Browse: Active Transportation

These resources are designed to help you and your community support walking, bicycling, and safe routes to transit for people of all ages and abilities. Topics include securing funding to support active transportation goals, advancing Complete Streets policies, supporting equitable Vision Zero policies, incorporating active transportation into comprehensive plans, and more.

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Webinars

December 2, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST, we are welcoming participants from this year’s Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program to share about their work and how they shifted their activities in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fact Sheets

MPOs allocate millions of dollars from the federal government for transportation for things like roads, bridges, biking and walking infrastructure, and air quality improvements. In this process, there is ripe opportunity for advocates to lock in new funding for active transportation and transit.  

Reports, Evaluations, and Toolkits

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We’ve developed state report cards which provide a snapshot of how supportive each state is of walking, bicycling, and physical activity for children and adults as of 2020.

Case Studies

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Grassroots organizing takes root as community members and advocates in Muscoy, CA worked together to achieve wins for walking, biking, and Safe Routes to School.

Model Policies

NPLAN has surveyed existing law, conducted extensive legal research, and consulted with legal and policy experts to create these model laws (local ordinances and state statutes) and local and state/regional resolutions (which may be easier to pass, but are not binding) for Complete Streets.

Websites

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This is a crowdsourced photo library featuring walking and rolling to schools, parks, and around the community in all types of weather - rainy, gusty, snowy, and sunny!

Journal Articles

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Key takeaway:

  • A comprehensive approach to bicycle safety incorporates bicycle education in addition to road engineering.