FHWA Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation

Jennifer Dill, Portland State University



In 2016, TREC was part of a team, in partnership with ICF and Alta Planning, that developed the Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation, a framework to inform future investments, policies, and partnerships and serves as the update to U.S. DOT’s 1994 National Bicycling and Walking Study. The agenda establishes a strategic, collaborative approach for making walking and rolling viable transportation options for people of all ages and abilities in communities throughout the U.S. Developed with input from a broad range of technical experts, transportation agency staff, and stakeholders from across the nation, the agenda articulates goals and actions to promote safe, accessible, and comfortable, and connected bicycle and pedestrian networks; ensure the safety of nonmotorized travelers; achieve equitable access for everyone to safe, accessible, comfortable, and connected multimodal networks with connections jobs, schools, and essential services; and to expand transportation options and choices for all. As part of this project, Dill and McNeil initiated a coordinated and comprehensive effort among all DOT stakeholders to expand the availability and deployment of data about pedestrian and bicycle network infrastructure.


The Strategic Agenda will guide the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration’s pedestrian and bicycle initiatives and investments during the five-year period from Federal Fiscal Year 2016-17 to FY 2020-21.

Investing in walking and bicycling modes yields multiple benefits to the nation:

•	Improved safety for travelers of all ages and abilities
•	Improved mobility for all people and businesses
•	Improved access to jobs and essential services for all
•	Increased resilience for all communities

Project Details

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End Date:
September 30,2016
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non-UTC project