What We Do
Since its inception in 1999, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center's mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. To support this mission, the PBIC:
- Develops, synthesizes, promotes and distributes accurate and current bicycling and walking information.
- Provides expert technical assistance to various audiences to ensure that citizens and professionals have access to the best available information.
- Generates a network of informed individuals and organizations who can increase the exposure of ped/bike issues to the general public.
To accomplish that mission, the PBIC manages several websites, produces a variety of reports, guides and case studies, and offers training and technical assistance.
A national clearninghouse of pedestrian and bicycle information about health and safety, engingeering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access and mobility.
A searchable collection of more than 3,000 categorized images related to walking and bicycling.
A resources for planning and holding a bike-to-work event.
Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognitiong program to encourage towns and communities to establish or recommit to supporting safer walking environments.
Resources for Various Audiences
The PBIC is continually updating its library with the latest research, tools, guides and training information.
Additional, we offer the following resources:
- Key pedestrian and bicyclist crash and safety facts.
- Information for identifying community problems related to pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Case studies highlighting model programs/projects and analyzing and evaluating ped/bike techniques, strategies, initiatives and programs, written in cooperation with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and its membership.
- Toolkits, resource guides and assessment tools.
- International research and examples.
- Quarterly newsletter announcing the latest news and research related to pedestrian and bicycle issues.
Training and Technical Assistance
PBIC offers several training opportunities for engineers, planners, developers, advocates, community leaders, and state and local officials. Training options include in-person courses to online webinars.
The PBIC also maintains email- and telephone-based techical assistance services. For technical assistance, email email@example.com or call 888-823-3977.