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July 28, 2015  

Advances and challenges in accessibility

A new post explores the impact of Americans with Disabilities Act has had since being enacted twenty-five years ago. Read More About Advances and challenges in accessibility
July 28, 2015  

Examination of crash report templates

An article in Injury Prevention examines crash report templates and the information collected in them.  These templates are designed for reporting crashes between motor vehicles, not... Read More About Examination of crash report templates
July 28, 2015  

America Walks practice briefs

America Walks , in partnership with Every Body Walk! Collaborative and expert Mark Fenton, has released Getting Started Practice Briefs .  The briefs are designed provide local... Read More About America Walks practice briefs
July 28, 2015  

Survey on protected bike lane design

People for Bikes' Green Lane Project is asking implementing agencies around the country to complete their new Survey of Cities on Protected Bike Lane Designs .  The survey is intended... Read More About Survey on protected bike lane design

Proposed CMAQ/TAP projects available for public review

CMAP has released the proposed projects for its Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Read More About Proposed CMAQ/TAP projects available for public review
July 20, 2015  

Better bus stops

The Transportation Research Board's Transit Cooperative Research Program has published the synthesis report, " Better On-Street Bus Stops " which explores major issues and successful... Read More About Better bus stops
July 20, 2015  

Guide to evaluating Complete Streets projects

AARP and the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, released " Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A guide for practitioners " to help transportation... Read More About Guide to evaluating Complete Streets projects
July 14, 2015  

Guidebook on pedestrian crossings along public transit rail lines

The Transportation Research Board's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 175, " Guidebook on Pedestrian Crossings of Public Transit Rail Services ," presents an array of... Read More About Guidebook on pedestrian crossings along public transit rail lines
July 14, 2015  

Building Healthy Places Toolkit

The Urban Land Institute and the Center for Active Design collaborated on toolkit of strategies for enhancing health at the building or project scale. In addition to healthy food and drinking... Read More About Building Healthy Places Toolkit
July 8, 2015  

Active kids learn better infographic

Active Living Research (ALR) has produced an infographic   highlighting the ways in which physical activity and fitness can help young students maximize their academic performance and... Read More About Active kids learn better infographic
July 8, 2015  

TRB report: Pedestrians 2014

The Journal of the Transportation Research Board has released " Pedestrians 2014 " (No. 2464). The volume consists of papers that explore trends, issues, and programs related to bicycle and... Read More About TRB report: Pedestrians 2014
July 8, 2015  

Complete Streets project outcomes

The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, released " Safer Streets, Stronger Economies: Complete Streets project outcomes from across the county " which... Read More About Complete Streets project outcomes
June 26, 2015  

Minnesota statewide initiative to count pedestrians and bicyclists

The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota (CTSUMN) -- in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the Minnesota Department of Health, and... Read More About Minnesota statewide initiative to count pedestrians and bicyclists
June 23, 2015  

Economic benefits of non-motorized transportation

The Federal Highway Administration Office of Human Environment has published a white paper examining potential methods for evaluating the economic benefits of non-motorized transportation. ... Read More About Economic benefits of non-motorized transportation
June 23, 2015  

NCHRP design guidance on accessible pedestrian signals

A  report from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program presents guidelines, training materials, and resources for implementation of accessible pedestrian signals (APS). The... Read More About NCHRP design guidance on accessible pedestrian signals
June 16, 2015   Transportation

Interactive tool highlights accessibility by travel mode

The Urban Transportation Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago has developed the Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer . The new map-based, interactive visualization tool... Read More About Interactive tool highlights accessibility by travel mode
June 15, 2015  

Equity and bikeway facilities

PeopleForBikes and the Alliance for Biking & Walking have produced a report  entitled "Building Equity -- Race, ethnicity, class, and protected bike lanes: An idea book for fairer... Read More About Equity and bikeway facilities
June 15, 2015  

Cycle tracks that manage stormwater

In response to persistent flooding in Copenhagen, Copenhagenize Design Co. has developed an imaginative concept that would transform existing and future cycle tracks into high-volume rainwater... Read More About Cycle tracks that manage stormwater
June 10, 2015   GO TO 2040

Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director

New executive director has varied experience in local, state, federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. Read More About Joseph C. Szabo tapped to be next CMAP executive director
June 9, 2015  

First half of Cal-Sag Trail opens

The western portion of the Cal-Sag Trail , from Cicero Avenue in Alsip to Illinois Route 83 in Lemont, is now open for residents to use for recreational activities such as biking, walking,... Read More About First half of Cal-Sag Trail opens
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