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How do I tap into CMAQ funding for my bicycle/pedestrian project?
Program Overview The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program was created in 1991 under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) to fund transportation related projects that are designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. ...more >
What ordinances and policies promote nonmotorized transportation?
Ordinances and policies that address the connection between transportation, land uses, and neighborhood/street design concurrently are the most likely to enhance the walkability and bikeability of a community. ...more >
Which are the best cities for bicycling?
Bicycling Magazine tries to answer this question every couple of years. Their 2001 rankings are split into three different size categories; with the smallest city population included being 200,000 people. ...more >
How can I take advantage of Transportation Enhancements funding?
In 1991, Congress passed the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) to promote balanced, multimodal transportation. The creation of Transportation Enhancements (TE), which has provided funding for more than 24, ...more >
How can I take advantage of Recreational Trails Program funding?
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initially created under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 ( ...more >
What is the Bicycle Commuter Act and what are the tax benefits for biking to work?
The 2008 US Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) found that 0.55% of the US population used a bike as their primary transportation method for getting to work. The 2008 numbers represent a 14% ...more >
What technologies and cell phone applications are available to promote bicycling and walking?
There are a number of cell phone and smartphone applications related to walking and bicycling currently available, as well as traditional web sites. These interactive programs allow users to find bicycling and walking routes, ...more >
Are bicyclists supposed to ride as far to the right of the roadway as possible?
No! Many state vehicle codes say that bicyclists should operate as far to the right as is practicable, and note that in many situations it is safer and more appropriate for bicyclists to operate away from the right hand edge of the roadway. ...more >
Is it safer for bicyclists to ride with traffic or to ride against traffic?
Bicyclists should ride with traffic. One of the keys to safe bicycling is to be as predictable and as conspicuous as possible so that motorists always know you are there and can predict what you are going to do. ...more >
What is the best way to encourage work trips by bicycle?
Recruiting commuter cyclists depends on effective hardware and attractive software. Hardware includes: Supportive facilities such as bike lanes and off-road trails. Current and would-be cycling commuters identify physical barriers and safety concerns as reasons to cycle less or not at all when deciding which mode to choose for work trips. ...more >