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SAFE ROUTES FOR OLDER ADULTS
-> The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of CA at Berkeley released a guide to provide communities with background information on walking and bicycling safety for older adults and tools to make transportation in California communities age-friendly for all. It includes details on the 6 Es for older adults--evaluation, equity and empowerment, education, engineering, enforcement, and encouragement--and examples of Safe Routes for Older Adults projects. "Safe Routes for Older Adults" http://bit.ly/2L53BtA

WALLA WALLA COUNTY, WA DRONE SURVEYS NEW MULTI-USE PATH SITE
-> FHWA's Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter reports the Walla Walla County, WA Public Works Department used a drone to support its design of a planned multi-use path. It performed a 120-acre survey with only two 30-minute flights, an effort that would have taken weeks to accomplish using conventional surveying techniques.

The Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter provides real-world examples of ways that multimodal transportation investments promote economic revitalization, provide access to jobs, and achieve safer communities through support of accelerated project delivery, technology and design innovation, and public/private partnerships. http://bit.ly/2GnGjLI

DATA-DRIVEN PLACESFORBIKES CITY RATINGS SYSTEM
-> PeopleForBikes unveiled their PlacesForBikes City Ratings system--a data-driven, comprehensive approach to identifying the best U.S. cities and towns for bicycling that will help city leaders pinpoint improvements, and make riding better for everyone. This tool was more than two years in development and uses 184 calculations per city. Feedback from everyday bike riders, city staffers, open-source maps and publicly available data the ratings system scores five key factors: Ridership, Safety, Network, Acceleration and Reach. The top rated cities are Fort Collins, CO; Wausau, WI; and Boulder, CO. Check out where your city rates and why: http://bit.ly/2GlvLwR