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Conducted by students at Hunter College,The City University of New York (May, 2013). A principal objective of the present study is to identify what changes, if any, have occurred in both the composition and riding behavior of cyclists over the course of the last four years. During this time span the number of cyclists in New York City has continued to rise. Figures provided by the New York City Department of Transportation show that the number of cyclists entering and leaving Manhattan grew from 28,300 to 32,200 in just the three years from 2009 to 2012 (New York City Department of Transportation). Furthermore, as mentioned above, there has been a large-scale expansion in the number of bike lanes. Both the upsurge in the number of cyclists and the expansion of the biking infrastructure may have had an impact on the composition of cyclists and their riding behavior.
The Costs of Owning and Operating Sidewalks: A Strategy for the City of Atlanta. The mechanisms by which the cost of constructing and maintaining sidewalks are funded are not common knowledge. Therefore, the intent of this project was to research the financial aspect of sidewalk management and to propose a new sidewalk management plan for the City of Atlanta.
This document shows examples of bike corrals in 10 communities in the U.S. and Canada (submitted by APBP members in May, 2012). Some details of planning, funding and installation are included. The file may be downloaded in either PDF or Powerpoint format. This file is the Powerpoint version.
This document shows examples of bike corrals in 10 communities in the U.S. and Canada (submitted by APBP members in May, 2012). Some details of planning, funding and installation are included. The file may be downloaded in either PDF or Powerpoint format. This file is the PDF version.
"Air Quality and Exercise-Related Health Benefits from Reduced Car Travel in the Midwestern United States", published online 2 November 2011 in Environmental Health Perspectives, 120: 68-76. Abstract states: "Our findings suggest that significant health and economic benefits are possible if bicycling replaces short car trips. Less dependence on automobiles in urban areas would also improve health in downwind rural settings."
Link to a Google document prepared by Tim Potter at MSU Bikes (Michigan State University), that contains examples, operational information, and links to articles and other resources related to Scramble (aka Diagonal, Barnes Dance) Intersections. Scramble intersections add an exclusive pedestrian signal phase that stops all vehicular traffic and allows pedestrians to cross the intersection in all directions. This link was posted to the APBP list serve on 1/25/12.
Guide for Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations (Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycing, 2010). This guide, prepared by Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB) in consultation with the Virginia (VDOT) and Fairfax County departments of transportation, outlines ways bicycling proponents can get involved in the process of designing, approving, building, and retrofitting roads to ensure that bicycling accommodations are integrated into the plans where needed. Although geared for Virginia, many of the ideas contained in the report could be applied to other locations as well.
The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is a non-profit organization committed to increasing bicycling and walking as modes of transportation in the United States. In the spring of 2010, APBP conducted an online questionnaire via Survey Monkey to investigate the factors that would induce women to bicycle more for transportation. The survey was advertised through various bicycling sites online, and included 37 questions pertaining to demographics, cycling behavior, safety/infrastructure concerns, and open-ended inquiries. The survey received a very strong response, with over 13,000 participants. When the survey closed in May, APBP partnered with the Department of Health Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Department to analyze the results.
APBP recently chatted with Greg Raisman, Traffic Safety Program Specialist at the Portland Bureau of Transportation, about the Community Policing Transportation Safety Agreement that was adopted in 2009. This document is co-signed by the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, and the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition.
More than twenty-three million children (nearly one in three) in the United States are overweight or obese. A school's location—and the walkability and bikeability of its surrounding neighborhoods—can encourage or prevent kids from ever walking and bicycling to school. But to date, school siting agencies have little or no guidance for selecting school sites that promote physical activity.
Recognizing this need, a multidisciplinary task force led by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Safe Routes To School Program developed the Active School Neighborhood Checklist (ASNC). The ASNC provides decision makers with a quantitative tool for assessing the potential long-term health impacts of candidate school sites on the children who will attend them. By completing the checklist for each proposed school site, agencies may find that one site clearly is preferable to others.
This is a 30-slide presentation that describes a tour taken in March, 2010, by elected officials and planning staff from Mendocino County, Calif., of transportation and place-making facilities in the San Franciso-area East Bay.
The PBIC Case Study Compendium contains a collection of all of the case studies developed by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). The case studies, or success stories, cover pedestrian and bicycle projects and programs from across the US and abroad, including engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, planning, health promotion, and comprehensive safety initiatives. This compendium is a dynamic document that is updated regularly, so please check this page periodically for the latest version.
This is a case study of Trailnet's Healthy, Active & Vibrant Communities Initiative (HVAC). Funded initially by a two-year grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, the intiative encourages healthy eating and active living in the St. Louis area. Learn how Trailnet changed its strategy to foster policy and built environment change while building healthy social networks.
Trailnet's Web site: http://trailnet.org The Healthy, Active, & Vibrant Community Initiative: http://trailnet.org/p_healthyactive.php
City of Tucson ADA Bus Stop Accessibility Study Report (October, 2009) For the past several years, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been working closely with the disabled community to upgrade and expand the sidewalk network. In 1999 and again in 2004, a detailed regional study was conducted to identify key sidewalk gaps and missing ramps that are needed to achieve accessibility along Tucson’s major roadway network in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA Bus Stop Accessibility Study in the Tucson metropolitan region is a continuation of the City of Tucson’s effort to improve accessibility for pedestrians, especially persons with disabilities.
A case study of the methodology used to inventory Tucson's sidewalks is also available.
The Tucson Region Sidewalk Inventory resulted in a comprehensive assessment of sidewalks and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access along all major roadways in the Tucson region. PAG planned to use the inventory to identify gaps and prioritize the sidewalk projects necessary to complete a regional network of pedestrian-accessible transportation corridors. This is a link to the full text of the case study.
This report is a review and critique of NJ TRANSIT's bicycle access policies and facilities. Included are suggestions of how NJ TRANSIT could make improvements in its service for passengers that travel or access NJ TRANSIT's facilities with bicycles.
This report was written by Andrew J. Besold as a requirement for graduation from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University under the guidance of Prof. John Pucher, PhD.