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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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NTPP Pilot Communities:
Columbia - "Neighbors on the Go"
Marin County - "Way to Go"

Graphic of Walk/Bike Map Cover: Neighbors on The Go
Photo of promotional items including bike maps and brochures in a small bag with handles.
Photo of an educational event promoting Columbia Neighbors on the Go program.

Personal Travel Planning (PTP) is a method of providing customized information, incentives, and motivation directly to individuals, to encourage less habitual use of the car and more trips by foot, bike, bus, train or in shared cars.

Program highlights:

Initial outcomes:

Lessons learned:


Spring 2009 -- 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."

Updated: 05/30/2014
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