- PowerPoints and Handouts
- National Organizations and Programs
- Useful publications, tools, data, policy and design guidance
Specific publications, tools, data, policy and design guidance
- US DOT Health and Transportation tool. 2015
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Health in Transportation Corridor Planning tool, step by step guidance on incorporating health goals in facility planning & design, 2015
- Guidebook for Developing Bicycle and Pedestrian Performance Measures, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2016.
- EPA School Siting Guidelines, 2012
- Active city design. Full reports, executive summaries, and info-graphics summarizing best practices in planning and design to support routine physical activity, active school settings, and active city settings.
- A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity; Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease.
- Environmental Protection Agency’s smart growth publications include outstanding resources on rural environments and small towns, and the economic benefits of healthy designs:
For Small Towns and Rural Communities
- EPA Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities, 2011
- Complete Streets Work in Rural Communities. Fact sheet from Smart Growth America, National Complete Streets Coalition.
- Best Practices to Enhance the Transportation-Land Use Connection in the Rural United States. National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Transportation Research Board (TRB).
- Close to Home: A Handbook for Transportation-Efficient Growth in Small Communities and Rural Areas, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, TRB.
- Small Town & Rural Multimodal Networks. A comprehensive design guide for active transportation design in rural settings from the Federal Highway Administration; 2016.
- Montana DOTs impressive rural transportation web resource:
- The Western Transportation Institute, which is the country largest University Transportation Center (a USDOT funded initiative):
Economics of Healthy Design
- EPA Smart Growth and Economic Success series of publications: The Business Case; Investing in In-Fill; Strategies for Local Governments; and Benefits for Real Estate Developers, Investors, Business, and Local Governments.
- Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business, the Green Lane Project. Summary of economic and business benefits of investing in quality, protected bicycle facilities.
- The Economic Benefits of Sustainable Street Design New York City. High quality study of the improved economic health of streets redesigned to accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, and transit.
- National Association of Realtors On Common Ground, summarizing the benefits of healthy design and smart growth principles, published twice a year.
- Builder Magazine. Walkability: Why we care and you should too! March 2014. National Association of Homebuilders.
Complete Streets and Design Guidance
- National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Street Design Guide
- NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
- NACTO Transit Street Design Guide
- A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling, 2015
- A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Comunities, 2008
- Costs for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Infrastructure Improvements. Outstanding summary of cost estimates for various types of facilities; not definitive, but very useful for order-of-magnitude estimates and comparisons.
- Getting Started – Great first steps and low cost designs for walkability.
- Getting the Community on Board – How to build community interest & momentum.
- Additional Resources
- Making Walking Routine
- Introductory webinar by Mark Fenton for the EveryBody Walk “Getting Started” briefs
Parks, recreation, and trails:
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) resources
- Safe Routes to Parks: Improving Access to Parks through Walkability
- Active Transportation and Parks & Recreation
- National Park Service and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook, a practical guide for incorporating health considerations into park, trail, and open space planning and implementation.