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6 Tips from SF Bike Coalition on Building Support for Connecting Bikeways

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's "Connecting the City" project's "six secrets" to success in building support for a network of "complete" bikeways, "fully connected ...

PedsCount! 2014 Presentations Online

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The 3rd Biennial PedsCount! Summit took place May 14-16, 2014, in Sacramento. It attracted more than 200 participants from around California. 

San Diego Bike Loop Debuts

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From the official Bike Loop brochure:

The San Diego bike loop offers a 7 mile network of on-street bicycle lanes and routes that connect cyclists to downtown businesses and tourist attractions by taking advantage of streets with significantly less traffic and slower speeds. As San Diego’s bike sharing program gets underway, the bike loop offers alternative, quiet streets for commuters and casual riders alike. The route is marked using the wayfinding symbol below. Please remember, all riders must follow directional signs on one-way streets. 

Registration ends today for PedsCount! 2014

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PedsCount! 2014 will feature cutting-edge research, best practices and innovations to advance walking in California. Come share your successes, challenges, and lessons learned with pedestrian safety and health professionals, researchers, community advocates, and walking enthusiasts from all over the state.

Roll Model Bike and Pedestrian Safety Campaign for Bike Safety Month

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May is Bicycle Safety Month, but bike safety must be observed every day!

Oakland Releases Roadway Design Options for Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets

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This document released in April 2014 by the City of Oakland is a comprehensive, detailed look at a proposed Complete Streets implementation for a large section of Telegraph Avenue. It reflects a deeply detailed knowledge of the street, and seeks to address the needs of  transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians. It is profusely illustrated with great examples of various treatments, tailored to the specific needs and conditions on Telegraph, but easily translatable elsewhere. Here's the introduction:

Bike East Bay's Bike Buddy System

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Bike East Bay (formerly East Bay Bicycle Coalition) has a longstanding program that matches mentors and mentees to help people incorporate bicycling into their everyday travel choices.

 

Transportation Research Record Issue on Pedestrians

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The flagship journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record has an entire issue devoted to pedestrian-related research.

Among the highlights:

Check out San Diego CicloSDias Evaluation

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This evaluation report give results from survey of participants. It also contains example of the survey tools.

FHWA Guide Counts Pedestrians and Bikes for First Time

See Chapter 4 of the 2013 FHWA Traffic Monitoring Guide

This is the first edition of the Traffic Monitoring Guide to include information on monitoring pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized road and trail users. Even though both of these modes preceded the automobile, the monitoring of non-motorized traffic has not been systematic or widespread in the U.S. and, even today, is not nearly as comprehensive as motorized traffic monitoring.

Download the Guide in Word.

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