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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.
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Recreational Trails Program

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal transportation funds benefit recreation by making funds available to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses.
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Active Living by Design - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Source: Active Living by Design
Archived presentations hosted by Active Living by Design
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How to Increase Bicycling for Daily Travel

Source: Active Living Research
This brief summarizes available evidence about strategies for increasing bicycling levels, including on-street bike lanes, off-street bike paths, and other bicycling infrastructure and educational programs,
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Transportation Enhancements

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities offer funding opportunities to help expand transportation choices and enhance the transportation experience.
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The New Majority

Source: League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Club
This report showcases new data and analysis from the League of American Bicyclists and the Sierra Club, as well as compelling statistics and information that highlight the new face of biking in America.
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Perceptions of Bicycle-Friendly Policy Impacts on Accessibility to Transit Services

Source: Mineta Transportation Institute
This research project was designed to assess the distances travelled on bicycle by cycle-transit users.
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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.
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Development of a Navigation System Using Smartphone and Bluetooth Technologies to Help the Visually Impaired Navigate Work Zones Safely

Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation
In this study, a navigation system was developed to alert pedestrians at decision points prior to their arrival at a work zone
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Bicycle-Friendly Cities – The Relevance of Urban Form and Infrastructure

Source: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
This report analyzes the extent to which urban form and the design of the transport system can explain the level of cycling.
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Are Bikeshare Users Different from Regular Cyclists?

Source: Transportation Research Record
This paper investigates bikeshare system users' travel behavior and develops a profile of user demographics comparing short- and long-term users.
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At the Frontiers of Cycling

Source: World Transport Policy & Practice
The focus in each case study is on the wide range of integrated, mutually supporting policies and programs that are used to promote cycling.
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A Technical Guide for Conducting Bicycle Safety Assessments for California Communities

Source: University of California, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies
This document describes the California Bicycle Safety Assessment process and provides guidelines for evaluators to conduct BSAs.
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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).
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Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2014 Benchmarking Report

Source: Alliance for Biking and Walking
The Report combines original research with over 20 government data sources to compile data on bicycling and walking levels and demographics, safety, funding, policies, and a variety of other metrics.
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Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business

Source: The Clean Air Partnership
The purpose of this study is to understand and estimate the importance of on-street parking to business on Bloor Street in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto.
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Moving an Age-Friendly DC

Source: Coalition for Smarter Growth
This report addresses age-friendly transportation by focusing on how to improve three key areas of transportation: the pedestrian environment; public transit; and coordinating paratransit, community transportation,
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Advantages of Bike Lanes

Source: Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee
This document contains a list of bike lane benefits to bicycles, drivers, and pedestrians.
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Bike to WorkShop

Source: Bike to Work Victoria
This outline of Victoria's Bike to Work workshop is a helpful resource for those who want to organize their own bike to work program.
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Columbus Avenue Neighborhood Transportation Study

Source: San Francisco County Transportation Authority
This report outlines results from a survey of individuals along Columbus Avenue in San Francisco, CA. Results show that a majority of individuals rely on walking, biking, and transit to reach the area.
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Public Bikesharing in North America During a Period of Rapid Expansion

Source: Mineta Transportation Institute
This study evaluates public bikesharing in North America, reviewing the change in travel behavior exhibited by members of different programs in the context of their business models and operational environment.
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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.
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Curbing Cars

Source: Transportation Alternatives
This study examines the travel, shopping and spending patterns of visitors, residents and workers on Prince Street, a vibrant commercial street in the historic SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.
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Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities

Source: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
This report provides guidance and demonstrates for practitioners how context sensitive solutions (CSS) cocepts and principles may be applied in roadway improvement projects that are consistent with their physical settings.
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Making Walking and Cycling Safer

Source: Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 3
This document outlines programs in Germany and the Netherlands that have improved mobility through non-motorized modes of transportation.
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Low Cost Interventions to Encourage Cycling

Source: Austroads
This report contains 15 case studies showcasing low cost interventions that have successfully encouraged cycling in Australia and New Zealand.
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Cycling Infrastructure

Source: Austroads
This report contains 29 case studies showcasing innovative Australian and New Zealand urban and regional bicycle infrastructure.
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World Health Day 2010

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
For World Health Day 2010, cities around the world will use the Ciclovia model to close their streets to traffic and promote physical and mental health activities. Ciclovia means "bicycle path&
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New York City Department of Transportation: Pedestrians & Sidewalks

Source: New York City Department of Transportation
Provides valuable information about pedestrian services and facilities around New York City.
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Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation

Source: John A Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report reviews potential methods for analyzing these different economic benefits at the project, neighborhood, and larger community scale, highlighting case studies from four agencies.
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Walkability Checklist for Teens

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Everyone walks and there are lots of benefits, like improved fitness, cleaner air, less risk of certain health problems, and a greater sense of community. Walking needs to be safe and easy. Using this tool,
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Walkability Checklist for Teens

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Everyone walks and there are lots of benefits, like improved fitness, cleaner air, less risk of certain health problems, and a greater sense of community. Walking needs to be safe and easy. Using this tool,
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Interim Report to the U.S. Congress on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program SAFETEA-LU Section 1807

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This interim report summarizes progress and initial results of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) and the four pilot communities' participation in the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (
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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-
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Smart Growth Self Assessment for Rural Communities

Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Smart Growth Self-Assessment for Rural Communities is a compilation of strategies, organized by 11 common "goal areas," that villages, towns, and small cities can use to evaluate their existing policies to create healthy,
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A Global High Shift Cycling Scenario

Source: UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies
This report presents a new look at the future of cycling for urban transportation and the potential contribution it could make to mobility as well as sustainability.
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Case Studies in Delivering Safe, Comfortable, and Connected Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks (Volume I)

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA, UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)
This report provides an overview of pedestrian and bicycle network principles and highlights examples from communities across the country.
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Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings

Source: Transit Cooperative Research Program and National Cooperative Highway Research Program
TCRP Report 112/NCHRP Report 562: Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings will be of interest to state, county, and city traffic engineers; transit agencies; roadway designers; and urban planners,
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Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

Source: National Center for Transportation Research (NCTR)
The purpose of this research was to provide a methodology to evaluate how intermodal connections between public transportation and public trails can improve livability in Florida communities.
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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'
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Vision Zero Cities 2016

Source: Transporation Alternatives
Vision Zero Cities features insights from an international braintrust of experts in the public and private sector.
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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,
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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.
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Effect of Electronic Device Use on Pedestrian Safety

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This literature review summarizes pedestrian distraction, driver distraction, and pedestrian-vehicle interactions.
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Bike-Share Stations in the U.S.

Source: United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
This report examines the coverage of bike share stations and systems in the United States.
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International Scan Summary Report on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
This report presents the findings of a team of transportation officials who visited five countries in Europe to identify and assess effective approaches to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility.
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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.
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San Francisco Bike Fleet Survey

Source: San Francisco Department of the Environment
San Francisco provides a a bicycle fleet to most city departments for use for work-related trips during the work day. This report summarizes the findings of a survey of users and reports on its economic and environmental benefits.
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Safer Cycling through Improved Infrastructure

Source: American Journal of Public Health
This article explores trends in bicycle safety in several North American cities to link infrastructure with safety improvements.
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Case Studies in Delivering Safe, Comfortable and Connected Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks (Volume II)

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)
This is the second volume of a report documenting network-enhancing projects from around the country.
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Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report

Source: Alliance for Bicycling and Walking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Alliance for Biking & Walking has been tracking data across the U.S. to provide a comprehensive snapshot of biking and walking in the U.S.
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Cycling Towards a More Sustainable Transport Future

Source: Transport Reviews
This article examines the boom in cycling research and publications that has accompanied the rapid growth in cycling infrastructure and cycling levels in Western Europe and the Americas.
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Virginia Tech Capital Bikeshare Study

Source: Virginia Tech
This report provides an in-depth look into the makeup and characteristics of casual users of the Capital Bikeshare program in Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA.
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City of Cambridge Bicycle Parking Guide

Source: City of Cambridge - Community Development Department
This document provides an overview of bicycling ordinances within the City of Cambridge, as well as guidelines, tips, and recommendations for bicyclists and residents.
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Transit and Trail Connections

Source: John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
This study characterizes the use of transit and non-motorized transportation modes for visitor access to National Wildlife Refuges and identifies opportunities for and constraints to alternative transportation access.
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Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report

Source: Alliance for Biking and Walking
The benchmarking report analyzes bicycling and walking mode share, safety, and funding data across the US.
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Exploring Bicycle Options for Federal Lands: Bike Sharing, Rentals and Employee Fleets

Source: Western Transportation Institute
This report explores three options for making bicycles more readily available in Federal lands: public bicycle sharing programs, bicycle rental operations and employee bicycle fleets.
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Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers

Source: Rails to Trails Conservancy
This report highlights the importance of bicycling and walking outside of urban areas.
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Analyzing Trends in Walking

Source:
This paper discusses the National Household Travel Survey and how changes in methodology impact data trends.
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Low-Stress Bicycling and Network Connectivity

Source: Mineta Transportation Institute
The objective of this study is to develop measures of low-stress connectivity that can be used to evaluate and guide bicycle network planning.
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Public Bikesharing in North America: Early Operator and Use Understanding

Source: Mineta Transportation Institute
This study evaluates public bikesharing in North America, reviewing the advances in technology and major events during its rapid expansion.
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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.
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Guide for Review and Assessment of Local Mobility Plans

Source: Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Center for Urban Transportation Research
This report sets forth a proposed practice to guide the review of mobility plans with respect to supporting alternative modes, reducing vehicle miles of travel, and enhancing the multimodal environment.
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Final Report for Phase I Study to Characterize the Market Potential for Non-Motorized Travel

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The objectives of this effort were to identify factors that influence communities to walk and bike and to examine why, or why not, travelers walk and bike in their communities.
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Determinants of Bicycle Commuting in the Washington, DC, Region

Source: Virginia Tech
This article examines the role of bicycle parking, cyclist showers, free car parking and transit benefits as determinants of cycling to work.
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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.
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Cycle-Rail Toolkit

Source: Association of Train Operating Companies
This toolkit reviews existing practices that promote and enable accessibility of rail transit services for bicyclists.
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Nickerson Street Road Diet

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Nickerson Street in Seattle, WA, was a difficult roadway for pedestrians to cross because it had four travel lanes and few pedestrian crossings.
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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.
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CDC Transportation Recommendations

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
These policy recommendations include promoting active transportation options, such as walking and bicycling, for improving health and quality of life.
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Chain Reaction: Boston’s First Mobile, After-School Bike Shop and Training Center

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Bicycling is one of the healthiest and least expensive modes of transportation, so why is bicycling not more prevalent in low income urban areas?
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Leveraging the Partnership: DOT, HUD and EPA Programs for Sustainable Communities

Source: US Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This guide is intended to help communities identify federal resources available to support efforts to promote livable and sustainable communities.
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Why Communities & States Need Bicycle and Pedestrian Staff

Source: League of American Bicyclists (LAB), Alliance for Bicycling and Walking
Bicycle and pedestrian program managers are common in U.S. cities and, along with other transportation planners and bicycling advocates, are a critical part of creating a bicycle-friendly community.
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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.
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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.
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State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The 2010 State Indicator Report provides information on physical activity behavior and policy and environmental supports within each state.
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Bike to Work Week: A Case Study in Successful Behavior Change

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Coordinators attempted to increase participation in Bike to Work Week by narrowing the event's focus and discarding or changing components that didn't attract new cyclists.
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A Walking Revolution

Source: Every Body Walk!
This report outlines the benefits of walking and explores national movements devoted to improving conditions and safety for walking.
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Evaluating Complete Streets

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This report discusses reasons to implement complete streets and how it relates to other planning innovations.
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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.
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The National Bicycling and Walking Study: 15-Year Status Report

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This update to the National Bicycling and Walking Study reports progress toward two national goals of increasing mode share while reducing fatalities and injuries.
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Bicycling on Scenic Byways

Source: US DOT & National Scenic Byways Online
Road Biking is a great way to enjoy the diverse terrain and scenic wonders of America's Byways®. You don't have to be a seasoned athlete to bike on the Byways; you can ride at your own speed and make as many stops as you like.
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Developing Successful Bicycle/Pedestrian Commuter Programs

Source: Florida Institute for Marketing Alternative Transportation
This booklet is designed to provide employers with the framework needed to institute a successful bicycle/pedestrian commuter program.
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Re: Streets

Source: Re: Streets Initiative
re: Streets is a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on the planning, design and construction of streets as a method for improving our built environment.
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Examining Consumer Behavior and Travel Choices

Source: Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium
This study examines links between consumer behavior and mode of transportation used to access local destinations, with the goal of providing the evidence needed to inform decision making.
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Walk this Way

Source: Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
This paper presents information about the economic benefits of walkability in Washington, D.C.
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City of Kirkland Walkable Community Profile

Source: City of Kirkland
This brochure highlights some of the efforts taken to promote a walkable, healthy community in Kirkland, Washington.
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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.
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National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

Source: Alta Planning & Design, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
This nationwide effort provides a consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals.
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Bicycle Friendly Business Campaign

Source: League of American Bicyclists
The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program recognizes employers' efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere for employees and customers.
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Stop Neighborhood Speeding

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

Source:
Walk ON is a partnership committed to engaging the community in the creation of environments that support walking.
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International Federation of Pedestrians

Source:
The goals of the International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP) are to promote and to defend the pedestrian's right to full access and mobility.
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Living Streets

Source:
Living Streets is a national charity committed to promoting access and safety in public places.
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Pedestrian Safety

Source: Global Road Safety Partnership
This report discusses the magnitude of pedestrian deaths and injuries, key risk factors, and how to assess an area's pedestrian safety situation.
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Active Transportation for America

Source: Rails to Trails Conservancy
Investment in a more diverse transportation system - one that provides viable choices to walk and bike - will lead to a far more efficient use of transportation resources.
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Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Strategies

Source: Center for Transportation and the Environment
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA- LU), passed by Congress in 2005, provides new provisions and expands previous legislation that support bicycle and pedestrian programming,
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Interface for Cycling Expertise

Source: Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE)
Interface for cycling expertise (I-CE) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded to answer the ever-growing international demand for cycle policy expertise.
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Energy Use for Bicycling

Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This 1974 study quantifies total energy use for bicycling including food, bike manufacture and sale, repairs, tires, and bikeway construction.
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Bicycling and Walking in the Nineties and Beyond

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The primary output of this Scandinavian activity is the expertise gained in new techologies, practices, and policies, and the examination of their suitability for application in the US.
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FHWA Study Tour for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in England, Germany, and The Netherlands

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report documents the findings of a US team that visited England, the Netherlands, and Germany, to learn about policies for improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
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Sunday Parkways: Helping Minority Communities Connect to Bicycling and Walking

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Active Transportation Alliance believed that a Sunday Parkways program can connect diverse communities to bicycling, walking, and physical activity.
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Walk Wise, Drive Smart

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
"Walk Wise, Drive Smart" was created to improve pedestrian safety and walkability for older adults in the greater Hendersonville, North Carolina community.
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Cycling for Everyone

Source: Transportation Research Record
This paper investigates how bicycling can be promoted as a safe and feasible means of transport for everyone and for all trip purposes.
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Cycling Safety on Bikeways versus Roads

Source: Transportation Quarterly
This article compares the relative safety of cycling on traffic-separated bike lanes and bike paths compared to cycling on roadways in mixed traffic.
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Bicycling Boom in Germany

Source: Transportation Quarterly
This article examines the dramatic boom in bicycling in Germany from the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s.
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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.
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Guide to Promoting Bicycling on Federal Lands

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report provides guidance to Federal land managers on how to promote bicycling.
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Environmental and Policy Determinants of Physical Activity in the United States

Source: American Journal of Public Health
This study examined (1) descriptive patterns in perceived environmental and policy determinants of physical activity and (2) associations between these factors and behavior. The full text can be obtained through the American Journal of Public Health at the link below.
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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.
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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.
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Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2007

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds.
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Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2008

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds.
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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.
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Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2009

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds.
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Enhancing America's Communities

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This document covers the history of the TE program, how TE funds are distributed, the project development process, and provides fifteen case studies of outstanding TE projects across the country.
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Communities Benefit! The Social and Economic Benefits of Transportation Enhancements

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This report showcases ten outstanding Transportation Enhancements projects from around the country, highlighting economic and social impacts on local communities.
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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.
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Innovative Financing for TE Projects

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
A series of procedural innovations applied to TE over the years improved the ability of project sponsors and state Departments of Transportation (DOT) to implement projects.
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Designing for Active Transportation

Source: Active Living Research
This research summary gives a synopsis of the current state of peer-reviewed research into what makes a community "walkable" or "bikeable," so people can get physical activity as part of their daily routine -
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Innovations in State TE Management

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
Additional streamlining, innovative financing, and cost-sharing provisions applied specifically for TE activities.
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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.
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Finding Matching Funds for Trail Projects

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
Innovative partnerships with state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and other government organizations can help sponsors raise necessary funding, as can savvy networking.
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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.
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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.
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New York City's Summer Streets

Source: New York City, New York
New York City's Summer Streets program that showcased car-free streets several days during the summer.
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Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel: Overview of Methods

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This guidebook provides a means for practitioners to better understand and estimate bicycle and pedestrian travel and to address transportation planning needs. The guidebook describes and compares the various methods that can be used to forecast non-
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Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation

Source: Federal Highway Administration
The FHWA University Course contains modular resource material that is intended for use in university courses on bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
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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.
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Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities

Source: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
This guide provides information on the development of new facilities to enhance and encourage safe bicycle travel. Planning considerations, design and construction guidelines, and operation and maintenance recommendations are included.
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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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Evaluating the Impact of Neighborhood Trail Development on Active Travel Behavior and Overall Physical Activity of Suburban Residents

Source: Transportation Research Board
In this pilot project, a longitudinal design is used to assess a trail construction impact on active travel behavior and overall physical activity among suburban residents.
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Benefits of Complete Streets

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
A series of fact sheets covering topics such as economic revitalization, climate change, and health and the benefits of complete streets.
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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.
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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.
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Check it out! Cargo Bike Library Takes Off in Sydney, Australia

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Program providing rental cargo bicycles and trailers to Sydney residents at a low cost.
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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.
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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.
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The Role of Public Policies in Promoting the Safety, Convenience, and Popularity of Cycling

Source: World Transport Policy and Practice
This article is a response to the critique by Heath Maddox that was published in the special issue on bicycling of WTPP (Volume 7, Number 3).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016

Source: Australian Bicycle Council
The NCS 2011-16 sets out a framework of six key priorities: cycling promotion, infrastructure and facilities, integrated planning, safety, monitoring and evaluation, and guidance and best practice
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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.
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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-
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Trails for Transportation

Source: National Bicycle and Pedestrian Clearinghouse
File? This technical brief discusses the role of trails in the overall transportation network.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Let's Walk Downtown

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
State and local officials participate in the "Walk There!" challenge to publicize and promote walking in Atlanta.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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Cycle Track Design and Implementation in Washington D.C.

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A separated bicycle lane was created to provide alternative transportation options along 15th Street in Washington, DC.
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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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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.
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Strength in Numbers: The Central Florida Bike Bus

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Central Florida Bike Bus is comprised of a group of riders all heading in the same direction on a fixed schedule and along a certain route.
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Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America

Source: AARP
This report offers refinements to intersection design treatments recommended by the Federal Highway Administration in its Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians.
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Walking and Cycling for Healthy Cities

Source: Built Environment
Walking and cycling are the healthiest ways to get around our cities, providing valuable physical activity for people on a daily basis.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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,
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Tip # 8, Kids on the Move: Walking and Bicycling Safely

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Web-based tip sheet for parents highlights what parents need to know to enable their children to walk and bike safely.
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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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Case Study No. 2: The Training Needs of Transportation Professionals Regarding the Pedestrian and Bicyclist

Source: Federal Highway Administration
At the time of the publication of this paper, most American college transportation planning and engineering programs paid attention only to the automobile mode, with an elective course offered on transit design.
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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.
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Case Study No. 3: What Needs to Be Done to Promote Bicycling and Walking?

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This study explores way to promote bicycling and walking as partners in a balanced, diversified transportation system.
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Case Study No. 4: Measures to Overcome Impediments to Bicycling and Walking

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This case study is designed as a resource to assist policymakers, facility planners, and public officials in developing programs to make thses modes more accessible to the general public. Findings are based on a detailed analysis of these relevant written studies,
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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Advocacy and Public Health: Partners for Walkable, Bikeable Communities

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The ACEs project developed the concept of an Active Living Task Force to formalize collaboration among people from diverse sectors with a stake in the way a community supports active living.
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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,
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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.
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East Winston Heritage Trails

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Forsyth County installs walking trails connecting historic neighborhoods to encourage physical activity while celebrating local heritage and culture.
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Bicycling Renaissance in North America?

Source:
This paper reviews trends in cycling levels, safety, and policies in Canada and the USA over the past two decades.
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The Role of FHWA Programs In Livability: State of the Practice Summary

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration
This research paper highlights the current state of the practice relative to the implementation of livability principles within the context of the Federal-aid highway program.
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Walkability Checklist in Spanish

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Insightful questions allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's walkability.
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Shannon Region Trails Web Site

Source: Shannon Region Trails
This Web site provides an abundance of information, including directions and detailed maps for many trails in Ireland's Shannon Region, covering the counties Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary, and South West Offaly.
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Bikeability Checklist in Spanish

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Insightful questions allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's bikeability.
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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.
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Sunday Ciclovia: "Bike. Walk. Dance. Breathe."

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
As part of a community-building initiative, the town closed its streets for several hours once a week, opening them to walking, bicycling, and community growth.
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Case Study No. 16: A Study of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs in European Countries

Source: Federal Highway Administration
Most European nations have embarked on programs to reduce congestion, lower traffic accidents and improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. This paper concentrates on the ways bicycle and pedestrian facilities have been improved and cyclists and pedestrians benefited by these practices of &
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Case Study No. 17: Bicycle and Pedestrian Policies and Programs in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report examines biycle and pedestrian programs and policies in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, with particular attention to lessons that may be useful to U.S. transportation professionals and policymakers.
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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.
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South Carolina Bicycling and Walking Resolution

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
South Carolina DOT forms a pedestrian and bicycle committee and holds a statewide conference to increase education and awareness of pedestrian and bicycle issues.
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Case Study No. 20: The Effects of Environmental Design on the Amount and Type of Bicycling and Walking

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report focuses on the effects of environmental design on the amount and type of bicylcing and walking in downtown, spcifically.
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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.
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Case Study No. 21: Integrating Bicycle and Pedestrian Considerations into State and Local Transportation Planning, Design, and Operations

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report examines the process of "institutionalization" of bicycle and pedestrian considerations. It follows the process of institutionalization, the elements of integration, methods to legitimize bicycling and walking,
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Links to state bicycle laws provided by Bicycle Coalition of Massachusetts

Source: Bicycle Coalition of Massachusetts
This page provides links to bicycle laws around the country.
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Health Impact Assessment of Proposed Atlanta Beltline

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Health Impact Analysis conducted for massive transit, pedestrian, and bicycle beltline project around Atlanta that takes advantage of unused railroads.
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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.
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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.
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Sunday Parkways Programs

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

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Active non-profit organization in St. Louis promotes active living through walking and bicycling while working to expand and create facilities.
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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.
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Can New Urbanism Encourage Physical Activity?

Source: Journal of the American Planning Association
This study compared various measures of physical activity for residents of a new urbanist neighborhood to those for a group of conventional suburban neighborhoods in central North Carolina. The full article may be purchased from the Journal of the American Planning Association or accessed by subscribers.
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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.
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Portland SmartTrips

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Portland promotes nonmotorized transportation through its SmartTrips program.
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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.
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Be Alert and Share the Road

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This one-page publication provides summer safety messages for a variety of audiences from your friends at NHTSA.
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Denver Bike Map

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The goal was to create an easily-maintainable, readable, user-friendly map that clearly defined the location of current bike routes, lanes, and other facilities.
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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.
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Bikestation Long Beach

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
People face many real and perceived barriers to bicycling, including fear of theft, concern for safety, and lack of knowledge. A bike-transit center's services remove many barriers to bicycling.
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National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A call to action to improve bicycle safety with five critical goals and 18 specific action items.
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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.
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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.
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The Bicycle Museum of America

Source: The Bicycle Museum of America
The New Bremen, Ohio museum has created a great photographic timeline depicting the evolution of the bicycle.
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Exploratorium's Science of Cycling

Source:
The Science of Cycling: Learn why cycling is the most efficient means of transportation. Learn about aerodynamics and human power. See illustrations of the first ever "bicycle" or "swiftwalker,
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Bike-sharing: History, Impacts, Models of Provision, and Future

Source: Journal of Public Transportation
This paper discusses bike-sharing's history, impacts, models of provision, and future.
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Bicycle Movies- bicycleuniverse.info

Source:
A less comprehensive list, but this site mentions a few that Mass Bike missed. Many have been screened at the weekly "Bike-In Theatre" in Austin, Texas; try hosting your own roll-in screenings.
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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/
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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.
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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.
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Gearing up for Bicycle Safety

Source:
This article includes advice on riding with children (trailers, seats, tandems), helmet guidelines, and tips for teaching you child safe bicycling skills and hand signals.
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Specialists at the Children's Memorial Medical Center in Chicago discuss the perfect bike helmet.

Source:
Helpful tips for outfitting your child with a bicycle helmet.
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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-
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Ernie on his bike

Source: Sesame Street
A coloring page of ernie on his bike.
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Prairie Dawn Wears her Helmet

Source:
A coloring page of Praire Dawn wearning a helmet.
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Report to the U.S. Congress on the Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report presents the outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program in four US communities.
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Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany

Source:
With the combination of aggregate data and case studies this paper shows how the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany have made bicycling safe anc convenient in their small and large cities.
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Reducing Childhood Pedestrian Injuries: Proceedings of a Multidisciplinary Conference

Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
This document is the report of a two-day conference of intense discussion about child pedestrian safety. It features position papers prepared in advance, as well as an expert's formal response at the meeting and the questions and answers that followed.
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Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility in Europe

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The purpose of the 2009 international scanning study was to identify and assess effective approaches to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility.
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An Examination of Bicycle Counts and Speeds Associated with the Installation of Bike Lanes in St. Petersburg, Florida

Source: University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, FDOT
This report focuses on the before-after change in the amount of bicycle riding associated with the installation of bicycle lanes along two corridors in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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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,
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Allen and Pike Streets Corridor Improvements

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Allen-Pike Streets corridor, suffering from high-speed and weaving traffic, underwent a transformation to improve safety.
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Bicycle Helmets

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
This policy statement describes the role of the pediatrician in helping attain universal helmet use among children and teens for each bicycle ride.
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Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares

Source: Institute of Transportation Engineers
This report has been developed in response to widespread interest for improving both mobility choices and community character through a commitment to creating and enhancing walkable communities.
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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.
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World Class Streets

Source: Public Roads Magazine
New York City is transforming itself into a metropolis that is friendly to bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders. Learn how the Big Apple is doing it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Identifying and Measuring Urban Design Qualities Related to Walkability

Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
This project has developed operational definitions and measurement protocols for subtler urban design qualities believed to be related to walkability.
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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.
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Strategies and Resources for Mayors to Support Bicycling and Walking

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This flier explains all the ways that Mayors can promote bicycling and walking in their communities.
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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.
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Street Design: Part 1 - Complete Streets

Source: Federal Highway Administration
From policy statements to programs and planning, opportunities abound for improving the accessibility of the transportation system for all users.
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Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design 2010 Update

Source: National Center for Bicycling & Walking
This guide tells you how to help create places for people to walk and bicycle.
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Statewide Opportunities for Integrating Operations, Safety, and Multimodal Planning

Source: Federal Highway Administration
A reference manual designed to provide "how to" information to assist transportation professionals in taking actions to integrate operations, safety, and multimodal transportation planning.
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Traffic Calming Do's and Don'ts to Encourage Bicycling

Source: Institute of Transportation Engineers
This report discusses the role of the bicycle boulevard in a community and offers information on traffic calming measures that are both compatible and incompatible with bicycles.
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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-
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New York City Complete Streets Design Guidance

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The development of complete streets design guidelines in New York City.
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Reclaiming Broadway's Public Space

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Beginning in 2008, NYC DOT reclaimed much of the street space along Broadway for pedestrian use.
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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.
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Provisions of Federal Transportation Legislation

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The legislation has numerous provisions that relate to improving conditions for bicycling and walking and increasing the safety of the two modes.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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Bikeability Checklist

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
How bikeable is your community? The Bikeability Checklist can help you find the answer.
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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-
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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The Impact of Community Design and Land-Use Choices on Public Health

Source: American Journal of Public Health
This report describes 37 questions that resulted from a workshop on the relationship between the built environment and physical and mental health. The full text may be obtained from PubMed Central at the link below.
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Recreational Trails Program

Source: Coalition for Recreational Trails
The Coalition for Recreational Trails with the Federal Highway Administration, developed a database of State trail projects that had received funding from the Recreational Trails Program since the program'
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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.
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FITTING PLACES: How the Built Environment Affects Active Living and Active Transportation.

Source: Go for Green
This discussion paper is intended to provide an introduction to how the design of cities and town influences the behavior of the people who live in them.
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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.
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Walking as a Way of Life

Source: Partnership for a Walkable America
This FHWA Insight article discusses the benefits of walking on the health of older pedestrians.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Why Canadians Cycle More Than Americans: A Comparative Analysis of Bicycling Trends and Policies

Source: Transport Policy
This paper looks at the reasons by Canadians cycle approximately 3 times more frequently than Americans.
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An Easy to Compute Index for Identifying Built Environments That Support Walking

Source: The Planning and Physical Activity Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Maryland at College Park
This paper builds on prior practical and research applications of ... environmental scores or indices by proposing and testing a built environment index (BEI) calculated at the traffic analysis zone and that relies predominantly on widely available data.
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European Twowheeler Retailers' Association (ETRA)

Source: European Twowheeler Retailers' Association
This website aims to support independent European retailers of bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles. The site offers communication tools as well as updates on related legislation and advocacy opportunities.
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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,
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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.
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National Survey on Active Transportation

Source: Go for Green
The major objective of the 1998 National Survey on Active Transportation is to establish a baseline of participation in active transportation (walking and cycling) among adults and school aged children in Canada.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Rails with Trails in Canada

Source: Trails Canada
This article outlines some of the potential benefits of rails with trails, concerns, design elements to be considered, and highlights of existing Canadian examples.
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Remarks of Martin E. Robbins: Moving Transportation in the Right Direction

Source: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
These are the remarks of Martin E. Robins, Director of the Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute from his talk entitled "Moving Transportation in the Right Direction."
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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.
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Walking, Cycling, and Obesity Rates in Europe, North America, and Australia

Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
This study was designed to examine the relationship between active transportation and obesity rates in different countries.
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Association of Workplace Supports With Active Commuting

Source: Preventing Chronic Disease
The association between cultural and physical workplace supports for active commuting and employee active commuting behavior.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sustainable Transport that Works

Source: World Transport Policy and Practice, Vol. 15, No. 1
This paper describes how Germany has balanced high levels of car ownership with safe, convenient, and integrated public transport, cycling, and walking alternatives.
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Cycling for a Few or for Everyone

Source: World Transport Policy and Practice, Vol. 15, No. 1
This article reports empirical evidence that multi-faceted strategies (education, enforcement, and provision of facilities) are more effective in increasing cycling safety and raising overall cycling levels.
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Access Audit Checklist

Source: Sustrans
Tool developed by United Kingdom organization Sustrans to measure the accessibility of paths without motorized traffic.
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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.
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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.
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Bike Walk Virginia

Source: Bike Walk Virginia
BikeWalk Virginia is an educational nonprofit organization that conducts advocacy, education, and training programs.
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Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)

Source: Better Environmentally Sound Transportation
BEST is an advocacy organization that offers volunteer opportunities and works with planners and elected officials to support green transportation in Vancouver and across Canada.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Colorado Bicycling Manual

Source: Colorado Department of Transportation Bicycle/Pedestrian Program
This compendium of bicycling information is designed to encourage the use of bicycles by providing information about bicycling in Colorado to make it an easy, safe, and satisfying experience.
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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-
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Development of Bicycle Compatability Index for Rural Roads in Nebraska

Source: Transportation Research Board
The objective of work described in this paper is to develop a rural equivalent of the Bicycle Compatability Index developed by the Federal Highway Administration.
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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,
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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
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Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure

Source: Political Economy Research Institute
In this case study, we estimate the employment impacts of various transportation infrastructure projects in the city of Baltimore.
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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.
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Conserve by Bicycle Program Study

Source: Florida Department of Transportation
This study was requested by the 2005 Legislature to identify ways increased use of bicycles could be promoted to save energy and achieve health benefits.
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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.
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Cycling and the Built Environment

Source: Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
This study uses primary data on the cycling behavior of randomly sampled respondents in urbanized King County, Washington, and parcel-level GIS measures of land use and infrastructure conditions.
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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.
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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.
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Denver, CO: Pedestrian Master Plan

Source: City and County of Denver
The plan establishes a city-wide pedestrian network. It uses a detailed development process that incorporates existing conditions assessment, existing plans, GIS studies, public involvement, and policy review.
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City of Cambridge, MA Environmental and Transportation Division

Source: City of Cambridge
The City of Cambridge's pedestrian program works to improve walking conditions in the city through engineering improvements, promotional activities, and educational project.
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National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project

Source: Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council
This nationwide effort provides consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals.
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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.
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Links to bicycling organizations and resources provided by Bicycles, Inc.

Source: Bicycles, Inc.
This page contains an extensive list of links to bicycle clubs, industry suppliers, advocacy organizations, and touring outfits.
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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.
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Arizona: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation
This is a guide for making pedestrian-related transportation decisions at the State and local level. The plan provides a long-term agenda for implementing a system of pedestrian facilities on the ADOT State Highway System and seeks to coordinate the relationship between ADOT and smaller jurisdictions.
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Links to bicycle advocacy web sites provided by ProBicycle

Source: ProBicycle
This page provides links to a variety of sites supporting vehicular cycling, including national, state, local, and advocacy orgranizations.
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Links to bicycle education and safety sites provided by Chainguard

Source: Chainguard
This page provides links to safety and educational sites.
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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.
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Links to pedestrian issues and organizations provided by PEDS

Source: Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS)
This page provides links to both Atlanta-based and national organizations including neighborhood associations, transportation agencies, and advocacy groups.
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Feasibility Study for the Implementation of a Bike Share Service in Ottawa-Gatineau

Source: National Capital Commission (NCC), the Cities of Ottawa and Gatineau
The study's objectives include the identification of required bike infrastructure for such a program, costs and revenue projections and the demand for such an initiative.
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Suitability Study for a Bicycle Sharing Program in Sacramento, California

Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This report presents the findings of a study of local conditions in Sacramento and how they might support a bicycle sharing program in the near future.
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Seattle Bicycle Share Feasibility Study

Source: Bike-Share Studios, University of Washington College of Built Environments
This report assesses the feasibility of a public use bike-share system for Seattle, Washington.
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How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road

Source: Scientific American Magazine
An emerging body of research suggests that a superior strategy to increase pedal pushing could be had by asking the perennial question: What do women want?
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Philadelphia Bikeshare Concept Study

Source: City of Philadelphia; William Penn Foundation; Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
This report examines the potential for success of a proposed bikeshare program in Philadelphia.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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Active Design Guidelines

Source: NYC Department of Design and Construction
Provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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May is National Bike Month: Getting Started

Source: League of American Bicyclists
This is a step-by-step guide to creating a successful National Bike Month event in your community, workplace, city, or state.
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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.
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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."
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Another Look at Germany's Bicycle Boom

Source: World Transport Policy and Practice
This article attempts to determine the reason for the substantial increase in bicycling in Germany since the early 1970s. It considers two potential sources for the increase: urban planning and external social factors.
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Step Up to Better Health

Source: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
A motivating 10 week walking program designed to boost daily activity.
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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.
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Get Fit on Route 66

Source: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Convert your physical activity minutes to miles as you take a virtual journey down this legendary highway.
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Staying Motivated

Source: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Many articles about walking to help you stay the course and keep walking.
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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.
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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.
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Be a Safe Bike Driver: Older Kids

Source: League of Illinois Bicyclists
This flyer teaches older children how to safely ride their bikes on the road. The sheet gives safety tips and instructions for checking your bike and helmet. The reverse side is a letter to parents.
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Planning for Bicyclists, Pedestrians, and Transit Riders

Source: Montana Department of Transportation
Transportation planning strategies to help promote walking, biking, and transit use as well as integrate such travel modes into the local community planning realm provided by the Montana DOT.
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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.
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The Economic Impact of Bicycling in Wisconsin

Source: Governor's Bicycle Coordinating Council, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
This economic overview shows how Wisconsin's investments in bicycling generate significant returns in the form of public health and safety, economic development and job growth.
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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.
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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.
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The Economic Impact of Investments in Bicycle Facilities

Source: North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
This study overview summarizes the results of a study of the economic impacts of bicycle facility investments in the North Carolina Outer Banks conducted in 2003.
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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-
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Road Diets: Fixing the Big Roads

Source: Walkable Communities
This paper explores the use of road diets to manage vehicular transportation.
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Be a Safe Bike Driver: Younger Kids

Source: League of Illinois Bicyclists
This flyer offers a bicycle safety quiz as a tool for teaching older children how to safely ride their bikes on the road.
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Bicycle Driving Safety Tips

Source: Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition
This brochure provides tips and illustrations for safe bicycle driving.
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Community Design and Transportation Policies

Source: The Physician and Sports Medicine
This article discusses the benefits of and the challenges to promoting physical activity through urban design.
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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.
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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.
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Community Design, Active Living and Public Health

Source: AICP, Local Government Commission
This PowerPoint presentation walks the viewer through documents that explain how communities can be made safer for pedestrians and automobile traffic in order to increase physical activity.
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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.
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Bicycle Parking Solutions

Source: New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
This guide provides information for indoor bicycle parking and the benefits of installing such facilities.
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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,
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Cool Pedestrian Environments

Source:
This website is a resource for pedestrian planning, design, and safety documents, and includes web links to other resources.
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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.
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Active Transportation in Urban Areas

Source: National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
The aim of this document is to provide Canadian policy makers, transportation engineers and urban planners with an overview of the potential health benefits and risks of active transportation.
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Environmental Factors Associated with Adults' Participation in Physical Activity.

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
This paper provides an overview of the measures that have been used to assess environmental attributes and to review the patterns of environment-behavior associations that have thus far been identified.
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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.
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Bicycle Safety: What Every Parent Should Know

Source: Active Living Resource Center
This document dispells myths of bicycling, outlines common types of bicycle/motor vehicles crashes, and offers safety information for parents when instructing children on bike riding.
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Bicycle Tourism: Texas' Untapped Resource

Source: Texas Bicycle Coalition
This pamphlet describes the ways that bicycling can improve the local economy.
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Bicycling Renaissance in North America?

Source: Transportation Research Part A
This article looks at the potential for growth in bicycling's modal share of trip choice. It considers recent trends in bicycle use in both the USA and Europe and discusses what factors limit further expansion of this transportation mode.
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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,
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Bicyclists Pay More Than Their Fair Share

Source: Texas Bicycle Coalition
This brochure educates the public on the costs paid by bicyclists for the urban transportation system.
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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.
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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.
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Bike Safety Cartoon

Source: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
This cartoon teaches children to check their helmets, brakes, handlebars, and tires before riding.
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Take 30

Source: The Rambler's Association
This booklet is a practicle guide to walking to improve health and well being. Topics include statistics on physical activity and health, case studies of walkers, tips for walking with children, a 10-
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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.
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Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices

Source: American Planning Association (APA)
Drawing on lessons learned from more than 30 communities around the country, this report provides insight into successful policy and implementation practices that have resulted in complete streets.
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Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper discusses the current and potential problems with automobile dependent societies.
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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.
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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,
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California Blueprint for Bicycling and Walking

Source: California Department of Transportation
The California Blueprint for Bicycling and Walking provides ambitious goals of a 50 percent increase in bicycling and walking trips by 2010, a 50 percent decrease in bicycle and pedestrian fatality rates by 2010,
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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.
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Transportation-Related Land Use Strategies to Minimize Motor Vehicle Emissions

Source: California Air Resources Board
The report suggests community-level performance goals that can reasonably be attained in urban, suburban and rural/exurban communities by implementing packages of transportation-related land use strategies in coordination with a multimodal transportation system.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Creating Safe Built Environments for Children

Source: America Walks
This paper focuses on creating safe built environments for children.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Walkability in the Czech Urban Areas and Position of Pedestrians

Source: Transport Research Centre Brno
This study maps legal bases for searching optimum outputs within the limits of Czech legal order and mitigates a special legal regime of walking away from roads.
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Ride your bike! Measures to Promote Cycling in Germany

Source: German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Germany's national cycling strategy 2002-2012 aims to promote cycling in Germany as part of a sustainable, integrated transport policy.
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Pedaling Health: Health Benefits of a Modal Transportation Shift

Source: Australian Department of Transport,
The purpose of this report is to present medical research on the benefits accruing from incorporating exercise into daily living patterns.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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Pedestrian Injury

Source: SafeKids USA
Pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14. SafeKids.
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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.
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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.
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Making Roads Safe for Pedestrians or Keeping them Out of the Way?

Source: Transportation Research Board
This historical look at pedestrian policies in Britain explores the development of footpaths, pedestrian crossings and road safety with the aim of providing an understanding of how this development can provide perspectives on current pedestrian policies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pedaling for Prevention

Source: The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center
A sample brochure from a family bike event in Middlesex County, NJ.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Strategies to Cycling with Youth

Source: Bicycle Transportation Alliance
This document provides tips for leading a bicycling activity with young people.
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Bike Lane Safety Information

Source: Texas Bicycle Coalition
This pamphlet answers frequenty asked questions about bicycle lanes, and encourages drivers to share the road.
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The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2005-2010

Source: Austroads, Inc.
This document describes the need for a cycling strategy, identifies six key priorities for improving the state of cycling, and outlines important actions to take to acheive each of those priorities.
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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.
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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.
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