Planning Resources and Research

document Transportation Planning Handbook: Chapter 16 - Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities, Federal Highway Administration, Institute of Transportation Engineers
This chapter from the Transportation Planning Handbook provides standards for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including methods to measure bicycle route suitability, travel demand simulations, LOS analysis, ...more >
document Effective Delivery of Small-Scale Federal-Aid Projects, Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this synthesis is to identify and document methods for meeting federal requirements for small-scale projects in a more streamlined fashion. ...more >
document Fiscal Year 2011 Update on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program,
This March 2011 update summarizes some of the accomplishments of the four communities that are part of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP). ...more >
document The Role of FHWA Programs In Livability: State of the Practice Summary, U.S. Department of Transportation; Federal Highway Administration
This research paper highlights the current state of the practice relative to the implementation of livability principles within the context of the Federal-aid highway program. ...more >
document New Jersey Congestion, Security, and Safety Initiative, Center for Advanced Infastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University, The New Jersey Department of Transportation
This project examines the relationship between effective national transportation congestion, security, and safety technology transfer applications. ...more >
web Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. ...more >
document Walkability Checklist in Spanish, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Insightful questions allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's walkability. ...more >
document Case Study No. 7: Transportation Potential and Other Benefits of Off-Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities, Federal Highway Administration
This study is a compendium of success stories and the hard work of many individuals, grass-roots organizations, private interests, local governments, and state agencies. ...more >
document NJ Walks and Bikes: Common Ground Conference Report, Voorhees Transportation Center
This paper represents the final report from a conference that explored how community design can support healthy lifestyles, specifically through the advancement of walking and biking. ...more >
document Case Study No. 8: Organizing Citizen Support and Acquiring Funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian Trails, Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze specific courses of action necessary to successfully develop independent bicycle and pedestrian facilities. ...more >