The Innovative DOT: A Handbook of Policy and Practice

April 3, 2015

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 ...

Complete Streets: Safer Streets, Stronger Economies

April 8, 2015

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...

Transportation Research Record: Bicycles and Motorcycles 2014

March 30, 2015

In the Transportation Research Record (TRR): Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2468 are 16 articles that address a range of bicycle and motorcycle topics, including: summarizing computer vision techniques to collect helmet-wearing data on cyclists; an evaluation of...

U.S. Bicycle Route System Best Practices Report

March 20, 2015

The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) is a developing network of officially numbered interstate bicycle routes that connect America’s cities, suburbs, and rural areas. To date, 8,043 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been established in 16 states, and more than 40...

Economic Benefits of Safety Investments for Bicyclists and Pedestrians

April 2, 2015

On February 23, 2015, at the Active Living Research 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego, California, SafeTREC presented a poster session on the "Economic Benefits of Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Investments Around Transit," based on research conducted from 2011 to 2014. The research was sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and ...

San Mateo Adopts Sustainable Streets Plan

March 4, 2015

The City of San Mateo recently completed its Sustainable Streets Plan. The city’s vision includes “integrating Complete Streets and Green Streets into street designs that are comfortable and convenient for the breadth of travel choices and that improve water quality and reduce other...

Knight Foundation Publishes Guide to Livable Cities

March 3, 2015

With funding from the Knight Foundation, 8-80 Cities, a Toronto-based nonprofit dedicated to transforming cities, will help civic innovators make their communities more vibrant places where people can walk, bike, and access better transit...

California Transportation Plan (CTP 2040)

March 5, 2015

The California Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP 2040) is a statewide policy plan designed to meet California's future transportation needs and to support achieving a statewide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. It envisions a fully integrated, multimodal, and sustainable transportation...

See How the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition Uses TIMS

September 11, 2014

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a countywide bicycle advocacy organization that has been in existence since 1998. It engages in advocacy throughout the City and County of Los Angeles.

With the Los Angeles Department of Transportation beginning implementation of the...

FHWA Guide Counts Pedestrians and Bikes for First Time

August 13, 2014
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.