Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Strategies

From SAFETEA-LU to Safe Routes to School. SAFETEA-LU Series: Part 2 of 4
Source: Center for Transportation and the Environment

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA- LU), passed by Congress in 2005, provides new provisions and expands previous legislation that support bicycle and pedestrian programming, planning and funding. The new provisions provide increased opportunities to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility, and create more complete transportation systems that foster healthier, more livable communities. Many creative approaches are underway across the nation, involving both transportation professionals and non-traditional partners such as health professionals, educators and advocates. The purpose of this live, three-hour broadcast was to highlight the key provisions and administrative efforts underway to implement the new law.

Mary Meletiou, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Cindy Burbank (Opening Remarks), Assoc. Administrator for Planning, Environment and Realty, FHWA, Washington, DC
Larry Anderson, Planning Oversight & Stewardship Team Leader, FHWA Office of Planning, Washington, DC
Tim Arnade, Safe Routes to School Program Manager, FHWA, Washington, DC
John Fegan, Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager, FHWA, Washington, DC
Lee Kokinakis, Ph.D., Director, Active School Environments and Safe Routes to School, Michigan Fitness Foundation, Lansing, MI
Sarah Levin Martin, Ph.D., Health Scientist, Physical Activity and Health Branch; KidsWalk Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Thomas Norman, Director, Div. of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, NCDOT, Raleigh, NC
Charlie Zegeer, P.E., Assoc. Director for Engineering & Planning; Director, Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Ctr., Highway Safety Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC

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