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Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: 2014 Report

Continued Progress in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks

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May 2014
DOT-VNTSC-FHWA-14-04
FHWA-HEP-14-035

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Office of Human Environment
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Prepared By:
U.S. Department of Transportation
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

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2. REPORT DATE

May 2014

3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED

Final Report

4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE

Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: Continued Progress in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks - May 2014 Report

5a. FUNDING NUMBERS

HW3CA1/MVA61

6. AUTHOR(S)

William Lyons, Benjamin Rasmussen, David Daddio, Jared Fijalkowski, Erica Simmons

5b. CONTRACT NUMBER

7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)

U.S. Department of Transportation
John A Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Transportation Planning Division
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142-1093

8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER

DOT-VNTSC-FHWA-14-04

9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)

US Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Human Environment
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, DC 20590

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AGENCY REPORT NUMBER
FHWA-HEP-14-035

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This document is available to the public on the FHWA website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/ntpp/

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13. ABSTRACT

In 2005, the United States Congress directed the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP). The program provided over $25 million in contract authority to four pilot communities (Columbia, Missouri; Marin County, California; Minneapolis area, Minnesota; and Sheboygan County, Wisconsin) for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and nonmotorized programs. This report summarizes the progress and results of the NTPP from August 2005 through December 2013, updating and expanding upon the analysis from the Report to the U.S. Congress on the Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program, submitted by the Federal Highway Administration in April 2012. This report analyzes the results through December 2013 of the NTPP in terms of program implementation, transportation mode shift toward walking and bicycling and associated improvements pertaining to access and mobility, safety and public health, and the environment and energy. From 2007 to 2013, the pilot communities observed an estimated 22.8 percent increase in the number of walking trips and an estimated 48.3 percent increase in the number of bicycling trips. This report examines how the NTPP pilot communities provide examples to other communities interested in implementing and evaluating nonmotorized investments.

14. SUBJECT TERMS

Nonmotorized transportation, program evaluation, pedestrian and bicycle planning

15. NUMBER OF PAGES

82

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