The Active Transportation Resource Center (ATRC) offers a variety of free and low cost resources to help support Active Transportation projects in your community.
All ATP awarded projects must comply with the policies and procedures required by the Active Transportation Program legislation and the Caltrans Division of Local Assistance requirements. ATP program guidance, forms, and other requirements are located here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/index.html
Caltrans worked with a diverse group of stakeholders and the public to develop Toward an Active California, a bike and pedestrian plan that will guide the planning and development of non-motorized transportation facilities and maximize the use of future investments on the State Highway System and other state facilities. View the plan here:
Federal Highway Administration's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program website provides a variety of guidance, resources, publications, and website links for walking and bicycling. https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is sponsored by FHWA. The Center provides a variety of reports, guides, training and technical assistance opportunities. Their “Training and Events” page offers an extensive list of resources that are available. www.pedbikeinfo.org
Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System provides the user with online tools and information for engineering, education, and/or enforcement treatments to improve safety and/or mobility. This site is sponsored by FHWA. pedbikesafe.org/PEDSAFE/
Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System provides the user with online tools and information for engineering, education, and/or enforcement treatments to improve safety and/or mobility. This site is sponsored by FHWA. http://pedbikesafe.org/BIKESAFE/
FHWA's Office of Safety develops projects, programs and materials for use in reducing pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. A variety of useful materials are available at: https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/
Links to additional Federal bicycle and pedestrian related websites: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/resources/federal/
Caltrans Highway Design Manual (HDM) has been recently revised and includes the NEW Chapter 1000 Bicycle Transportation Design. http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/hdm/hdmtoc.htm
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide provides cities with solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. http://nacto.org/publication/urban-bikeway-design-guide/
Transportation Research Board (TRB) promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research. The TRB offers a variety of resources including webinars and specialized subject matter presentation recordings. You can sign up to attend upcoming webinars or listen to recorded sessions of previous presentations. The webinars and recordings are available at the following links:
The ATRC is developing a series of future training opportunities for active transportation subject matter topics.
Sign up for future ATRC training opportunity announcements by using the mailing list sign up at the bottom of the page.
The Caltrans Division of Local Assistance offers subsidized training for local agencies to help them complete high-quality projects in the most cost-effective and productive manner possible. This subsidized training aims to provide on-going technical and practical education at a low price. Caltrans partners with Sacramento State's College of Continuing Education and UC Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies to provide this training.
For more information on Caltrans local assistance training offerings, visit the Caltrans Local Assistance training website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/training.html
Local agencies may obtain additional project support through consultant service contracts to deliver their ATP projects.
Consultant service contracts funded with Federal aid highway program funds (including ATP projects) must be procured in accordance with multiple federal requirements. In order to assist local agencies to comply with the myriad of federal requirements, the Caltrans Division of Local Assistance provides guidance and training to local agencies on consultant selection and procurement process related to Federal aid projects. http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/AE/index.htm
The Technology Transfer Program provides training, workshops, conferences, technical assistance and information resources for various transportation areas. Community safety assessments for Bicycle, Pedestrian, Tribal and Rural communities, and Complete Streets are also available. http://www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/
FHWA's Safety Office works to reduce pedestrian and bicycle deaths by focusing extra resources on the cities and states with the highest pedestrian fatalities and/or fatality rates.
Based on pedestrian and bicycle fatality rates FHWA has recognized 7 California cities as qualifying for additional FHWA training assistance (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Ana, San Jose, Fresno, Bakersfield).
Potential training opportunities include:
The ATRC will be working with the focus cities to bring available FHWA training resources to their area.
Sign up to receive the ATRC announcements to see when the FHWA Focus City training will be coming to your area.