bicycling

Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (Rails to Trails Conservancy, 2012)

Rails to Trails Conservancy issued a short synopsis of the results of the four-year Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program conducted in four communities across the U.S.  It includes useful statistics such as change in bicycle and walking mode, number of miles of trails built, and number of

Getting Results: Safe Routes to School Programs That Increase Walking and Bicycling to School (National Center for Safe Routes to School, 2012)

The third installment in the “Getting Results” series on getting and measuring results with SRTS programs. To read more about measuring and evaluating the results of an SRTS program, see the publications: Getting Results: SRTS Programs That Reduce Traffic and Getting Results: SRTS

Poor suffer more crash injuries; greater exposure to traffic, roadway geometry partly to blame

By Eric Sundquist Many studies have shown the poor suffer more injuries and deaths from crashes than do wealthier residents of a city. A new study suggests that the major reason is that poor people are simply exposed to more traffic and more complex intersections in their neighborhoods. The

Cycling to work in 90 large American cities: New evidence on the role of bike paths and lanes (Beuhler and Pucher, 2011)

This article analyzes the variation in bike commuting in large American cities, with a focus on assessing the influence of bike paths and lanes, which have been the main approach to increasing cycling in the USA. Download the full article.

Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety (Mineta Transportation Institute, 2012)

This report examines the “five Es” for increasing bicycle commuter safety, but focuses on education and engineering. Case studies from California and Portland, OR give first hand information about bicycle safety. Download the full report.

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