Engineering Resources and Research

web Bicycle & Pedestrian Program, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human and Natural Environment, promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation accessibility, use, and safety. ...more >
document Road Diet Conversions: A Synthesis of Safety Research, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The primary purpose of this review is to assess the available evidence regarding the safety effectiveness of reductions in the number of motorized traffic lanes, widely known as road diet conversions. ...more >
document An Overview and Recommendations of High-Visibility Crosswalk Marking Styles, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This paper examines the past and current research on crosswalk marking design and explores he best types of marking patterns under various traffic and roadway conditions. ...more >
document Costs for Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Improvements, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living Research Program
This document is intended to provide meaningful estimates of infrastructure costs for pedestrian and bicycle treatments in states and cities across the country. ...more >
document Testing and Evaluation of Pedestrian Sensors, Southwest Region University Transportation Center
The main objective of this study was to evaluate sensors for use in a pedestrian safety test bed in College Station, TX. ...more >
document Costs for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Infrastructure Improvements Summary Report, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living Research Program
This report summarizes a recent effort to collect cost information for a variety of pedestrian and bicycle countermeasures. ...more >
web NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, National Associtation of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
The Urban Street Design Guide charts the principles and practices of the nation's foremost engineers, planners, and designers working in cities today. ...more >
web Accessible Rights-of-Way: A Design Guide, United States Access Board
This design guide is based on provisions in the ADA Accessibility Guidelines, which requires facilities to be designed and construceted to be readily accessible to and usable by people with diabilities. ...more >
web Designing for Pedestrians, Washington State Department of Transportation
Washington State's Designing for Pedestrians website offers assistance in the form of research materials, frequently asked questions, and outlines of design standards. ...more >
document Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
This report provides guidance and demonstrates for practitioners how context sensitive solutions (CSS) cocepts and principles may be applied in roadway improvement projects that are consistent with their physical settings. ...more >