Bicycling Resources and Research

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 >
web The Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP), Federal Highway Administration
This program is providing 25 million dollars each to four communities to demonstrate how improved walking and bicycling networks can increase rates of walking and bicycling. ...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 >
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 Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity?, Transportation Research Board Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested this study in order to examine the connection between the built environment and the physical activity levels of the U. ...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 >
multimedia Planning and Designing Bicycle Facilities, Federal Highway Administration
This slide show discusses the benefits of bicycling, related legislation, design standards, roadway hazards, multi-use trail design, and additional related programs. This slide show also contains many illustrative images. ...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] address...land-use 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 Estimating the Economic Benefits of Bicycling and Bicycle Facilities: An Interpretive Review and Proposed Methods, Essays on Transportation Economics
The purpose of this paper is to review and interpret existing literature that evaluates the economic benefits of bicycle facilities and suggest strategies for evaluating economic benefits in future work. ...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 >