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.
This project is a follow up to a successful previous NITC project and subsequent nationally distributed book, called “Rethinking Streets: An Evidence-Based Guide to 25 Street Transformations.” The success of the first book demonstrated a need for easy access to evidence-based transportation information that can be used by practitioners, community members, policymakers, educators, and researchers. This project produced a follow-up guidebook, but with a 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 focused 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 mode of transportation. Complete Streets policies are being adopted across the United States, but local officials have few documented guidebooks to help them to retrofit streets for people on bikes based on completed projects using best practices. This project fills that gap.
Schlossberg, Marc, R. Lindgren, J. Rowell, D. Amos. Rethinking Streets for Bikes; An Evidence-Based Guidebook. NITC-RR-1081. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2019. https://dx.doi.org/10.15760/trec.228