Design Guidance Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: A Recommended Approach

Source: United States Department of Transportation

The Design Guidance incorporates three key principles:

1. a policy statement that bicycling and walking facilities will be incorporated into all transportation projects unless exceptional circumstances exist;

2. an approach to achieving this policy that has already worked in State and local agencies; and

3. a series of action items that a public agency, professional association, or advocacy group can take to achieve the overriding goal of improving conditions for bicycling and walking.

The Policy Statement was drafted by the U.S. Department of Transportation in response to Section 1202 (b) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) with the input and assistance of public agencies, professional associations and advocacy groups.

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