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Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning University Course Materials

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Pedestrian and bicycle transportation courses offered from institutions across the United States.
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Engaging Underserved Communities to Focus on Building More Complete Streets

Source: APHA and Transportation for America
Examines an outreach effort for a regional agency in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
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Rethinking Streets: An Evidence Based Design Manual on Making Streets into Complete Streets

Source: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
The National Institute for Transportation and Communities' free e-book includes examples and evaluation of complete streets projects across the U.S.
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Development of Low-Cost Methodology for Evaluating Pedestrian Safety in Support of Complete Streets Policy Implementation

Source: Transportation Research Record
This paper from the Transportation Research Record highlights a pedestrian safety evaluation method that further supports complete streets efforts.  
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Transit Use, Physical Activity, and Body Mass Index Changes: Objective Measures Associated with Complete Street Light-Rail Construction

Source: American Journal of Public Health
This paper from the American Journal of Public Health shows the public health benefits of integrating transit and complete streets.
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Evaluating Complete Streets

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute considers the benefits and costs of complete streets policies in this report.
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Complete Streets, Complete Networks: Rural Contexts

Source: Active Transportation Alliance
This design guide explains how to tailor complete streets to rural areas.  
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New York City Complete Streets Design Guidance

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
NYC DOT, in cooperation with 12 other city agencies, included a complete streets vision in its Street Design Manual, updated in May 2009. Four of the seven goals in the manual emphasize the importance of considering all road users and modes of traffic when designing and constructing streets.
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Complete Streets Implementation in Sacramento, California

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Challenged to improve deficient streets, Sacramento, California adopted complete streets policies, plans and standards to meet its goals.
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Sample Complete Streets Laws and Ordinances

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Complete streets policies help provide the complete network that research shows is needed to encourage people to walk, bicycle, and take transit.
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Statewide Complete Streets: How states are working with communities for friendlier roads

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Across the nation, interest is growing in creating streets that accommodate all road users and not just motorists. As part of this effort, more than 610 regional and local jurisdictions and 27 states have adopted Complete Streets policies or made a written commitment to do so.
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Complete Streets Policy Development

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
Complete Streets policies formalize a community's intent to plan, design, and maintain streets so they are safe for all users of all ages and abilities.
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Safer Streets, Stronger Economies

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
Safer Streets, Stronger Economies analyzes that data and explores the outcomes communities get for their investments in Complete Streets. In this tight budget climate, transportation staff and elected leaders want to get the most out of every dollar.
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Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
This resource, meant for agencies interested in but just beginning their project evaluation efforts, intends to provide general steps to take in evaluating projects and discuss useful measures for common Complete Streets goals of access,
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National Complete Streets Coalition

Source: Smart Growth America
As a program of Smart Growth America, the National Complete Streets Coalition promotes complete streets through advocacy efforts, policy analysis, and technical assistance.
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Complete Streets

Source: Pedestrian Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Complete streets are designed and operate to enable safe and convenient access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.
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Minnesota DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Collection Manual

Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation
This manual summarizes the Minnesota DOT statewide bicycle and pedestrian data collection program, including goals, types of data to collect and best practices for sensor calibration and data analysis.
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Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center; Context Sensitive Solutions
City leaders wanted to make it easier for people to visit the Indianapolis's cultural districts, which were disconnected from the heart of downtown and didn't get the attention they merited. In a city with a successful linear park and trail system,
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NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

Source: 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.
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Evaluating Complete Streets

Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This report discusses reasons to implement complete streets and how it relates to other planning innovations.
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Better Streets, Better Cities

Source: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), Environmental Planning Collaborative (EPC)
This manual is intended for planners, designers, engineers, government officials and citizens who are interested in improving the quality of urban environments and the character of streets in our cities.
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Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2010

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
This report documents the rapid growth of Complete Streets policy adoption and provides a standard analysis of the content of more than 200 written policies adopted before January 1, 2011.
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Complete Streets Implementation in Sacramento

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Streets should be designed to accommodate all users, promote sustainable transportation, and make neighborhoods and the urban core more livable.
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Advocacy and Public Health: Partners for Walkable, Bikeable Communities

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The ACEs project developed the concept of an Active Living Task Force to formalize collaboration among people from diverse sectors with a stake in the way a community supports active living.
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Benefits of Complete Streets

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
A series of fact sheets covering topics such as economic revitalization, climate change, and health and the benefits of complete streets.
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New York City Complete Streets Design Guidance

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The development of complete streets design guidelines in New York City.
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Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices

Source: American Planning Association (APA)
Drawing on lessons learned from more than 30 communities around the country, this report provides insight into successful policy and implementation practices that have resulted in complete streets.
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Street Design: Part 1 - Complete Streets

Source: Federal Highway Administration
From policy statements to programs and planning, opportunities abound for improving the accessibility of the transportation system for all users.
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Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America

Source: AARP
This report offers refinements to intersection design treatments recommended by the Federal Highway Administration in its Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians.
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Development of Boulder's Multimodal System

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Boulder has leveraged natural advantages with a significant commitment, well-designed plans, and resourceful follow-through to build a multimodal system and institutionalize the accommodation of bicycling and walking on many levels.
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Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities

Source: 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.
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Downtown Orlando Transportation Plan

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The Bicycle and Pedestrian section's objective is to provide a secure, convenient, efficient, comfortable, and welcoming network for bicyclists and pedestrians.
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Complete Streets Laws and Ordinances

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Commitments to complete the streets have been adopted via state law, local ordinances and resolutions, agency policies, comprehensive plans, tax measures, and design manual re-writes.
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A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions

Source: National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
This guide demonstrates how state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies can incorporate context sensitivity into their transportation project development work.
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Completing the Streets for Transit

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition, Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program
The National Complete Streets Coalition is working to fully integrate multi-modal planning practices into everyday activities at transportation planning agencies.
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Complete the Streets

Source: National Complete Streets Coalition
This site contains design guides, training materials, illustrative presentations, susccessful case studies, and further resources on creating complete streets.
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City of Richmond Pedestrian Strategy

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
British Columbia city improves pedestrian safety through a five-point comprehensive pedestrian strategy that includes new crosswalk lighting and signage, accessible transit, education materials, and strategic partnerships.
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State and Regional Agencies Work with Community Members in Charleston

Source: National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report on Transportation and Health
A partnership for health in Charleston, South Carolina, uses a citizen survey to help determine and ensure preferred allocation of transportation funds to pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
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