Accomodating bicycle and pedestrian travel
Station Cars programs, a specific form of car-sharing, are also growing in number.
See the National Station Car Association's web page for more information, including a description of the Bay Area's demonstration program.
Trans Act is maintained by the Surface Transportation Project and provides links to the websites of a wide variety of advocacy groups as well as reports and information on current transportation issues: The official website for the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21) provides just about everything you wanted to know about TEA-21.
The Fact Sheets and the Summary are especially helpful.
Also from the Urban Land Institute: Urban Infill Housing: Myth and Fact Here's a helpful overview of the gentrification problem from the Brookings Institution: Dealing with Neighborhood Change: A Primer on Gentrification and Policy Choices The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation has published a report on Healthy Places, Healthy People: Promoting Public Health and Physical Activity Through Community Design. Did you know that 30% of all accidents occur at intersections?
Here's a report from Time on Segway, the "human transporter" that its inventor says will revolutionize our cities. State Farm Insurance publishes an annual list of the 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in the U. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued "Kids Walk-to-School," a guide to help indiviudals and organizations encourage walking to school.
For more on land use strategies that support light rail and other forms of transit, check out the Transit-Focused Development website. Florida is generating some interesting work on access management, including model land use regulations to promote access management and a nifty little guide to "Ten Ways to Manage Roadway Access in Your Community." Here's a place to find out more about Roundabouts.
The Natural Resources Defense Council provides a transportation links page with lots of useful links to sites on alternative fuels and emerging vehicle technologies consistent with sustainability goals. Check out the report "Roundabouts: A Direct Way to Safer Highways." Fort Collins, CO, has a cool web site complete with animated simulation describing its own roundabout project, Useful sites on TRAFFIC CALMING include: - City of Portland's Traffic Calming Program (includes technical information on speed humps and traffic circles) - ITE's Traffic Calming for Communities page; see especially their seminar materials and "Traffic Calming: State of the Practice" - PTI's "Slow down, you're going to fast: the community guide to traffic calming.
The Congress for the New Urbanism has created an international movement promoting better design from the block level, to the neighborhood level, to the regional level. Here are some developments in the Austin region that promote their new urbanist characteristics: Here's an important new report from the Urban Land Institute: Ten Principle's for Reinventing America's Suburban Strips.The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international educational and scientific association.ITE members are "traffic engineers, transportation planners and other professionals who are responsible for meeting society's needs for safe and efficient surface transportation through planning, designing, implementing, operating and maintaining surface transportation systems worldwide." The Local Government Commission has published a series of fact sheets on pedestrian and bicycle issues.The Michigan Land Use Institute has an article on locating schools so that kids can walk again.See the Federal Highway Administration's Pedestrian Safety Roadshow for lots of good ideas about enhancing the environment for pedestrians.