The fields of alternate transportation and recreation planning are exciting, rewarding, and fast-developing, and we work every day to remain at the front, leading the charge. We participate on national committees such as the TRB Bike Committee, APBP Board, and the National Waterfront Center, and helped launch the Cities for Cycling project with NACTO. We combine project-specific and broader research to increase our knowledge base, and we continually inject innovation into our designs and approach.
Our research efforts span the world, including landmark studies on trails located next to active railway lines, colored bike lanes, bicycle boulevards, bicycle-streetcar integration, and cycle tracks. We are at the forefront of a national movement using data collection and analysis to document bicycle and pedestrian activities through the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project. We continue to learn so that we can continue to innovate.
NACTO Cities for Cycling "Urban Bikeway Design Guide"
The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. Learn More >
National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project
One of the greatest challenges facing the bicycle and pedestrian field is the lack of documentation on usage and demand. Without accurate and consistent demand and usage figures, it is difficult to measure the positive benefits of investments in these modes, especially when compared to the other transportation modes such as the private automobile. An answer to this need for data is the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Program.Learn More >PERSPECTIVES IN PLANNING: Best Practices in Campus Bicycle Planning and Program Development
This white paper discusses the renewed focus and emphasis by U.S. universities on prioritizing bicycling on campuses. Read >Rails-With-Trails: "Lessons Learned" Federal RWT study
After a two-year development process, the study was submitted to the US Department of Transportation in 2002 and has since been cleared and finalized.Learn More > Technical Assistance and Research: San Francisco Shared Lane Marking Study
This report reflected several years of effort to address the need for a marking on streets without bicycle lanes.Learn More >