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What is a state Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, and what are the Coordinator's primary responsibilities?

The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) mandated that all state departments of transportation have a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator or program manager. A coordinator's primary functions are to institutionalize nonmotorized transportation within a larger state agency and to increase the number of citizens safely bicycling and walking in the state. ...more >

What is a state Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, and what are the Coordinator's primary responsibilities?

The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) mandated that all state departments of transportation have a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator or program manager. A coordinator's primary functions are to institutionalize nonmotorized transportation within a larger state agency and to increase the number of citizens safely bicycling and walking in the state. ...more >

Are bicyclists allowed to ride on interstates?

It varies by state. All states prohibit cyclists on at least some limited access divided express highways. Several states — Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming — permit bikes on virtually all interstates. ...more >

Are bicyclists supposed to ride as far to the right of the roadway as possible?

No! Many state vehicle codes say that bicyclists should operate as far to the right as is practicable, and note that in many situations it is safer and more appropriate for bicyclists to operate away from the right hand edge of the roadway. ...more >

How can I encourage others to walk for health reasons?

Walking is one of the easiest, safest, and most cost-effective forms of exercise. However, some people are reluctant to walk, despite the many health benefits . Read our section on Overcoming Common Perceptions and Barriers to Walking to understand some of these reasons, ...more >

Why do people walk?

The 2001 National Household Travel Survey reports the following walking trip purposes: Trip Purposes as Percentage of Walking compared to Other Modes, 2001   Percentage of Walking Trips Percentage of Other Modes Social and Recreational 44. ...more >

How do I tap into CMAQ funding for my bicycle/pedestrian project?

Program Overview The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program was created in 1991 under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) to fund transportation related projects that are designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. ...more >

How do I tap into CMAQ funding for my bicycle/pedestrian project?

Program Overview The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program was created in 1991 under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) to fund transportation related projects that are designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. ...more >

How many people walk?

There is no clear and absolutely correct number, because walking varies widely - from children walking to school to people commuting to work to walking for fitness and exercise. Collecting pedestrian counts can be time- ...more >

What are Park Once and Walk policies or programs?

A Park Once and Walk program encourages walking through the strategic placement and pricing of parking. These programs create a pedestrian-friendly environment through the use of policies, codes, planning and management efforts that design parking facilities ( ...more >