Bike and pedestrian master plans
- Local or statewide policies and approaches promoting the development of infrastructure to support biking, walking, and non-automobile options
- Promotes physical activity and active transportation
- Reduces environmental impacts of driving
Evidence and impacts
Ranked as having the second-highest level of evidence by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
- Increased physical activity
- Increased active transportation
- Reduced vehicle miles traveled
- Reduced emissions
Best practices in implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- Be prepared to address concerns about the elimination of on-street parking and the potential for increased traffic congestion.
- Involve community and key stakeholders (school administrators, homeowners, business owners, fire departments, people with disabilities, older adults, and bicycle advocates) in early stages of the design process.
- Assess current walkability conditions, research walking behavior in varied settings, promote public education and participation in pedestrian planning, and encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary education between transportation engineers and designers