Pedestrian & Bicycle

Issues & Modes / Pedestrian & Bicycle

According to League of American Bicyclists, between 2005 and 2017, 84 percent of the 70 largest cities in the U.S. experienced a positive trend of bicycle commuting. In recent years there was also a modest increase in the percent of commuters who walk, averaged across all states and the largest cities. City planners and policymakers have begun to consider ways to safely accommodate increasing numbers of vulnerable active transportation road users. Some places have established goals for reaching a designated number of miles of protected bike lane networks, or else implement reduced speed limits within specific areas with the goal of improving safety.

Guest Op-Ed: Post-COVID Transportation Planning Demands the Right Data, Not Guesswork

When will people start vacationing? How many will stick with work-from-home routines? Will online grocery shopping be a fading fad or...

Guest Op-Ed: Micromobility Can Get America Moving Again

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has placed U.S. transit agencies in the difficult position of urging passengers not to use their...

Webinar: Dynamic Streets, Curbs, and Sidewalks in COVID-19

Previous plans to expand bike networks and more space for pedestrians are being fast-tracked as stay-at-home orders for COVID-19 demand...

Guest Op-Ed: Atlanta Adopts Vision Zero. Now Comes the Hard Part: Implementation

This week the City of Atlanta joined the increasingly long list of American cities adopting Vision Zero policies. Atlanta faces an...

Takeaways from the Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting

This week, 14,000 transportation researchers and practitioners convened in Washington, DC for the Transportation Research Board annual...

Guest Op-Ed: Less Spectrum Means Less Safety

We rarely hear about the 37,000 people who die every year on our roads. The statistics are staggering, which is a big part of the...

ACS Survey 5-Year Estimates: Commuting Trends Mostly Stable with Dips in Driving Alone

On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released the five-year estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted from...

Webinar: Implementing MaaS in Your Region: What We Know So Far

As an industry, we love talking about innovative solutions and how to bring in the next hottest trend or technology. Looking back on...

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities Reach Twenty-Year Highs in 2018

Earlier this week, NHTSA released updated statistics on traffic fatalities in 2018, along with an accompanying report highlighting key...

Mobility Data Sharing: How Cities are Using New Data for Policy and Planning

With the explosion of shared mobility services across the globe, cities have begun to request and require access to data from private...

Conference Examines Equity Issues Around Bike-Ped Safety

The last week of August, members of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) met in Portland, OR for their...

Shared Scooters Can Be Good for the Environment… If You Remove the Automobile

August 15, 2019 Since the recent introduction of scooters, some cities have piloted or allowed them on all streets as a potential...

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