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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.

How to Get Involved: Active Transportation Program Guidelines and Policies

Today, Jan. 13, attend or call in to the Active Transportation Workgroup Meeting. 1 pm at Caltrans headquarters Room 2225 1120 N Street. Call in number is 636-651-3128 participant code: 254585. 

Questions about the program can be addressed to Mitchell Weiss(916-654-7179,  mweiss@dot.ca.gov).

Questions about workgroup participation can be addressed to Doug Remedios 916-654-4245, Douglas.Remedios@dot.ca.gov).

California "Focus Cities" for NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Grants

NHTSA has announced a new grant program, "Education and Enforcement in Pedestrian Focus Cities," which will support the following efforts (as described by Streetsblog). Four of the 22 focus cities eligible for grants are California cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Stockton.

SafeTREC Researcher Uses Hirschman to Discuss Safe Routes to School

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SafeTREC Research Associate Swati Pande, a second-year MPP student at the Goldman School of Public Policy, blogs in a recent edition of the school's online magazine, PMJ Online, about using A.O. Hirschman's concepts to understand Safe Routes to School.

"These insights provide a framework for thinking about other projects that are ambitious not simply because of scale but because of their proposed impact. [Emphasis added.]

San Bernardino Associated Governments Non-Motorized Initiatives

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This interactive map lets you choose what layers to see, gives you street-level views of bike facilities (and all facilities) and locations where counts are being conducted, along with a number of optional layers such as political boundaries, census tracts, and the like

It can be found on SANBAG's Non-Motorized Transportation Page.

Apply Now to Be Designated a Walk Friendly Community

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Applications Now Being Accepted. Deadline is December 15.

Walk Friendly Communities is a national recognition program developed to encourage towns and cities across the U.S. to establish or recommit to a high priority for supporting safer walking environments. The WFC program will recognize communities that are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking, including safety, mobility, access, and comfort. 

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