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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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Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
The purpose of this white paper is to identify an integrated and flexible approach to how MPOs and their partners can successfully consider health during the transportation planning process.
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Feasibility of Using GPS to Track Bicycle Lane Positioning

Source: University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
The objective of this research was to determine whether smartphone GPS units or enhanced GPS units could be used to track and map the location of cyclists on streets.
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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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Counting Bicyclists and Pedestrians to Inform Transportation Planning

Source: Active Living Research
This brief describes these types of technologies for counting bicycles and pedestrians and the benefits and challenges associated with different approaches.
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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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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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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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