Planning Resources and Research

web Recreational Trails Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal transportation funds benefit recreation by making funds available to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. ...more >
document At the Frontiers of Cycling, World Transport Policy & Practice
The focus in each case study is on the wide range of integrated, mutually supporting policies and programs that are used to promote cycling. ...more >
document Portland, OR: Bicycle Master Plan, City of Portland - Office of Transportation
With input from residents, businesses, and activists, the Bicycle Master Plan was created to emphasize policy change, effective facilities, and the development of a bikeway network. ...more >
document Berkeley, CA: Bicycle Boulevard Design Tools and Guidelines, City of Berkeley
This report describes the process by which Bicycle Boulevards were enhanced through the incorporation of specific tools and strategies. ...more >
document Making Walking and Cycling Safer, Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 3
This document outlines programs in Germany and the Netherlands that have improved mobility through non-motorized modes of transportation. ...more >
document Interim Report to the U.S. Congress on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program SAFETEA-LU Section 1807, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This interim report summarizes progress and initial results of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) and the four pilot communities' participation in the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program ( ...more >
document International Scan Summary Report on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
This report presents the findings of a team of transportation officials who visited five countries in Europe to identify and assess effective approaches to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility. ...more >
document Understanding How the Built Environment Around TTA Stops Affects Ridership, Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC-Chapel Hill
"This study determines the characteristics of urban development that related to Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) bus ridership levels in the Triangle region of North Carolina." ...more >
web Model Design Manual for Living Streets, Ryan Snyder Associates
This manual focuses on all users and all modes, seeking to achieve balanced street design that accommodates cars while ensuring that pedestrians, cyclists and transit users can travel safely and comfortably. ...more >
document City of Cambridge Bicycle Parking Guide, City of Cambridge - Community Development Department
This document provides an overview of bicycling ordinances within the City of Cambridge, as well as guidelines, tips, and recommendations for bicyclists and residents. ...more >