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Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook

FHWA-HEP-14-051

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Screen capture of a map showing regional, city areas. Photo showing a bicyclist traveling along a road.

Photo shows a person planning and taking project notes for a bike lane or path. Photo shows pedestrians crossing a street with a bus in the background.

Clockwise from top left: North Carolina, Maryland, Minnesota, Hawaii

September 2014

DOT-VNTSC-FHWA-14-12

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Planning

Federal Highway Administration

Prepared by:

U.S. Department of Transportation
John A Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

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2. REPORT DATE

September 2014

3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED

Final Report

4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE

Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook

5a. FUNDING NUMBERS

HW2LA3/MVR10

6. AUTHOR(S)

Anna Biton, David Daddio, and James Andrew

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-14-12

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

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

Office of Planning

1200 New Jersey Ave SE

Washington, DC 20590

10. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY REPORT NUMBER

FHWA-HEP-14-051

11. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

Michelle Noch
Jody McCullough

12a. DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT

This document is available to the public on the FHWA website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/processes/pedestrian_bicycle/

12b. DISTRIBUTION CODE

13. ABSTRACT

This handbook is designed to help State departments of transportation (DOTs) develop or update State pedestrian and bicycle plans. Based on research including interviews with nine State DOTs and critical evaluations of documents from 15 States, this handbook covers statewide planning from plan inception and scoping to engaging stakeholders and the general public; developing goals, objectives and strategies; collecting and analyzing data; linking to the larger statewide transportation planning process; and implementation. For each stage of the planning process, this handbook uses recent experiences and noteworthy practices from DOTs around the country, helping inform a new generation of statewide nonmotorized planning and implementation.

14. SUBJECT TERMS

Nonmotorized transportation, statewide planning, pedestrian and bicycle planning

15. NUMBER OF PAGES

93

16. PRICE CODE

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Unclassified

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Unclassified

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Unclassified

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Unlimited

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