Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook


This handbook was created to support Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in fulfilling Federal requirements to fully consider pedestrian and bicycle transportation in their regional planning activities. The handbook provides guidance for metropolitan transportation plans and regional pedestrian and bicycle plans. 

Additional information in this handbook can help MPOs:

  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Develop goals, objectives, and strategies.
  • Engage stakeholders and the general public.
  • Establish approaches for funding and implementation.
  • Set regional priorities.

For each of the above elements of regional planning, this handbook provides recent experiences and noteworthy practices from MPOs around the country, demonstrating effective practices at agencies of a range of sizes and geographic locations.

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