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  • San Diego Association of Governments’ Pedestrian Design Guidelines. These model guidelines are intended to assist local governments and other interested entities in the creation and redevelopment of pedestrian areas and corridors throughout the San Diego region. These pedestrian places will serve people who travel on foot or in wheelchairs including those that have little transportation choice, and encourage people to walk rather than drive a private vehicle. SANDAG’s Pedestrian Design Guidelines [PDF]
  • Champaign County Regional Planning Commission: Urbana Bicycle Master Plan — The City of Urbana contracted with the RPC to create a master bicycle plan for the city that made bicycling a safe, efficient, and practical travel option for recreational and commuter purposes. The process for creating the bicycle plan involved working with existing land and transportation plans, gathering public input on preferred bike routes, creating a Bicycle Level of Service model, and formulating a realistic implementation plan. One of the key technical tools that helped with the acceptance and implementation of this Plan was the Bicycle Level of Service model. It was used to evaluate existing streets in the city recommended for bicycle use, and provided a level of both technical and qualitative data that helped the elected officials make sound investment decisions. Link to Plan Intro [PDF] Link to Entire Plan
  • Northwest Arkansas RPC Heritage Trail Partnership – In 2006, the MPO formed a partnership with local jurisdictions, and the non-profit group called the Heritage Trail Partners in order to create a signage program for the entire Heritage Trail. This sign initiative brought a large amount of public awareness to the Trail and has resulted in positive public support, even when difficult funding issues arise. In addition to this signage effort, the on-the-ground infrastructure of the actual bicycle and pedestrian system is continuing to make steady progress.
  • Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization 2030 Regional Transportation Plan — This 2009 award-winning long-term plan called for compact development, punctuated by activity centers and the emphasis on walking and bicycling modes. In order to turn these plans into actuality, the MPO played a central role in a tax campaign that yielded dedicated taxes of more that $800,000 annually for pedestrian and bicycle safety and capacity projects. With this money, they were able to increase their bike lane miles from 59 to 117. Flagstaff 2030 RTP [PDF]