Countermeasure Costs: Putting a price on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure

Jan. 22, 2014

Nationwide, the demand for walkable and bikeable communities is growing, and creating such communities starts with the built environment. Having appropriate pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure reduces the risk of crashes and injuries, as well as encourages healthier lifestyles through more walking and biking for health and transportation.

Yet, with transportation budgets continually stretched, finding dollars to build walking and bicycling facilities and improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety can be a challenge.

This webinar provides an overview of the cost for installing a variety of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and facilities. It provides meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs based on up-to-date cost information from states and cities across the country. With this information, researchers, engineers, planners, and the general public can better understand the cost of pedestrian and bicycle treatments in their communities and, in doing so, make more informed planning, prioritization, and budgeting decisions.

Presenters include Mike Griffith and Shari Schaftlein with the Federal Highway Administration, Deborah Lou with Active Living Research at the University of California, San Diego, and Charlie Zegeer and Bryan Poole with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.

This webinar is part of the PBIC's Liveable Communities webinar series.

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