Planning Resources and Research

document National Survey of Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This brief summary highlights the findings from the National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes. ...more >
document Pedestrian and Bicycle Data Collection in United States Communities, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This study presents methods for collection of pedestrian and bicycle data. ...more >
document Guidelines for Developing Traffic Safety Educational Materials for Spanish-Speaking Audiences, Education Development Center, Inc., National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This guidebook is designed for organizations seeking to create, or to help others create, culturally and linguistically appropriate traffic safety educational materials for Spanish-speaking audiences. ...more >
document Designing for Active Recreation, Active Living Research
This research summary gives a synopsis of the current state of peer-reviewed research into what constitutes an "activity-friendly environment" for recreational physical activity. ...more >
document Designing to Reduce Childhood Obesity, Active Living Research
This research summary gives a synopsis of the current state of peer-reviewed research into what environmental factors may be related to young people's eating and physical activity patterns. ...more >
document Highway Safety Needs of U.S. Hispanic Communities: Issues and Strategies, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This report discusses the highway safety needs of Hispanic communities. ...more >
document A Citizen's Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This guide is intended to help community members understand how transportation decisions are made at the local, state, and national levels. ...more >
document Active Living Research Briefing, Active Living Research
This summary is an overview of peer-reviewed research from health, transportation, and recreation literature about active living and activity-friendly environments. ...more >
document Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel: Overview of Methods, Federal Highway Administration
This guidebook provides a means for practitioners to better understand and estimate bicycle and pedestrian travel and to address transportation planning needs. The guidebook describes and compares the various methods that can be used to forecast non- ...more >
document Bicycle and Pedestrian Data: Sources, Needs, & Gaps, USDOT and Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This review of existing data and data needs was based on outreach to user groups that included planners, advocates, and researchers at federal, state, and local government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations. ...more >