Institutional Integration of Active Transportation

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Section 11529, Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program defines ‘‘active transportation’’ as a means of mobility options powered primarily by human energy, including bicycling and walking. Many transportation agencies now believe that active transportation needs should be considered in all transportation projects as it will contribute to improved safety and health and reduce carbon emissions. Active transportation activities, such as walking, bicycling, and rolling (e.g., wheelchairs, roller blades, and e-scooters) have traditionally not been prioritized in transportation project development. There is little research on how to institutionalize active transportation infrastructure, practices, and processes. State departments of transportation (DOTs) would benefit from research to aid in the increased, integrated, and effective implementation of active transportation. The objective of this research is to provide an active transportation institutionalization framework and guide for state transportation agencies that provide the following: (1) examples of successful implementation practices; (2) models for partner and stakeholder coordination and public engagement; (3) considerations for organizational structure, policy, process, and procedural changes needed to embed and integrate active transportation into program development, project funding, project delivery, operations, and maintenance; and (4) strategies for overcoming barriers to equity, access, safety, implementation, and institutionalization of active transportation.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-164

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Crichton-Sumners, Camille

  • Start Date: 20240624
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240623
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01847362
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-164
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 26 2022 4:57PM