Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
This focus page contains resources for bicycle and pedestrian planning, and other non-motorized
transportation modes, including guidelines and design standards, case studies and ideas for
integrated planning, funding strategies, and other helpful tools.
- Upcoming conferences and webinars related to bicycle and pedestrian planning:
To browse all existing events on the TPCB website or to add new ones, please visit the
events calendar or the TPCB Resource Index.
The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance.
Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.
- FHWA Bicycle &
Pedestrian Program The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's
Office of Human Environment promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and
- FHWA's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety program
which develops projects, programs, and materials for use in reducing pedestrian and bicyclist
- Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center The
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information
about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility
for pedestrians (including transit users), and bicyclists. The PBIC serves anyone interested
in pedestrian and bicycle issues, including planners, engineers, private citizens, advocates,
educators, police enforcement, and the health community.
- Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals promotes
excellence in the professional discipline of pedestrian and bicycle transportation, including
engineering, planning, landscape architecture, safety, and promotion.
- National Center for Safe Routes to School provides
technical support and resources concerning the Federal Safe Routes to School Program.
Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach, An ITE Recommended Practice
- The Transportation Research Board Bicycle
Transportation Committee (ANF20) is concerned with all aspects of bicycling and bicyclists,
and criteria for bicycle facilities to assure that the bicycle rider has safe, convenient
and efficient travel.
- The Transportation Research Board Pedestrian
Committee (ANF10) is concerned with research on pedestrians and pedestrian facilities
that will provide safe, comfortable, and efficient walking environments along sidewalks, along
and across roadways, and connecting to other modes of transportation.
- The National Center for Bicycling & Walking
(NCBW) is a resident program at Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NCBW was establishing
in 1977, as the Bicycle Federation of America, Inc. NCBW's mission is to create bicycle-friendly
and walkable communities.
- League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun,
fitness, and transportation and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly
- America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy
groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities.
- American Trails is a national advocacy organization
working for the common interests of all trail users and offers an extensive resource library.
- United States Access Board is an independent Federal
agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
- Walkscore.com is a website that rates the walkability
- Active Living Research is a national
program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
which supports and shares research on environmental and policy strategies that can promote
daily physical activity for children and families across the United States.