bicycling

NACTO Urban Bikeway Deisgn Guidebook (NACTO, 2012)

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), has issued their Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a collection of the best in innovative bikeway treatments around the U.S. This is part of their Cities for Cycling program.

Report documents the continued rise of walking and biking

A new benchmarking report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking shows a 57 percent growth in bike commuting in the United States and a 29 percent rise in pedestrian fatalities in large cities between 2000 and 2009. At the same time, federal funding – for both infrastructure and safety –

Active Transportation Beyond Urban Center (Rails to Trails Conservancy, 2012)

Biking and walking for transportation is not confined to large urban centers. This report examines the many benefits for rural areas and small communities when they invest in active transportation. An interactive map allows zooming in on a particular region, and the full report can be downloaded

Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2012 Benchmarking Report (Alliance for Biking and Walking, 2012)

This 3rd biennial benchmarking report looks at data and policies in all 50 states and the 51 largest US cities to examine how they stack up for walking and biking. This is a useful tool for local and state officials that would like to improve conditions and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians,

Long distances and a lack of sidewalks don’t explain the small number of kids walking to school

While the federal Safe Routes to School program has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in communities throughout the U.S. on sidewalks, crossings, and education to improve safety and increase the number of children walking and bicycling to school, the program appears to be solving only part of

Where we are today: Five-year trend from 2005 to 2010 shows less commuting by car

New Census data for 2010 show a gradual trend toward less commuting by car and truck, and more by transit, walking and biking. In the nation as a whole, driving to work edged down to 90.2 percent from 90.9 percent five years earlier. Transit rose to 4.9 percent from 4.7 percent, while ped-bike

Where are they going?

The reduction in VMT does not necessarily mean that people are traveling less. Transit, car-sharing, casual car-pooling and bicycling are growing. APTA reports that “$5 a Gallon Gas Could Spur Up to 1.5 Billion Additional Passenger Trips On U.S. Public Transportation Systems.”