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Photos: The Pedestrian
and Bicycle Information Center has teamed with Walkable
Communities, Inc. and the Institute of Transportation Engineers
Pedestrian and Bicycle Council to bring you the Image Library, a
searchable collection of over 2,500 categorized images.
Posters: Most roadways are
designed to produce a specific Level of Service (LOS), and the typical
LOS standard measures only how fast and free-flowing motor vehicles
can move. These new Level of Quality (LOQ) Guidelines, developed
by Dan Burden of Walkable Communities, are meant to show graphically
why some streets work better than others for access, safety and
mobility of all modes.
The sheets developed to date measure walking, bicycling, traffic
calming, transit access, crossings, and links, with others under
development. In the tradition of "one picture is worth a thousand
words, we have simply shown a range of streets or installations
- from "Exemplary" to "Hall of Shame" and encourage
you to make the comparison yourselves.
Publications: Some of our
publications are only available in PDF format. In order to
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Sample Agendas & Brochures:
Discussions/Articles from the Internet
Recommended Readings: Below are some
recommended readings grouped into three categories, Traditional
Neighborhood Design, Traffic Calming and general
Walkable Communities Bibliography:
- Alexander, Christopher. A Pattern Language.
New York Oxford University Press. 1977.
- Alexander, Christopher. The Timeless
Way of Building. New York Oxford University Press.
- Appleyard, Donald. Livable Streets.
University of California Press. 1981.
- Calthorpe, Peter. The Next American
Metropolis. Princeton Architectural Press. 1993.
- Engwicht, David. Reclaiming Our Towns
and Villages. 1994.
- Hiss, Tony. The Expreience of Place.
The Vintage Books Edition. 1991.
- Jacobs, Allan. Great Streets.
MIT Press. 1993.
- Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of
Great American Cities. Vintage Book. 1961.
- Johnson, Spencer. Who Moved My Cheese?
G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1998
- Kunstler, James Howard. Geography of
Nowhere. Simon & Schuster. 1993. Kunstler,
James Howard. Home from Nowhere. Simon &
- Loeb, Paul Rogat. Soul of a Citizen
- Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time. St. Martin's
- Putnam, Robert. Bowling Alone - The
Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon &
- Whyte, William. The Social Life of Small
Urban Spaces. Doubleday.
- A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and
Streets. AASHTO. 444 North
Capitol Street NW, Suite 249, Washington, DC 20001.
- Ewing, Reid. Best Development Practices.
Florida Department of Community Affairs. 1995.
- Guidelines for Residential Subdivision Street
Design. Institute of Transportation Engineers.
1993. 525 School Street SW, Suite 410, Washington DC
- Livable Neighborhoods: Rethinking Residential
Streets. American Public Works Association. 1996.
- Making Streets That Work. City of
Seattle Engineering Department. 1996. 600 Fourth Avenue,
12th Floor, Seattle WA, 98104-1873.
- Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
(MUTCD). Superintendent of Documents. Us Government
Printing Office, Washington DC 20402.
- Neighborhood Traffic Management Program.
Collier County Transportation Services Department. 1995.
3301 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 33962.
- Reclaiming Our Streets. City of
Portland Bureau of Traffic Management. 1993. 1120
SW 5th Avenue, Suite 730, Portland, OR 97204.
- Speed Control in Residential Areas.
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. 1993.
- Traffic Engineering Handbook. Institute
of Transportation Engineers. 1992. 525 School Street SW,
Suite 410, Washington DC 20024-2792.
- Uniform Vehicle Code. National Committee
on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordinances. 1987. 405
Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201.
Traditional Neighborhood Design:
- AASHTO. A Policy on Geometric Design
of Highways and Streets, 1994.
- American LIVES, Inc. "1994 Shopper
and Homeowner Study, Community Features Home Buyers Pay For."
- American Public Works Association. Livable
Neighborhoods: Rethinking Residential Streets. 1996.
- Burden, Dan. "Twelve Steps Toward
Walkable Communities." Florida Department of Transportation.
- City of Seattle Engineering Department. Making
Streets That Work. 1996.
- Corbett, Judith and Joe Velasquez. "The
Ahwahnee Principles: Toward More Livable Communities."
Western City Magazine. September, 1994.
- Ewing, Reid. "Transportation Service
Standards - As If People Mattered." Joint Center
for Environmental and Urban Problems. 1996.
- Hamblem, Matt. "The Kentlands Charrette."
Urban Land. September 10, 1988.
- Institute of Transportation Engineers. Guidelines
for Residential Subdivision Street Design. 525 School Street
SW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20024-2792. 1993.
- Murray, Maryanne. "City considers
'the big picture'." Fort Pierce Tribune.
January 29, 1995.
- Muschamp, Herbert. "Can New Urbanism
Find Room for the Old?" The New York Times.
June 2, 1996.
- Pacelle, Mitchell. "More Stores
Spurn Malls for the Village Square." Wall Street
Journal. February 16, 1996.
- Swift, Peter, Dan Painter and Matthew Goldstein.
"Residential Street Typology and Injury Accident Frequency
- Draft Report." Swift and Associates. September
26, 1997 .
- Wynne, Sharon Kennedy. "Good Sidewalks,
Good Neighbors." St. Petersburg Times. August
- Boivin, Robert and Jean-Francois Pronovost,
The Bicycle: Global Perspectives, Velo Quebec Publication,
- Jacobs, Allen B., Yodan Y. Rofe, Elizabeth SacDonals,
Boulevards: Study of Safety, Behavior and Usefulness.
- Carmen Hass-Klau, Environmental & Transport
Planning, Inge Nold, Civilised Streets - A Guide to Traffic
Calming, Geert Bocker & Graham Crampton, London
- Cycle-Friendly Infrastructure, Guidelines
for Planning & Design, Part II, Reducing, Calming and Managing
Traffic, Department of Transport, United Kingdom
- Cyclists and Traffic Calming, compiled
by Johanna Cleary, CTC Technical Note
- Hummel, T. Dutch Pedestrian Research Review,
SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, the Netherlands
- Educating the Public on Neighborhood Traffic
Calming (video), ITE Code # VHS-028
- Zegeer, Cynecki, Fegan, Gilleran, Lagerwey, Tan
and Works, FHWA Study Tour for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
in England, Germany, and The Netherlands, Transportation
Technology Evaluation Center, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland,
- Foreign Experience in Pedestrian Safety, Part
IV (chapters concerning Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Scandinavia,
United Kingdom, AARB Transport Research, Ltd.
- Getting Back to Place - Using Streets to Rebuild
Communities, Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
- Governing Magazine, "Angels in the News
- Governing Magazine, "So Long, Civil Service
- River Front Dreams"
- A Guide to Roundabouts, Part 6, Austroads
- A Guidebook for Residential Traffic Management,
ITE, Final Report, December, 1994
- Guidelines for the Design and Application
of Speed Humps, ITE
- Neighborhood Traffic Management - Dade County,
Florida's Street Closure Experience
- Ewing, Reid. Pedestrian - and Transit
- Friendly Design.
- Portland Pedestrian Design Guide, City
of Portland, Oregon
- Portland Pedestrian Master Plan, City
of Portland, Oregon
- Davies, David G. Research Development
and Implementation of Pedestrian Facilities in the United Kingdom,
David Davies Associates, 6 Hillside Road, Norwich, NR7 0QG, United
- Sarkar, Nederveen and Pols. Role of
Traffic Calming in Improving Pedestrian Safety, University
of Pennsylvania and Delft Institute of Technology
- Geddes, Hernsing, Locher and Zein. Safety
Benefits of Traffic Calming, Hamilton Associates Engineering
and Planning Consultants for the Insurance Corporation of British
Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February, 1996
- Hoyle, Cynthia L. Traffic Calming,
American Planning Association, Planning ADVISORY Service Report
No. 456, July, 1995
- Ribbens & Schermers. Traffic Calming
as a Means for Promoting Pedestrian Safety in Urban Areas in South
Africa, Transportek, CSIR, South Africa, Transportation Research
Board Paper No. 97/1175, January, 1997
- Traffic Calming, Auto-Restricted Zones and
Other Traffic Management Techniques - Their Effects on Bicycling
and Pedestrians, National Bicycling and Walking Study,
FHWA Case Study No. 19, January 1994
- Traffic Calming, The Solution to Urban Traffic
and a New Vision for Neighborhood Livability, CART (Citizens
Advocating Responsible Transportation), Ashgrove, Australia, 1993
- Savage, William F. & Khaled Al-Sahili.
Traffic Circles - A Viable Form of Intersection Control?,
ITE Journal, September, 1994
- Stanlye, Sarah. Walkable Cities, Liveable
Streets, An Introduction to Pedestrian Safety Programs.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation of America, November,