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Alta Planning & Design: Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans

This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from staff at Alta Planning + Design.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:master plan, transportation master plan, pedestrian master plan, bicycle master plan, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, active transportation, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, planning
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Essentials of Bike Parking

Alta and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals prepared Essentials of Bike Parking for people planning to purchase or install bike parking fixtures on a limited scale.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, bicycle-friendly business, active transportation
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Downtown Revitalization

The USDA: Downtown Revitalization guide links to full-text handbooks, planning tools, case studies, funding resources, organizations, revitalization strategies, and more to assist a community considering a downtown revitalization project.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, funding & financing, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:redevelopment, economic development, infrastructure, planning, community revitalization
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Public Fire Education Planning for Rural Communities, A Five-Step Process

This planning guide will introduces a simple, easy-to-use planning process to develop a fire safety program for your community. Examples throughout the guide will help you apply each step to your community. It is intended that this planning process can be used in any rural community in the United States, regardless of the community's location, size, population demographics, or fire problem. The process leads you to solutions based specically on your community's resources, problems, and values. It is not a large-city process that requires large numbers of fire-fighters and thousands of dollars to be effective.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, information source
Subtopic:fire & emergency management, disaster preparedness & emergency response, planning, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:rural emergency response, fire, fire safety, planning
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Transportation: Formula Grants for Rural Areas

The Formula Grants for Rural Areas program provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to states to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000, where many residents often rely on public transit to reach their destinations. The program also provides funding for state and national training and technical assistance through the Rural Transportation Assistance Program. Eligible activities include planning, capital, operating, job access and reverse commute projects, and the acquisition of public transportation services.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:transportation, rural community issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:funding, transportation, transportation planning
Telephone:202-366-2053
Link:webpage

Federal Highway Administration: Planning for Transportation in Rural Areas

The Federal Highway Administration's "Planning for Transportation in Rural Areas" provides a resource to rural planners, city and county engineers, stakeholders, local officials, and other decision-makers involved with developing rural transportation plans.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:transportation, infrastructure & communications, planning, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:transportation, transportation planning, infrastructure
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Link:webpage

Health Impact Assessment

The Centers for Disease Control Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool that can help communities, decision makers, and practitioners make choices that improve public health through community design. HIA is a process that helps evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project, or policy before it is built or implemented. HIA brings potential positive and negative public health impacts and considerations to the decision-making process for plans, projects, and policies that fall outside traditional public health arenas, such as transportation and land use. An HIA provides practical recommendations to increase positive health effects and minimize negative health effects. HIA toolkits are available for transportation projects as well as parks and trails.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, recreation, planning, transportation, assessment & evaluation, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:health, planning, trail, park, outdoor recreation
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Link:webpage

National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA): Planning a Community Broadband Road Map, A Toolkit for Local & Tribal Governments

This resource assists public officials, planners, citizen groups and other stakeholders in making their broadband project the best it can be. The core of the toolkit is a six-step approach to creating a roadmap, designed to work with projects of all sizes. It includes best practices identified by BTOP grantees, as well as nine case studies of how different states, counties, tribes, towns and non-government organizations implemented these best practices.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, information source
Subtopic:infrastructure & communications, planning, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:planning, broadband, communications technology, Internet, telecommunications
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Link:webpage

Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook: A Tool for Planners, Parks & Recreation Professionals, and Health Practitioners

The Parks, Trails, and Health Workbooks, produced by the Center of Disease Control and the National Park Service, is quick guide for incorporating public health considerations in the development and improvement of a park or trail. This tool can help start collaborative discussions about the health benefits of parks and trails and prepare for a health impact assessment.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, recreation, planning, transportation, collaboration & community engagement, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:health, planning, trail, park, outdoor recreation
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Link:webpage

Texas A&M Rural Transportation Planning Guidebook

This guidebook created by Texas A&M University presents strategies and resources for the successful development and implementation of rural transportation projects. This reference will assist metropolitan planning organization (MPO) planning practitioners, engineers, administrators, city officials and transportation planning partners to address specific rural transportation needs.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, planning guide
Subtopic:urban issues & solutions, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, development & smart growth, transportation, local government, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:transportation, rural community, transportation planning, transit, local government
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Link:webpage