If you've taken the workshop offered through the Cornell Local Roads Program, you will find the following items familiar to you. Providing these to you electronically may save us a few trees.
Edmonton's walkability checklist
The Town of Ithaca Transportation Plan can be found if you scroll down to the bottom of the page. You'll also find a report about land owner perceptions of trails under the "planning educational materials" section.
Street Design Basics is a four-page document from Portland State, Oregon. It helps convey concepts that links transportation and land use.
The National Association of Realtors is paying attention to trends such as smart growth and what the market desires. Check out their publication On Common Ground series.
Obesity trends - the Centers for Disease Control have tracked trends and assembled this presentation
The Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure's planning document - This SUNY Albany-based initiative's document is a fantastic reference for pedestrian and bicycle friendly communities in New York State.
Bicycle Rodeos - a guide to organizing a bicycle skills event for children
Bicycle Parking Guidelines - from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
How to develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan - from the Federal Highway Administration.
This link to Rail Trail Studies provides a summary of many reports that have looked at rail trails and the affect on the values of real estate, among other pertinent issues.
Parks and Trails New York has developed a card with tips for motorists and trail users intended to enhance safety at places where trails/bike paths intersect with roads. PTNY has another great resource A Guide to Attracting Bicyclists to New York's Canal Communities.
The League of American Bicyclists' Bicycle Friendly Program (including communities, businesses and universities).
The FWHA education and outreach link will get you to many interesting resources.
Their Livability in Transportation Guidebook, which has the primary purpose of illustrating how livability principles have been incorporated into transportation planning, programming, and project design, using examples from State, regional, and local sponsors.
They have released a Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities, which provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety.
Increasing Physical Activity Through Community Design is a Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Livable Community Advocates. From the National Center for Bicycling and Walking. Published June 2010
The Department of Transportation's Complete Streets web site provides background information and includes a list of communities who have crafted policies.
This national coalition advocates for streets to be designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and bus riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across a complete street.
There are numerous helpful places. For starters:
The New York State DOT site covers all the basics.
The New York State Partnership for Walk our Children to School - will hook you up with others in the state promoting walking to school
For more links, go to this site's links page.