Planning Resources and Research

document Eighth United States-Japan Workshop on Advanced Technology in Highway Engineering, Federal Highway Administration
This report summarizes the 8th U.S.- Japan Workshop on Pedestrian and Nighttime Safety. Focus areas included general trends in the U.S. and Japan, funding, disabled and elderly pedestrians, Geographic Information Systems ( ...more >
document Case Study No. 2: The Training Needs of Transportation Professionals Regarding the Pedestrian and Bicyclist, Federal Highway Administration
At the time of the publication of this paper, most American college transportation planning and engineering programs paid attention only to the automobile mode, with an elective course offered on transit design. ...more >
document Case Study No. 3: What Needs to Be Done to Promote Bicycling and Walking?, Federal Highway Administration
This study explores way to promote bicycling and walking as partners in a balanced, diversified transportation system. ...more >
document Case Study No. 4: Measures to Overcome Impediments to Bicycling and Walking, Federal Highway Administration
This case study is designed as a resource to assist policymakers, facility planners, and public officials in developing programs to make thses modes more accessible to the general public. Findings are based on a detailed analysis of these relevant written studies, ...more >
document Case Study No. 5: An Analysis of Current Funding Mechanisms for Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs at the Federal, State, and Local Levels, Federal Highway Administration
The aim of this case study was to identify the many different ways State and local governments funded facilities and programs for the benefit of bicyclists and pedestrians, and to present the information in such a way that Government agencies and those advocating better facilities and programs can easily see how it has been done. ...more >
web Project for Public Spaces, Project for Public Spaces
This site has an extensive collection of resources to support lively public spaces in the built environment. ...more >
web Rails to Trails Conservancy, Rails to Trails Conservancy
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization working with communities to preserve unused rail corridors by transforming them into trails, enhancing the health of America's environment, economy, ...more >
document Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Part I, Federal Highway Administration
The guides Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Parts 1 and 2 provide the state of the art practice for applying the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar requirements to pedestrian facilities. ...more >
document Pedestrian and Bicycle Travel Policy, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Guidance from a Kentucky task force on pedestrian and bicycle design results in the incorporation of nonmotorized design elements in new transportation projects. ...more >
document Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Part II, Federal Highway Administration
This guidebook is the second part of a two-phase project focused on designing sidewalks and trails for access. It was created to provide planners, designers, and transportation engineers with a better understanding of how sidewalks and trails should be developed to promote pedestrian access for all users, ...more >