assigns dollar value to walkability
April 25, 2017  

NHTSA traffic safety fact sheet for

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a fact sheet detailing cyclist crash rates and information based on 2015 crash data. Forty-five thousand cyclists were... Read More About NHTSA traffic safety fact sheet for
April 18, 2017  

NACTO Practitioner Paper on need for high-quality bike facilities

The National Association of City Transportation Officials released a Practitioners Paper on the need to increase and improve bike facilities to fully realize the benefits of bike share,... Read More About NACTO Practitioner Paper on need for high-quality bike facilities
April 18, 2017  

Safer People, Safer Streets initiative

An article in a recent issue of Federal Highway Administration's magazine, Public Roads, describes "Safer People, Safer Streets," the 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation initiative "aimed... Read More About Safer People, Safer Streets initiative
April 10, 2017  

People for Bikes new technical assistance program

A new project from People for Bikes, called " The Big Jump ," aims to help communities double the number of persons bicycling for transportation and recreation. The Big Jump will partner with... Read More About People for Bikes new technical assistance program
April 10, 2017  

Review and ranking of metro area walkability

A 2016 version of the report, Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America's Largest Metros , identifies Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) in the country's 30 largest metropolitan... Read More About Review and ranking of metro area walkability
April 10, 2017  

Effectiveness Evaluation of a Modified Right‐Turn Lane Design at Intersections

The Illinois Center for Transportation has released a report that discusses a site‐specific effectiveness evaluation of a modified right-turn lane design, and a crash causation analysis of... Read More About Effectiveness Evaluation of a Modified Right‐Turn Lane Design at Intersections
March 29, 2017  

TRB offers recorded presentations on pedestrian behavior at signalized crossings

The Transportation Research Board made available a number of recorded presentations (from March 2016), discussing pedestrian and driver behaviors in relation to various traffic controls at... Read More About TRB offers recorded presentations on pedestrian behavior at signalized crossings
March 29, 2017  

Pilot project for bicyclist detection

NorthfieldNews.com describes the Minnesota Department of Transportation's (MnDot) pilot project testing the effectiveness of new technology to detect bicyclists and actuate signals at... Read More About Pilot project for bicyclist detection
March 21, 2017  

Report examines equity in pedestrian and bicycle planning

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center at the University of North Carolina has produced a white paper entitled, " Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning ." The paper,... Read More About Report examines equity in pedestrian and bicycle planning
March 21, 2017  

FHWA releases idea book for bicycle network mapping

The Federal Highway Administration published an  idea book  for mapping bicycle networks. The resource highlights ways that different communities have mapped their existing and... Read More About FHWA releases idea book for bicycle network mapping
March 13, 2017  

Guide to pop-up traffic calming installations

A guide from Trailnet – Slow Your Street: A How-to Guide for Pop-up Traffic Calming – describes the process of creating temporary, pop-up traffic calming treatments, a form of tactical... Read More About Guide to pop-up traffic calming installations
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