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When should bicyclists ride on the sidewalk?

In general, bicyclists are better off using the road rather than the sidewalk. However, there may be times even confident cyclists sometimes choose to ride on the sidewalk because there is simply no safe place for them on the roadway. ...more >

How safe do people feel bicycling?

The Omnibus Survey completed for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics in February 2003 asked all respondents how safe they felt using different modes of transport. When asked, "How satisfied are you with how your local community is designed for making bike riding safe? ...more >

Can separate bicycle facilities (shared use paths) be built within interstate rights-of-way?

Yes. The Federal Highway Administration issued Guidance on Bicycle and Pedestrian Provisions of the Federal-aid Program on February 24, 1999, which states: "Shared use paths along Interstate corridors are eligible for the use of National Highway System ( ...more >

Can separate bicycle facilities (shared use paths) be built within interstate rights-of-way?

Yes. The Federal Highway Administration issued Guidance on Bicycle and Pedestrian Provisions of the Federal-aid Program on February 24, 1999, which states: "Shared use paths along Interstate corridors are eligible for the use of National Highway System ( ...more >

Is my state or city required to have a bicycle and/or pedestrian coordinator?

Federal transportation law requires every state to have at least a part-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator in their Department of Transportation. Most states have chosen to make the position full- ...more >

Is my state or city required to have a bicycle and/or pedestrian coordinator?

Federal transportation law requires every state to have at least a part-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator in their Department of Transportation. Most states have chosen to make the position full- ...more >

How do cell phones affect pedestrian and bicyclist behavior?

Although there has been extensive research examining the effect of cell phone use on automobile drivers, much less is known about how cell phone use affects pedestrian and bicyclist behavior. To date, ...more >

How do cell phones affect pedestrian and bicyclist behavior?

Although there has been extensive research examining the effect of cell phone use on automobile drivers, much less is known about how cell phone use affects pedestrian and bicyclist behavior. To date, ...more >

How do I start a Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee?

Step 1: Create an Official Committee A pedestrian or bicycle advisory committee can be created a the local level by local officials passing a resolution, or at the state level through an agency directive at a law passed by state legislators. ...more >

How do I start a Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee?

Step 1: Create an Official Committee A pedestrian or bicycle advisory committee can be created a the local level by local officials passing a resolution, or at the state level through an agency directive at a law passed by state legislators. ...more >