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U.S. Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Study Report

The US. Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Study Report, commissioned by PeopleforBikes and conducted by the Breakaway Research Group is a bike participation research unlike others--it standardizes how participation is bicycling of any kind, by any type of rider. Previous research was limited to just recreational riding or transportation riding. Here are some of the results from this 64-page report:

Residents Celebrate San Jose with International Jane's Walk Festival May 1-3

From May 1 to May 3, citizens in urban areas around the world will lead over 600 walking tours in their own communities to highlight how public space is actually used.

Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners

New strategies for transportation require new measurements of success. Over the last decade, the National Complete Streets Coalition has promoted the use of performance measures that better reflect multimodal needs and that are relevant to individuals using the system. Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners is an introduction to this approach.
 

National Bike to School Day - May 6, 2015

by Ernest Dela Vega
     Student Researcher
 
As a part of National Bike Month, May 6 will be National Bike to School Day.  The event encourages students to safely bicycle or walk to school.
 

National Bike Month Coming Up in May

by Ernest Dela Vega
     Student Researcher
 
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists since 1956 and celebrated across the country. National Bike Month aims to encourage more people to take up biking, become more active, help the environment, and save money on transportation.
 

Walk to Work Day - April 9, 2015 in San Francisco

by Ernest Dela Vega
     Student Researcher
 
San Francisco leads the U.S. in celebrating Walk to Work Day, happening this year on Thursday, April 9, 2015. The event celebrates walking and highlights the benefits of walking to work.
 

Voices for Healthy Kids Offers Ideas on Ways to Increase SRTS Support

Voices for Healthy Kids is a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and American Heart Association (AHA) that works to ensure that every child has access to healthy foods and drinks, safe streets for biking and walking, and safe places to play after school.
 

Complete Streets: Safer Streets, Stronger Economies

How well do Complete Streets projects achieve transportation goals, such as safety? What have communities received in return for their Complete Streets investments? "Safer Streets, Stronger Economies," a new study by Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition, looks at data from 37 Complete Streets projects across the country to compare the outcomes. The results?

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