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August 22, 2016  

Federal agencies clarify ADA requirements when resurfacing roads

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a clarification , in the form of "Questions and Answers" to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)/Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Joint... Read More About Federal agencies clarify ADA requirements when resurfacing roads
August 22, 2016  

White paper explores protected intersections

Alta Planning + Design has produced a white paper on building protected intersections.  The report offers an overview of protected intersections, discussing their history, basic... Read More About White paper explores protected intersections
August 8, 2016  

Report on pedestrian crossings of passenger rail lines

The Transportation Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) released its " Guidebook on Pedestrian Crossings of Public Transit Rail Services ," a document of engineering treatments to improve... Read More About Report on pedestrian crossings of passenger rail lines
August 8, 2016  

San Francisco releases study of automated speed enforcement

A City of San Francisco report   presents the findings from a survey administered to six municipalities that implemented Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) programs to address speeding and... Read More About San Francisco releases study of automated speed enforcement
August 1, 2016  

Government Accountability Office releases pedestrian and bicycle safety report

In response to requests from members of the U.S. congress, the Government Accountability Office (GOA) has published: " Pedestrians and Cyclists: Cities, States, and DOT are Implementing Actions... Read More About Government Accountability Office releases pedestrian and bicycle safety report
August 1, 2016  

FHWA report highlights interconnected bicycle and pedestrian networks

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released " Case Studies in Delivering Safe, Comfortable, and Connected Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks ," a report that's part of a FHWA... Read More About FHWA report highlights interconnected bicycle and pedestrian networks
July 26, 2016  

Report on physical activity as a solution for obesity

The Food and Nutrition Board – part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Institute of Medicine – has released a summary of an April 2015 workshop that explored... Read More About Report on physical activity as a solution for obesity
July 26, 2016  

Study explores drivers’ compliance with pedestrian signage

A  study by the Center for Urban Transportation Research for the Florida Department of Transportation explores driver compliance at signalized intersections with signs aimed at increasing... Read More About Study explores drivers’ compliance with pedestrian signage
July 18, 2016  

FTA web page on bicycle-related funding opportunities

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has created a page listing the FTA's many bicycle-related infrastructure funding opportunities aimed at improving personal mobility and public... Read More About FTA web page on bicycle-related funding opportunities
July 18, 2016  

Pedestrian and bicycle road safety assessments summarized in new report

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has published a document summarizing the results of 52 road safety assessments (RSA) from across the country as part of the Secretary of... Read More About Pedestrian and bicycle road safety assessments summarized in new report
July 11, 2016  

Report reviews transportation accessibility progress and problems

The National Council on Disability has updated its influential 2005 report, The Current State of Transportation For People With Disabilities in the United States . The new report, ... Read More About Report reviews transportation accessibility progress and problems
July 11, 2016  

Free album of high-quality “everyday cycling” photos

PeopleForBikes and the Green Lane Project have created an album of "everyday bicycling" photos for journalists and advocates to access high-resolution photographs of adults, kids, and... Read More About Free album of high-quality “everyday cycling” photos
July 5, 2016  

Study finds that bicycle helmet laws are not a factor in reducing bike-injury hospitalizations

A Canadian study examined bicycling hospitalization rates in jurisdictions with different helmet legislation and bicycling mode shares to determine whether hospitalization rates were related... Read More About Study finds that bicycle helmet laws are not a factor in reducing bike-injury hospitalizations
July 5, 2016  

U.S. DOT Fast Lane blog post touts road diets

A recent post by FHWA administrator Gregory Nadeau for the Fast Lane blog describes road diets and their benefits in relation to safety and traffic operations, traffic calming, the... Read More About U.S. DOT Fast Lane blog post touts road diets
June 27, 2016  

Active Transportation Alliance accepting “Healthy HotSpot” applications

The Active Transportation Alliance announced the second round of the Healthy HotSpot planning assistance program, which provides assistance to suburban Cook County communities to develop active... Read More About Active Transportation Alliance accepting “Healthy HotSpot” applications
June 27, 2016  

CDC launches a Built Environment Assessment Tool

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Community Health, as part of its "Making Healthy Living Easier" initiative, has produced the Built Environment Assessment Tool (BE... Read More About CDC launches a Built Environment Assessment Tool
June 20, 2016  

Studies examine the impact of walkability on heart health

Two studies in the American Heart Association's journal "Circulation" suggest that neighborhood walkability is related to heart health and underscore the built environment's capacity for... Read More About Studies examine the impact of walkability on heart health
June 20, 2016  

Study examines the risk of road crash mortality for wheelchair users

A study in the BMJ Open Journal presents the findings of Georgetown University researchers seeking to quantify and describe the risk of fatal pedestrian crashes among persons using wheelchairs... Read More About Study examines the risk of road crash mortality for wheelchair users
June 14, 2016  

Oregon DOT explores designs to increase the safety of right turns and bicycles

The Oregon Department of Transportation has released a report quantifying the safety performance of alternative traffic controls and design strategies to mitigate right-turning... Read More About Oregon DOT explores designs to increase the safety of right turns and bicycles
June 14, 2016  

US DOT releases Transportation and Health Tool

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have produced the Transportation and Health Tool , which was developed for planners, health... Read More About US DOT releases Transportation and Health Tool
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