On March 8, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning published a Handbook, titled “Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook.” The purpose of this handbook is to provide Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with practical information and examples, as they consider pedestrian and bicycle transportation in their regional planning activities. Based on research including interviews, this handbook covers integration of pedestrian and bicycle information into the metropolitan transportation planning process. Additional information in this new handbook can help MPOs and other transportation planners:
• 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.