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Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure

Workshops and conferences

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Walk-Bike New York - September 13-14, 2016 - in Syracuse.






Bikeability and walkability checklists

These simple checklists are great discussion tools, and good ways to get people thinking about problems and solutions in your neighborhood. Use them to evaluate just how friendly your community is to the non-motorized public. Both are produced and distrubuted by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

Bikeability Checklist

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Walkability Checklist

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Planning and engineering references

If you're interested in the basic principles of planning and design for bicycle pedestrian facilities, you want to be familiar with the following resources:

NYSDOT Highway Design Manual (HDM)

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The following chapters are especially pertinent to bicycle and pedestrian design, and are presented here in PDF format:

Chapter 17 Bicycle facility design
Chapter 18 Pedestrian facility design
Chapter 25 Traffic Calming

Publications from the Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has numerous relevant resources. Click here to visit the FHWA online, and also take a look at the documents listed below.

Implementing Bicycle Improvements at the Local Level

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Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (national)

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Flexibility in Highway Design

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Investigation of Exposure Based Pedestrian Accident Areas


Bicycle Safety-Related Research Synthesis


Older Pedestrian Characteristic for Use in Highway Design



Additional resources from the FHWA