Planning Resources and Research

document Design Speed, Operating Speed, and Posted Speed Practices, National Cooperative Highway Research Program
This report discusses the criteria used to evaluate highway and street designs, including the presence of bicycle and pedestrian traffic ...more >
document Community Involvement During the Planning Process, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Community and advocacy groups in Norfolk engage local residents to determine high priority pedestrian and bicycle issues on a major commercial corridor. ...more >
document Street Crossing Issues for Persons With Cognitive Disabilities, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
This paper discusses issues and skills affecting safe crossing by persons with cognitive disabilities, and calls for research to identify design features, signalization and technologies that can enable users with cognitive disabilities to cross safely. ...more >
web Office of Highway Safety Pedestrian/Bicyclist Safety Program, Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety
This site is designed to make it easier for the pedestrian safety practitioner and advocate to locate and acquire the most appropriate resources to meet their particular planning, design, and operation needs for pedestrian facilities. ...more >
document Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways, Federal Highway Administration
The Bicycle Transportation and Pedestrian Walkways provisions of Section 217 of Title 23, as amended by TEA-21, describe how Federal-aid funds may be used for bicycle and pedestrian projects. ...more >
web Pedestrian Safety Roadshow, Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of the Roadshow is to assist communities in developing their own approach to identifying and solving the problems that affect pedestrian safety and walkability. The website contains an overview of the program and links to statistics and tools concerning pedestrians. ...more >
web Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), United States Department of Transportation
The web site provides detailed information on the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21) funding laws. ...more >
document Bicycle & Pedestrian Technical Summary, Federal Highway Administration
This document summarizes the changes made by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). ...more >
document Engineering Solutions to Pedestrian Safety, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Cambridge develops a pedestrian plan and increases sidewalk maintenance enforcement to improve its pedestrian environment. ...more >
web TRIS National Transportation Library, BikePed, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
This online research database offers the option to search all documents classified under pedestrian, bicycles, or both. ...more >