We would like to thank the Sustainable Cities Institute (SCI), the Department of Architecture and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon, the Civil Engineering Department at the Oregon Institute of Technology and Rowell Brokaw Architects for their support of this project. We would also like to thank our partners in the private, public and nonprofit sectors from around the country who have offered their input throughout this process. Additionally, we would like to thank our students who identified potential streets to include, developed the background database of information and created the design templates throughout this guidebook (and countless designs that did not make the cut)! These students include Neo D’Lehoko, David Escobedo, Griffen Gilbert, David Grabicki, Cassidy Jones, Taylor Stevens, and Jamie Wileke from the University of Oregon as well as Elizabeth Cox and Jordan Preston from the Oregon Institute of Technology. This project was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC; grant number 1081), a U.S. DOT University Transportation Center.
For too long we’ve been building streets as though they have one function–to move cars quickly. The reality is that streets can to do more than just move cars. They can move people on foot, on bikes, on transit, without hurting vehicular throughput and safety. They can be more than a way to get somewhere else. Good streets are good places, too – public places where people meet, sit and socialize, conduct business, wander about, play, and more.
Schlossberg, Marc, R. Lindgren, J. Rowell, From Knowledge to Practice: Rethinking Streets for People on Bikes. Project Brief. NITC-RR-1081. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2019.