The Active Transportation Alliance has launched a new website, Active Transportation Policy. The website, which was made possible through a Department of Health and Human Services Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant, provides a clearinghouse of information on the advancement of municipal and school policies that promote active travel in our region and beyond. Information is categorized by target audience, target barrier, subject matter, title, author, associated agencies, and by a list of general tags in our library.
Included on the website is Active Transportation Alliance’s recently published Complete Streets, Complete Networks: A Manual for the Design of Active Transportation. The manual, which was created for the Cook County Highway Department through the CPPW grant, provides information and tools intended to support and assist in the design of Complete Streets, which allow for and encourage safe and convenient travel by all modes and can help create or enhance a sense of place and attractive public spaces.
The manual has five chapters: Basis, Typologies, Geometrics, Amenities, and Processes. The individual chapters can be downloaded separately and are organized to facilitate the design process by allowing the reader to access relevant information at any of the various stages in the development of Complete Streets.
In addition, municipal active transportation plans, bikeway plans, Complete Streets policies and ordinances, school travel plans, and other resources are available in the website’s library.