AASHTO Initiatives

  • 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

Other Organizations & Resources

External Stakeholder Organizations

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.