Bicycle Network Planning & Facility Design Approaches in Netherlands and the US, Equity in Bike/Ped Planning, Case Studies in Developing Safe & Comfortable Networks, and More

This page provides links to bicycle and pedestrian program related websites, data sources, and other resources including reports and speeches from USDOT.  This past January, Secretary Foxx challenged city leaders to raise the bar for bicyclist and pedestrian safety by joining a year-long “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets” effort. In March, the USDOT and cities from across the nation launched the Challenge during the Mayors’ Summit for Safer People, Safer Streets.  Mayors and other elected city officials participate by leading a call to action and forming a local action team to advance safety and accessibility goals by taking on one or more Challenge activitie. Over the course of the year, USDOT will invite Challenge Cities to participate in forums, webinars, and learn about available resources to help them accomplish their Challenge activity goals.The Challenge is based on the 2010 USDOT Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation. You can download an executive summary of the Mayors’ Challenge here.  See more at: https://www.transportation.gov/mayors-challenge#sthash.SnUhdmpT.dpuf,

Categories below include: Accessibility, Design / Planning, Educational, International/Hispanic, Safety, General, Publications, Federal Agency Links, Stakeholder Links.  Look for updates at:  www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/resources/.

Key Resources

Accessibility

Federally funded transportation facilities for pedestrians must meet the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.

Design / Planning

Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access
FHWA’s two-part report on pedestrian and trail accessibility, produced for FHWA by Beneficial Designs Inc.
Note: these two reports were published in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Accessibility guidelines and practices, and construction and maintenance techniques have evolved, and more current information is available in other reports and guidance. For example, see the US Access Board’s reports and guidelines about public rights-of-way at www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/streets-sidewalks/public-rights-of-way, such as theSpecial Report: Accessible Public Rights of Way Planning and Designing for Alterations, and reports and guidelines about outdoor developed areas at www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/recreation-facilities/outdoor-developed-areas.

Note: these two reports were published in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Accessibility guidelines and practices, and construction and maintenance techniques have evolved, and more current information is available in other reports and guidance.

Bollards

  • Bollards, Gates, and Other Barriers describes problems that may result from installing bollards, gates, and other barriers.
  • What Kind of Barrier Will Keep Cars Off a Bike Path?
  • Presentation: Bicycle Path Entry Control. (Ed Cox, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Sacramento, CA and Maggie O’Mara, Senior Transportation Engineer, California Department of Transportation)
    This presentation discusses methods to control entry to shared use paths. It considers issues related to bollards, gates, and other barriers. It looks at examples and discusses what works well and what doesn’t.
    Disclaimer: This presentation is provided in the interest of information exchange, and reflects the views of the authors. Providing this resource does not necessarily represent endorsement by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Educational

Courses

Guides

 

International/Hispanic

International Research

Materials for Hispanic Populations

Safety

General

Surveys, Reports, and Studies

Councils and Committees

Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting Summaries

Speeches

Other Links