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Lessons Learned: Evolution of the Protected Intersection

The evolution of North American bikeway design has progressed to protected intersections. During our work on the development of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, Alta staff saw merit in the Dutch junction style design and have spent subsequent effort studying it and attempting to create a framework for adapting it to the North American roadway […]

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Minneapolis Bicycle Benefits Assessment

In 2015, the City of Minneapolis updated its Bicycle Master Plan with a list of 55 prioritized miles of potential protected bikeways. This short brief by Alta Planning + Design quantifies the potential benefit of doubling the commute modeshare in the City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis Benefits Assessment Brief 2015  

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FHWA Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned

This report offers conclusions about the lessons learned in the development, construction, and operation of “rails-with-trails” so that railroad companies, trail developers, and others can benefit from the history of trails in existence today.

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NACTO 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. The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. […]

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