Updated Web Sites for Walking and Bicycling

Updated Web Sites for Walking and Bicycling

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, in its continued effort to disseminate information and technical assistance on pedestrian and bicycle safety, has updated and redesigned its Web sites www.walkinginfo.org and www.bicyclinginfo.org.

New features of the sites include:

- Assistance for planners, including information on documenting existing pedestrian/bike facilities and usage, prioritizing needs, establishing design procedures, and evaluating plans

- Tools such as audits, checklists, and Level-of-Service models to assess conditions for walking and bicycling

- Sample pedestrian and bicycle plans from across the US

- Resources and examples of policies that support bicyclists and pedestrians, including land use policies, subdivision and street design regulations, transportation demand management (TDM) policies, and more

- A centralized, Web-based Library of pedestrian and bicycling-related materials, case studies, and research for practitioners

- A "Get Local Assistance" tool that allows users to locate assistance in their area as well as register to offer assistance

- A searchable database of upcoming events and training opportunities

- A News Room with PBIC press releases, resources for the media and recent news articles. Users can also sign up to received email updates and news from the Center

The new sites were developed with input from site users and PBIC stakeholders. Revised and new content on the sites were developed in conjunction with pedestrian and bicycle experts from across the country. PBIC staff conducted usability testing of the existing Web sites, revealing the need for a searchable resource of research and other information on pedestrian and bicycle safety and planning.

"We had a wealth of information on our old Web sites, but it was scattered throughout individual sections," said Charlie Zegeer, director of the PBIC. "We are now able to offer a searchable database of resources and research in one centralized location."

The redevelopment of the sites is funded through $1.6 million in renewal funding the Center received from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is maintained by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center with funding from FHWA.

Related Link: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Websites

For more information contact:

Laura Sandt
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
730 MLK Jr, Blvd. CB 3430
Chapel Hill
NC 27599-3430

Phone: 919-962-2203
Email: [email protected]

Posted February 8, 2008

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