International Resources

RELATED TOPICS: Plan Development, Transit, Complete Streets

To improve conditions for bicycling and walking in the United States, it is often helpful to consider advancements in nonmotorized transportation from around the world. PBIC has compiled a listing of international bicycling and walking resources, including research reports from international scans, planning documents, case studies and more.

There are also many international organizations dedicated to walking and bicycling, including Canada Walks, Sustrans, the Cycling Resource Centre, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, World Health Organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, and 8 80 Cities.


Global status report on road safety 2018 highlights the number of road traffic injuries and fatalities for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Public Policies for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility: An Implementation Project of the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility International Scan assesses effective policy approaches to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility.

Road Safety Toolkits for pedestrians and bicyclists offer countermeasures for common causes of crashes.

Pedestrian Safety: A Road Safety Manual for Decision-Makers and Practitioners provides policy and program recommendations for pedestrian planning.

Global Street Design Guide supports practitioners to redefine the streets in cities around the world and offers technical details to inform street design that prioritizes pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders.

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Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility in Europe identifies and assesses effective approaches to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility.

Sustainable Transport Award winners feature international cities prioritizing pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit users.

ViaRecreActiva Metropolitana documents effects of closing city streets to automobile traffic in Guadalajara, Mexico to encourage bicycling, walking, and community building.

A Case Study in Bike-Friendly Suburban Planning features urban planning for bicycle and public transportation use in Houten, Netherlands.

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