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NTPP PedBike LogoThe Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program
Columbia, MO - Marin County, CA - Minneapolis, MN - Sheboygan County, WI
Preliminary Observations and Experiences

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The Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) pilot communities have used geographical information systems (GIS) in a variety of ways to plan and implement their project. GIS allows the pilots to quickly visualize data and see trends, relationships, and patterns that may have otherwise been overlooked, leading to more informed and strategic decision making. The following are examples of interesting and effective uses of GIS to support NTPP projects.

Project Selection

Safety Assessments

Graphic showing frequency of crash data
Sheboygan County crash data

Screenshot of Cyclopath website.
Cyclopath user interface

Project Information Sharing

Gathering User Data

Spring 2010 -- Prepared by the USDOT/Volpe Center for the Federal Highway Administration and NTPP Pilot Communities

Section 1807 of the Safe, Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) in August 2005. Over the span of four years (2007-2010), the legislation authorizes $25 million for each of the NTPP's four pilot communities to construct and invest in nonmotorized transportation infrastructure and programs. The purpose of the NTPP is "to demonstrate the extent to which bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load, and represent a major portion of the transportation solution, within selected communities."

* This research has been funded by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Planning, Environment and Realty's Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP).

Updated: 12/8/2016
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