There are many national advocacy groups offering a wide array of resources on biking, walking, and healthy communities.
- Active Living by Design
- Adventure Cycling
- Alliance for Biking and Walking
- America Bikes
- America Walks
- American Trails
- Bikes Belong
- Change Lab Solutions
- International Bicycle Fund
- International Mountain Bicycling Association
- League of American Bicyclists
- National Center for Bicycling and Walking
- National Center for Safe Routes to School
- National Complete Streets Coalition
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
- Project for Public Spaces
- Promoting Active Communities
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Healthy by Design Presents: Crash the Myth: Rules of the Road
Journeys from Home Montana: Providing children and youth with the experiences necessary to acquire the tools and knowledge that will allow them to travel safe and predcictable under their own power in their own community.
Tools of Change: This Ottowa website has a variety of case studies on improving road safety and changing behaviors.
Engineering & Design Manuals
US Federal Guidelines
- AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, 4th Edition
- AASHTO A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 6th Edition (2001). Washington, DCA
- AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities, 1st Edition
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bicycle Facilities and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. (2011).
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) US Department of Transportation Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities (2013).
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) MUTCD Official Rulings
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Separate Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center: Engineer Pedestrian Facilities
- United States Access Board. (2007). Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG). Washington, D.C.
- United States Access Board. (2002). Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities. Washington, D.C.
Best Practice Documents
- Alta Planning + Design and the Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI). (2009). Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard
- Alta Planning + Design. (2009). Cycle Tracks: Lessons Learned
- Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). (2010). Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines, 2nd Edition.
- City of Chicago and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC). (2002). Bike Lane Design Guide.
- City of Portland Bureau of Transportation. (2010). Portland Bicycle Master Plan for 2030.
- Complete Streets Local Policy Workbook
- Federal Highway Administration. (2005). BIKESAFE: Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System.
- Federal Highway Administration. (2005). PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System.
- Federal Highway Administration. (2005). Report HRT-04-100, Safety Effects of Marked Versus Unmarked Crosswalks at UncontrolledLocations.
- Federal Highway Administration. (2001). Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access.
- King, Michael, for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. (2002). Bicycle Facility Selection: A Comparison of Approaches.
- Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
- National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACT0) Cities for Cycling Design Guide
- National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACT0) Urban Bikeway Design Guide
- National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACT0) Urban Street Design Guide
- Oregon Department of Transportation. (1995). Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
- Pedestrian and Transit Oriented Design A Primer for Smart Growth
Reclaiming the Right of Way: A Toolkit for Creating and Implementing Parklets, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Sept. 2012
Shelby Resolution 1877 Jan 6 2014, Safe and Accessible Streets
- Boulder County, CO Multi-modal Transportation Standards
- Boulder, CO Design Standards
- Madison, WI Public Works Bikeway Maintenance
Winter Maintenance Standards
- City of Madison Procedures for Snow & Ice Control
- Madison, WI Department of Public Works
Improve Your School Arrival and Departure Procedures: A toolkit for school safety communities
Active Design Guidelines: Promoting Physical Activity and Health in Design
Designing Healthy Communities highlights how we design the built environment, and its potential for addressing and preventing many of the nation’s devastating childhood and adult health concerns.
Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet tells the dramatic and enlightening behind-the-scenes story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed Portland into a cycling mecca and inspired the nation. Through a panoply of hilarious and poignant stories, Birk takes readers on a 20-year rollercoaster journey of global and local discovery and education, while bringing into sharp focus some of the planet’s most pressing and hotly debated energy and transportation issues, policies, shortcomings, and solutions.
Making Healthy Places offers a comprehensive look at the human health implications of buildings, neighborhoods, and cities. Based on the latest scientific evidence, this multidisciplinary collaboration offers built environment solutions for health, well being and sustainability.
Measuring Urban Design Qualities: This manual is the product of nearly a year and a half of research on urban design qualities related to walkability. It builds on a growing body of evidence that links the built environment to active living.
Montana Policy Review: Sustaining Montana Communities Through Philanthropy examines the various challenges and opportunities regarding the transferable wealth that may be leaving the state.
Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play, you’ll find inspiring stories of innovative communities throughout the US and Canada that have successfully created vibrant neighborhood play lives for their children. You’ll also get a comprehensive set of step-by-step solutions to turn around your family and neighborhood cultures, so that your kids can spend less time in front of screens and in adult-supervised activities, and more time engaging in joyful neighborhood play.
Rethinking Streets: An evidence-based guide to 25 Complete Streets Transformations
Steps to a Walkable Community: A guide for Citizens, Planners, and Engineers
The Great Neighborhood Book The Great Neighborhood Book explains how any community can be improved and enlivened, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. Through real-life stories, this book addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality.
The Third Mode: Walking and bicycling are metaphors. While they are unique forms of mobility, they can also be thought of together to represent a “third mode” of transportation that is as important as highways and mass transit. This mode of transport, and the kind of thinking that is required to integrate it into our modern world, symbolizes a different perspective on our way of thinking. If you can understand why non-motorized mobility is important for transportation, you can also see how other problems could be resolved with similar thinking. This thought process is called The Third Mode, and this book describes how it can lead to a more connected, healthy, and sustainable society.
Advocacy Advance: How Communities are Paying to Maintain Trails, Bike Lanes, and Sidewalks addresses both the technical and political challenges of how communities are paying to maintain their bicycle and pedestrian infrastructures.
Advocacy Advance: How Communities are Paying for Innovative On-Street Bicycle Infrastructure provides transportation officials and advocates examples of how protected bike lanes are being paid for in the United States.
A Walking Revolution: A Movement Making Americans Happier and Healthier addresses the power of walking and walkability for health, business, community, schools, and the environment.
The Innovative DOT, 2nd Ed. A Handbook of Policy and Practice
Outdoor Recreation Economy: Montana report shows the economic benefit of outdoor recreation in Montana
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook