Monthly Archives: February 2013
U.S. Engineeering firm Sprinkle Consulting has developed a tool to measure the level of accommodation provided for cyclists along arterial routes. The tool provides a means of understanding how cyclists react to road conditions, treatments and enhancements aimed at making their ride safer and more appealing. Sprinkle worked through a process of field surveys, observing cyclists using typical metropolitan streets in the U.S.
The paper was presented at the 2006 Pro Walk – Pro Bike conference in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2006.
The Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration are useful resource sources for information on a variety of issues related to cycling and walking. Their site includes many studies and research that will be useful to the advocate or practitioner.
The Pedestrian Safety Action Plan is a comprehensive guide for improving safety for pedestrians through engineering and program supports.