Library Search Results

415 results found.

Didn’t find the information you were looking for?
Modify your search or Submit a library entry to PBIC staff

 


Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human and Natural Environment, promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation accessibility, use, and safety.
Read More >

 

Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety - Research Report

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This research report provides guidance for maintaining pedestrian facilities with the primary goal of increasing safety and mobility.
Read More >

 

A Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This resource provides guidance for maintaining pedestrian facilities with the primary goal of increasing safety and mobility.
Read More >

 

Active Living Research: Tools and Measures

Source: Active Living Research
The Active Living Research: Tools and Measures page provides audit tools for assessing communities and parks.
Read More >

 

A Technical Guide for Conducting Pedestrian Safety Assessments for California Communities

Source: University of California, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies
The first edition of this guidebook was based on material contained in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) report, Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists (July 2007).
Read More >

 

Accessible Rights-of-Way: A Design Guide

Source: United States Access Board
This design guide is based on provisions in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines, which requires facilities to be designed and construceted to be readily accessible to and usable by people with diabilities.
Read More >

 

Designing for Pedestrians

Source: Washington State Department of Transportation
Washington State's Designing for Pedestrians website offers assistance in the form of research materials, frequently asked questions, and outlines of design standards.
Read More >

 

Training Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws: Watch for Me NC

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
The UNC Highway Safety Research Center partnered with the North Carolina DOT, local municipalities, county governments, and others to develop a pilot pedestrian and bicycle safety program in the Triangle region.
Read More >

 

Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide

Source: FHWA
This Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide outlines planning considerations for separated bike lanes (also sometimes called "cycle tracks" or "protected bike lanes") and provides a menu of design optionscovering typical one and two-
Read More >

 

Guidebook for Mitigating Fixed-Route Bus-and-Pedestrian Collisions

Source: Transportation Research Board (TRB)
This document is designed to help assist transit agencies and community members in identifying preventative or remedial strategies for reducing the frequency and severity of bus-and-pedestrian collisions.
Read More >

 

2016 State of Bicycling

Source: City of Memphis
This report outlines some of the key accomplishments for bicycling the City of Memphis achieved since it began improving conditions for persons riding bikes in 2010. A recap of recently constructed bicycle facilities is included along with other noteworthy milestones such as the City'
Read More >

 

Vision Zero Cities 2016

Source: Transporation Alternatives
Vision Zero Cities features insights from an international braintrust of experts in the public and private sector.
Read More >

 

Bicycling and Walking in the United States 2016

Source: Alliance for Biking and Walking
The Alliance for Biking & Walking has been tracking data across the U.S. through the Benchmarking Project since 2003. Every two years, the project team releases an updated report with the most recent data available,
Read More >

 

Advancing Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety: A Primer for Highway Safety Professionals

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This primer is a reference for integrated and improved pedestrian and bicycle safety, summarizing the most promising infrastructure and behavioral programs addressing specific safety problems and highlighting implementation strategies.
Read More >

 

Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This white paper discusses ways transportation planners and others can work to incorporate the pedestrian and bicycle needs of traditionally underserved communities into their transportation planning.
Read More >

 

Method of Improving Pedestrian Safety Proactively with Geographic Information Systems

Source: Transportation Research Record
"The proactive data integration technique developed in this study was applied to pedestrian safety problems on a college campus, aiding the process of planning and implementing various countermeasures related to education,
Read More >

 

healthfinder

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services
healthfinder is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Roadmap & Resource Catalog

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)'s Pedestrian Safety Roadmap & Resource Catalog is divided into these six helpful sections: 1. Making a Commitment: Motivate key decision-makers to take action in making your community safer and more walkable.
Read More >

 

Steps to a Walkable Community

Source: America Walks
This resource is a collection of innovative, multidisciplinary tactics that have successfully improved and encouraged walking in communities around the country.
Read More >

 

Cycling in New York: Policy Innovations at the Urban Frontier

Source: World Transport Policy and Practice (Vol. 16, Summer 2010)
While New York City has made significant improvements for bicycling, much still needs to be done. This paper explores opportunities for expanding infrastructure and improving policy.
Read More >

 

Travel Behavior and Mobility of Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Evidence from the National Household Travel Survey

Source: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
This study examines travel behavior and mobility of transportation-disadvantaged groups, including older adults, people with disabilities, individuals in low-income households, and those living in rural areas.
Read More >

 

New Zealand Community Street Reviews

Source: New Zealand Land Transport
This survey combines an audit process with rating scales that indicate the level of service perceived by the users and the relative importance of fixing the defects identified.
Read More >

 

Smart Growth and Economic Success

Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This report is the first in a series from EPA's Smart Growth Program designed to inform developers, businesses, local government, and other groups about the benefits of smart growth development.
Read More >

 

Walkability, Transit Access, and Traffic Exposure for Low-Income Residents With Subsidized Housing

Source: American Journal of Public Health
This paper examines the walkability, transit access and traffic exposure issues faced by individuals living in subsidized housing.
Read More >

 

The National Bicycling and Walking Study

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report draws upon all of the work completed until 1994 in outlining a plan of action to promote bicycling and walking as viable transportation options for more Americans.
Read More >

 

Stop Neighborhood Speeding

Source: Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety (PEDS)
This flier explains how community members can create safer streets by lowering automobile speeds.
Read More >

 

Green Ribbon Month

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Community groups, schools, and government agencies cooperate on a "Green Ribbon" public awareness campaign to successfully improve pedestrian safety at school zone intersections.
Read More >

 

Institute of Transportation Engineers Traffic Calming Library

Source: Institute of Transportation Engineers, Federal Highway Administration
The Traffic Calming Library contains a searchable database of reports, articles and other documents related to traffic calming. In some cases the full publication is available online and in others only a source listing or abstract is available.
Read More >

 

National Bicycling and Walking Study - Ten Year Report

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
The US Department of Transportation released this 10-year Status Report to track its progress and activities towards implementing the National Walking and Bicycling Study.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Parking Guidelines

Source: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals pulled together a task force to develop recommendations on bicycle rack selection, location and placement.
Read More >

 

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Source: United States Access Board
This document provides a guide to planners on accessible pedestrian signals.
Read More >

 

PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System is intended to provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk. The online tools provide the user with a list of possible engineering,
Read More >

 

Walkability Checklist

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Includes questions to evaluate a neighborhood's walkability as well as solutions to a neighborhood's potential problems.
Read More >

 

Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES) promotes walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Synthesis Report

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The following document summarizes research on pedestrian safety in the United States with a focus on crash characteristics and the safety effects of various roadway features and traffic-control devices;
Read More >

 

National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This brief summary highlights the findings from the National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes.
Read More >

 

Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADA-ABA)

Source: United States Access Board
This document contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings, and elements by individuals with disabilities, particularly as applies to walking surfaces.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Data Collection in United States Communities

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This study presents methods for collection of pedestrian and bicycle data.
Read More >

 

Guidelines for Developing Traffic Safety Educational Materials for Spanish-Speaking Audiences

Source: Education Development Center, Inc., National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This guidebook is designed for organizations seeking to create, or to help others create, culturally and linguistically appropriate traffic safety educational materials for Spanish-speaking audiences.
Read More >

 

Designing for Active Recreation

Source: Active Living Research
This research summary gives a synopsis of the current state of peer-reviewed research into what constitutes an "activity-friendly environment" for recreational physical activity.
Read More >

 

Designing to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Source: Active Living Research
This research summary gives a synopsis of the current state of peer-reviewed research into what environmental factors may be related to young people's eating and physical activity patterns.
Read More >

 

Ice, snow and slippery sidewalks: For many seniors, winter is "hip season"

Source: University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
This article focuses on hazardous winter walking conditions and the effect they have on the senior population.
Read More >

 

Highway Safety Needs of U.S. Hispanic Communities: Issues and Strategies

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This report discusses the highway safety needs of Hispanic communities.
Read More >

 

Spanish-language Bicycle Safety Poster

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This poster promotes bicycle safety in Spanish.
Read More >

 

A Citizen's Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This guide is intended to help community members understand how transportation decisions are made at the local, state, and national levels.
Read More >

 

Bilingual Bicyclist Safety Flyer

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
These posters promote bicycle safety in English and Spanish by encouraging cyclists to ride the same direction as traffic.
Read More >

 

Active Living Research Briefing

Source: Active Living Research
This summary is an overview of peer-reviewed research from health, transportation, and recreation literature about active living and activity-friendly environments.
Read More >

 

Bilingual Bicycle Safety Brochure

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This brochure urges bicyclists to keep right, wear a helmet, use reflectors, and to obey traffic laws, in both English and Spanish.
Read More >

 

Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Brochure: Caution

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This brochure promotes pedestrian safety both in English and Spanish.
Read More >

 

National Safety Council Partnership for a Walkable America

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Institute for Transportation Engineers, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This site provides links to the International Walk to School website, a Walkability Checklist, and the ITE Pedestrian Project Awards.
Read More >

 

Improving Conditions for Bicycling and Walking

Source: Rails to Trails Conservancy, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This "Best Practices" report provides information on some outstanding pedestrian and bicycle projects that have been recognized for increasing walking and bicycling and improving user safety in communities across the United States.
Read More >

 

Active Living Network Storybank

Source: Active Living Network
The Active Living Storybank is a searchable database of projects, programs and initiatives around the country promoting health through changes in the built environment.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Planning Research Workshops

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This report presents a summary of the workshop activities, recommendations from the participants, and a series of white papers on a variety of pedestrian and bicycle issues requiring further research.
Read More >

 

American Council of the Blind--Pedestrian Safety

Source: American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people.
Read More >

 

Hispanic Radio Public Service Announcement #1

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This public service announcement is intended for broadcast on hispanic radio. It uses a small dramatized conversation between two women to highlight the necessity of respecting traffic signals and of looking both ways before crossing the road.
Read More >

 

Hispanic Radio Public Service Announcement #2

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This public service announcement is intended for broadcast on hispanic radio. It uses a small dramatized conversation between two men on their way to work to illustrate the need to respect traffic signals and look both ways before crossing the road,
Read More >

 

Share the Road

Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project, Bicycle Federation of America, Environmental Working Group
This report is about making the case on public health, economic, and environmental grouds for a fair share of funding to make America bicycle friendly.
Read More >

 

Smart Growth Implementation Assistance in Teton County, Idaho

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The towns of Victor and Driggs applied for assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program which provides direct technical assistance to state and local governments.
Read More >

 

Making Streets Safer for Seniors on Foot

Source: Highway Safety Research Center
Older walkers face the same dangers as younger pedestrians but often have less physical agility to cope with those dangers. This news style article written for the Partnership for a Walkable America discusses the challenges for elderly pedestrians.
Read More >

 

America Walks

Source: The National Coalition of Walking Advocates
America Walks provides a support network for local pedestrian advocacy groups and offers advice how to get started and how to be effective with public officials and engineering and design professionals.
Read More >

 

Safe Kids Worldwide Global Road Safety

Source: Safe Kids Worldwide, United Nations
This report provides information on several Safe Kids Worldwide road safety programs in different countries. Summaries describe the particular problem to be treated, the solution, the program used, and outcomes.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Source: Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This helmet advocacy site offers a wide variety of educational and promotional material for children, teachers, and advocates.
Read More >

 

Sidewalk Assessment Tool

Source: University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health
Tool developed by the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center to assess the maintenance of sidewalks and provide an index score for comparing different sidewalk conditions.
Read More >

 

Active Community Environments (ACES) Community Assessment

Source: Eat Smart Move More North Carolina
Tool developed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to assess the health of a community and identify ways to increase opportunities for physical activity in the community.
Read More >

 

Regional Rail-Trail

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The American Tobacco Trail (ATT) is a 22+ mile shared-use path that begins in the City of Durham and extends through the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. The trail is located in a former railroad right-
Read More >

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT)

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT) is a crash typing software product intended to assist state and local pedestrian/bicycle coordinators, planners and engineers with improving walking and bicycling safety through the development and analysis of a database containing details associated with crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists.
Read More >

 

The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Highway Safety Problem as it Relates to the Hispanic Population in the United States

Source: Center for Applied Research, Inc., Federal Highway Administration
This document describes the level of involvement of Hispanics in pedestrian and bicycle crashes.
Read More >

 

An Evaluation of Illuminated Pedestrian Push Buttons in Windsor, Ontario

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This paper evaluates illuminated push buttons at four intersections in Windsor, Ontario. The research reported here is part of a larger national effort to evaluate the operational and safety effects of various pedestrian treatments:
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Crosswalk Case Studies

Source: Highway Safety Administration
The overall objective of the research was to determine the effect of crosswalk markings on driver and pedestrian behavior at unsignalized intersections.
Read More >

 

Keystone Healthy Routes Neighborhood Assessment

Source: Hamer Center for Community Design Assistance, Penn State
A series of tools to measure the safety and health of various communities, from rural, to suburban, to urban.
Read More >

 

Evaluation of Automated Pedestrian Detection at Signalized Intersections

Source: Federal Highway Administration
Automated pedestrian detection systems provide the means to detect the presence of pedestrians as they approach the curb prior to crossing the street, and then "call" the Walk signal without any action required on the part of the pedestrian.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Facilities Users Guide

Source: Highway Safety Research Center
This guide provides useful information regarding walkable environments, pedestrian crashes and their countermeasures, and engineering improvements for pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Worksite Walkability Audit Tool

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Instrument developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the walkability surrounding a workplace.
Read More >

 

An Evaluation of Technologies for Automated Detection and Classification of Pedestrians and Bicylists

Source: Massachusetts Highway Department & Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The objective of this research was to identify and evaluate existing automated technologies that may accurately and effeciently detect, count, and classify non-motorized modes of transportation (i.e.
Read More >

 

An Analysis of Factors Contributing to "Walking Along Roadway" Crashes: Research Study and Guidelines for Sidewalks and Walkways

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This study for the Federal Highway Administration was conducted to determine the roadway, traffic, and socio-economic factors related to pedestrian "walking along roadway" crashes involving motor vehicles.
Read More >

 

Walk Oakland! Map and Guide

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Walk Oakland! promotes walking and bicycling through a map that includes walking and bicycle routes, pedestrian and bicycle safety tips, and community information.
Read More >

 

Safety Effects of Marked vs Unmarked Crosswalks at Uncontrolled Locations

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this study was to determine whether marked crosswalks at uncontrolled locations are safer than unmarked crosswalks under various traffic and roadway conditions. Another objective was to providerecommendations on how to provide safer crossings for pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Bus Stop Checklist

Source: Easter Seals Project Action, Federal Transit Administration
Tool developed by Easter Seals Project Action to evaluate pedestrian access features and connections, assess passenger comfort amenities, evaluate safety and security features, and document information features.
Read More >

 

The Effects of Innovative Pedestrian Signs at Unsignalized Locations: A Tale of Three Treatments

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This paper is part of a national-level research effort to evaluate the operational and safety effects of various pedestrian treatments, and summarizes past research in this field.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety in Native America

Source: Federal Highway Administration
Since American Indians have the highest rates of pedestrian injury and fatality in the country, this study was performed to typify crashes among American Indians in the United States.
Read More >

 

Arlington County Bus Stop Assessment

Source: Florida Department of Transportation
Tool included in the 2003 Florida Department of Transportation study, Safer Stops for Vulnerable Customers, used to assess bus stop locations, surroundings landing areas, connections, amenities, seating,
Read More >

 

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center; Context Sensitive Solutions
City leaders wanted to make it easier for people to visit the Indianapolis's cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn't get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful linear park and trail system,
Read More >

 

Universal Design Audit Checklist

Source: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access
Tool developed by the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access to assess the design of a facility for universal access.
Read More >

 

An Evaluation of High-Visibility Crosswalk Treatment

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The overall objective was to evaluate the effect of a novel illuminated overhead crosswalk sign and high-visibility ladder style crosswalk markings on driver and pedestrian behavior at nonsignalized intersections in Clearwater,
Read More >

 

Pedsmart

Source: Highway Safety Research Center
Explores the recent developments in hardware and other technologies offering the potential of improving pedestrian safety and access by addressing specific problems associated with crossing the street.
Read More >

 

Regulatory Negotiation Committee on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas

Source: United States Access Board
Evaluates requirements for access to outdoor facilities and those listed under Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG).
Read More >

 

Healthy Aging Research Network Environmental Audit Tool and Protocol

Source: Healthy Aging Network
Tool developed by the Healthy Aging Network to quantitatively and qualitatively assess community-scale and street-scale factors associated with physical activity in older adults.
Read More >

 

Community Toolbox

Source: National Park Service
The Community Toolbox is a set of techniques for project development and community participation. There are tools to get organized and aid with events, outreach, publicity, decision making, and more.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Transportation for Energy Conservation

Source: United States Department of Transportation
Link to content? This report was submitted to the Congress following the requirements of Section 682 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act of 1978 that a study be completed to "determine the institutional,
Read More >

 

Stepping Out

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This web page will tell you how to maintain your safety while walking - whether you are walking for exercise or to run errands.
Read More >

 

Walking and Cycling International Literature Review

Source: Victoria Department of Transport
This report presents the findings from a literature review aiming to help professionals understand barriers to walking and cycling as well as infrastructure and policy supports for nonmotorized transportation.
Read More >

 

Sustaining and Growing an Organization

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A guide to creating, sustaining, and growing an organization, with emphasis placed on computers, staff, volunteers, and members.
Read More >

 

International Walk to School

Source: National Center for Safe Routes to School, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
The official website of International Walk to School.
Read More >

 

The Bicycling Community

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Assists bicycle organizations by providing information about helpful contacts, both at the state, federal, and local levels, that may help your group with certain issues.
Read More >

 

Complete the Streets

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
This site contains design guides, training materials, illustrative presentations, susccessful case studies, and further resources on creating complete streets.
Read More >

 

Accessible Pedestrian Signals: Synthesis and Guide to Best Practice

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This document provides background information on how pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired cross streets, and how Accessible Pedestrian Signals assist this process.
Read More >

 

The Effects of Traffic Calming Measures on Pedestrian and Motorist Behavior

Source: Highway Safety Administration
Whereas earlier studies usually focused on vehicle speeds and volumes, this study looked at motorist yielding and pedestrian crossing behavior, in addition to vehicle speeds.
Read More >

 

Measuring Walking and Cycling Using the PABS (Pedestrian and Bicycling Survey) Approach

Source: Mineta Transportation Institute
This project developed a low-budget survey method and related sampling strategy for communities to easily, affordably, and reliably document the amount of local walking and cycling happening among residents.
Read More >

 

Design Guidance Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: A Recommended Approach

Source: United States Department of Transportation
This policy statement adopted by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) offers recommendations to public agencies, professional associations, advocacy groups, and others for integrating bicycling and walking into the transportation mainstream.
Read More >

 

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Source: The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
This website is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information website of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. You can find out about the Council and its work, view its publications,
Read More >

 

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25®

Source: Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® (KKAD25)
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® is a non-profit safety campaign targeting observance of the residential speed limit. The website provides promotional materials, ordering information, crash statistics, and other information.
Read More >

 

Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition

Source: Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition
Site contains news and events in Massachusetts, bike maps and tours, information on local bicycle laws, and much more.
Read More >

 

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This guide is intended to assist residents, parents, community association members, and others in getting involved in making communities safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. The guide includes facts,
Read More >

 

Building a True Community

Source: US Access Board
The following report is a recommendation for a new national set of guidelines that define the details necessary to make the streetscapes in public rights-of-way accessible to all users.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 1: Reasons Why Bicycling and Walking Are And Are Not Being Used More Extensively as Travel Modes

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report discusses current levels of bicycling and walking for utilitarian and recreational purposes and assesses the potential for increased usage. Part and parcel of this is an exploration of the major demand constratints on non-
Read More >

 

Detectable Warnings Memorandum and Synthesis

Source: United States Department of Transportaion, Federal Highway Administration
Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Memorandum concerning the use of detectable warnings, specifically truncated domes.
Read More >

 

On the Move: by Foot

Source: Department for Transport
This document suggests how we might both improve conditions for walking and increase the number of journeys made on foot.
Read More >

 

Saranac Lake River Walk

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Pedestrian and environmentally friendly riverwalk in Saranac Lake transforms downtown river into a community asset.
Read More >

 

KidsWalk-to-School

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.
Read More >

 

Serene Way Sidewalk Project

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Porous concrete used to construct a needed walkway in Snohomish County inside existing road right-of-way without requiring storm water detention facilities.
Read More >

 

Project for Public Spaces

Source: Project for Public Spaces
This site has an extensive collection of resources to support lively public spaces in the built environment.
Read More >

 

Houston METRO - Making Room for Bikes

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Houston METRO worked with a local bike advocacy organization to come up with improved ways of providing bike accessibility on the city's transit lines.
Read More >

 

Greensboro's Downtown Greenway: Successful Revitalization through Active Transportation

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Downtown Greenway provided a transportation solution for accessing downtown, a place for public art, public park space, and an important link between socially diverse neighborhoods.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 6: Analysis of Successful Grassroots Movements Relating to Pedestrians and Bicycles and A Guide On How to Initiate a Successful Program

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This analysis and guide are written to not only initiate a grassroots movement but also to help make the movement successful.
Read More >

 

Sidewalk Construction Program

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Citizens groups coordinate with government agencies in Alameda County to fund and construct new sidewalks in high need areas.
Read More >

 

Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Part II

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This guidebook is the second part of a two-phase project focused on designing sidewalks and trails for access. It was created to provide planners, designers, and transportation engineers with a better understanding of how sidewalks and trails should be developed to promote pedestrian access for all users,
Read More >

 

Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities

Source: Institute of Transportation Engineers
Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities, A Recommended Practice of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is intended to provide guidance on how to implement a comprehensive program of engineering,
Read More >

 

National Bicycling and Walking Study - Five Year Status Report

Source: United States Department of Transportation
The National Bicycle and Walking Study presents a plan of action for activities at the Federal, State, and local levels for increasing the amount of walking and bicycling in the United States.
Read More >

 

Citizen's Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Hillsborough County MPO develops a pedestrian accessibility evaluation tool to identify problem areas in a specific high-volume corridor.
Read More >

 

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines; Supplementary Material

Source: United States Access Board
This supplementary material provides information on the adoption of enforceable standards based on the guidelines under the ADA and ABA.
Read More >

 

New Jersey Congestion, Security, and Safety Initiative

Source: Center for Advanced Infastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University, The New Jersey Department of Transportation
This project examines the relationship between effective national transportation congestion, security, and safety technology transfer applications.
Read More >

 

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems.
Read More >

 

Walkability Checklist in Spanish

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Insightful questions allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's walkability.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 7: Transportation Potential and Other Benefits of Off-Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This study is a compendium of success stories and the hard work of many individuals, grass-roots organizations, private interests, local governments, and state agencies.
Read More >

 

Bikeability Checklist in Spanish

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Insightful questions allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's bikeability.
Read More >

 

NJ Walks and Bikes: Common Ground Conference Report

Source: Voorhees Transportation Center
This paper represents the final report from a conference that explored how community design can support healthy lifestyles, specifically through the advancement of walking and biking.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 8: Organizing Citizen Support and Acquiring Funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze specific courses of action necessary to successfully develop independent bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Read More >

 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Bicycles/Pedestrians

Source: San Fransisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission
The San Fransisco Bay Area MTC website offers information on current events, as well as a detailed planning toolbox and an engineering countermeasure database.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 9: Linking Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities with Transit

Source: Federal Highway Administration
A number of transit agencies and local and State Governments have initiated efforts to improve nonmotorized transit access, but many major problems and opportunities have not yet been addressed. This report highlights some of these efforts and opportunities.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 10: Trading Off Among the Needs of Motor Vehicle Users, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this study was to consider how limited resources can best be allocated to meet the needs of motro vehicle users, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 11: Balancing Engineering, Education, Law Enforcement, and Encouragement

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report suggests a four-step process through which a community can implement a comprehensive "4-e" program to encourage non-motorized transportation. It includes suggestions for collecting basic data,
Read More >

 

Preserving Historic and Cultural Resources

Source: Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
This article discusses how trails and greenways may be used to further historic and cultural preservation.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 12: Incorporating Consideration of Bicyclists and Pedestrians into Education Programs

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The objective of this study was to determine how consideration of bicyclists and pedestrians can be incorporated into educational curricula and programs, including driver licensing procedures.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 13: A Synthesis of Existing Bicyclist and Pedestrian Related Laws and Enforcement Programs

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The objective of this project was to compile a comprehensive set of laws and ordinances which may be adapted as necessary and passed by individual governing bodies.
Read More >

 

Application of Pedestrian Crossing Treatments for Streets and Highways

Source: NCHRP
Compiles information on the state of existing practices regarding application of pedestrian crossing improvements, and does not produce new guidance. The report includes a survey of state departments of transportation (
Read More >

 

A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Pedestrians

Source: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 500, Volume 10: A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Pedestrians provides strategies that can be employed to reduce the number of collisions involving pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Technical Assistance for Small Cities and Rural Communities

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Rural region of Georgia forms a pedestrian and bicycle task force to ensure adequate education, planning, and implementation of nonmotorized projects.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 18: Analyses of Successful Provincial, State, and Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs in Canada and the United States

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report reviews various potential indicators of success demonstrated by different programs to determine how very different bicycle and pedestrian programs can be compared and used as an example or model for other communities.
Read More >

 

Case Study No. 19: Traffic Calming, Auto-Restricted Zones and Other Traffic Management Techniques - Their Effects on Bicycling and Pedestrians

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The body of this report can be divided into three parts. The first two major sections examine the history and traffic-calming techniques installed in Europe, Japan, and the United States. The final section of the report examines the practical and policy implication of traffic calming.
Read More >

 

Bike, Walk, and Wheel: A Way of Life in Columbia

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A community coalition forms in Columbia to address sedentary lifestyles of a specific neighborhood through multiple pedestrian-related projects.
Read More >

 

Synthesis of Safety Research Related to Speed and Speed Management

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report presents a synthesis of research findings on the safety effects of speed, speed limits, enforcement, and engineering measures to manage speed.
Read More >

 

Walk Wise, Drive Smart

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Safety concerns for senior pedestrians led to the beginning of Walk Wise, Drive Smart, a program in Hendersonville, North Carolina that specifically caters to the needs of older pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Walkable Communities, Inc.

Source: Walkable Communities, Inc.
Walkable Communities is dedicated to helping whole communities, whether they are large cities, small towns, or parts of communities,become more walkable and pedestrian friendly.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Local businessman works with local governments to improve pedestrian areas around bus stops in an area with a significant Hispanic population.
Read More >

 

Sunday Parkways Programs

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Bogota, Colombia gets people moving by shutting streets down to automobile traffic.
Read More >

 

Focusing on the Senior Pedestrian

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This short web document addresses the unique difficulties of the senior pedestrian, illustrating with charts and graphs.
Read More >

 

NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management

Source: New York University Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management
This site freely provides all the center's research publications, information on education courses and technical assistance, and updates on news and events.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Federal Highway Administration guidelines and prompt lists will help familiarize transportation professionals with pedestrian issues and help them identify specific concerns related to pedestrian safety throughout the road safety audit process.
Read More >

 

A Challenge Grant

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This document outlines a Multimedia Course on Bicycle Safety that uses video, animation and smart traffic templates to test and evaluate student's knowledge of the course's content.
Read More >

 

ViaRecreActiva Metropolitana

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
To connect two diverse neighborhoods in Guadalajara, Mexico, officials closed streets to automobile traffic and opened them for bicycling, walking, and community building.
Read More >

 

Crosswalk Flags and the Adopt-a-Crosswalk Program

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Motorists' inability to see pedestrians crossing at various road and crosswalk types created an unsafe environment for pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Initiating Change

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The following resources include how to organize and grow your bicycle advocacy organization, how to acquire resources, working with the media and community leaders and choosing issues.
Read More >

 

Easter Seals Project Action

Source: Easter Seals Project Action, Federal Transit Administration
Easter Seals Project ACTION promotes cooperation between the transportation industry and the disability community to increase mobility for people with disabilities under the ADA and beyond. It offers a research clearinghouse,
Read More >

 

Flexibility in Highway Design

Source: Federal Highway Administration
Presents methods of designing facilities that are sensitive to the surrounding environment that still meet accepted design guidelines.
Read More >

 

SeeClickFix: A Tool for Neighborhood Empowerment

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
SeeClickFix provides technology to crowdsource the reporting of public infrastructure issues, send alerts directly to city government, and allow citizens to see when problems have been addressed.
Read More >

 

A Quick Guide to Transportation Enhancements

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This brochure discusses the Transportation Enhancement Program and Transportation Enhancements.
Read More >

 

Creating Walkable Communities, Partnership Campaign

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Nonprofit in Upstate South Carolina helps educate local officials, professions, and the general public on pedestrian issues through expert presentations.
Read More >

 

Accessible Sidewalks and Street Crossings

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The intent of this guide is to focus on some of the emerging accessibility issues and the design parameters that affect sidewalk and street crossing design and operation.
Read More >

 

The Facts: Alcohol Impaired Pedestrians Among Diverse Populations

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Summary of a study that addressed the involvement of various cultural populations in alcohol-related pedestrian crashes, and suggested potential countermeasures targeting this problem.
Read More >

 

Feasibility of Demand Incentives for Non-Motorized Travel

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report examines the potential of various strategies for increasing the use of walking and bicycling for utilitarian purposes.
Read More >

 

Traffic Calming: State of the Practice

Source: Federal Highway Administration, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Summarizes the various methods used to either slow or divert motor vehicle traffic.
Read More >

 

Traffic Operations Control for Older Drivers and Pedestrians

Source: Federal Highway Administration
Offers guidelines on roadway and traffic control device use by older drivers and pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Crossing Advice for Pedestrians

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This short site presents advice and rules for safe pedestrian crossing, and explains pedestrian crossing signals..
Read More >

 

The Feasibility of Accommodating Physically Handicapped Individuals on Pedestrian Over and Undercrossing Structures

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report describes the evalutation of a sampling of over- and undercrossing structures to identify major and minor access barriers for the physically handicapped.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Safer Journey

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This interactive CD-ROM is a virtual journey designed to increase our awareness of bicycle safety.
Read More >

 

National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Proposes strategies intended to be used by anyone interested in reducing pedestrian injuries among children, while encouraging them to explore their environment by walking.
Read More >

 

Final Detailed Findings Report for Marketing Plan and Outreach Materials that Promote Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety to Different Hispanic Populations in the United States

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The objective of this review is to develop a marketing plan of the most effective methods of promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety to Hispanic audiences.
Read More >

 

Freedom to Travel

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
A report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics on the travel needs for people with disabilities.
Read More >

 

Preventing Backovers (Spanish)

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This Spanish-language document provides information to help prevent motorist backovers of children.
Read More >

 

Promoting Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety to Hispanic Audiences

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This marketing plan, which uses available reference materials and additional research in the form of focus group session results, showcases a strategy for marketing pedestrian and bicycle safety issues/
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Forum newsletter

Source: Federal Highway Administration
A quarterly newsletter focusing on topics on how to improve conditions for bicycling and walking and to make them safer ways to travel.
Read More >

 

Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health: Lessons from The Netherlands and Germany

Source: American Journal of Public Health, Vol 93.9
This report examines the public health consequences of unsafe and inconvenient walking and bicycling conditions in American cities and suggest improvements based on successful policies in The Netherlands and Germany.
Read More >

 

Identifying Locations for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Improvements in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina

Source: University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
The objective of the present study was to identify areas with potential hazards for pedestrians and bicyclists to aid in prioritizing safety improvements.
Read More >

 

Main Street Project

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
University professor who is also a local citizen, fosters a community main street project in Trumansburg to recapture the pedestrian-friendly environment of the downtown area.
Read More >

 

Atlas of Injury Mortality

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report is intended for use as a reference tool for public health professionals and decision makers who are interested in reducing injuries among Native American children and youth.
Read More >

 

Rails with Trails

Source: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; National Park Service; Rails, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
This report is designed to help planners answer questions such as: "Are rails-with-trails safe?;" "Will a rail-with-trail work in our community?;" How do we design our rail-with-
Read More >

 

Measuring Community Bicycle Helmet Use Among Children

Source: Public Health Reports, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The authors of this study describe what they learned through conducting studies to monitor community bicycle helmet use by children, and they share strategies and methods that they found useful in conducting bicycle helmet use studies.
Read More >

 

Evaluation of a Green Bike Lane Weaving Area in St. Petersburg, Florida

Source: University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, FDOT
This report focuses on colored (green) pavement and accompanying signing used in St. Petersburg, Florida in a bike lane weaving area, where motor vehicles cross the bike lane, near an intersection.
Read More >

 

Surface Transportation Policy Project

Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project
The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity,
Read More >

 

Countermeasures That Work

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)
This report explores highway safety strategies and countermeasures relevant to State Highway Safety Offices; summarizes their use, effectiveness, costs, and implementation; and provides references to research summaries and individual studies.
Read More >

 

An Evaluation of Red Shoulders as a Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility

Source: Highway Safety Research Center, Florida Department of Transportation
This study evaluates the effectiveness of red shoulder treatment on one neighborhood road in Lake County, Florida.
Read More >

 

Anthem Park Development

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Vancouver Housing Authority redevelops abandoned high school to connect senior community with Main Street through pedestrian-friendly measures.
Read More >

 

Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Source: National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This 90 page "How To" handbook is geared for local school SRTS coordinators, including parents, teachers, principals. It includes, classroom activities, walk to school day event ideas, an introduction to bicycle and pedestrian safety and engineering techniques,
Read More >

 

Pathways for People

Source: Rodale Press, Parkwood Research Associates
This document presents the survey questions and results concerning respondents bicycling, walking, and running habits, and their access to multiuse pathways.
Read More >

 

Overcoming Opposition to Sidewalk Construction

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A Safe Routes to School committee used neighborhood relationships and informational flyers to build support for the construction of a sidwalk near a local school.
Read More >

 

Bike Corrals

Source: Portland State University School of Urban Studies and Planning
The purpose of this preliminary study was to research and closely examine the perceived benefits and impacts of bike corrals on local businesses proximate to a corral.
Read More >

 

Iowa City Bike Library

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Responding to the needs of short-term students and residents, The Bike Library repaired unused cycles and made them available on a check-out basis.
Read More >

 

How to Engage Low-Literacy and Limited-English-Proficiency Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report documents "best practices" in identifying and engaging low-literacy and limited-English-proficiency populations in transportation decisionmaking.
Read More >

 

Socioeconomics of Urban Travel: Evidence from the 2001 NHTS

Source: Transportation Quarterly
This paper summarizes the socioeconomic issues with the transportation system as illuminated by the 2001 National Household Travel Survey.
Read More >

 

Planning for the Bicycle as a Form of Transportation

Source: Federal Highway Administration
A Bikeway Systems Planning Manual for assisting public officials and bicycle enthusiast groups in designing and implementing safe and economic bikeways in the local community.
Read More >

 

National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This report provides a top line summary of key data results regarding the behaviors and attitudes on various topics related to walking and bicycling.
Read More >

 

A Walkable Community Brochure

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This brochure is intended for safety practitioners, advocates, and other special road users who want to create "walkable/bikable" communities.
Read More >

 

National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This report provides a detailed analysis of behaviors and attitudes on various topics related to walking and bicycling.
Read More >

 

National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behavior

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This report describes the methods used to conduct the interviews and analyze the data from the National Survey.
Read More >

 

Active Living by Design

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, UNC School of Public Health.
Active Living by Design is a national program that establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies.
Read More >

 

Evaluation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Source: Texas Transportation Institute, Federal Highway Administration
This report describes research conducted to evaluate bicycle and pedestrian facilities (i.e. shared use trails) with user satisfaction and perception surveys.
Read More >

 

BIKESAFE: Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
BIKESAFE is intended to provide practitioners with the latest information, available for improving the safety and mobility of those who bicycle. It is an expert system that allows the user to select appropriate countermeasures or treatments to address specific problems.
Read More >

 

Centers for Disease Control Injury Fact Book

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This document looks at the nature and costs of injuries in the United States. Information on pedestrian injuries may be found on page 66 of the document, and information on road traffic safety starts on page 71.
Read More >

 

The Mature Driver: Safety and Mobility Issues

Source: Federal Highway Administration, New Jersey Department of Transportation
This project surveys both the literature and the practice to examine the variables that relate to aging drivers and safety. In addition, it analyzes accident and violation data in New Jersey from 1993-
Read More >

 

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan offers guidance that can help municipalities determine and solve their pedestrian safety concerns, from identifying pedestrian safety problems to obtaining funding and enacting change.
Read More >

 

Mayor's Committee on the Built Environment

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Louisville Mayor initiates improvement to the pedestrian environment through a health program, a committee on the built environment, a bike summit, and an upcoming pedestrian summit.
Read More >

 

Creating a Healthy Environment: The Impact of the Built Environment on Public Health

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report looks at the impact that land-use decisions have on public health. "In this monograph, [the authors] address...land-use decisions, discuss how they affect our health, and offer some suggestions on how public health professionals can collaborate with their colleagues in land-
Read More >

 

Traffic Safety Bilingual Glossary

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This glossary provides traffic safety terms and phrases in both English and Spanish.
Read More >

 

Portland's Blue Bike Lanes

Source: City of Portland Office of Transportation
The project goal is to investigate the effectiveness of colored pavement markings in reducing bicyclist-motorist conflicts at designated crossing areas.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Safety Education Resource Center

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This Resource Center provides bicycle safety education information specific to several age groups. Resources include training materials, a Good Practices Guide, and a detailed curriculum objectives guide designed for 8 different audiences.
Read More >

 

State and Regional Agencies Work with Community Members in Charleston

Source: National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report on Transportation and Health
A partnership for health in Charleston, South Carolina, uses a citizen survey to help determine and ensure preferred allocation of transportation funds to pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Read More >

 

Community Involvement During the Planning Process

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Community and advocacy groups in Norfolk engage local residents to determine high priority pedestrian and bicycle issues on a major commercial corridor.
Read More >

 

Street Crossing Issues for Persons With Cognitive Disabilities

Source: Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
This paper discusses issues and skills affecting safe crossing by persons with cognitive disabilities, and calls for research to identify design features, signalization and technologies that can enable users with cognitive disabilities to cross safely.
Read More >

 

Get Active Orlando

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Orlando uses a "get active" campaign funded through Active Living by Design to encourage walking and bicycling in its downtown.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Roadshow

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of the Roadshow is to assist communities in developing their own approach to identifying and solving the problems that affect pedestrian safety and walkability. The website contains an overview of the program and links to statistics and tools concerning pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Corridor Traffic Calming

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Community members initiated a negotiation with local officials to decrease speeding in their neighborhoods and improve the pedestrian environment.
Read More >

 

Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails, and Greenway Corridors

Source: Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance, National Park Service
This report is intended to be a compilation of the most recent information on parks, trails, and greenways.
Read More >

 

Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Targeted public awareness campaign in Omaha results in significant vehicle speed reductions on neighborhood streets.
Read More >

 

A User Manual for Pedestrian Safety Programs

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This User Manual is designed to guide community advocates through the process of building a communitywide pedestrian safety program.
Read More >

 

United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)

Source: United States Access Board
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Handbook

Source: American Council of the Blind
American Council for the Blind's handbook for improving the pedestrian environment that focuses on guaranteeing people who are blind or visually impaired access to intersection identification and traffic control information.
Read More >

 

Enhancing America's Communities

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This guide, in its second edition, is a road map for navigating your way through the transportation enhancement process.
Read More >

 

American Planning Association (APA)

Source: American Planning Association
The site offers information on research, legislation, community initiatives, careers, and conferences, in addition to offering resources and communication tools for students and professional planners.
Read More >

 

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Bicycle Facilities

Source: University of Minnesota
If your community is considering building a new bicycle facility, you can use this tool to estimate costs, the demand in terms of new cyclists, and measured economic benefits (e.g., time savings, increased livability,
Read More >

 

Bikeability Checklist

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
How bikeable is your community? The Bikeability Checklist can help you find the answer.
Read More >

 

Florida Bicycle Law Enforcement Guide

Source: Florida Bicycle Association
This document explains traffic rules governing bicycle behavior in Florida.
Read More >

 

Data Collection and Analysis for Communities

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This report describes how communities can collect data about bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and includes case studies from 27 communities. Future publications will include a recommended practices guide,
Read More >

 

Creating Walkable Communities

Source: Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Bicycle Federation of America, Campaign to Make America Walkable
This report is designed to serve as a tool for local governments and concerned citizens in the Kansas City region. It presents guidelines, suggestions, and techniques on how to make communities more walkable and pedestrian-
Read More >

 

Fostering Student Success by Preventing Brain Injury

Source: California Department of Health Services
Manual provides information on starting a school-wide helmet policy to improve bicycle riding safety.
Read More >

 

General Share the Road

Source: Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition
This public service announcement encourages people to share the road with other users.
Read More >

 

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation

Source: International City/County Management Association
This is the second part of the "Getting to Smart Growth" guide.
Read More >

 

Getting to Smart Growth: 100 More Policies for Implementation

Source: International City/County Management Association
This guide is the fourth primer in a series written and distributed by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Smart Growth Network.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian- and Transit-Friendly Design

Source: Florida Department of Transportation and American Planning Association
A quick guide to pedestrian needs that must be considered during development. Attention is given to the placement of parks, buildings, transit stops, and sidewalks that create a network to connect these amenities.
Read More >

 

Cómo Alcanzar el Desarrollo Inteligente: 100 Políticas Para Su Implementación

Source: International City/County Management Association
This Spanish-language guide is the fourth primer in a series created to introduce communities to the benefits of "smart growth."
Read More >

 

Cómo Alcanzar el Desarrollo Inteligente, II: 100 Políticas Adicionales Para Su Implementación

Source: International City/County Management Association
This is the Spanish-language version of the second part of the "Getting to Smart Growth" guide.
Read More >

 

Getting Your Kids to Wear Bike Helmets

Source: Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This pamphlet helps answer various questions parents may have when trying to encourage children to wear bike helmets.
Read More >

 

Walkable Communities: Twelve Steps for an Effective Program

Source: Florida Department of Transportation
This document provides a 12 step program for community members to help create a walkable community in which to live.
Read More >

 

Give Respect/Get Respect Flyer

Source: Transportation Alternatives
These trilingual flyers were distributed in New York to educate drivers and bicyclists about safe interaction between bicycles and motorized vehicles.
Read More >

 

Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Research Reports

Source: Florida Department of Transportation
The Florida Department of Transportation conducts research on issues related to pedestrians and bicycles. Go to this section of the Department website to download some of the available reports (in pdf format)
Read More >

 

How to enhance WALking and CYcliNG instead of shorter car trips and to make these modes safer (WALCYNG)

Source: Department of Traffic Planning and Engineering, University of Lund, Sweden
The purpose of this document is to examine conditions and measures which may enhance walking and cycling instead of making shorter car trips.
Read More >

 

What is Traffic Calming?

Source: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
This image-rich PowerPoint presentation gives a short history of the pedestrian in transportation planning, and illustrates different traffic calming strategies used in various communities.
Read More >

 

Good Practices Guide for Bicycle Safety Education

Source: Federal Highway Administration
Guide to developing your own bicycle education program or selecting the most effective program for your needs.
Read More >

 

Hard Lessons: Causes and Consequences of Michigan's School Construction Boom

Source: Michigan Land Use Institute
The Michigan Land Use Institute published this report to detail the problem and expose the challenges of managing growth and design.
Read More >

 

Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids

Source: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This report details research regarding the state of schools, current active living policies and programs, and ways to improve the health of all students.
Read More >

 

An Organizer's Guide to Bicycle Rodeos

Source: Cornell University, New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
This guide outlines a step-by-step approach to designing a successful bicycle rodeo in your community.
Read More >

 

European Network for Cycling Expertise (Velo.Info)

Source: EU Fifth Framework Programme
Velo.info is a nonprofit institute that provides expertise in creating and implementing a cycling policy. The site provides detailed information for planners and advocates on a variety of topics related to cycling,
Read More >

 

Bicycle / Pedestrian Safety Toolbox: Roadway Lighting Improvements

Source: Metropolitan Transportation Commission
This document describes ways to enhance security and pedestrian safety and comfort with roadway lighting improvements. For each pedestrian or bicycle safety tool, the site explains its function, objective,
Read More >

 

Guide to Bicycle Advocacy

Source: Bikes Belong Coalition, Inc.
This guide provides information for bicycle advocates regarding funding for bicycle facilities and various strategies for advocacy and planning.
Read More >

 

Walk To School Day

Source: Partnership for a Walkable America, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The idea is to walk to school with a purpose -- to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment. You can plan a day-long event or a year-long event! Find out which cities are already planning to participate and register your own event online.
Read More >

 

Adventure Cycling Association

Source: Adventure Cycling Association
The Adventure Cycling Association aims to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.
Read More >

 

Bicycle / Pedestrian Safety Toolbox: Pedestrian Pushbutton Treatments

Source: San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission
This document discusses traffic control devices to facilitate safe pedestrian crossings. For each tool, the site explains objectives, applications, target popluation, advantages, disadvantages, crash type,
Read More >

 

New Community Design to the Rescue

Source: National Governor's Association
This paper discusses the merits of New Community Design (NCD) and the ability of NCD to end sprawl and improve community health.
Read More >

 

Historic Neighborhood Schools in the Age of Sprawl: Why Johnny Can't Walk to School

Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation
This report examines public policies that affect the neighborhoods in which schools function and the ability of communities to save still serviceable, landmark schools.
Read More >

 

Home Zone Concepts and New Jersey

Source: Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University
This report probes the potential for the application of the Dutch concept of woonerf, or Home Zone, for the United States, and particularly New Jersey.
Read More >

 

Spectrum of Prevention: A Model for Planning Public Health Interventions Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention Helmet Use and Bicycle Safety

Source: California Department of Health Services
This presentation provides information on traumatic brain injury prevention through bicycle helmet use and bicycle safety.
Read More >

 

National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 50 and Older

Source: Active Aging Partnership
The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older was developed as a guide for organizations, associations and agencies to plan strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity.
Read More >

 

How Children See Traffic

Source: TransMadison
This brochure provides information on how children act differently in traffic than do adults, and gives suggestions to help keep children safe.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility Audit Tools

Source: Queensland Government Department of Main Roads
Tool developed by the Queensland government to identify inadequate or unsafe pedestrian facilities.
Read More >

 

National Center for Bicycling & Walking

Source: National Center for Bicycling & Walking
The Center's mission is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies.
Read More >

 

Pedsafe Pedestrian Audit

Source: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Institute of Australasia
Australian audit developed to evaluate the general quality and safety of the pedestrian environment.
Read More >

 

Walkability Checklist

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Checklist developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) to assess the safety and design compliance of pedestrian and bicycle facilities in Pennsylvania.
Read More >

 

School Site Assessment for Traffic Safety

Source: Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program
Tool developed by the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program to examine biking and walking conditions at the school campus.
Read More >

 

California Walk to School Day Walkability Checklist

Source: California Walk to School Headquarters
Checklist developed by the California Walk to School Headquarters to promote walking to school, identify barriers, and collect behavioral data about walking to school.
Read More >

 

Field Evaluation of Experimental "In-Street" Yield to Pedestrian Signs in Madison, Wisconsin

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this experiment was to evaluate the effectiveness of a "Yield To Pedestrians" sign in increasing driver compliance with Wisconsin's pedestrian rights laws.
Read More >

 

Access Audit Checklist

Source: Sustrans
Tool developed by United Kingdom organization Sustrans to measure the accessibility of paths without motorized traffic.
Read More >

 

Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Toolbox: Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Source: San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission
This document describes accessible pedestrian signals (ASPs), which supplement pedestrian signal indications with audible and/or vibrotactile information. For each pedestrian or bicycle safety tool,
Read More >

 

Community Toolbox

Source: The National Park Service
The National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program helps communities work together to improve their special places. They've produced the Community Toolbox, a set of techniques for project development and community participation.
Read More >

 

Roadway Connectivity

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This chapter describes how improved roadway connectivity can reduce vehicle travel. The document details how to implementation connected streets and lists benefits, costs, case studies, and their impacts on travel and equity.
Read More >

 

How Land Use and Transportation Systems Impact Public Health

Source: Active Community Environtments (ACES)
This review discusses how urban form affects public health, specifically through the ways in which the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity levels.
Read More >

 

Bike Walk Virginia

Source: Bike Walk Virginia
BikeWalk Virginia is an educational nonprofit organization that conducts advocacy, education, and training programs.
Read More >

 

Walk the Walk

Source: Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) identifies dangerous intersections, streets and walking zones of particular use to seniors, and aims to transform them into places that are safe and enjoyable for seniors.
Read More >

 

Sacramento, CA: Pedestrian Safety Guidelines

Source: City of Sacramento
These guidelines focus on street crossing treatments at controlled and uncontrolled intersections, discussing tools such as pavement marking and signal options and giving attention to roadway design.
Read More >

 

Back-in/Head-out Angle Parking

Source: NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates
This report briefly discusses the design and benefits of back-in/head-out angle parking and shows where the design has already been implemented.
Read More >

 

Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT)

Source: Coalition for Appropriate Transportation
Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, an educational charity, works to improve mobility and to educate about safe pedestrian access, bicycling, public transportation, and trail systems. The site contains news,
Read More >

 

Conservation Law Foundation

Source: Conservation Law Foundation
This site contains news updates, research publications, an events calendar, legislative action opportunities, and specific fact sheets on smart growth in New England.
Read More >

 

Kirkland's Experience with In-Pavement Flashing Lights at Crosswalks

Source: City of Kirkland
This paper describes Kirkland's experience with flashing crosswalks, including how the system works and how it is installed, effectiveness, response from the public and application criteria.
Read More >

 

Improving Pedestrian Access to Transit

Source: WalkBoston
This paper illustrates key steps that activists can take to ensure that mass transit supports community needs and creates livable communities through improved pedestrian access.
Read More >

 

In the Dark: Seeing Bikes at Night

Source: Access
This paper looks at the difficulty in seeing bicyclists at night and ways to improve visibility. It discusses clothing patterns, perceived speed, and ways to make bicycling at night safer.
Read More >

 

Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design

Source: National Center for Biking & Walking
This guide describes how to help create places for people to walk and bicycle.
Read More >

 

TravelSmart

Source: Government of Western Australia
TravelSmart is a successful Western Australian community-based program that encourages people to use alternatives to travelling in their private car. An overview of the community-led program is available for download on the site in PDF.
Read More >

 

Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS)

Source: Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS)
PEDS is a member-based advocacy organization dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians. The website includes volunteer opportunities, basic facts, news updates, and resources on the Atlanta-
Read More >

 

Walking and Bicycling Suitability Assessment Project

Source: WABSA Project
A user-friendly tool designed to assess the suitability of local streets for walking and bicycling.
Read More >

 

Is it Safe to Walk? Neighborhood Safety and Security Conditions and Their Effects on Walking

Source: Journal of Planning Literature
This article focuses on a particular environmental variable, the safety of neighborhood surroundings, and explores how it is influencing physical activity. This resource can be purchased through the Sage Journals Online,
Read More >

 

PlannersWeb - Planning Commissioners Journal

Source: Planning Commissioners Journal
This website offers a variety of resources for non-professional citizen planners.
Read More >

 

Downtown Streets

Source: Transportation Research Board
This paper provides a comparison of one-way versus two-way street systems for downtowns and presents an evaluation methodology for considering two-way conversion.
Read More >

 

Prevent Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Preventing Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children Provides information to parents on pedestrian risks for preschool and elementary school children. Safe and Sober Campaign. Taken from the NHTSA website.
Read More >

 

Walking the Way to Health Initiative

Source: British Heart Foundation and Natural England
Walking the way to Health Initiative (WHI) aims to get more people walking in their own communities, especially those who take little exercise or live in areas of poor health.
Read More >

 

Operational Defintions of Walkable Neighborhood

Source: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
This study presents objectively measured environmental attributes of self-defined walkable neighborhoods, obtained from multivariate analyses of self-reported walking behavior, neighborhood perception,
Read More >

 

Streets in America Are Unsafe and Unforgiving For Kids

Source: Federal Highway Administration
Article by Pedestrian Safety Roadshow: Speeding cars, children darting into traffic, and streets without sidewalks place youth at risk on America's roads
Read More >

 

Bicycle / Pedestrian Safety Toolbox: Countdown Signals

Source: San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission
This resource descibes the use of devises that inform pedestrians about how much time is left to cross the street at signalized intersections. For each tool, the site describes the objective, applications,
Read More >

 

Low Income Childhood Pedestrian Injury: Understanding the Disparate Risk

Source: UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center
This paper proposes a model for understanding child pedestrian exposure and risk and its relationship to socioeconomic status.
Read More >

 

Making America Walkable: It's a Challenge We All Share

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This Federal Highway Administration insight article discusses the challenges facing pedestrians in current city design and ways to improve pedestrian safety.
Read More >

 

Making Your Community Walkable and Bikeable

Source: Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, UNC School of Public Health
This guidebook helps community groups, organizations, and concerned individuals learn how to collaborate with planning staff and other officials to improve their local roads for walking and bicycling.
Read More >

 

New Jersey: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, Phase 2

Source: New Jersey Department of Transportation
This plan provides clear guidance for the most effective use of Federal, State, and local resources to implement pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The stated goals and objectives are supported with proposed performance measures to determine the effectiveness and critical success factors.
Read More >

 

Mean Streets: How Far Have We Come?

Source: Suface Transportation Policy Project
This report analyzes ten years of data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) maintained by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine which metropolitan areas and states have grown more dangerous for walkers,
Read More >

 

Wake County Public Schools Modal Choice Survey

Source: Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)
This slide presentation reports on the results of a modal choice survey sent to 15 school districts in Wake County, North Carolina.
Read More >

 

VTrans 2025: Virginia's Statewide Multimodal Long-Range Transportation Plan

Source: Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Transportation
Virginia's long-range transportation plan, called VTrans2025, is a blueprint for shaping the transportation future. It establishes a commonly held vision, goals, and objectives to guide and direct decision-
Read More >

 

Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact

Source: Smart Growth America
This report summarizes a three-year study by Ewing, Pendall, and Chen that attempted to define, measure and evaluate metropolitan sprawl and its impact. This report is the first in a series of findings to be issued based on the ongoing analysis of that work.
Read More >

 

Transportation Alternatives Citizens Group (New York City Area)

Source: Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives' mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
Read More >

 

Motorists, Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Sharing the Road Safely

Source: The New York State Department of Transportation
This training supplement is provided to trainers in Driver Improvement Programs to encourage motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to safely share the road.
Read More >

 

Blaming Children for Child Pedestrian Injuries

Source: Federal Highway Administration, Elsevier Science Ltd.
In this paper a case study of a child pedestrian death is presented in order to examine the apportionment of responsibility for child pedestrian injuries.
Read More >

 

Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities

Source: Local Government Commission, Active Living Leadership
This guide is a tool for community members to use to help create a more active, livable community.
Read More >

 

District of Columbia Traffic Calming Policies and Guidelines

Source: District Department of Transportation
To reduce the negative impact of motor vehicle use and ensure overall safety, the District of Columbia Traffic Calming Policies and Guidelines provide a process for involving the public in implementing traffic calming measures.
Read More >

 

Marina, CA Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

Source: Local Government Commission
This plan contains a clear outline and discussion of goals and action strategies. It offers a comprehensive street inventory and assessment of deficiencies.
Read More >

 

Bellevue, WA: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan Update

Source: City of Bellevue Transportation Department
This is a policy-oriented document that aims to revise the 30-year plan. It presents key issues that have appeared during the implementation of pedestrian facilities, proving to be a helpful resource for localities considering such improvements.
Read More >

 

San Diego, CA: Planning and Designing for Pedestrians

Source: SANDAG, San Diego's Regional Planning Agency
These guidelines provide an extremely thorough look at how to plan and design for the pedestrian.
Read More >

 

Overcoming Opposition to Bicycling, Walking and Trail Development

Source: National Bicycle and Pedestrian Clearinghouse
This report focuses on ways to create trails in communities with localized resistance to the construction.
Read More >

 

New York City Department of Transportation: Bicyclists

Source: New York City Department of Transportation
These pages provide safety tips for bicyclists, bicycle maps and information on how to apply for bike racks.
Read More >

 

Portland, OR: Pedestrian Master Plan

Source: City of Portland
The Master Plan outlines an action plan to achieve the city's pedestrian-oriented goals. To identify needed improvements, the plan used a rigorous identification process, including several opportunities for public input.
Read More >

 

Oregon Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

Source: State of Oregon
This site provides infomation for local residents in addition to a variety of resources adaptable to general users, including design guides and standard drawings.
Read More >

 

Madison, WI: Pedestrian Transportation Plan

Source: City of Madison
This plan dedicates a significant section to the history and importance of pedestrian planning, as well as "thinking like a pedestrian."
Read More >

 

Pedal Power: A Legal Guide for Oregon Bicyclists

Source: Bicycle Transportation Alliance
This book is a collection of information about bicyclists and the law in Oregon.
Read More >

 

Chapel Hill, NC: Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan

Source: Town of Chapel Hill
This is a concise, general plan that provides a foundation for future pedestrian planning.
Read More >

 

Oakland, CA: Pedestrian Master Plan

Source: City of Oakland
The plan is a fine example of how to examine census information and pedestrian collision data, showing graphs on speed, location, time of day, age, etc.
Read More >

 

Cambridge, MA: Pedestrian Plan

Source: City of Cambridge
This is a beautiful and creative plan that addresses safety and walkability. It begins with general pedestrian issues and then moves on to specific action in Cambridge.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign

Source: League of American Bicyclists
The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community provides safe accommodation for cycling and encourages its residents to bike for transportation and recreation.
Read More >

 

Phoenix, AZ: Pedestrian Plan 2000

Source: Maricopa Association of Governments
The Maricopa Association of Governments plan promotes the accommodation of pedestrian travel throughout the low-density, automobile-oriented Phoenix metropolitan area.
Read More >

 

Seattle, WA: Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Implementation Strategy for the Central Puget Sound Region

Source: Puget Sound Regional Council
This regional plan identifies more than 2,000 miles of needed bike lanes and oaths and pedestrian improvements around activity centers.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Evaluation for the City of Emeryville at Four Intersections

Source: UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center
This study attempts to predict the impacts of increasing volumes of vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic in Emeryville, California.
Read More >

 

Bike Plan Source Hot Topics provided by Tracy-Williams Consulting

Source: Tracy-Williams Consulting
The Bike Plan Source page provides articles on various topics relating to designing for bicycles.
Read More >

 

Boulder, CO: Transportation Master Plan

Source: City of Boulder
Pedestrian planning is fully integrated into the Boulder, CO Transportation Master Plan. The plan outlines modal split targets of 15 percent by bike and 24 percent by foot by 2020 and offers a variety of resources to transportation officials seeking to increase pedestrian travel.
Read More >

 

Orlando Area Bicyclist Crash Study

Source: Metroplan Orlando
This report documents a study of 885 crashes between bicyclists and motorists in three counties in Florida, and identifies countermeasures.
Read More >

 

Give Elderly Pedestrians More Time To Cross Intersections

Source: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
The objective of this research was to determine the difficulties encountered at five intersections in Miami Beach by older pedestrians, and to generate recommendations that address these difficulties.
Read More >

 

A Study of Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality, and Health (LUTAQH) in King County, WA

Source: Lawrence Frank & Co., GeoStats, Inc, San Diego State University, University of Cincinnati
This research documents the impact of land use decisions and transportation investments and suggests strategies for allocating resources to encourage more compact, mixed use neighborhoods with more transportation choices.
Read More >

 

Hey! Older pedestrians need more time than that to cross a street!

Source: Highway Safety Research Center
This article focuses on the need for longer traffic walk lights, zoning, and education for the older pedestrian population. This article was written for the Partnership for a Walkable America by Emily Smith of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center.
Read More >

 

A Consumer's Guide to Bicycle Helmets

Source: Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This flyer provides information about helmets for bicyclists including reasons for wearing helmets and the proper way to fit them.
Read More >

 

Reevaluating the Role of Public Transit for Improving Urban Transportation

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This report investigates the role that public transit can play in reducing traffic congestion and achieving other transportation improvement objectives.
Read More >

 

A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effect of Bicycle Facilities on Commute Mode Sharing

Source: Transportation Research Board
This paper uses census data to describe changes in bicycle commute mode shares between 1990 and 2000 in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area, and specifically the impact of new bicycle facilities that were created during this decade.
Read More >

 

Walkable Communities Library

Source: Walkable Communities, Inc.
This website provides a selection of resources including richly illustrated posters demostrating levels of service and treatment options, in addition to a variety of short papers, checklist, sample brochures and more,
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Talking Points

Source: NHTSA
This list of pedestrian safety talking points is a useful tool for making presentations to community groups and organizations. It explains the effects of motor vehicle crashes on pedestrian safety and provides statistics regarding pedestrian safety.
Read More >

 

Active Facts: Parks, Trails, and Recreation

Source: Active Living Resource Center
This document stresses the importance of recreation in our everyday lives and the role that parks and trails play in encouraging active lifestyles. It provides indicators to assess your community recreational services.
Read More >

 

Active Living and Social Equity: Creating Healthy Communities for All Residents

Source: International City/County Management Association
This guide explains the connections between active living and social equity, provides a toolbox of local government strategies for promoting active living equitably, and highlights notable examples of local initiatives from around the country.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Handbook

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health
This handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash,
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Handbook (Chinese)

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health
This Chinese-language handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash,
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Handbook (Russian)

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health
This Russian-language handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash,
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Handbook (Spanish)

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health
This Spanish-language handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash,
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Roadshow: Albany Street Bridge Corridor

Source: Voorhees Transportation Center, New Jersey Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This document is a summary of the results of the Pedestrian Safety Roadshow that examined pedestrian safety along the Albany Street Bridge corridor in New Jersey.
Read More >

 

Active Living Approaches by Local Government

Source: International City/County Management Association
This paper discusses the results of surveys of local government officials regarding their ability to encourage active living in communities.
Read More >

 

Active Transportation Policy Issues

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper provides background information on active transportation to facilitate discussion of national active transportation policy and legislation at the Active Transportation Roundtable.
Read More >

 

Lista de Condiciones para Caminar (Spanish Walkability Checklist)

Source: California Walk to School Day
This is a Spanish-language version of a Walkability Checklist, designed for parents and children to assess their route to school.
Read More >

 

America's Kids are More Inactive Than Ever - Walking Can Make a Healthy Difference

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This paper discusses the role of walking and physical activity in combating childhood obesity.
Read More >

 

Easter Seals Project ACTION's Monthly E-Newsletter

Source: Easter Seals
Easter Seals newsletter, Extra which works to help all who are working toward the mission of creating and improving accessible transportation for people with disabilities.
Read More >

 

League of American Bicyclists

Source: League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclist's mission is "to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America."
Read More >

 

Railbanking Factsheet

Source: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
This fact sheet is resource for community members to use to help maintain rail easements and convert them to public trails.
Read More >

 

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services
Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals.
Read More >

 

Rails-Trails and Community Sentiment

Source: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
This report examines 125 trails that opened between January 1, 1994 and August 31, 1996 in an effort to accurately depict the level of opposition that trail projects routinely encounter.
Read More >

 

Starting a Walking Group

Source: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), The Corporation for National and Community Service
Walking Group Tool Kit is designed to provide individuals, organizations and community groups easy ideas on how to start a walking group.
Read More >

 

School Health Guidelines and Strategies

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC has published a series of guidelines documents that identify the school health program strategies most likely to be effective in promoting healthy behaviors among young people. Based on extensive reviews of research literature,
Read More >

 

Rails-Trails and Safe Communities

Source: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, National Park Service
This paper discusses the results of a survey of all rail-trail managers and documents the level of crime on trails and identify the mitigation measures used by trail designers and managers.
Read More >

 

American Volkssport Association

Source: American Volkssport Association
A national membership group that focuses on sharing the spirit of walking. It has 300 clubs and organizes an annual convention.
Read More >

 

America Walks

Source: America Walks
America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area.
Read More >

 

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Source: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
National membership group for planners, engineers, advocates, academics working to improve conditions for bicycling and walking.
Read More >

 

Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity

Source: American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol 18.1
This ecologic study reveals that urban form could be significantly associated with some forms of physical activity and some health outcomes.
Read More >

 

Center for Livable Communities

Source: Local Government Commission
The Center for Livable Communities helps local governments and community leaders be proactive in their land use and transportation planning, and adopt programs and policies that lead to more livable and resource-
Read More >

 

Road Diets: Fixing the Big Roads

Source: Walkable Communities
This paper explores the use of road diets to manage vehicular transportation.
Read More >

 

Safety in Numbers: More Walkers and Bicyclists, Safer Walking and Bicycling

Source: Injury Prevention
This paper examines the relationship between the numbers of people walking or bicycling and the frequency of collisions between motorists and walkers or bicyclists.
Read More >

 

Pedestrian Safety Toolkit Resource Catalog

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
A guide for pedestrian safety activists to help them locate resources that fit their needs. Includes steps to starting a pedestrian safety program and a list of resources that will be needed. 80 pages.
Read More >

 

International Walk to School October 2, 2002: Why is it important? Why should my school participate?

Source: Voorhees Transportation Center
This paper looks at possible solutions to the problems associated with driving to school such as diminishing air quality and depleting resources.
Read More >

 

School Administrator's Guide to School Walk Routes and Student Pedestrian Safety

Source: Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Washington State DOT
The School Administrator's Guide to School Walk Routes and Student Pedestrian Safety provides resources to help develop, maintain, and improve school walk routes.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Media Outreach Kit

Source: California Department of Health Services
This outreach kit provides information on creating a media campaign for promoting helmet use by bicyclists.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Safety Rodeo Manual

Source: Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute
This document describes bicycle rodeos which the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute believes are a proven way to teach safety skills to children in a fun setting.
Read More >

 

Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting

Source: Environmental Protection Agency
"Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting," released by the EPA on October 8, 2003, is the first study to empirically examine the relationship between school locations, the built environment around schools,
Read More >

 

Smart Bikes: Public Transportation for the 21st Century

Source: City of Alexandria, Virginia
This paper explains the Public-Use Bicycle (PUB) concept, examines a PUB, and discusses the present and planned applications of the Smart Bike.
Read More >

 

Maryland Safe Routes to School Guidebook: A Guide for Parents and Communities

Source: Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee & Maryland Department of Transportation
A comprehensive, 49-page guidebook that introduces the Safe Routes to School program to schools, parents and communities in Maryland and explains how to implement an Safe Routes to School program.
Read More >

 

Second Generation Traffic Calming Project

Source: Creative Communities International
The goal of the book is to give cities and residents new tools to tame traffic that don't interfere with existing measures, particularly around schools and in neighborhoods.
Read More >

 

Bicycle Tourism: Texas' Untapped Resource

Source: Texas Bicycle Coalition
This pamphlet describes the ways that bicycling can improve the local economy.
Read More >

 

From the Margins to the Mainstream

Source: Surface Transportation Policy Partnership
Designed to demystify complexities of transportation laws, programs and processes, the Guide can help take advantage of opportunities to make communities healthy, safe and livable.
Read More >

 

School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of the School Trip Safety and Urban Play Areas research project was to develop guidelines for the protection of young pedestrians (5 -14 yrs) walking to and from school, entering and leaving school buses,
Read More >

 

Bicyclist Share the Road

Source: Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition
This radio public service announcement encourages bicyclists to practice safe and considerate behavior when using the road.
Read More >

 

Streets for People: Your Guide to Winning Safer and Quieter Streets

Source: Transportation Alternatives
Streets for Poeple is a tool kit of solutions for traffic problems around New York City, which can be applied elsewhere. The document includes information of crashes, highlights case studies, and reviews a number of traffic calming measures.
Read More >

 

Bike and Pedestrian Projects: Best Practices in New Jersey and Beyond

Source: Transportation Policy Institute
This presentation shows examples of good pedestrian and bicycle design in New Jersey. It discusses the need for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and the impact that walkable designs have on public health.
Read More >

 

Bike Safety Cartoon

Source: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
This cartoon teaches children to check their helmets, brakes, handlebars, and tires before riding.
Read More >

 

Blueprint for Better Biking: 40 Ways to Get There

Source: Bicycle Transportation Alliance
This guide provides innovative solutions to substantially increase cycling in the Portland, Oregon, area.
Read More >

 

Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper discusses the current and potential problems with automobile dependent societies.
Read More >

 

The Economic and Social Benefits of Off-Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Source: National Bicycle and Pedestrian Clearinghouse
This article investigates the economic and social benefits of multi-use off-road trails.
Read More >

 

California Bicycle Helmet Campaign

Source: State of California
The California Bicycle Helmet Campaign is designed to educate families and promote bicycle helmet use. This document contains a 13 step guide to conducting a safe bicycle helmet campaign.
Read More >

 

The Economic Benefits of Trails

Source: American Hiking Society
This fact sheet descirbes the economic benefits of trails. It finds that the presence of trails encourages the growth of "clean" industries and businesses, helps increase the property values of surrounding lots,
Read More >

 

Camina con Inteligencia, Virginia

Source: Virginia Department of Health
This brochure promotes pedestrian safety in Spanish.
Read More >

 

Can Pedestrian-friendly Planning Encourage Us to Walk?

Source: UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center
This online article discusses the effect of pedestrian-friendly design on the number of pedestrians in a community and summarizes recent research related to healthm, urban design, and pedestrian safety.
Read More >

 

Trail Intersection Design Handbook

Source: Florida Department of Transportation
This detailed handbook discusses design processes and principles of designing trail/roadway intersections.
Read More >

 

Community Design: A Toolkit for Building Physical Activity Into Daily Life

Source: University of Minnesota Metropolitan Design Center
This community tool kit helps community members work towards a building a healthier community that provides the opportunity to incorporate physical activity into every day life.
Read More >

 

Traffic Calming Policy Manual

Source: Municipality of Anchorage Traffic Department
This manual provides a toolbox of traffic calming measures, their effectiveness and some basic guidelines for their implementation.
Read More >

 

Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities

Source: Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
This paper discusses the role of trails in the design and walkability of a community. It looks at ways to combat sprawl with design and notes that trails and greenways act as solutions for better design.
Read More >

 

Creating Safe Built Environments for Children

Source: America Walks
This paper focuses on creating safe built environments for children.
Read More >

 

Implementing a "Safe Routes to School" Plan in Kalamaria, Greece

Source:
This paper will report the results of a pilot project attempting to address the problem of decreasing walking to school.
Read More >

 

Cycling Trends and Policies in Canadian Cities

Source: Rutgers University
This study evalutates bicycling trends and policies in six Canadian cities: Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.
Read More >

 

Development and Public Health: Could Our Development Patterns Be Affecting Our Personal Health?

Source: Urban Land
This paper looks at the impact that land-use decisions have on public health.
Read More >

 

Do New Urbanists Walk More?

Source: Planning
This short article looks at the nature of mobility in new urbanist communities, and explains that self-selection may be at the root of the higher walking levels witnessed in residents of traditional neighborhoods.
Read More >

 

Driver Share the Road

Source: Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition
This radio public service announcement encourages drivers to share the road with bicyclists.
Read More >

 

Consejos y Pasos Para el Uso Debido del Casco para Montar Bicicleta (in Spanish)

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This two-page Spanish-language flyer demonstrates how to properly fit a bicycle helmet.
Read More >

 

For Exercise in New York Futility, Push Button

Source: The New York Times
Worthy? This news article examines the use of push-buttons at crosswalks in New York City.
Read More >

 

Field Test of an Intelligent Transportation System for Pedestrians

Source: The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
This site reports on a field test of an Intelligent Transportation System device designed to aid wheelchair users.
Read More >

 

Creative Approaches for Law Enforcement to Promote Bicycle Safety Presentation

Source: California Department of Health Services
This PowerPoint presentation provides ideas for ways to promote bicycle safety. It reports on the results of a survey conducted by the Bicycle Head Injury Prevention Program of Police and Sheriff's Departments throughout California regarding their enforcement of the new State Law during 1995.
Read More >

 

Earn a Bike Program Presentation

Source: California Department of Health Services
This presentation stimulates ideas for earn-a-bike programs, including potential partners, funding sources, and ways to expand the program.
Read More >

 

Neighborhood Site Assessment

Source: Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program
Tool developed by the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program to examine biking and walking conditions on the route to school.
Read More >

 

Step to Safety with ASIMO: Children's Pedestrian Safety Video

Source: National Safety Council, PBIC, & Honda
The National Safety Council and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center are pleased to join Honda in offering a free copy of this DVD geared to students ages five to nine. During the 14-minute program,
Read More >

 

How to Fit A Bicycle Helmet Presentation

Source: California Department of Health Services
This presentation provides information on organizing training on properly fitting bicycle helmets.
Read More >

 

Improving Outdoor Bike Parking and Policy in New York City

Source: Transportation Alternatives
This guide information on improving outdoor bike parking and policy in New York City.
Read More >

 

Wheeling Walks

Source: West Virginia University Foundation
Wheeling Walks website promotes an active lifestyle through walking, and provides tips as well as information about upcoming events.
Read More >

 

Killed by Automobile: Death in the Streets of New York City, 1994-1997

Source:
This report analyzes data of pedestrian and bicycle fatalaties in New York City between 1994 and 1997, analyzing who is dying and who, and what, is causing the killing.
Read More >

 

Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Source: Tri-State Transportation Campaign
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reducing car dependency in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Read More >

 

Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition

Source:
The Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition's mission is to promote bicycling and walking in Vermont, emphasizing access, safety, and education.
Read More >

 

Oaklyn Borough, NJ Pedestrian/Bicycle Study

Source: Borough of Oaklyn, Camden County New Jersey
In this final report, Urbitran Associates, Inc. identifies strategies and recommendations for six locations in order to create adequate facilities for both bicyclists and pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Healthy Maine Walks

Source: Healthy Maine Walks
Healthy Maine Walks provides a central location for towns and local groups to register walks. Healthy Maine Walks includes descriptions of registered walks for those interested in locating places to walk.
Read More >

 

test

Source: rlytle
upload test 8/10/2016
Read More >

 

Montgomery County, MD Pedestrian Safety

Source: Montgomery County
The Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety site details the extensive education campaigns that have been conducted over the past years. Other resources include a safety quiz and tips, local news and events,
Read More >

 

Pathways to Prosperity: The Economy Impact of Investments in Bicycle Facilities

Source: North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
This study examines the value of public investment in bicycle facilities and determine the economic benefits accrued in the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Read More >

 

Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Home Values in U.S. Cities

Source: CEOs for Cities
This paper explores the connection between home values and walkability, as measured by the Walk Score algorithm.
Read More >

 

Pedaling for Prevention

Source: The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center
A sample brochure from a family bike event in Middlesex County, NJ.
Read More >

 

Personal Security Issues in Pedestrian Journeys

Source: The Department for Transport (UK)
This report is part of a program of initiatives to improve personal security for both transport passengers and pedestrians.
Read More >

 

Real Intersection Design

Source: Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, New Jersey Department of Transportation Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
This report documents a workshop created to deal with poor intersection design in Ocean City.
Read More >

 

KIA Walkingbus

Source: KIA Motors
The KIA car company in the UK is actively encouraging folks to drive less and walk more. They initiated their own "Think Before You Drive" campaign that includes sponsorship of walking school buses.
Read More >

 

Bicycling in Washington, DC: A Call to Action

Source: Washington Area Bicyclist Association
This report highlights needed improvements in six areas to increase bicycling in Washington, D.C. and offers three immediate action items for the District government.
Read More >

 

Still At Risk: Pedestrian Safety in New Jersey

Source: Tri-State Transportation Campaign
This report provides various recommendations for improving the pedestrian environment from lessons learned in New Jersey.
Read More >

 

Strategies to Cycling with Youth

Source: Bicycle Transportation Alliance
This document provides tips for leading a bicycling activity with young people.
Read More >

 

Building Community Support for Pedestrian Safety and Developing a Blueprint for Action

Source: 2004 National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates
This presentation describes the pedestrian safety campaign undertaken by Montgomery County, Maryland in 2004 including education, enforcement, engineering, and media elements.
Read More >

 

Tips of the Trade on Successful Bike Rodeos

Source: Helmets R Us
This short document provides guidance on starting a bicycle rodeo, including things to think about during the planning stages, publicity, and fundraising.
Read More >

 

Collection of Cycle Concepts

Source: Danish Road Directorate
"Collection of Cycle Concepts is part of the Danish Ministry of Transport's overall plan for promoting more and safer bicycle traffic. The purpose of the book is to present an overview, inspiration and motivation regarding bicycle traffic.
Read More >

 

Creating More Walkable Communities

Source: New Jersey Department of Transportation
This presentation discusses the health and community benefits of walking, illustrates the barriers to walking, and suggests strategies to use in order to create a more walkable community.
Read More >

 

Encouraging Walking: Advice to Local Authorities

Source: Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions: London
This report discusses the benefits of walking and policy decisions that can encourage people to get outside and walk.
Read More >