Community Resources and Research

document Walking, Cycling, and Obesity Rates in Europe, North America, and Australia, Journal of Physical Activity and Health
This study was designed to examine the relationship between active transportation and obesity rates in different countries. ...more >
document How to Fit A Bicycle Helmet, Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This brochure provides information on the proper way to fit a bicycle helmet. It provides a step by step process, as well as a quick summary of ways to check that it is on properly. ...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 Los NiƱos y Su Seguridad al Montar en Bicicleta (in Spanish), National Center for Biking & Walking
This Spanish-language flyer explains how to properly ride a bicycle. ...more >
document Lessons from Katrina and Rita: What Major Disasters Can Teach Transportation Planners, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper examines failures in hurricane Katrina and Rita emergency response and their lessons for transportation planning in other communities. ...more >
document CRC Index: Compatibility of Roads for Cyclists in Rural and Urban Fringe Areas, Transportation Research Board 2003 Annual Meeting
This research aims to build a safety and compatibility index for rural and urban fringe areas, using a combination of parameters (ex. speed, traffic, and layout). ...more >
web Transportation Alternatives Citizens Group (New York City Area), Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives' mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives. ...more >
document Bicycling and Walking in North Carolina, A Long Range Transportation Plan, North Carolina Department of Transportation
The North Carolina pedestrian plan builds upon the state's long-range transportation plan, elaborating on the goals, focus areas, and programming specific to walking. ...more >
document Bicycle Helmets Save Medical Costs for Children, Children's Safety Network
Report provides statistics on the cost of bicycle-related injuries, especially for children, and the benefits of helmet use on injury prevention. ...more >
document Consumer Reports Publishes a Helmet Article,
Consumer Reports has a Web page on youth and toddler helmets dated June, 2009. The page rates 12 youth models and three toddler helmets. ...more >