From Knowledge to Practice: Rethinking Streets for People on Bikes

This project is a follow up to a highly successful previous National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) project and subsequent nationally distributed book, called “Rethinking Streets: An Evidence Based Guide to 25 Street Transformations. The success of the first book demonstrates a need for easy access to evidence-based transportation information that can be used by practitioners, community members, policy makers, educators, and researchers. This project is to produce a follow-up volume, but focus on streets redesigned to accommodate bicycle transportation in ways following current best practices. Whereas the first book purposefully focused on “average” street retrofit projects to communicate the normalcy of such projects around the country, this project aims to focus on the more ambitious approaches a variety of cities have taken to retrofit their streets to better accommodate normal people using bicycles as a normal form of transportation. Complete Streets policies are being adopted all across the country, but local officials have few documented guidebooks to help them think about how to retrofit streets for people on bikes based on completed projects using best practices.  This project intends to fill this gap. Based on the success and overwhelming interest of the first volume, the principal investigator anticipates a similar national need and interest in this one.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $253282
  • Contract Numbers:

    NITC 1081

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of Oregon, Eugene

    Eugene, OR  United States  97403

    Oregon Institute of Technology

    3201 Campus Drive
    Klamath Falls, OR  United States  97601
  • Managing Organizations:

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Oregon, Eugene

    Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, 119 Hendricks Hall
    Eugene, OR  United States  97403-1209

    Oregon Institute of Technology

    3201 Campus Drive
    Klamath Falls, OR  United States  97601

    University of Oregon, Eugene

    Department of Architecture, 210 Lawrence Hall
    1206 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR  United States  97403-1206
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rowell, John

    Lindgren, Roger

    Schlossberg, Marc

  • Start Date: 20170901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641379
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC 1081
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 20 2017 6:08PM