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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP)

Source: National Trails Training Partnership
The National Trails Training Partnership provides technical assistance and resources for trails and greenways.
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Eighth United States-Japan Workshop on Advanced Technology in Highway Engineering

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report summarizes the 8th U.S.- Japan Workshop on Pedestrian and Nighttime Safety. Focus areas included general trends in the U.S. and Japan, funding, disabled and elderly pedestrians, Geographic Information Systems (
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Case Study No. 5: An Analysis of Current Funding Mechanisms for Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs at the Federal, State, and Local Levels

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The aim of this case study was to identify the many different ways State and local governments funded facilities and programs for the benefit of bicyclists and pedestrians, and to present the information in such a way that Government agencies and those advocating better facilities and programs can easily see how it has been done.
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Rails to Trails Conservancy

Source: Rails to Trails Conservancy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America's environment, economy,
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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.
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Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Part I

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The guides Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Parts 1 and 2 provide the state of the art practice for applying the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar requirements to pedestrian facilities.
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