Costs for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Infrastructure Improvements Summary Report

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Improving pedestrian and bicycling facilities is recommended for encouraging more physical activity and to prevent chronic diseases. There are many types of facilities available, and cost is a common concern. Costs for pedestrian and bicycle safety infrastructure vary greatly, which complicates decision making in communities. A recent paper and database provide estimates of infrastructure costs from states and cities across the country. A better understanding of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure costs will hopefully inspire more funding and enhancement of facilities to encourage more people to walk and bike and do so more safely.

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