PBIC Resources

PBIC publishes Info Briefs, Discussion Guides, and other resources vital to advancing mobility, access, equity, and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Toward a Shared Understanding of Pedestrian Safety: An Exploration of Context, Patterns, and Impacts
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Provides background context on pedestrian safety issues and risks, crash patterns and contributing factors, and resulting impacts.

Planning Considerations for Walking and Rolling to School in Fall 2020
Source: National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Describes the benefits of including walking and biking to school in fall school re-opening plans and addresses four main planning questions.

Safety-Based Prioritization for Youth Pedestrian Travel Planning: Applying Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis to Youth Travel
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Applies the steps outlined in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 893: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis to present a process for assessing high risk locations for youth pedestrian crashes specifically.

Considerations for Deploying Automated Driving Systems Around Schools
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Summarizes the challenges of automated driving systems (ADS) around K-12 schools and provides ten recommendations for ADS developers and local stakeholders to consider prior to broad deployment of automated vehicles around schools.

What Makes a "Biking" School? How Some Schools Have Pulled Ahead in Cycling Rates
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Investigates factors associated with high rates of bicycling to school to identify replicable ways to facilitate active transportation.

The Basics of Micromobility and Related Motorized Devices for Personal Transport
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Classifies and defines vehicles and emerging "micromobility" devices for integrating into transportation systems.

E-Scooter Management in Midsized Cities in the United States
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Documents practices, challenges, and opportunities related to micromobility, specifically e-scooters, in nine midsized US cities.

The Benefits of Slowing Down Traffic Starting Where Children Walk and Bike
Source: Vision Zero for Youth
Describes lessons learned on addressing speed through roadway design and operations changes that benefit youth walkers and bicyclists.

Events As Tools for Change
Source: Vision Zero for Youth
Shows how events, such as Walk or Bike to School Day, can serve as powerful catalysts for improving safety and building a healthy community for everyone.

School Travel Data: Innovative Collection Methods and Uses
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Four examples of low cost and higher investment strategies for collecting school travel data and how different agencies are using those data.

Who is Walking or Biking to School? Patterns from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey and Future Directions
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Info brief explores 2017 National Household Travel Survey data within the context of students traveling to school.

Automated Vehicles University Course Module Series
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Provides a foundation and orientation for students and practitioners to learn more and join the conversation about the advancement of AVs and the safety and mobility for all road users.

Using Connectivity Measures to Evaluate and Build Connected Bicycle Networks
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and PeopleForBikes
Provides an overview of current approaches for measuring bicycle network quality and focuses on a case study using the open-source PeopleForBikes Bicycle Network Analysis tool to evaluate the impact of planned projects.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Programs: Summary of Practice and Key Resources
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Provides a concise summary of current practice and key resources for implementing, expanding, or maintaining bicycle and pedestrian count programs. The brief focuses on the aspects of count programs, including site selection, equipment, and data management, with a discussion and references for more information.

Discussion Guide for Automated and Connected Vehicles, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
The guide provides an overview of key terms and discussion of important opportunities and challenges for automated vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

The Emerging Language of Highway Removals
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Resource provides language, vocabulary, and graphics for communities to have informed conversations about highway removal and mitigation projects and an understanding of available tools.

Defining Connected Bike Networks
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and PeopleForBikes
This info brief surveys the impact of connected bike networks and common measurement approaches, and explores tools and strategies to help planning progress.

An Overview of Automated Enforcement Systems and Their Potential for Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This paper explores the implications that automated enforcement systems, specifically red-light cameras and automated speed enforcement systems, can have on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Using Health Impact Assessments to Evaluate Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This white paper explores the opportunities that exist for incorporating Health Impact Assessments in the transportation planning process.

Road Diet Conversions: A Synthesis of Safety Research
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
The primary purpose of this review is to assess the available evidence regarding the safety effectiveness of reductions in the number of motorized traffic lanes, widely known as road diet conversions.

An Overview and Recommendations of High-Visibility Crosswalk Marking Styles
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This paper examines the past and current research on crosswalk marking design and explores he best types of marking patterns under various traffic and roadway conditions.

Crowdsourcing Pedestrian and Cyclist Activity Data
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) & Fehr and Peers
This paper explores how crowdsourced pedestrian and bicylist activity data can be captured to supporting research and planning activities.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Forecasting Tools: State of the Practice
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) & Fehr & Peers
This white paper summarizes the state of the practice of bicycle and pedestrian forecasting tools, and suggests potential next steps to improve them.

Pursuing Equity in Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) & Federal Highway Administration
This white paper discusses ways transportation planners and others can work to incorporate the pedestrian and bicycle needs of traditionally underserved communities into their transportation planning.

Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity During Rehabilitation of Existing Bridges
Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants
This paper highlight opportunities for enhancing pedestrian and bicycle accommodations during rehabilitation of existing bridges.