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March 24, 2015

Study on the impacts of rough surfaces for wheelchair traffic

A recently released study , funded by the U.S. Access Board, examines how the roughness of pathway surfaces impacts wheelchair travel.  The research, conducted by the Human Engineering... Read More About Study on the impacts of rough surfaces for wheelchair traffic
March 24, 2015

Case studies on state actions to increase walkability

America Walks has prepared case studies highlighting the actions of three states – Iowa, Massachusetts, and Oregon – to support walking for all ages and abilities and to foster walkable... Read More About Case studies on state actions to increase walkability
March 17, 2015

Complete Streets Toolkit

CMAP, in collaboration with the National Complete Streets Coalition and Active Transportation Alliance , has produced a Complete Streets Toolkit .   Complete Streets is a... Read More About Complete Streets Toolkit
March 17, 2015

Leveraging health funding for active transportation

In addition to transportation funding programs, bicycle and pedestrian projects can be funded through programs focused on reducing chronic diseases and obesity, which are administered by health... Read More About Leveraging health funding for active transportation
March 17, 2015

Truck Side Guard Ordinance

In October, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to pass a Truck Side Guard Ordinance , the first of its kind in the U.S., designed to prevent fatalities and reduce the risks of collision... Read More About Truck Side Guard Ordinance
March 10, 2015

FHWA video on bicycle and pedestrian transportation

A new video summarizes the work that the Federal Highway Administration and its partners around the nation have undertaken to make biking and walking safer, more affordable, more accessible,... Read More About FHWA video on bicycle and pedestrian transportation
March 10, 2015

Federal requirement for bicycle and pedestrian safety measures

The federal government's Fiscal Year 2015  Omnibus Appropriations Act includes a provision on new safety performance measures for bicycle and pedestrian travel. The new law directs the... Read More About Federal requirement for bicycle and pedestrian safety measures
March 10, 2015

Bicycle-friendly infrastructure tied to active commuting

The existence of nearby bike-friendly infrastructure is linked to increases in bicycle commuting, which can help reduce rates of obesity and heart disease. The research carried out by... Read More About Bicycle-friendly infrastructure tied to active commuting
March 3, 2015

Pilot project – bike path made of solar panels

A pilot project in the Netherlands that integrates solar panels into a bike commuter path recently opened in Krommenie, outside Amsterdam.  The project embeds solar cells into the... Read More About Pilot project – bike path made of solar panels
March 3, 2015

Bicycles for freight

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority released a report that discusses commodities and sectors served by cargo cycles and freight tricycle traffic performance in New... Read More About Bicycles for freight
February 25, 2015

Webinar: Mapping bicycle stress-level

Traditional bike maps and analysis tools don't always tell the whole story. A free webinar on Friday, February 27 from 11:00 a.m. to noon CT will teach attendees a new way to map routes and... Read More About Webinar: Mapping bicycle stress-level
February 23, 2015

Webinar on speed management for pedestrian and bicycle safety

The National Highway Institute will present a free webinar on speed management to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from noon – 1:30 p.m. CT. Advance ... Read More About Webinar on speed management for pedestrian and bicycle safety
February 23, 2015

Chicago bike lane among America’s 10 best new bike lanes

The City of Chicago's Broadway Avenue facility, which runs for approximately a quarter-mile through a busy commercial district in the Uptown neighborhood, was among PeopleForBikes' ten best... Read More About Chicago bike lane among America’s 10 best new bike lanes
February 19, 2015

Bicycle Friendly Communities

The League of American Bicyclists announced 55 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) in all 50 states. The program is intended to encourage communities to improve conditions for... Read More About Bicycle Friendly Communities
February 19, 2015

Bikeshare study interviews experts and surveys users

The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report evaluating public bikesharing in North America. It reviews the change in travel behavior exhibited by... Read More About Bikeshare study interviews experts and surveys users
February 11, 2015

CMAQ and TAP call-for-projects due date approaching

CMAP has released the next call for projects for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program ( CMAQ ) and Transportation Alternatives Program ( TAP ). The Project Application... Read More About CMAQ and TAP call-for-projects due date approaching
February 11, 2015

Webinar on BIKESAFE

The Federal Highway Administration recently updated the Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System , commonly known as BIKESAFE, to reflect the latest research and best... Read More About Webinar on BIKESAFE
February 11, 2015

Projects selected for 2014 SRTS funding cycle announced

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced 58 projects , totaling $5.9 million, for the 2014 Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS).  Thirty-four of the 58 projects,... Read More About Projects selected for 2014 SRTS funding cycle announced
February 6, 2015

Webinar on new guide for creating walkable and bikeable communities

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released "A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling," a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents... Read More About Webinar on new guide for creating walkable and bikeable communities
February 6, 2015

Webinar on top Complete Streets policies of 2014

Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition will host a webinar on the top 2014 policies on Tuesday, February 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m. CT. Complete Streets policies –... Read More About Webinar on top Complete Streets policies of 2014
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