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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
October 16, 2014

Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program

Twenty-five new projects led by local governments and nonprofits will receive CMAP staff assistance or grants to drive implementation of the GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan. Read More About Over two dozen new projects added to CMAP LTA program
October 15, 2014

Community financing for innovative bicycle facilities

A June 2014 Advocacy Advance report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking and the League of American Bicyclists, How Communities are Paying for Innovative On-street Bicycle Infrastructure ... Read More About Community financing for innovative bicycle facilities
October 9, 2014

GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law

Please visit www.cmap.illinois.gov/2040 for all GO TO 2040 plan materials. Read More About GO TO 2040 updated in accordance with federal law
October 8, 2014

Bike lanes effect on motorist distance from cyclists when passing

Most studies concerned with the influence of on-street bike lanes on safety rely on crash data for evaluation, but a study from researchers at the University of Waterloo examined the lateral... Read More About Bike lanes effect on motorist distance from cyclists when passing
October 8, 2014

Review and ranking of metro area walkability

A  2014 report, Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America's Largest Metros , identifies what the authors call "WalkUPs" (Wakable Urban Places) in the country's 30... Read More About Review and ranking of metro area walkability
September 30, 2014

Study of protected bike lanes in the U.S.

Portland State University's National Institute of Transportation and Communities released a report that evaluates U.S. protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks) in terms of their use,... Read More About Study of protected bike lanes in the U.S.
September 30, 2014

Upcoming PBIC webinar series

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) will offer a three-part webinar series in October focused on creating a safer bicycling environment through facility planning and... Read More About Upcoming PBIC webinar series
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