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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?

Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Actions for Long-Term Change

Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Actions for Long-Term Change, the new Island Press book by Street Plans Collaborative's Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia, grew out of a guide that Street Plans Collaborative initially distributed for free online.
 

Protected Bike Lane Webinar Series

From July through December  2014 the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals and PeopleForBikes' Green Lane Project recorded a series of four webinars that explore various aspects of implementing protected bike lanes, including designs for protected bike lanes, accessibility, intersections, and transit, as well as models to c

The Innovative DOT: A Handbook of Policy and Practice

State transportation officials across the country are facing similar challenges: Revenues are falling and budgets are shrinking, but transportation demands are continuing to grow. Innovative approaches can help transportation officials succeed in the face of these challenges, and an updated resource from Smart Growth America and the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) outlines how.
 

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