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There is a growing demand for better infrastructure and fewer barriers to biking and other forms of space-efficient micromobility. Tackling daily trips by bike is easier on the environment, healthier for users and non-users alike, uses precious urbanized public and private land more efficiently, costs taxpayers less to build and maintain infrastructure, and when routes are safe and comfortable, moving by bike is also fun! Complete Streets policies are being adopted across the country, and there is an active conversation around the safety imperative of a Complete Streets approach. Yet, local officials often need both design guidance and the confidence on how to retrofit streets for people on bikes that will actually work.

To fill this gap, an interdisciplinary team of NITC researchers, including Marc Schlossberg and John Rowell of the University of Oregon, Roger Lindgren of the Oregon Institute of Technology, and Dave Amos of UC Berkeley (behind the popular City Beautiful video series) created this new public resource. Rather than using hypothetical designs or artistic renderings, the team showcases proven, high-quality, completed projects from a diversity of communities and contexts and does so in a visual way that can help communicate to a diverse set of stakeholders in any community. This new guide was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities, and is now available for FREE download, in full or by chapter.

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Marc Schlossberg is a professor of city and regional planning and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) at the University of Oregon. He is a 2-time Fulbright Scholar who focuses on sustainable transportation and ways to catalyze social change. This summer he will be leading his fifth study abroad class on redesigning cities for people on bike.

Roger Lindgren is professor of civil engineering at the Oregon Institute of Technology. His research interests include traffic flow theory, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), microscopic simulation of urban and rural traffic, as well as pavement design and construction. Dr. Lindgren joined the faculty at Oregon Tech. in 1999 and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in transportation engineering as well as lower-division courses in engineering fundamentals.


Bicycle commuting, Pedestrians, Urban transportation policy, Walking, Traffic safety


Transportation | Transportation Engineering | Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning

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