Promotion Resources and Research

web Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human and Natural Environment, promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation accessibility, use, and safety. ...more >
web Recreational Trails Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal transportation funds benefit recreation by making funds available to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. ...more >
web Active Living by Design - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Active Living by Design
Archived presentations hosted by Active Living by Design ...more >
web Transportation Enhancements, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities offer funding opportunities to help expand transportation choices and enhance the transportation experience. ...more >
document At the Frontiers of Cycling, World Transport Policy & Practice
The focus in each case study is on the wide range of integrated, mutually supporting policies and programs that are used to promote cycling. ...more >
document Bike Lanes, On-Street Parking and Business, The Clean Air Partnership
The purpose of this study is to understand and estimate the importance of on-street parking to business on Bloor Street in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto. ...more >
document Advantages of Bike Lanes, Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee
This document contains a list of bike lane benefits to bicycles, drivers, and pedestrians. ...more >
document Bike to WorkShop, Bike to Work Victoria
This outline of Victoria's Bike to Work workshop is a helpful resource for those who want to organize their own bike to work program. ...more >
document Columbus Avenue Neighborhood Transportation Study, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
This report outlines results from a survey of individuals along Columbus Avenue in San Francisco, CA. Results show that a majority of individuals rely on walking, biking, and transit to reach the area. ...more >
document Curbing Cars, Transportation Alternatives
This study examines the travel, shopping and spending patterns of visitors, residents and workers on Prince Street, a vibrant commercial street in the historic SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. ...more >
document Making Walking and Cycling Safer, Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 3
This document outlines programs in Germany and the Netherlands that have improved mobility through non-motorized modes of transportation. ...more >
document World Health Day 2010, World Health Organization (WHO)
For World Health Day 2010, cities around the world will use the Ciclovia model to close their streets to traffic and promote physical and mental health activities. Ciclovia means "bicycle path& ...more >
document Interim Report to the U.S. Congress on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program SAFETEA-LU Section 1807, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This interim report summarizes progress and initial results of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) and the four pilot communities' participation in the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program ( ...more >
document International Scan Summary Report on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)
This report presents the findings of a team of transportation officials who visited five countries in Europe to identify and assess effective approaches to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility. ...more >
document San Francisco Bike Fleet Survey, San Francisco Department of the Environment
San Francisco provides a a bicycle fleet to most city departments for use for work-related trips during the work day. This report summarizes the findings of a survey of users and reports on its economic and environmental benefits. ...more >
document Virginia Tech Capital Bikeshare Study, Virginia Tech
This report provides an in-depth look into the makeup and characteristics of casual users of the Capital Bikeshare program in Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA. ...more >
document City of Cambridge Bicycle Parking Guide, City of Cambridge - Community Development Department
This document provides an overview of bicycling ordinances within the City of Cambridge, as well as guidelines, tips, and recommendations for bicyclists and residents. ...more >
document Transit and Trail Connections, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
This study characterizes the use of transit and non-motorized transportation modes for visitor access to National Wildlife Refuges and identifies opportunities for and constraints to alternative transportation access. ...more >
document Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report, Alliance for Biking and Walking
The benchmarking report analyzes bicycling and walking mode share, safety, and funding data across the US. ...more >
document Exploring Bicycle Options for Federal Lands: Bike Sharing, Rentals and Employee Fleets, Western Transportation Institute
This report explores three options for making bicycles more readily available in Federal lands: public bicycle sharing programs, bicycle rental operations and employee bicycle fleets. ...more >
document Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers, Rails to Trails Conservancy
This report highlights the importance of bicycling and walking outside of urban areas. ...more >
document Low-Stress Bicycling and Network Connectivity, Mineta Transportation Institute
The objective of this study is to develop measures of low-stress connectivity that can be used to evaluate and guide bicycle network planning. ...more >
document Public Bikesharing in North America: Early Operator and Use Understanding, Mineta Transportation Institute
This study evaluates public bikesharing in North America, reviewing the advances in technology and major events during its rapid expansion. ...more >
document Guide for Review and Assessment of Local Mobility Plans, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Center for Urban Transportation Research
This report sets forth a proposed practice to guide the review of mobility plans with respect to supporting alternative modes, reducing vehicle miles of travel, and enhancing the multimodal environment. ...more >
document Final Report for Phase I Study to Characterize the Market Potential for Non-Motorized Travel, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The objectives of this effort were to identify factors that influence communities to walk and bike and to examine why, or why not, travelers walk and bike in their communities. ...more >
document Determinants of Bicycle Commuting in the Washington, DC, Region, Virginia Tech
This article examines the role of bicycle parking, cyclist showers, free car parking and transit benefits as determinants of cycling to work. ...more >
document Cycle-Rail Toolkit, Association of Train Operating Companies
This toolkit reviews existing practices that promote and enable accessibility of rail transit services for bicyclists. ...more >
document Nickerson Street Road Diet, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Nickerson Street in Seattle, WA, was a difficult roadway for pedestrians to cross because it had four travel lanes and few pedestrian crossings. ...more >
document Cycling in New York: Policy Innovations at the Urban Frontier, World Transport Policy and Practice (Vol. 16, Summer 2010)
While New York City has made significant improvements for bicycling, much still needs to be done. This paper explores opportunities for expanding infrastructure and improving policy. ...more >
web CDC Transportation Recommendations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
These policy recommendations include promoting active transportation options, such as walking and bicycling, for improving health and quality of life. ...more >
document Chain Reaction: Boston’s First Mobile, After-School Bike Shop and Training Center, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Bicycling is one of the healthiest and least expensive modes of transportation, so why is bicycling not more prevalent in low income urban areas? ...more >
document Leveraging the Partnership: DOT, HUD and EPA Programs for Sustainable Communities, US Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This guide is intended to help communities identify federal resources available to support efforts to promote livable and sustainable communities. ...more >
document Why Communities & States Need Bicycle and Pedestrian Staff, League of American Bicyclists (LAB), Alliance for Bicycling and Walking
Bicycle and pedestrian program managers are common in U.S. cities and, along with other transportation planners and bicycling advocates, are a critical part of creating a bicycle-friendly community. ...more >
document Travel Behavior and Mobility of Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Evidence from the National Household Travel Survey, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
This study examines travel behavior and mobility of transportation-disadvantaged groups, including older adults, people with disabilities, individuals in low-income households, and those living in rural areas. ...more >
document Smart Growth and Economic Success, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This report is the first in a series from EPA's Smart Growth Program designed to inform developers, businesses, local government, and other groups about the benefits of smart growth development. ...more >
document State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The 2010 State Indicator Report provides information on physical activity behavior and policy and environmental supports within each state. ...more >
document Bike to Work Week: A Case Study in Successful Behavior Change, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Coordinators attempted to increase participation in Bike to Work Week by narrowing the event's focus and discarding or changing components that didn't attract new cyclists. ...more >
document The National Bicycling and Walking Study: 15-Year Status Report, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This update to the National Bicycling and Walking Study reports progress toward two national goals of increasing mode share while reducing fatalities and injuries. ...more >
web Bicycling on Scenic Byways, US DOT & National Scenic Byways Online
Road Biking is a great way to enjoy the diverse terrain and scenic wonders of America's Byways®. You don't have to be a seasoned athlete to bike on the Byways; you can ride at your own speed and make as many stops as you like. ...more >
document Developing Successful Bicycle/Pedestrian Commuter Programs, Florida Institute for Marketing Alternative Transportation
This booklet is designed to provide employers with the framework needed to institute a successful bicycle/pedestrian commuter program. ...more >
document The National Bicycling and Walking Study, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report draws upon all of the work completed until 1994 in outlining a plan of action to promote bicycling and walking as viable transportation options for more Americans. ...more >
web National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, Alta Planning & Design, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
This nationwide effort provides a consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals. ...more >
web Bicycle Friendly Business Campaign, League of American Bicyclists
The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program recognizes employers' efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere for employees and customers. ...more >
web Living Streets,
Living Streets is a national charity committed to promoting access and safety in public places. ...more >
document Active Transportation for America, Rails to Trails Conservancy
Investment in a more diverse transportation system - one that provides viable choices to walk and bike - will lead to a far more efficient use of transportation resources. ...more >
multimedia Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Strategies, Center for Transportation and the Environment
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA- LU), passed by Congress in 2005, provides new provisions and expands previous legislation that support bicycle and pedestrian programming, ...more >
web Interface for Cycling Expertise, Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE)
Interface for cycling expertise (I-CE) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded to answer the ever-growing international demand for cycle policy expertise. ...more >
document Energy Use for Bicycling, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This 1974 study quantifies total energy use for bicycling including food, bike manufacture and sale, repairs, tires, and bikeway construction. ...more >
document Bicycling and Walking in the Nineties and Beyond, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The primary output of this Scandinavian activity is the expertise gained in new techologies, practices, and policies, and the examination of their suitability for application in the US. ...more >
document FHWA Study Tour for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in England, Germany, and The Netherlands, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report documents the findings of a US team that visited England, the Netherlands, and Germany, to learn about policies for improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety. ...more >
document Sunday Parkways: Helping Minority Communities Connect to Bicycling and Walking, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Active Transportation Alliance believed that a Sunday Parkways program can connect diverse communities to bicycling, walking, and physical activity. ...more >
document Cycling for Everyone, Transportation Research Record
This paper investigates how bicycling can be promoted as a safe and feasible means of transport for everyone and for all trip purposes. ...more >
document Cycling Safety on Bikeways versus Roads, Transportation Quarterly
This article compares the relative safety of cycling on traffic-separated bike lanes and bike paths compared to cycling on roadways in mixed traffic. ...more >
document Bicycling Boom in Germany, Transportation Quarterly
This article examines the dramatic boom in bicycling in Germany from the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s. ...more >
document National Bicycling and Walking Study - Ten Year Report, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)
The US Department of Transportation released this 10-year Status Report to track its progress and activities towards implementing the National Walking and Bicycling Study. ...more >
document Guide to Promoting Bicycling on Federal Lands, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report provides guidance to Federal land managers on how to promote bicycling. ...more >
document Environmental and Policy Determinants of Physical Activity in the United States, American Journal of Public Health
This study examined (1) descriptive patterns in perceived environmental and policy determinants of physical activity and (2) associations between these factors and behavior. The full text can be obtained through the American Journal of Public Health at the link below. ...more >
web Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES) promotes walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities. ...more >
document Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2007, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds. ...more >
document Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2008, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds. ...more >
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 Transportation Enhancements: A Summary of Nationwide Spending as of FY 2009, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
An overview of how States have spent their cumulative TE funds. ...more >
document Enhancing America's Communities, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This document covers the history of the TE program, how TE funds are distributed, the project development process, and provides fifteen case studies of outstanding TE projects across the country. ...more >
document Communities Benefit! The Social and Economic Benefits of Transportation Enhancements, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This report showcases ten outstanding Transportation Enhancements projects from around the country, highlighting economic and social impacts on local communities. ...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 Innovative Financing for TE Projects, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
A series of procedural innovations applied to TE over the years improved the ability of project sponsors and state Departments of Transportation (DOT) to implement projects. ...more >
document Designing for Active Transportation, Active Living Research
This research summary gives a synopsis of the current state of peer-reviewed research into what makes a community "walkable" or "bikeable," so people can get physical activity as part of their daily routine - ...more >
document Innovations in State TE Management, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
Additional streamlining, innovative financing, and cost-sharing provisions applied specifically for TE activities. ...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 Finding Matching Funds for Trail Projects, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
Innovative partnerships with state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and other government organizations can help sponsors raise necessary funding, as can savvy networking. ...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 New York City's Summer Streets, New York City, New York
New York City's Summer Streets program that showcased car-free streets several days during the summer. ...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 Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
The FHWA University Course contains modular resource material that is intended for use in university courses on bicycle and pedestrian transportation. ...more >
document Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
This guide provides information on the development of new facilities to enhance and encourage safe bicycle travel. Planning considerations, design and construction guidelines, and operation and maintenance recommendations are included. ...more >
document Improving Conditions for Bicycling and Walking, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This "Best Practices" report provides information on some outstanding pedestrian and bicycle projects that have been recognized for increasing walking and bicycling and improving user safety in communities across the United States. ...more >
document Evaluating the Impact of Neighborhood Trail Development on Active Travel Behavior and Overall Physical Activity of Suburban Residents, Transportation Research Board
In this pilot project, a longitudinal design is used to assess a trail construction impact on active travel behavior and overall physical activity among suburban residents. ...more >
web Benefits of Complete Streets, National Complete Streets Coalition
A series of fact sheets covering topics such as economic revitalization, climate change, and health and the benefits of complete streets. ...more >
web Active Living Network Storybank, Active Living Network
The Active Living Storybank is a searchable database of projects, programs and initiatives around the country promoting health through changes in the built environment. ...more >
document Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Planning Research Workshops, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This report presents a summary of the workshop activities, recommendations from the participants, and a series of white papers on a variety of pedestrian and bicycle issues requiring further research. ...more >
document Check it out! Cargo Bike Library Takes Off in Sydney, Australia, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Program providing rental cargo bicycles and trailers to Sydney residents at a low cost. ...more >
document Share the Road, Surface Transportation Policy Project, Bicycle Federation of America, Environmental Working Group
This report is about making the case on public health, economic, and environmental grouds for a fair share of funding to make America bicycle friendly. ...more >
document The Role of Public Policies in Promoting the Safety, Convenience, and Popularity of Cycling, World Transport Policy and Practice
This article is a response to the critique by Heath Maddox that was published in the special issue on bicycling of WTPP (Volume 7, Number 3). ...more >
document Safe Kids Worldwide Global Road Safety, Safe Kids Worldwide, United Nations
This report provides information on several Safe Kids Worldwide road safety programs in different countries. Summaries describe the particular problem to be treated, the solution, the program used, and outcomes. ...more >
web Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This helmet advocacy site offers a wide variety of educational and promotional material for children, teachers, and advocates. ...more >
document The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016, Australian Bicycle Council
The NCS 2011-16 sets out a framework of six key priorities: cycling promotion, infrastructure and facilities, integrated planning, safety, monitoring and evaluation, and guidance and best practice ...more >
document Walk Oakland! Map and Guide, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Walk Oakland! promotes walking and bicycling through a map that includes walking and bicycle routes, pedestrian and bicycle safety tips, and community information. ...more >
document Cycle Track Design and Implementation in Washington D.C., Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A contra-flow bicycle lane was created to provide alternative transportation options along 15th Street in Washington, DC. ...more >
document Strength in Numbers: The Central Florida Bike Bus, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Central Florida Bike Bus is comprised of a group of riders all heading in the same direction on a fixed schedule and along a certain route. ...more >
document Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America, AARP
This report offers refinements to intersection design treatments recommended by the Federal Highway Administration in its Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians. ...more >
document Walking and Cycling for Healthy Cities, Built Environment
Walking and cycling are the healthiest ways to get around our cities, providing valuable physical activity for people on a daily basis. ...more >
web Community Toolbox, National Park Service
The Community Toolbox is a set of techniques for project development and community participation. There are tools to get organized and aid with events, outreach, publicity, decision making, and more. ...more >
web Sustaining and Growing an Organization, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A guide to creating, sustaining, and growing an organization, with emphasis placed on computers, staff, volunteers, and members. ...more >
web The Bicycling Community, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Assists bicycle organizations by providing information about helpful contacts, both at the state, federal, and local levels, that may help your group with certain issues. ...more >
web Complete the Streets, National Complete Streets Coalition
This site contains design guides, training materials, illustrative presentations, susccessful case studies, and further resources on creating complete streets. ...more >
web Design Guidance Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: A Recommended Approach, United States Department of Transportation
This policy statement adopted by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) offers recommendations to public agencies, professional associations, advocacy groups, and others for integrating bicycling and walking into the transportation mainstream. ...more >
web The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
This website is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information website of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. You can find out about the Council and its work, view its publications, ...more >
web Tip # 8, Kids on the Move: Walking and Bicycling Safely, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Web-based tip sheet for parents highlights what parents need to know to enable their children to walk and bike safely. ...more >
web National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP), National Trails Training Partnership
The National Trails Training Partnership provides technical assistance and resources for trails and greenways. ...more >
document Case Study No. 2: The Training Needs of Transportation Professionals Regarding the Pedestrian and Bicyclist, Federal Highway Administration
At the time of the publication of this paper, most American college transportation planning and engineering programs paid attention only to the automobile mode, with an elective course offered on transit design. ...more >
document Case Study No. 3: What Needs to Be Done to Promote Bicycling and Walking?, Federal Highway Administration
This study explores way to promote bicycling and walking as partners in a balanced, diversified transportation system. ...more >
document Case Study No. 4: Measures to Overcome Impediments to Bicycling and Walking, Federal Highway Administration
This case study is designed as a resource to assist policymakers, facility planners, and public officials in developing programs to make thses modes more accessible to the general public. Findings are based on a detailed analysis of these relevant written studies, ...more >
web Project for Public Spaces, Project for Public Spaces
This site has an extensive collection of resources to support lively public spaces in the built environment. ...more >
web Rails to Trails Conservancy, Rails to Trails Conservancy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America's environment, economy, ...more >
document Greensboro's Downtown Greenway: Successful Revitalization through Active Transportation, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Downtown Greenway provided a transportation solution for accessing downtown, a place for public art, public park space, and an important link between socially diverse neighborhoods. ...more >
document Case Study No. 6: Analysis of Successful Grassroots Movements Relating to Pedestrians and Bicycles and A Guide On How to Initiate a Successful Program, Federal Highway Administration
This analysis and guide are written to not only initiate a grassroots movement but also to help make the movement successful. ...more >
document Advocacy and Public Health: Partners for Walkable, Bikeable Communities, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The ACEs project developed the concept of an Active Living Task Force to formalize collaboration among people from diverse sectors with a stake in the way a community supports active living. ...more >
web National Bicycling and Walking Study - Five Year Status Report, United States Department of Transportation
The National Bicycle and Walking Study presents a plan of action for activities at the Federal, State, and local levels for increasing the amount of walking and bicycling in the United States. ...more >
document Bicycling Renaissance in North America?,
This paper reviews trends in cycling levels, safety, and policies in Canada and the USA over the past two decades. ...more >
document The Role of FHWA Programs In Livability: State of the Practice Summary, U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration
This research paper highlights the current state of the practice relative to the implementation of livability principles within the context of the Federal-aid highway program. ...more >
web Shannon Region Trails Web Site, Shannon Region Trails
This Web site provides an abundance of information, including directions and detailed maps for many trails in Ireland's Shannon Region, covering the counties Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary, and South West Offaly. ...more >
document Bikeability Checklist in Spanish, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Insightful questions allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's bikeability. ...more >
document NJ Walks and Bikes: Common Ground Conference Report, Voorhees Transportation Center
This paper represents the final report from a conference that explored how community design can support healthy lifestyles, specifically through the advancement of walking and biking. ...more >
document Sunday Ciclovia: "Bike. Walk. Dance. Breathe.", Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
As part of a community-building initiative, the town closed its streets for several hours once a week, opening them to walking, bicycling, and community growth. ...more >
document Case Study No. 16: A Study of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs in European Countries, Federal Highway Administration
Most European nations have embarked on programs to reduce congestion, lower traffic accidents and improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. This paper concentrates on the ways bicycle and pedestrian facilities have been improved and cyclists and pedestrians benefited by these practices of & ...more >
document Case Study No. 17: Bicycle and Pedestrian Policies and Programs in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, Federal Highway Administration
This report examines biycle and pedestrian programs and policies in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, with particular attention to lessons that may be useful to U.S. transportation professionals and policymakers. ...more >
document Case Study No. 18: Analyses of Successful Provincial, State, and Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs in Canada and the United States, Federal Highway Administration
This report reviews various potential indicators of success demonstrated by different programs to determine how very different bicycle and pedestrian programs can be compared and used as an example or model for other communities. ...more >
document South Carolina Bicycling and Walking Resolution, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
South Carolina DOT forms a pedestrian and bicycle committee and holds a statewide conference to increase education and awareness of pedestrian and bicycle issues. ...more >
document Case Study No. 20: The Effects of Environmental Design on the Amount and Type of Bicycling and Walking, Federal Highway Administration
This report focuses on the effects of environmental design on the amount and type of bicylcing and walking in downtown, spcifically. ...more >
document Bike, Walk, and Wheel: A Way of Life in Columbia, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
A community coalition forms in Columbia to address sedentary lifestyles of a specific neighborhood through multiple pedestrian-related projects. ...more >
document Case Study No. 21: Integrating Bicycle and Pedestrian Considerations into State and Local Transportation Planning, Design, and Operations, Federal Highway Administration
This report examines the process of "institutionalization" of bicycle and pedestrian considerations. It follows the process of institutionalization, the elements of integration, methods to legitimize bicycling and walking, ...more >
web Links to state bicycle laws provided by Bicycle Coalition of Massachusetts, Bicycle Coalition of Massachusetts
This page provides links to bicycle laws around the country. ...more >
document Health Impact Assessment of Proposed Atlanta Beltline, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Health Impact Analysis conducted for massive transit, pedestrian, and bicycle beltline project around Atlanta that takes advantage of unused railroads. ...more >
document Sunday Parkways Programs, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Bogota, Colombia gets people moving by shutting streets down to automobile traffic. ...more >
document TrailNet, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Active non-profit organization in St. Louis promotes active living through walking and bicycling while working to expand and create facilities. ...more >
document A Challenge Grant, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This document outlines a Multimedia Course on Bicycle Safety that uses video, animation and smart traffic templates to test and evaluate student's knowledge of the course's content. ...more >
document Can New Urbanism Encourage Physical Activity?, Journal of the American Planning Association
This study compared various measures of physical activity for residents of a new urbanist neighborhood to those for a group of conventional suburban neighborhoods in central North Carolina. The full article may be purchased from the Journal of the American Planning Association or accessed by subscribers. ...more >
web Initiating Change, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The following resources include how to organize and grow your bicycle advocacy organization, how to acquire resources, working with the media and community leaders and choosing issues. ...more >
document Portland SmartTrips, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Portland promotes nonmotorized transportation through its SmartTrips program. ...more >
web Be Alert and Share the Road, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This one-page publication provides summer safety messages for a variety of audiences from your friends at NHTSA. ...more >
document Denver Bike Map, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The goal was to create an easily-maintainable, readable, user-friendly map that clearly defined the location of current bike routes, lanes, and other facilities. ...more >
document Feasibility of Demand Incentives for Non-Motorized Travel, Federal Highway Administration
This report examines the potential of various strategies for increasing the use of walking and bicycling for utilitarian purposes. ...more >
document Bikestation Long Beach, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
People face many real and perceived barriers to bicycling, including fear of theft, concern for safety, and lack of knowledge. A bike-transit center's services remove many barriers to bicycling. ...more >
web National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A call to action to improve bicycle safety with five critical goals and 18 specific action items. ...more >
web Final Detailed Findings Report for Marketing Plan and Outreach Materials that Promote Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety to Different Hispanic Populations in the United States, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The objective of this review is to develop a marketing plan of the most effective methods of promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety to Hispanic audiences. ...more >
document Bike-sharing: History, Impacts, Models of Provision, and Future, Journal of Public Transportation
This paper discusses bike-sharing's history, impacts, models of provision, and future. ...more >
document Promoting Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety to Hispanic Audiences, Federal Highway Administration
This marketing plan, which uses available reference materials and additional research in the form of focus group session results, showcases a strategy for marketing pedestrian and bicycle safety issues/ ...more >
document Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health: Lessons from The Netherlands and Germany, American Journal of Public Health, Vol 93.9
This report examines the public health consequences of unsafe and inconvenient walking and bicycling conditions in American cities and suggest improvements based on successful policies in The Netherlands and Germany. ...more >
document Rails with Trails, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy; National Park Service; Rails, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
This report is designed to help planners answer questions such as: "Are rails-with-trails safe?;" "Will a rail-with-trail work in our community?;" How do we design our rail-with- ...more >
document Report to the U.S. Congress on the Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This report presents the outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program in four US communities. ...more >
document Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany,
With the combination of aggregate data and case studies this paper shows how the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany have made bicycling safe anc convenient in their small and large cities. ...more >
document Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety and Mobility in Europe, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The purpose of the 2009 international scanning study was to identify and assess effective approaches to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility. ...more >
document An Examination of Bicycle Counts and Speeds Associated with the Installation of Bike Lanes in St. Petersburg, Florida, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, FDOT
This report focuses on the before-after change in the amount of bicycle riding associated with the installation of bicycle lanes along two corridors in St. Petersburg, Florida. ...more >
web Surface Transportation Policy Project, Surface Transportation Policy Project
The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, ...more >
document Allen and Pike Streets Corridor Improvements, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Allen-Pike Streets corridor, suffering from high-speed and weaving traffic, underwent a transformation to improve safety. ...more >
document Bicycle Helmets, American Academy of Pediatrics
This policy statement describes the role of the pediatrician in helping attain universal helmet use among children and teens for each bicycle ride. ...more >
document Pathways for People, Rodale Press, Parkwood Research Associates
This document presents the survey questions and results concerning respondents bicycling, walking, and running habits, and their access to multiuse pathways. ...more >
document World Class Streets, Public Roads Magazine
New York City is transforming itself into a metropolis that is friendly to bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders. Learn how the Big Apple is doing it. ...more >
document Bike Corrals, Portland State University School of Urban Studies and Planning
The purpose of this preliminary study was to research and closely examine the perceived benefits and impacts of bike corrals on local businesses proximate to a corral. ...more >
document Iowa City Bike Library, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Responding to the needs of short-term students and residents, The Bike Library repaired unused cycles and made them available on a check-out basis. ...more >
document Socioeconomics of Urban Travel: Evidence from the 2001 NHTS, Transportation Quarterly
This paper summarizes the socioeconomic issues with the transportation system as illuminated by the 2001 National Household Travel Survey. ...more >
document Strategies and Resources for Mayors to Support Bicycling and Walking, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This flier explains all the ways that Mayors can promote bicycling and walking in their communities. ...more >
web Active Living by Design, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, UNC School of Public Health.
Active Living by Design is a national program that establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies. ...more >
document Street Design: Part 1 - Complete Streets, Federal Highway Administration
From policy statements to programs and planning, opportunities abound for improving the accessibility of the transportation system for all users. ...more >
document Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design 2010 Update, National Center for Bicycling & Walking
This guide tells you how to help create places for people to walk and bicycle. ...more >
document Statewide Opportunities for Integrating Operations, Safety, and Multimodal Planning, Federal Highway Administration
A reference manual designed to provide "how to" information to assist transportation professionals in taking actions to integrate operations, safety, and multimodal transportation planning. ...more >
document Traffic Calming Do's and Don'ts to Encourage Bicycling, Institute of Transportation Engineers
This report discusses the role of the bicycle boulevard in a community and offers information on traffic calming measures that are both compatible and incompatible with bicycles. ...more >
document Creating a Healthy Environment: The Impact of the Built Environment on Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report looks at the impact that land-use decisions have on public health. "In this monograph, [the authors] decisions, discuss how they affect our health, and offer some suggestions on how public health professionals can collaborate with their colleagues in land- ...more >
document New York City Complete Streets Design Guidance, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The development of complete streets design guidelines in New York City. ...more >
document Reclaiming Broadway's Public Space, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Beginning in 2008, NYC DOT reclaimed much of the street space along Broadway for pedestrian use. ...more >
document Bicycle Safety Education Resource Center, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This Resource Center provides bicycle safety education information specific to several age groups. Resources include training materials, a Good Practices Guide, and a detailed curriculum objectives guide designed for 8 different audiences. ...more >
document Bicycle and Pedestrian Provisions of Federal Transportation Legislation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The legislation has numerous provisions that relate to improving conditions for bicycling and walking and increasing the safety of the two modes. ...more >
document Get Active Orlando, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Orlando uses a "get active" campaign funded through Active Living by Design to encourage walking and bicycling in its downtown. ...more >
web Benefit-Cost Analysis of Bicycle Facilities, University of Minnesota
If your community is considering building a new bicycle facility, you can use this tool to estimate costs, the demand in terms of new cyclists, and measured economic benefits (e.g., time savings, increased livability, ...more >
document Bikeability Checklist, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
How bikeable is your community? The Bikeability Checklist can help you find the answer. ...more >
document Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation, International City/County Management Association
This is the second part of the "Getting to Smart Growth" guide. ...more >
document Getting to Smart Growth: 100 More Policies for Implementation, International City/County Management Association
This guide is the fourth primer in a series written and distributed by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Smart Growth Network. ...more >
document Pedestrian- and Transit-Friendly Design, Florida Department of Transportation and American Planning Association
A quick guide to pedestrian needs that must be considered during development. Attention is given to the placement of parks, buildings, transit stops, and sidewalks that create a network to connect these amenities. ...more >
document Cómo Alcanzar el Desarrollo Inteligente: 100 Políticas Para Su Implementación, International City/County Management Association
This Spanish-language guide is the fourth primer in a series created to introduce communities to the benefits of "smart growth." ...more >
document The Impact of Community Design and Land-Use Choices on Public Health, American Journal of Public Health
This report describes 37 questions that resulted from a workshop on the relationship between the built environment and physical and mental health. The full text may be obtained from PubMed Central at the link below. ...more >
document Recreational Trails Program, Coalition for Recreational Trails
The Coalition for Recreational Trails with the Federal Highway Administration, developed a database of State trail projects that had received funding from the Recreational Trails Program since the program' ...more >
document Cómo Alcanzar el Desarrollo Inteligente, II: 100 Políticas Adicionales Para Su Implementación, International City/County Management Association
This is the Spanish-language version of the second part of the "Getting to Smart Growth" guide. ...more >
document FITTING PLACES: How the Built Environment Affects Active Living and Active Transportation., Go for Green
This discussion paper is intended to provide an introduction to how the design of cities and town influences the behavior of the people who live in them. ...more >
document How to enhance WALking and CYcliNG instead of shorter car trips and to make these modes safer (WALCYNG), Department of Traffic Planning and Engineering, University of Lund, Sweden
The purpose of this document is to examine conditions and measures which may enhance walking and cycling instead of making shorter car trips. ...more >
multimedia What is Traffic Calming?, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
This image-rich PowerPoint presentation gives a short history of the pedestrian in transportation planning, and illustrates different traffic calming strategies used in various communities. ...more >
document Good Practices Guide for Bicycle Safety Education, Federal Highway Administration
Guide to developing your own bicycle education program or selecting the most effective program for your needs. ...more >
document Why Canadians Cycle More Than Americans: A Comparative Analysis of Bicycling Trends and Policies, Transport Policy
This paper looks at the reasons by Canadians cycle approximately 3 times more frequently than Americans. ...more >
web European Twowheeler Retailers' Association (ETRA), European Twowheeler Retailers' Association
This website aims to support independent European retailers of bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles. The site offers communication tools as well as updates on related legislation and advocacy opportunities. ...more >
web European Network for Cycling Expertise (Velo.Info), EU Fifth Framework Programme is a nonprofit institute that provides expertise in creating and implementing a cycling policy. The site provides detailed information for planners and advocates on a variety of topics related to cycling, ...more >
document Guide to Bicycle Advocacy, Bikes Belong Coalition, Inc.
This guide provides information for bicycle advocates regarding funding for bicycle facilities and various strategies for advocacy and planning. ...more >
document National Survey on Active Transportation, Go for Green
The major objective of the 1998 National Survey on Active Transportation is to establish a baseline of participation in active transportation (walking and cycling) among adults and school aged children in Canada. ...more >
web Walk To School Day, Partnership for a Walkable America, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The idea is to walk to school with a purpose -- to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment. You can plan a day-long event or a year-long event! Find out which cities are already planning to participate and register your own event online. ...more >
web Adventure Cycling Association, Adventure Cycling Association
The Adventure Cycling Association aims to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery. ...more >
document New Community Design to the Rescue, National Governor's Association
This paper discusses the merits of New Community Design (NCD) and the ability of NCD to end sprawl and improve community health. ...more >
document Rails with Trails in Canada, Trails Canada
This article outlines some of the potential benefits of rails with trails, concerns, design elements to be considered, and highlights of existing Canadian examples. ...more >
document Remarks of Martin E. Robbins: Moving Transportation in the Right Direction, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
These are the remarks of Martin E. Robins, Director of the Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute from his talk entitled "Moving Transportation in the Right Direction." ...more >
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 Association of Workplace Supports With Active Commuting, Preventing Chronic Disease
The association between cultural and physical workplace supports for active commuting and employee active commuting behavior. ...more >
document Home Zone Concepts and New Jersey, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University
This report probes the potential for the application of the Dutch concept of woonerf, or Home Zone, for the United States, and particularly New Jersey. ...more >
web National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 50 and Older, Active Aging Partnership
The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older was developed as a guide for organizations, associations and agencies to plan strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity. ...more >
web National Center for Bicycling & Walking, National Center for Bicycling & Walking
The Center's mission is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies. ...more >
web School Site Assessment for Traffic Safety, Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program
Tool developed by the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program to examine biking and walking conditions at the school campus. ...more >
document Sustainable Transport that Works, World Transport Policy and Practice, Vol. 15, No. 1
This paper describes how Germany has balanced high levels of car ownership with safe, convenient, and integrated public transport, cycling, and walking alternatives. ...more >
document Cycling for a Few or for Everyone, World Transport Policy and Practice, Vol. 15, No. 1
This article reports empirical evidence that multi-faceted strategies (education, enforcement, and provision of facilities) are more effective in increasing cycling safety and raising overall cycling levels. ...more >
web Community Toolbox, The National Park Service
The National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program helps communities work together to improve their special places. They've produced the Community Toolbox, a set of techniques for project development and community participation. ...more >
web Roadway Connectivity, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This chapter describes how improved roadway connectivity can reduce vehicle travel. The document details how to implementation connected streets and lists benefits, costs, case studies, and their impacts on travel and equity. ...more >
web Bike Walk Virginia, Bike Walk Virginia
BikeWalk Virginia is an educational nonprofit organization that conducts advocacy, education, and training programs. ...more >
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 >
web Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT), Coalition for Appropriate Transportation
Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, an educational charity, works to improve mobility and to educate about safe pedestrian access, bicycling, public transportation, and trail systems. The site contains news, ...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 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 >
document Colorado Bicycling Manual, Colorado Department of Transportation Bicycle/Pedestrian Program
This compendium of bicycling information is designed to encourage the use of bicycles by providing information about bicycling in Colorado to make it an easy, safe, and satisfying experience. ...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 >
document Development of Bicycle Compatability Index for Rural Roads in Nebraska, Transportation Research Board
The objective of work described in this paper is to develop a rural equivalent of the Bicycle Compatability Index developed by the Federal Highway Administration. ...more >
document Estimating the Employment Impacts of Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Road Infrastructure, Political Economy Research Institute
In this case study, we estimate the employment impacts of various transportation infrastructure projects in the city of Baltimore. ...more >
document Making Your Community Walkable and Bikeable, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, UNC School of Public Health
This guidebook helps community groups, organizations, and concerned individuals learn how to collaborate with planning staff and other officials to improve their local roads for walking and bicycling. ...more >
document Conserve by Bicycle Program Study, Florida Department of Transportation
This study was requested by the 2005 Legislature to identify ways increased use of bicycles could be promoted to save energy and achieve health benefits. ...more >
document New Jersey: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, Phase 2, New Jersey Department of Transportation
This plan provides clear guidance for the most effective use of Federal, State, and local resources to implement pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The stated goals and objectives are supported with proposed performance measures to determine the effectiveness and critical success factors. ...more >
document Cycling and the Built Environment, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
This study uses primary data on the cycling behavior of randomly sampled respondents in urbanized King County, Washington, and parcel-level GIS measures of land use and infrastructure conditions. ...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 Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities, Local Government Commission, Active Living Leadership
This guide is a tool for community members to use to help create a more active, livable community. ...more >
web City of Cambridge, MA Environmental and Transportation Division, City of Cambridge
The City of Cambridge's pedestrian program works to improve walking conditions in the city through engineering improvements, promotional activities, and educational project. ...more >
web National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council
This nationwide effort provides consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals. ...more >
document Overcoming Opposition to Bicycling, Walking and Trail Development, National Bicycle and Pedestrian Clearinghouse
This report focuses on ways to create trails in communities with localized resistance to the construction. ...more >
web Links to bicycling organizations and resources provided by Bicycles, Inc., Bicycles, Inc.
This page contains an extensive list of links to bicycle clubs, industry suppliers, advocacy organizations, and touring outfits. ...more >
document Arizona: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Arizona Department of Transportation
This is a guide for making pedestrian-related transportation decisions at the State and local level. The plan provides a long-term agenda for implementing a system of pedestrian facilities on the ADOT State Highway System and seeks to coordinate the relationship between ADOT and smaller jurisdictions. ...more >
web Links to bicycle advocacy web sites provided by ProBicycle, ProBicycle
This page provides links to a variety of sites supporting vehicular cycling, including national, state, local, and advocacy orgranizations. ...more >
web Links to bicycle education and safety sites provided by Chainguard, Chainguard
This page provides links to safety and educational sites. ...more >
web Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign, League of American Bicyclists
The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community provides safe accommodation for cycling and encourages its residents to bike for transportation and recreation. ...more >
document Feasibility Study for the Implementation of a Bike Share Service in Ottawa-Gatineau, National Capital Commission (NCC), the Cities of Ottawa and Gatineau
The study's objectives include the identification of required bike infrastructure for such a program, costs and revenue projections and the demand for such an initiative. ...more >
document Suitability Study for a Bicycle Sharing Program in Sacramento, California, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This report presents the findings of a study of local conditions in Sacramento and how they might support a bicycle sharing program in the near future. ...more >
document Seattle Bicycle Share Feasibility Study, Bike-Share Studios, University of Washington College of Built Environments
This report assesses the feasibility of a public use bike-share system for Seattle, Washington. ...more >
web How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road, Scientific American Magazine
An emerging body of research suggests that a superior strategy to increase pedal pushing could be had by asking the perennial question: What do women want? ...more >
document Philadelphia Bikeshare Concept Study, City of Philadelphia; William Penn Foundation; Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
This report examines the potential for success of a proposed bikeshare program in Philadelphia. ...more >
document A Study of Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality, and Health (LUTAQH) in King County, WA, Lawrence Frank & Co., GeoStats, Inc, San Diego State University, University of Cincinnati
This research documents the impact of land use decisions and transportation investments and suggests strategies for allocating resources to encourage more compact, mixed use neighborhoods with more transportation choices. ...more >
document A Consumer's Guide to Bicycle Helmets, Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This flyer provides information about helmets for bicyclists including reasons for wearing helmets and the proper way to fit them. ...more >
web Walkable Communities Library, Walkable Communities, Inc.
This website provides a selection of resources including richly illustrated posters demostrating levels of service and treatment options, in addition to a variety of short papers, checklist, sample brochures and more, ...more >
document Active Facts: Parks, Trails, and Recreation, Active Living Resource Center
This document stresses the importance of recreation in our everyday lives and the role that parks and trails play in encouraging active lifestyles. It provides indicators to assess your community recreational services. ...more >
document Active Living and Social Equity: Creating Healthy Communities for All Residents, International City/County Management Association
This guide explains the connections between active living and social equity, provides a toolbox of local government strategies for promoting active living equitably, and highlights notable examples of local initiatives from around the country. ...more >
web Active Design Guidelines, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Provides architects and urban designers with a manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practices in the field. ...more >
document Active Living Approaches by Local Government, International City/County Management Association
This paper discusses the results of surveys of local government officials regarding their ability to encourage active living in communities. ...more >
document Active Transportation Policy Issues, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper provides background information on active transportation to facilitate discussion of national active transportation policy and legislation at the Active Transportation Roundtable. ...more >
document May is National Bike Month: Getting Started, League of American Bicyclists
This is a step-by-step guide to creating a successful National Bike Month event in your community, workplace, city, or state. ...more >
web League of American Bicyclists, League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclist's mission is "to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America." ...more >
document Another Look at Germany's Bicycle Boom, World Transport Policy and Practice
This article attempts to determine the reason for the substantial increase in bicycling in Germany since the early 1970s. It considers two potential sources for the increase: urban planning and external social factors. ...more >
document Railbanking Factsheet, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
This fact sheet is resource for community members to use to help maintain rail easements and convert them to public trails. ...more >
document Rails-Trails and Community Sentiment, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
This report examines 125 trails that opened between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021 in an effort to accurately depict the level of opposition that trail projects routinely encounter. ...more >
document Be a Safe Bike Driver: Older Kids, League of Illinois Bicyclists
This flyer teaches older children how to safely ride their bikes on the road. The sheet gives safety tips and instructions for checking your bike and helmet. The reverse side is a letter to parents. ...more >
web Planning for Bicyclists, Pedestrians, and Transit Riders, Montana Department of Transportation
Transportation planning strategies to help promote walking, biking, and transit use as well as integrate such travel modes into the local community planning realm provided by the Montana DOT. ...more >
document The Economic Impact of Bicycling in Wisconsin, Governor's Bicycle Coordinating Council, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
This economic overview shows how Wisconsin's investments in bicycling generate significant returns in the form of public health and safety, economic development and job growth. ...more >
web Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
National membership group for planners, engineers, advocates, academics working to improve conditions for bicycling and walking. ...more >
document Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity, American Journal of Health Promotion, Vol 18.1
This ecologic study reveals that urban form could be significantly associated with some forms of physical activity and some health outcomes. ...more >
document The Economic Impact of Investments in Bicycle Facilities, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
This study overview summarizes the results of a study of the economic impacts of bicycle facility investments in the North Carolina Outer Banks conducted in 2003. ...more >
web Center for Livable Communities, Local Government Commission
The Center for Livable Communities helps local governments and community leaders be proactive in their land use and transportation planning, and adopt programs and policies that lead to more livable and resource- ...more >
document Road Diets: Fixing the Big Roads, Walkable Communities
This paper explores the use of road diets to manage vehicular transportation. ...more >
document Be a Safe Bike Driver: Younger Kids, League of Illinois Bicyclists
This flyer offers a bicycle safety quiz as a tool for teaching older children how to safely ride their bikes on the road. ...more >
document Bicycle Driving Safety Tips, Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition
This brochure provides tips and illustrations for safe bicycle driving. ...more >
web Community Design and Transportation Policies, The Physician and Sports Medicine
This article discusses the benefits of and the challenges to promoting physical activity through urban design. ...more >
document Bicycle Media Outreach Kit, California Department of Health Services
This outreach kit provides information on creating a media campaign for promoting helmet use by bicyclists. ...more >
document Bicycle Parking Solutions, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
This guide provides information for indoor bicycle parking and the benefits of installing such facilities. ...more >
document Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting, Environmental Protection Agency
"Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting," released by the EPA on October 8, 2003, is the first study to empirically examine the relationship between school locations, the built environment around schools, ...more >
document Smart Bikes: Public Transportation for the 21st Century, City of Alexandria, Virginia
This paper explains the Public-Use Bicycle (PUB) concept, examines a PUB, and discusses the present and planned applications of the Smart Bike. ...more >
document Active Transportation in Urban Areas, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
The aim of this document is to provide Canadian policy makers, transportation engineers and urban planners with an overview of the potential health benefits and risks of active transportation. ...more >
document Environmental Factors Associated with Adults' Participation in Physical Activity., American Journal of Preventive Medicine
This paper provides an overview of the measures that have been used to assess environmental attributes and to review the patterns of environment-behavior associations that have thus far been identified. ...more >
document Bicycle Safety: What Every Parent Should Know, Active Living Resource Center
This document dispells myths of bicycling, outlines common types of bicycle/motor vehicles crashes, and offers safety information for parents when instructing children on bike riding. ...more >
document Bicycle Tourism: Texas' Untapped Resource, Texas Bicycle Coalition
This pamphlet describes the ways that bicycling can improve the local economy. ...more >
document Bicycling Renaissance in North America?, Transportation Research Part A
This article looks at the potential for growth in bicycling's modal share of trip choice. It considers recent trends in bicycle use in both the USA and Europe and discusses what factors limit further expansion of this transportation mode. ...more >
document Bicyclists Pay More Than Their Fair Share, Texas Bicycle Coalition
This brochure educates the public on the costs paid by bicyclists for the urban transportation system. ...more >
document Streets for People: Your Guide to Winning Safer and Quieter Streets, Transportation Alternatives
Streets for Poeple is a tool kit of solutions for traffic problems around New York City, which can be applied elsewhere. The document includes information of crashes, highlights case studies, and reviews a number of traffic calming measures. ...more >
multimedia Bike and Pedestrian Projects: Best Practices in New Jersey and Beyond, Transportation Policy Institute
This presentation shows examples of good pedestrian and bicycle design in New Jersey. It discusses the need for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and the impact that walkable designs have on public health. ...more >
multimedia Bike Safety Cartoon, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
This cartoon teaches children to check their helmets, brakes, handlebars, and tires before riding. ...more >
document Blueprint for Better Biking: 40 Ways to Get There, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
This guide provides innovative solutions to substantially increase cycling in the Portland, Oregon, area. ...more >
document Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices, American Planning Association (APA)
Drawing on lessons learned from more than 30 communities around the country, this report provides insight into successful policy and implementation practices that have resulted in complete streets. ...more >
web Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper discusses the current and potential problems with automobile dependent societies. ...more >
web The Economic and Social Benefits of Off-Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities, National Bicycle and Pedestrian Clearinghouse
This article investigates the economic and social benefits of multi-use off-road trails. ...more >
document The Economic Benefits of Trails, American Hiking Society
This fact sheet descirbes the economic benefits of trails. It finds that the presence of trails encourages the growth of "clean" industries and businesses, helps increase the property values of surrounding lots, ...more >
document California Blueprint for Bicycling and Walking, California Department of Transportation
The California Blueprint for Bicycling and Walking provides ambitious goals of a 50 percent increase in bicycling and walking trips by 2010, a 50 percent decrease in bicycle and pedestrian fatality rates by 2010, ...more >
document Transportation-Related Land Use Strategies to Minimize Motor Vehicle Emissions, California Air Resources Board
The report suggests community-level performance goals that can reasonably be attained in urban, suburban and rural/exurban communities by implementing packages of transportation-related land use strategies in coordination with a multimodal transportation system. ...more >
document Traffic Calming Policy Manual, Municipality of Anchorage Traffic Department
This manual provides a toolbox of traffic calming measures, their effectiveness and some basic guidelines for their implementation. ...more >
document Trails and Greenways for Livable Communities, Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
This paper discusses the role of trails in the design and walkability of a community. It looks at ways to combat sprawl with design and notes that trails and greenways act as solutions for better design. ...more >
document Cycling Trends and Policies in Canadian Cities, Rutgers University
This study evalutates bicycling trends and policies in six Canadian cities: Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria. ...more >
document Development and Public Health: Could Our Development Patterns Be Affecting Our Personal Health?, Urban Land
This paper looks at the impact that land-use decisions have on public health. ...more >
document Ride your bike! Measures to Promote Cycling in Germany, German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Germany's national cycling strategy 2002-2012 aims to promote cycling in Germany as part of a sustainable, integrated transport policy. ...more >
document Pedaling Health: Health Benefits of a Modal Transportation Shift, Australian Department of Transport,
The purpose of this report is to present medical research on the benefits accruing from incorporating exercise into daily living patterns. ...more >
web Neighborhood Site Assessment, Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program
Tool developed by the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program to examine biking and walking conditions on the route to school. ...more >
document Improving Outdoor Bike Parking and Policy in New York City, Transportation Alternatives
This guide information on improving outdoor bike parking and policy in New York City. ...more >
web Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition,
The Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition's mission is to promote bicycling and walking in Vermont, emphasizing access, safety, and education. ...more >
document Oaklyn Borough, NJ Pedestrian/Bicycle Study, Borough of Oaklyn, Camden County New Jersey
In this final report, Urbitran Associates, Inc. identifies strategies and recommendations for six locations in order to create adequate facilities for both bicyclists and pedestrians. ...more >
document Pedaling for Prevention, The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center
A sample brochure from a family bike event in Middlesex County, NJ. ...more >
document Bicycling in Washington, DC: A Call to Action, Washington Area Bicyclist Association
This report highlights needed improvements in six areas to increase bicycling in Washington, D.C. and offers three immediate action items for the District government. ...more >
document Strategies to Cycling with Youth, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
This document provides tips for leading a bicycling activity with young people. ...more >
document Bike Lane Safety Information, Texas Bicycle Coalition
This pamphlet answers frequenty asked questions about bicycle lanes, and encourages drivers to share the road. ...more >
document The Australian National Cycling Strategy 2005-2010, Austroads, Inc.
This document describes the need for a cycling strategy, identifies six key priorities for improving the state of cycling, and outlines important actions to take to acheive each of those priorities. ...more >