More Design and Engineering Guidance Resources



Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities

Source: Federal Highway Administration
This document reviews notable practices and considerations for accommodating pedestrians with vision disabilities on shared streets. It focuses on streets where pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles are intended to mix in the same space.
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Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning

Source: Pedestria and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and Federal Highway Administration
This white paper discusses ways to improve the ability of traditionally underserved communities to travel safely and conveniently via walking or wheeling in a sustainable, equitable transportati
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Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects

Source: Federal Highway Adminstration (FHWA)
This workbook provides recommendations for how roadway agencies can integrate bicycle facilities into their resurfacing program.
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BikeHAWK: Adapting the pedestrian hybrid beacon to aid bicyclists crossing busy streets

Source: Richard Nassi, Diahn Swartz, Ann Chanecka, Paul Casertano, and Gabe Thum
This case study explains Tucson's experience with the BikeHAWK beacon, which uses a combination of MUTCD approved signs, signals, and markings to guide bicyclists through the intersection of residential and arterial streets.
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Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings

Source: Transit Cooperative Research Program and National Cooperative Highway Research Program
TCRP Report 112/NCHRP Report 562: Improving Pedestrian Safety at Unsignalized Crossings will be of interest to state, county, and city traffic engineers; transit agencies; roadway designers; and urban planners,
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Towards Effective Design Treatment for Right Turns at Intersections with Bicycle Traffic

Source: Oregon Department of Transportation
The ultimate aim of this research was to provide useful design guidance to potentially mitigate right-turning vehicle-bicycle crashes at critical intersection configurations.
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Minnesota DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Manual

Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation
This manual summarizes the Minnesota DOT statewide bicycle and pedestrian data collection program, including goals, types of data to collect and best practices for sensor calibration and data analysis.
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Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide

Source: FHWA
This Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide outlines planning considerations for separated bike lanes (also sometimes called "cycle tracks" or "protected bike lanes") and provides a menu of design optionscovering typical one and two-
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Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Design Resource Index

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
The Design Resource Index identifies the specific location of information in key national design manuals for various pedestrian and bicycle design treatments.
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Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation

Source: John A Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report reviews potential methods for analyzing these different economic benefits at the project, neighborhood, and larger community scale, highlighting case studies from four agencies.
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