Bike Routes

Register Today: Introduction to Bicycle Transportation Planning and Design

March 13, 2019

The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC), along with Caltrans, is hosting two trainings next month intended to guide practitioners in the planning and design of bicycle routes along roadways in California. These free, day-long introductory courses are designed for architects, planners, engineers from local, regional and state agencies to “explore the tools used to assess and evaluate the suitability of a transportation route and facilitate its use by all types of cyclists.” Larry Moore, a retired Caltrans engineer, will teach both courses....

Active Transportation Webinars in January & February

December 31, 2018

2019 is nearly here! In celebration of the upcoming New Year and the opportunity to gain insights, tools, and practices for creating safer streets for all in your community, we've gathered together a selection of webinars promoting active transportation in January and February.

Have a webinar you'd like us to share? Please submit your event here.

Let's Get Moving: The Power of Physical Activity
Hosted by America Walks January 9, 2019; 11am-12pm PT //...

July is Park and Recreation Month!

July 1, 2018

Parks and Rec Month

What comes to mind when you hear "Parks and Rec?"

Some immediately think of National Parks, local playgrounds, recreational centers and summer camps. Some think of the hit NBC TV series, Parks and Recreation. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is...

New Training Course: Bicycle Transportation: An Introduction to Planning and Design

March 7, 2018

The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC), in collaboration with Caltrans, is offering a new training course, Bicycle Transportation: An Introduction to Planning and Design.

This one-day overview course challenges you to explore the tools used to assess and evaluate the suitability of a transportation route and facilitate its use by all types of bicyclists. This course reviews California’s commitment to support all modes of transportation, and participants will learn how to apply bicycle...

CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills: April 22, 2018

February 21, 2018

Save the date for the first CicLAvia of 2018 on Sunday, April 22! It will be on a brand new route - the Heart of the Foothills - and will connect the city of San Dimas, the city of La Verne, the city of Pomona, and the city of Claremont.

CicLAvia 2012 Street Scene

Photo courtesy of...

Recently Published TRR: Bicycle and Motorcycles

February 21, 2017

 Bicycle and MotorcycleTRB’s recently published Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2587 consists of 17 papers that explore issues related to bicycles and motorcycles, including:

Learning from Insurance Data: Injuries to Other Road Users in Motorcyclist At-Fault Crashes Modeling the Speed...

Report: Where We Ride - Analysis of Bicycle Commuting in American Cities

October 6, 2015

Each year, using American Community Survey (ACS) data, the League of American Bicyclists reports on the state of bicycle commuting in cities across the country — and gives us a glimpse into how our community stacks up.

In this third edition of “...

New Pasadena 2015 Bicycle Transportation Action Plan

September 1, 2015
The newly released City of Pasadena 2015 Bicycle Transportation Action Plan outlines educational, engagement, enforcement, evaluation, and funding strategies designed to increase bicyclist safety and create a more bike-friendly community in Pasadena. The plan provides details for a network of bikeways so that every neighborhood is within 1/4 mile of an effective bicycling route. It calls for the installation of the buffered lanes, cycle tracks, and bike boulevards along 10 corridors. To view other bicycle master plans, explore our comprehensive list of California’s Bicycle Master Plans.

Resource: The Active Cities Report

July 21, 2015

The Active Cities Report is a document that includes sample metrics and inspirational examples to encourage cities to become more active. According to the report, “Levels of physical activity are associated with positive outcomes. When people...

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...