Planning Resources and Research

web Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST), Better Environmentally Sound Transportation
BEST is an advocacy organization that offers volunteer opportunities and works with planners and elected officials to support green transportation in Vancouver and across Canada. ...more >
document Transportation-Efficient Land Use Mapping Index(TELUMI), Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
The objective of this project was to devise a conceptually simple tool that operationalized the complex relationship between land use and travel behavior. ...more >
web Conservation Law Foundation, Conservation Law Foundation
This site contains news updates, research publications, an events calendar, legislative action opportunities, and specific fact sheets on smart growth in New England. ...more >
document Bikeway Planning Criteria and Guidelines, Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering, State of California Business and Transportation Agency
Design criteria, specificationand guidelines for providing Class I and Class II bikeway facilities are presented. ...more >
document In the Dark: Seeing Bikes at Night, Access
This paper looks at the difficulty in seeing bicyclists at night and ways to improve visibility. It discusses clothing patterns, perceived speed, and ways to make bicycling at night safer. ...more >
document Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design, National Center for Biking & Walking
This guide describes how to help create places for people to walk and bicycle. ...more >
web TravelSmart, Government of Western Australia
TravelSmart is a successful Western Australian community-based program that encourages people to use alternatives to travelling in their private car. An overview of the community-led program is available for download on the site in PDF. ...more >
web Walking and Bicycling Suitability Assessment Project, WABSA Project
A user-friendly tool designed to assess the suitability of local streets for walking and bicycling. ...more >
web PlannersWeb - Planning Commissioners Journal, Planning Commissioners Journal
This website offers a variety of resources for non-professional citizen planners. ...more >
document Intersection Level of Service, Transportation Research Board
The Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) has initiated multimodal level-of-service (LOS) methodologies, including that for the bicycle travel mode. ...more >