More Community Engagement Examples



Engaging Underserved Communities to Focus on Building More Complete Streets

Source: APHA and Transportation for America
Examines an outreach effort for a regional agency in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
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Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center; Context Sensitive Solutions
City leaders wanted to make it easier for people to visit the Indianapolis's cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn't get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful linear park and trail system,
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Training Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws: Watch for Me NC

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
The UNC Highway Safety Research Center partnered with the North Carolina DOT, local municipalities, county governments, and others to develop a pilot pedestrian and bicycle safety program in the Triangle region.
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Leading Pedestrian Interval

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
St. Petersburg, Florida introduced the leading pedestrian interval to reduce the number of conflicts between pedestrians and turning vehicles.
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Advance Yield Markings

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A solution to reduce multiple-threat collisions at unsignalized pedestrian crossings.
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Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The use of a strategic plan in Montgomery County, Maryland that featured measurable strategies as a blueprint for data-driven action to deploy resources to best impact pedestrian safety.
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SeeClickFix: A Tool for Neighborhood Empowerment

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
SeeClickFix provides technology to crowdsource the reporting of public infrastructure issues, send alerts directly to city government, and allow citizens to see when problems have been addressed.
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Bridgeport Way: The Role of a Major Arterial in Town-Making

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The redevelopment of an arterial road in University Place, Washington to reduce crashes and contribute to the local economy.
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Complete Streets Implementation in Sacramento

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Streets should be designed to accommodate all users, promote sustainable transportation, and make neighborhoods and the urban core more livable.
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Smart Growth Implementation Assistance in Teton County, Idaho

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The towns of Victor and Driggs applied for assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program which provides direct technical assistance to state and local governments.
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Sunday Ciclovia: "Bike. Walk. Dance. Breathe."

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
As part of a community-building initiative, the town closed its streets for several hours once a week, opening them to walking, bicycling, and community growth.
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Education Program

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Pima County-Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Education Program aimed to provide public education on pedestrians and bicyclists, safety training, as well as infrastructure improvements and program evaluation.
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Bringing Bicycle Education to Spanish-Speaking Communities

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A significant number of Spanish-speaking individuals with limited English comprehension live in Amarillo, Texas. To serve this population, the Texas Bicycle Coalition (TBC) needed to provide bicycle safety instruction in Spanish.
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Mayor Daley's Bicycling Ambassadors

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (CBF) changes the contents of its educational materials to better reach its different audiences.
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Portland SmartTrips

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Portland promotes nonmotorized transportation through its SmartTrips program.
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New Jersey Governor's Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The governor of New Jersey starts a Pedestrian Safety Initiative to reduce teh number of pedestrian fatalities across the state.
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Traffic Safety Digest

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This page highlights case studies of pedestrian and bicycle safety projects around the United States, dating between 1996 and 2003.
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Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Source: Federal Highway Administration
A ready-made toolkit of safety related outreach materials that States and communities can customize and use locally.
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City of Charlotte Commitment to the Pedestrian Program

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Charlotte provides significant annual funds for sidewalk construction and maintenance and creates a comprehensive pedestrian program that includes public outreach.
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Creating a Pedestrian Facility Inventory

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
MPO uses aerial photography and GIS to create a pedestrian facility inventory that allows local governments to better plan to fill existing gaps and measure the associated effects.
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Case Study No. 18: Analyses of Successful Provincial, State, and Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs in Canada and the United States

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This report reviews various potential indicators of success demonstrated by different programs to determine how very different bicycle and pedestrian programs can be compared and used as an example or model for other communities.
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Data: Sources, Needs, & Gaps

Source: USDOT and Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This review of existing data and data needs was based on outreach to user groups that included planners, advocates, and researchers at federal, state, and local government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations.
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Rails-Trails and Community Sentiment

Source: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
This report examines 125 trails that opened between January 1, 1994 and August 31, 1996 in an effort to accurately depict the level of opposition that trail projects routinely encounter.
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National Center for Bicycling & Walking

Source: National Center for Bicycling & Walking
The Center's mission is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies.
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Oakland, CA: Pedestrian Master Plan

Source: City of Oakland
The plan is a fine example of how to examine census information and pedestrian collision data, showing graphs on speed, location, time of day, age, etc.
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Pennsylvania: Pedestrian Planning and Design Guidelines

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
The Pedestrian Planning and Design Guidelines is one part of Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for Pennsylvania. The design guidelines focus on best practices for sidewalks, intersections,
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Community Toolbox

Source: National Park Service
The Community Toolbox is a set of techniques for project development and community participation. There are tools to get organized and aid with events, outreach, publicity, decision making, and more.
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