bicyclinginfo.org  :  part of the pedestrian and bicycle information center
sitemap about us -> goes to pbic website links join email list ask us a question
  search     go to walkinginfo.org
outreach and promotion news bicycling crashes policy and planning rails and trails research and development transit image libraryinsight health and fitness education and enforcement design and engineering community problems and solutions
 
insight home

features & articles


PBIC Currents

fact sheets

find a ped/bike coordinator

ped/bike websites

who's who in the bicycling world

FAQ's




FAQ's : Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators



Is my State or City required to have a bicycle and/or pedestrian coordinator?

Federal transportation law requires every State to have at least a part-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator in their Department of Transportation. Most states have chosen to make the position full-time, and many have added support staff and technical experts to create bicycle and pedestrian programs. link to policy

A list of state coordinators is available at design.transportation.org/tf_nonmotorized_bikeped.html.

There is no equivalent requirement for cities or counties to have a bicycle and/or pedestrian coordinator, but an increasing number of communities are choosing to make this commitment. A partial list of communities with bicycle and pedestrian staff (FHWA Program Guidance, February 1999) includes:

Cities Population of City ('99)
   
Albuquerque 420,000
Alexandria 117,000
Ann Arbor 109,00
Asheville 65,000
Auburn 40,000
Austin 587,000
Berkeley 108,000
Billings 92,000
Binghampton  
Boca Raton 72,000
Boulder 91,000
Cambridge 92,000
Chandler 169,000
Charlotte 520,000
Chicago 2,799,000
Cincinnati 330,000
Columbus, OH 671,000
Corvallis 50,000
Dallas 1,076,000
Davis 56,000
Denver 499,000
District of Columbia 519,000
Durham 179,000
Eugene 130,000
Fayetteville 58,000
Ft. Collins 113,000
Gainesville 92,000
Gresham 87,000
Honolulu 395,000
Houston 1,845,000
Jackson, WY 8,647
Key West 27,000
Lafayette, CA 23,975
Las Vegas 418,000
Lawrence, KS 78,000
Los Angeles 3,633,000
Madison 210,000
Mesa 368,000
Minneapolis 353,000
Missoula 58,000
Modesto 188,000
New York 7,428,000
Oakland 365,000
Olympia 42,000
Palo Alto 58,000
Philadelphia 1,417,000
Phoenix 1,211,000
Pittsburgh 336,000
Portland 503,000
Rockville, MD 47,388
Sacramento 406,000
Salinas, CA 123,000
San Diego 1,238,000
San Francisco 746,000
San Jose 867,000
Santa Barbara 86,000
Santa Cruz 53,000
Seattle 537,000
Shoreview, MN 26,500
St. Paul 256,000
Tallahassee/Leon County 135,000
Tempe 167,000
Tucson 466,000
Vancouver, WA 118,000
Canadian Cities Population of City ('99)
Montreal  
Ottawa-Carleton  
Saskatoon  
Toronto  
Counties Population of County ('99)
   
Arlington, VA 174,000
DuPage, IL 904,000
Jefferson, KY 693,000
Kane, IL 404,000
Lancaster, PA 470,000
Maricopa, AZ 3,072,000
Marin, CA 247,000
Merced, CA 210,000
Multnomah, OR 660,000
Sacramento, CA 1,223,000
Santa Barbara, CA 399,000
York, PA 381,000
Florida Counties Population of County ('99)
   
Brevard 476,000
Broward 1,623,000
Charlotte 141,000
Hillsborough 998,000
Lake 210,000
Miami-Dade 2,253,000
Monroe 79,000
Naples-Collier 251,000
Palm Beach 1,131,000
Pinellas 921,000
Sarasota 325,000
Seminole 365,000
Volusia 443,000
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) Population of MPO ('99)
   
Baltimore Metropolitan Transportation Council 2,491,000
Birmingham, Alabama RPC 915,000
Capital District Transportation Commission (Albany, NY) 869,000
Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Unified Planning Agency 1,417,000
Chicago Area Transportation Study 8,008,000
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (Philadelphia) 4,949,000
East West Gateway Coordinating Council (St. Louis) 2,569,000
First Coast (Jacksonville, FL) 1,056,000
Genessee Transportation Council (Rochester, NY) 1,079,000
IndyMPO (Indianapolis) 1,536,000
Lee County (FL)  
Metro (Portland, OR) 1,845,000
Metroplan Orlando 1,535,000
Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Boston) 3,297,000
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (TN) 506,000
Metropolitan Washington COG 4,739,000
Michiana Area COG (South Bend) 258,000
Mid America Regional Council (Kansas) 1,755,000
Mountainland Association of Governments (Orem, UT) 346,000
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council 8,712,000
North Central Texas COG 3,280,000
Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana COG (Cincinnati) 1,627,000
Pima Association of Governments, AZ (Tucson) 803,000
Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council  
Puget Sound Regional Council (Seattle) 2,334,000
San Diego Association of Governments 2,820,000
Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission 245,000
Southern Windsor RPC (VT)  
Southern Pennsylvania RPC (Pittsburgh) 2,331,000
Southwest Florida RPC 400,000
Washoe Regional Commission (Reno, NV) 3,319,000
West Florida RPC 403,000
Wilmington Area Planning Commission (DE) 571,000
University Campuses Population of College Campus ('99)
   
Cornell 20,000 (12,000)
Stanford 10,000 (1,600)
UC Berkeley 32,000
UC Davis 26,000
UC Santa Cruz 12,000
University of Arizona 35,000 (13,000)
University of Florida 44,000 (4,000)
University of Minnesota 45,000
University of Oregon 17,000 (1,400)
University of Pittsburgh 23,000 (9,000)

top