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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report compares estimates of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in Hawaii under current conditions versus VMT when policies are implemented to manage travel demand. These policies include transportation demand management (employer-based programs that encourage employees to carpool,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This guide provides a framework to increase safe and equitable access to parks and green spaces. It focuses on access to parks via active transportation as well as ensuring a high-quality, safe experience within the park itself. The guide includes recommendations to help local decisionmakers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
The rise of shared mobility services, including rideshare and micro-mobility options such as bicycles and electric scooters, poses new challenges for cities and states. They must manage new kinds of traffic, keep streets and sidewalks safe and accessible, and ensure that transportation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Transportation plays a critical role in the health and economic development of a metropolitan area. When people have the ability to walk, bike, or take transit safely to a destination, the whole region benefits from healthier people, better air quality, and reduced traffic fatalities....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
Due to limited resources and funding, state departments of transportation (DOTs) struggle to achieve their goals of improving safety, alleviating congestion, reducing environmental impacts, and helping to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods. In response to these challenges,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan outlines the city's plan for tripling the amount of bicycle ridership in the city and implementing new safety measures. This document includes graphics detailing potential bike lane networks, cost estimates, a biannual progress schedule, and more. ...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PeopleForBikes
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
From housing choice to bus frequency to freeway routing to sidewalk quality, cities have often failed to equitably distribute the costs and benefits of mobility. Today, U.S. cities are using a new tool to help make bike transportation a mainstream part of urban American life: protected...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This ordinance requires the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to design and construct all new City transportation improvement projects to provide appropriate accommodation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and disabled persons while promoting the safe operation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
In California, communities with populations that are predominantly Latinx and low-income suffer the greatest burden of pollution and bad air quality, in addition to lacking infrastructure that makes streets safe for walking and biking. Yet for many residents, walking or taking transit...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Developing and tracking accessibility metrics has many practical advantages, such as measuring how readily commuters can meet their needs and providing a common measure for assessing various transportation modes and modal investments. This guide addresses the need for accessibility...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
When setting the national bike advocacy agenda, the League of American Bicyclists believes that it is important to include a range of different perspectives, particularly from youth voices; not only does this empower younger participants, but it is a necessary first step toward championing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source City of Kingston
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Too much parking takes up massive amounts of space, costs significant amounts of money, induces more driving, counteracts efforts to promote walking, biking, and public transit, increases GHG emissions, and overall makes a city less healthy and equitable. This report outlines the...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Local transit systems face a series of challenges, including aging infrastructure, decreasing public transportation usage, increasing congestion, unsafe streets for pedestrians and bikers, COVID-19 transmission on public transit, and the excessive release of carbon emissions. To address...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The League of American Bicyclists is a national membership organization that champions bicycling through policy and movement building. Firmly committed to equity, the League believes that bike equity can be achieved through the inclusion of diverse community voices in creating streets...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
The federal tax benefit for commuter parking excludes the value of commuter parking provided by employers from the calculation of a worker’s taxable income. The “check” is bigger for people who make more money or work in the downtown areas of major cities, but the costs of the program...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report guides planning agencies and transportation decision makers in measuring accessibility and incorporating those metrics into decision making by outlining general concepts, data needs and availability, analysis tools, and other considerations in measuring accessibility....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
The benefits of transportation investments are not distributed equally among communities, as some social groups have not reaped the rewards of developed transportation infrastructure. This report uses GIS software, U.S. Census data, and the Bicycle Equity Index to spatially identify...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This report summarized community input regarding development priorities in the northern corridor of Chicago's Milwaukee Ave. Residents and business owners prioritized improving bicycle and other public transport infrastructure, reevaluating parking use and encouraging local business...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Smart Growth America
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Housing, Health, Transportation & Mobility
Transportation accounts for the largest share of carbon emissions in the U.S. Car-oriented land use and community design play a significant role in the nation’s transportation emissions; communities are built in a way that makes it difficult and unsafe to access daily needs outside...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Health impact assessments are a useful tool to help make the case for the many benefits of safe routes and park access. Decisionmakers often want data to help weigh costs and benefits of a change. This factsheet can help advocates engage stakeholders and gather data in support of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Association of City Transportation Officials
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Most vehicle-bike conflicts occur at intersections, making intersection design a critical component of streets that are safe for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. This guide provides recommendations regarding protected bike intersections, dedicated bike intersections, minor street...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Policy Areas Housing, Health, Transportation & Mobility
Initiative Ordinance JJJ (Measure JJJ) is a ballot initiative with two provisions intended to increase the production of affordable housing in the City of Los Angeles: the “Transit-Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Overlay” provision which would allow housing developers to build...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Bicycling is on the rise across the U.S. Adults are capitalizing on the health and economic benefits of active transportation, while an increasing number of young people are forgoing drivers' licenses to save money and embrace more walkable, bikeable lifestyles. The new majority that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Food
No one should have to risk their life or spend hundreds of hours a year traveling simply to access healthy food. In too many neighborhoods and communities, local stores do not sell fresh produce or other healthy options, and transportation obstacles make getting to healthy foods dangerous,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Association of City Transportation Officials
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
To achieve growth in bicycling, bikeway design needs to meet the needs of a broader set of potential bicyclists. This report describes bikeway facilities (i.e. low-speed shared streets, protected bicycle lanes, and bicycle boulevards) that encourage safe bicycle-use for people of...

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