Planning & Design
Institutions with a role in bicycle and pedestrian accommodation include state, regional, and local entities. Each entity has established policies and processes. Bicycle and pedestrian considerations are institutionalized once they are automatically included in all plans policies, and projects. However, institutionalization doesn't just happen, it takes a well thought out plan that may require years to implement. It requires both internal work by staff and external work by bicycling advocates.
The intent is to change bicycling and walking from being perceived as "alternative" activities to being treated as "mainstream" activities by including them in documents used by decision makers. The policies, plans, and processes that guide institutions are constantly being revised and updated. This is the ideal time to make changes that begin to institutionalize bicyclist and pedestrian considerations.