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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
March 13, 2017  

Amtrak introduces policy for carry-on bicycles

Amtrak has rolled out a policy to allow  standard, full-size bicycles to be taken onboard and stored in bicycle racks on select trains, including trains traveling from Chicago to... Read More About Amtrak introduces policy for carry-on bicycles
March 7, 2017  

Governing Magazine looks at what makes bike share successful

An article in Governing Magazine examines why Seattle's bike sharing system has struggled to attract riders and what makes bike share programs thrive.  The article points to several... Read More About Governing Magazine looks at what makes bike share successful
March 7, 2017  

Report looks at best practice for rumble strips and stripes

A synthesis report from the Transportation Research Board documents current practices used by states to install rumble strips and stripes.   Explored are variations in practice in... Read More About Report looks at best practice for rumble strips and stripes
February 27, 2017  

UK Department for Transport releases cycling and walking investment strategy

The Department for Transport in the United Kingdom released a report that outlines a national strategy for increasing active transportation and reducing the injuries and fatalities of... Read More About UK Department for Transport releases cycling and walking investment strategy
February 27, 2017  

Report looks at trends in active transportation and real estate development

The Urban Land Institute, as part of its Building Healthy Places Initiative, has released a report, " Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier ," that explores trends and... Read More About Report looks at trends in active transportation and real estate development
February 21, 2017  

NHTSA publishes primer for advancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published, " Advancing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety: A Primer for Highway Safety Professionals ." The primer is intended for highway safety... Read More About NHTSA publishes primer for advancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety
February 21, 2017  

Review of studies on the effect of portable electronic devices on pedestrian safety

The United States Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Behavioral Safety Research has published a literature review on the effect of... Read More About Review of studies on the effect of portable electronic devices on pedestrian safety
February 13, 2017  

Report compares bikeway networks and design in Netherlands and U.S.

A report from the Federal Highway Administration's Global Benchmarking Program explores similarities and differences in the approach to bicycle network planning and facility design in the... Read More About Report compares bikeway networks and design in Netherlands and U.S.
February 13, 2017  

Cook County DOT announces competitive grant program

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has announced Invest in Cook, a competitive transportation grant program to help fund improvements on local transportation... Read More About Cook County DOT announces competitive grant program
February 6, 2017  

Transportation Alternatives Program Performance Management Guidebook

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) developed a guidebook to provide sample performance objectives and measures that states, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and project... Read More About Transportation Alternatives Program Performance Management Guidebook
February 6, 2017  

Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures

U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has published a guidebook to help governmental agencies at all levels develop performance measures that can fully integrate... Read More About Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures
February 6, 2017  

Article questions the functionality of large U.S. fire trucks

An article in Fire Chief by retired Battalion Chief of the Chesterfield (VA) Fire and EMS Department and current president of Prevention Connection International argues that American fire... Read More About Article questions the functionality of large U.S. fire trucks
January 23, 2017  

Primer on incorporating on-street bicycle facilities into resurfacing projects

The Federal Highway Administration, with Toole Design Group and Cambridge Systematics, has published a workbook for municipalities, counties, state departments of transportation, and other... Read More About Primer on incorporating on-street bicycle facilities into resurfacing projects
January 23, 2017  

New federal safety measures include walking and bicycling

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has published new safety performance measures as part of its national safety program that calls for state and regional... Read More About New federal safety measures include walking and bicycling
January 17, 2017  

An automated sidewalk quality and safety assessment tool

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development, and Education Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology have published a... Read More About An automated sidewalk quality and safety assessment tool
January 17, 2017  

White paper covers innovations in bicycle and pedestrian counts

A white paper produced by Alta Planning + Design reviews innovations, emerging technologies, and applications of bicycle and pedestrian counts in communities around the county. Read More About White paper covers innovations in bicycle and pedestrian counts
January 9, 2017  

Surgeon General calls for walking and more walkable communities

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a call to action to promote walking and walkable communities as a key strategy to improve the health of U.S residents. The call to action complements and... Read More About Surgeon General calls for walking and more walkable communities
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