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SRTS: USING DATA TO FOSTER WALKING AND BIKING TO SCHOOL
-> A new report from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, "Safe Routes to School By the Numbers: Using Data to Foster Walking and Biking to School" (http://bit.ly/29GjGpN), provides a primer for Safe Routes to School professionals on how to access and use data to create, improve, and expand walking and biking programs. The report is also intended to assist government agencies, universities and researchers, private corporations, and other organizations in understanding how they can better support safe walking and bicycling and active communities by making their data usable and accessible.

[See Webinar section for related webinar on July 27.]

TRB REPORT: MULTIMOBILITY AND SHARING ECONOMY
-> A new TRB report explores the results of a workshop on new developments in shared-mobility, the use of smartphones in pushing shared mobility, and on rural and suburban mobility problems. It also raised the issue of equity for paratransit options in relation to innovative transportation modes and touched on strategies that could foster an environment of increased inclusion. Automated vehicles also were considered at the workshop, namely their benefits and challenges for policy makers in ensuring that their safety standards match existing ones. Multimobility and "Sharing Economy: Shaping the Future Market Through Policy and Research" http://bit.ly/29Fle3y

IMPROVING SAFETY FOR PEOPLE WHO CYCLE ON RURAL ROADS
-> A recent NZ Transport Agency study aimed to determine how to cost-effectively improve safety for people who cycle on low-volume rural roads. Researchers conducted a literature review and consulted the Crash Analysis System to identify two treatments for on-road trial: 1) advisory signs on passing distance and 2) and an adapted 2-1 layout which was later replaced by a shared space arrow treatment for safety reasons. Recommendations for future work on cyclist safety on low-volume rural roads include the development of standardized share the road signage, the further adaptation of the 2-1 design to the New Zealand context, the implementation of a robust communication and engagement strategy for innovative research, and baseline data collection to better inform countermeasures. "Improving Safety for People who Cycle on Rural Roads" http://bit.ly/29Q4C7k

ECONOMIC CONCERNS DAMPEN SALES TO YOUNG CAR BUYERS
-> A new study by Federal Reserve economists (The Young and the Carless? The Demographics of New Vehicle Purchases: http://bit.ly/2a8ArYa) suggests that most potential young car buyers couldnít afford a new vehicle or didnít want to incur the debt and operating expenses of doing so. Economic considerations dominated. The study confirmed that new vehicle sales to younger consumers (16 to 34) weakened after the Great Recession. From 2000 to 2010, their share of sales fell from 28.6 percent to 19.8 percent. By 2015, it had recovered slightly to 22.6 percent. But declines for some other age groups were larger. Among 35-to-49-year-olds, the share of sales slid from 39.2 percent in 2000 to 29.9 percent in 2015. The only age group with big increases were those 55 or higher. http://wapo.st/29trgB2

TRB TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH THESAURUS ADDS TERMS
-> The Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) is a tool to improve the indexing and retrieval of transportation information. New terms are added to the TRT quarterly to reflect current and common transportation-related concepts. http://bit.ly/1U4HG4R