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PROTECTED BIKEWAYS PRACTITIONERS GUIDE
-> PeopleForBikes reports If the new 36-page "Protected Bikeways Practitioners Guide" (http://bit.ly/2vOHjYx) from the Institute for Transportation Engineers remixes some of the most useful data, recommendations and perspectives from the latest bikeway design guides, from the 2016 Dutch CROW manual to the "2015 Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide" from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. In addition to including a helpful list and healthy sampling from other guides, it also adds original work in several areas: how to integrate protected bike lanes on suburban-style curving roads, how to clear snow from protected lanes and how to evaluate their performance after installation. http://bit.ly/2vOxCJB

NEW TOOLS FOR SHAPING TRANSPORTATION BEHAVIOR
-> "Measures for Success: New Tools for Shaping Transportation Behavior" (http://bit.ly/2vOFQRY), a new report from Alta Planning + Design, draws on interviews with evaluation experts in a variety of fields beyond transportation to provide insight into new ways to measure the success of TDM, particularly individualized marketing campaigns. This report outlines the use of tools that are new or uncommonly used in the individualized marketing field, such as a Stages of Change model for program design, logic models (typically used in public health campaigns), A/B testing, and more.

ADVISORY BIKE LANES IN NORTH AMERICA
-> Alta Planning + Design released "Advisory Bike Lanes in North America." (http://bit.ly/2vOUUPu) This white paper provides one element of an expanding body of knowledge; however, it should not be the sole resource used for implementation of advisory bike lanes. It is hoped that additional study of this facility type in the US will continue to provide improved guidance. The white paper's appendices provide communities considering the installation of advisory bike lanes with an expanded view into the FHWA request to experiment process by providing an evaluation report, sample striping plans, and international research, among other resources.

REGULATIONS & SAFETY FOR ELECTRIC BIKES/LOW-POWERED VEHICLES
-> The New Zealand Transport Agency released a report that reviews overseas legislation, technology trends, and market and safety analyses for low-powered vehicles: electric bicycles (e-bikes) and other low-powered vehicles (LPVs) such as mobility scooters, self-balancing devices, e-skateboards and e-scooters. These vehicles include electric bicycles, mobility scooters, self-balancing devices, and other personal mobility or wheeled recreational devices. "Regulations and Safety for Electric Bicycles and Other Low-Powered Vehicles" http://bit.ly/2wG1mVg

FL DOT: EDUCATING AGING ROAD USERS
-> FL DOT released a report with guidelines for designing tip cards and other transportation materials to educate aging road users on traffic control devices. This report focuses on three age groups and their actions with flashing yellow arrows, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and right turn on red signs. "Human Factors Guidelines to develop Educational Tip Cards for Aging Road Users" http://bit.ly/2wFXS5p

TEACHING KIDS TO BECOME RESPONSIBLE ROAD USERS
-> A Safe Routes to School National Partnership blog reports on ways of teaching children to become responsible road users. For more than 60 years, the City of Utrecht, Netherlands has operated a traffic garden - a simulated road network where children learn how to navigate city streets and become responsible and safe users of the road. In addition to traffic gardens, primary schools in the Netherlands provide substantial education related to bicycling on city streets from an early age. By the age of 10, primary school students are taught safe walking and biking strategies, traffic regulations, and defensive active transportation skills through written and practical learning activities. http://bit.ly/2vNoG7k

FHWA ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SCREENING TOOLS REPORT
-> FHWA's Environmental Justice (EJ) Tools Peer Network published its EJ Screening Tools Peer Network Summary Report. (http://bit.ly/2vNz4Me) As part of this voluntary effort, users provided information on their experiences using various EJ screening tools, documenting the benefits and challenges of two national data analysis tools, EJSCREEN and American FactFinder, and three regional tools: Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization's Transportation Outreach Planner, North Central Texas Council of Governments' Environmental Justice Index, and Atlanta Regional Commission's Equitable Target Area Index.

LEARN TO DESIGN AN URBAN BLOCK CARDS
-> ArchDaily reports the team at a+t architecture publishers has put together a collection of cards that seek to facilitate the designing of an urban block with 50 design styles. Each card measures 13 x 8 cm and is printed on both sides, with a version in English and Spanish. Also, each design includes its axonometric profile, general layout, shade patterns, use coefficient and total built space in both meters and feet. "Learn to Design an Urban Block With This Set of 50 Cards" http://bit.ly/2wGPK4t

2017 FEDERAL FINANCING DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT
-> Smart Growth America reports as demand for smart growth development rises across the country, real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials are looking for innovative approaches to finance these complex projects. Dozens of federal programs are designed to help, and a new resource from LOCUS provides an overview of all 90 of those programs in one convenient place. "2017 Federal Financing Toolkit" http://bit.ly/2vORZq0

FHWA HEALTH IN TRANSPORTATION WORKING GROUP ANNUAL REPORT
-> FHWA released the Health in Transportation Working Group 2016 Annual Report which provides an overview of the Working Group's activities and accomplishments in 2016, summarizes other USDOT health-related accomplishments, and documents its progress toward the recommendations laid out in the 2015 Annual Report. The report also offers recommendations based on the Working Group's self-assessment. http://bit.ly/2vOrhxM

BIPEDAL PED CARTOONS
-> Check out Bipedal, a new website with cartoons depicting challenges people walking face: http://bit.ly/2wGwJz8

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & WELLNESS IN & AROUND THE WORKPLACE
-> ChangeLab Solutions released "Workplace Wellness: Walk This Way: A Guide on State and Local Policies that Support Physical Activity and Wellness in and Around the Workplace." (http://bit.ly/2vOGbEg) The report outlines state and local policies that support physical activity and wellness in and around the workplace. Developed for wellness promoters, including decision makers, business leaders, health department staff, and other stakeholders, this resource provides common strategies for supporting workplace wellness. They also offer a companion poster (How to Support Physical Activity and Wellness in and Around the Workplace: http://bit.ly/2vOLQKz) that provides an overview of some state and local strategies supporting wellness, and a comic (The Story of Alex & Riley: http://bit.ly/2vOuBsG), which explains why the policies included in this resource are relevant to us all. http://bit.ly/2vOGbEg