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Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program Yields Striking Results

If you build integrated walking and bicycling networks into a community’s transportation system, will people use it? 

That’s what Congress wanted to know nearly a decade ago when it established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP). Through NTPP, the Federal Highway...

Contemplating Livability in Rural Areas

It is important for transportation planners to remember that when they talk about livability, they are really talking about a highly personal and idealized perception of how everyday life and transport intertwine.







The Walkability Challenge: Measuring the Impact of Health and Environment

Do people who live in more densely populated areas get more physical activity than those who live in sprawling neighborhoods? Is walkability a solution to a number of health problems, both physical and mental? How do you measure the benefits? These relationships are extremely complex, said Dr....