- Multimodal Task Force
- The Center for Environmental Excellence‘s current Work Plan features a task on Bicycle and Pedestrian Activities which will create two detailed case studies on streamlining the planning and implementation of bicycle and pedestrian projects covering topics such as: project scoping, purpose and need statements, building local agency capacity as project sponsors, project bundling, Federal and State procurement requirements, funding application and environmental processes, simplifying reporting forms for pedestrian and bicycle projects, and identifying strategies to incorporate bicycle and pedestrian elements into larger transportation projects.
Resources for Active Transportation Planning and Design Practitioners
AASHTO: Webinar on Green Book 7th Edition Updates (June 13, 2018) – Webinar Recording
USDOT/FHWA: The FHWA Office of Planning, Environment and Realty pedestrian and bicycle program is a central resource for guidance, data-sharing, policy development, and capacity building through funding, policy guidance, program management, and resource development.
- Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks
- Achieving Multimodal Networks: Applying Design Flexibility and Reducing Conflicts
- Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities
- Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide
- Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures
- Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects
- Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation
- Coding Nonmotorized Station Location Information in the 2016 Traffic Monitoring Guide Format
- Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook
- Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook
U.S. Access Board: Also known as the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, this is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.
Other Organizations & Resources
External Stakeholder Organizations
- Transportation and Active Transportation Organizations: Institute of Transportation Engineers, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, National Association of City Transportation Officials, Professional Association for Transport and Health, ACSE Transportation and Development Institute
- Planning/Engineering/Design Organizations: American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers
- Land use practitioner networks: New Partners for Smart Growth, Congress for a New Urbanism, Project for Public Spaces, Urban Land Institute
- Governance: National League of Cities and local affiliates, National Association of Counties, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and local affiliates, US Conference of Mayors, The Council of State Governments
- Research/academia: Transportation Research Board, Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
- Advocacy: PeopleforBikes, TransitCenter, Transportation4America, America Walks, League of American Bicyclists, Smart Growth America, Complete Streets Coalition
- Public Health: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Build Healthy Places Network, American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute, National Association of County and City Health Officials, ChangeLab Solutions
- Civic Foundations: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Knight Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Gehl Institute
Conferences & Venues
In addition to the AASHTO annual and spring meetings, national conferences that often attract active transportation planners, engineers, and advocates include the following:
- Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting – largest transportation-focused professional meeting, including several committees and numerous sessions focused on bicycle and pedestrian travel.
- ProWalk/ProBike/ProPlace – biannual meeting focused on active transportation and placemaking, attracting 1,000 professionals to their meetings.
- APBP Professional Development Seminar – biannual meeting focused on biking and walking, featuring more limited attendance and longer, more in-depth sessions.
- NACTO Designing Cities Conference – annual meeting of the National Association of City Transportation Officials, with a focus on urban street design. Relevant for guidebook sections related to street design.
- Rail~volution –annual meeting focused on transit and placemaking, with an increasing focus on bicycle and pedestrian travel.
- Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) annual and regional meetings – broad based group of traffic and civil engineers working in transportation with broad agendas.
- New Partners for Smart Growth – annual meeting of primarily land use professionals focused on smart growth.
- Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) – annual meeting of professionals focused on ‘new urbanist’ development practices, with a focus on transit-oriented development.
- National Bike Summit – annual meeting gathering bicycling advocates and transportation professionals, organized by The League of American Bicyclists.