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Pedestrian-Bicycle infrastructure cost estimator

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living Research Program and the Federal Highway Administration, has produced a new tool, Costs for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Infrastructure Improvements: A Resource for Researchers, Engineers, Planners, and the General Public.  The tool is designed to help communities understand the costs of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and thereby encourage and empower them to develop and enhance such infrastructure aimed at increasing the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.

The resource, which consists of a document (Summary Report) and associated database of project cost information and calculations (an MS Excel file), is intended to provide meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs by collecting up-to-date cost information for pedestrian and bicycle treatments from states and cities across the country.  Tables give the lowest costs, the highest costs, the median, and the average costs for 77 different treatment or infrastructure types, from over 1,700 cost observations.