Planning Resources and Research

document A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
This guide demonstrates how state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies can incorporate context sensitivity into their transportation project development work. ...more >
document Accessibility Guidebook for Outdoor Recreation and Trails, Federal Highway Administration, United States Forest Service
This guidebook is intended to help designers and recreation professionals apply the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines (FSORAG) and Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines ( ...more >
document Shared-Use Path Level of Service Calculator, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this project was to develop a level of service (LOS) estimation method for shared-use paths that overcomes previous limitations. ...more >
document National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, Transportation Research Board
This paper discusses the various challenges the pedestrian and bicycle field in documenting usage and demand. This resource can be purchased through the Transportation Research Board, or accessed by subscribers. ...more >
document Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians, Federal Highway Administration
This project updated, revised, and expanded the scope of the Older Driver Highway Design Handbook published by FHWA in 1998. ...more >
document Technical Brief: Finding Matching Funds for Trail Projects, National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
This report discusses various funding sources for trail projects using a number of resources readily available to all communities. The document uses case studies to illustrate the successful use of networking, ...more >
document National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors, Questionnaire Form, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, The Gallup Organization
This document is a transcript of the script followed by data collectors for the National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors. ...more >
document Human Factors Literature Reviews on Intersections, Speed Management, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, and Visibility,
The report is a comprehensive and easy-to-use resource that summarizes the knowledge and practices that are relevant to human cognition, perception, and behavior in the areas of intersections, speed management, ...more >
document National Survey of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Attitudes and Behaviors, Brochure, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This brochure gives a short overview of the study methodology and results, in addition to contact information. ...more >
web Active Living by Design, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, UNC School of Public Health.
Active Living by Design is a national program that establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies. ...more >