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Better Streets, Better Cities

Source: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), Environmental Planning Collaborative (EPC)
This manual is intended for planners, designers, engineers, government officials and citizens who are interested in improving the quality of urban environments and the character of streets in our cities.
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Signalized Intersection Enhancements that Benefit Pedestrians

Source: America Walks, Fehr and Peers
This resource summarizes treatments for improving pedestrian safety at signalized intersections.
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Bicycle Facilities on Road Segments and Intersections of Distributor Roads

Source: Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
The issue of separating bicycle facilities from motorized traffic is discussed, with both pros and cons considered.
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Going on a Road Diet

Source: Public Roads Magazine
Lane reduction can increase safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists while improving the quality of life in downtowns across the country.
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Safety and Operational Analysis of 4-lane to 3-lane Conversions (Road Diets) in Michigan

Source: Michigan State University
This paper provides an evaluation of road diet treatments in several locations in Michigan.
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Integration of Bicycling and Walking Facilities into the Infrastructure of Urban Communities

Source: Mineta Transportaton Institute
This project highlights best practices and identifies program characteristics associated with high levels of nonmotorized travel, with an emphasis on bicyclists and pedestrians.
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NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

Source: National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists.
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New Jersey Safety along Railroads: Short-Term Action Plan

Source: New Jersey Department of Transportation
This action plan was developed to improve pedestrian safety near rail corridors in New Jersey.
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Evaluation of Alternative Pedestrian Traffic Control Devices

Source: Oregon Department of Transportation
This report summarizes a field study and survey of two treatments in Oregon: Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons and Pedestrian Hybrid beacons.
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Proven Countermeasures for Pedestrian Safety

Source: Public Roads Magazine, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA and many State DOTs are relying on the demonstrated effectiveness of medians and walkways to help protect those on foot.
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