New Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook Released by Federal Highway Administration

 New FHWA Handbook Encourages Streamlined, Quantifiable Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

To kick off the New Year, the Federal Highway Administration Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty Planning has released theStatewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook. Developed from research, including interviews with nine State DOTs and a review of plans from 15 States, the handbook covers statewide planning from inception and scoping to implementation, including topics like engaging stakeholders and the general public; developing goals, objectives, and strategies; collecting and analyzing data; and linking to larger planning processes. Additionally, the Handbook showcases experiences and noteworthy practices from State DOTs around the country, including Louisiana, North Carolina, and Colorado.

As ASLA advocates are faced with active transportation-related issues in their state legislatures and in Congress, this Handbook can be used as a resource when talking to legislators and/or state DOT officials. For any questions regarding theStatewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook, please contactJody McCullough or Michelle Noch– FHWA Office of Planning.


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