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How can we make bicycle/pedestrian connections in cul-de-sac developments?

Safe and convenient bicycle and pedestrian travel options and connectivity are crucial to building an efficient, functional, sustainable transportation system. Culs-de-sac can create barriers to such a 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 >

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 >

Is it a good idea for our City Council to pass a jaywalking ordinance? Should our city reconsider its prohibition of midblock pedestrian crossings?

The term "jaywalking" has no technical meaning. People frequently characterize pedestrian behavior as jaywalking without truly understanding the rights and responsibilities of pedestrians. ...more >

Do bicycle lanes improve safety for bicyclists?

The overall safety of on-street bicycle lanes is a highly debated topic. Those in favor of bike lanes argue that they improve safety because they encourage cyclists to ride in the correct direction, ...more >

Does our city need a bicycle plan and/or a pedestrian plan? What are the advantages or disadvantages of combining the two?

Cities need bicycle and pedestrian plans both to assess current conditions and to set forth policies, programs and projects to make walking and bicycling more desirable. Commonly, such plans contain existing facility improvement and new construction recommendations. ...more >

Does our city need a bicycle plan and/or a pedestrian plan? What are the advantages or disadvantages of combining the two?

Cities need bicycle and pedestrian plans both to assess current conditions and to set forth policies, programs and projects to make walking and bicycling more desirable. Commonly, such plans contain existing facility improvement and new construction recommendations. ...more >

What is Context Sensitive Solutions?

Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach that involves all stakeholders in developing a transportation facility that fits its physical setting and preserves scenic, ...more >