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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.
|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|
U.S. Department of Transportation: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail projects; safe routes to school projects; and projects for planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former divided highways
|Resource Type:||information source, funding resource|
|Subtopic:||rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, planning, active transportation & recreation, trails, transportation, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,|
|Tags:||transportation, rural tourism, funding, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle master plan, bicycle transportation, walking, walkable community, transportation plan, transit, pedestrian, trail, planning, transportation planning, infrastructure|
Idaho Main Street Program
The Idaho Main Street Program serves as the bridge between your community and the National Main Street program. The Idaho Main Street Program helps pool resources statewide and provide Main Street designation and accreditation.
Idaho Transportation Department: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
The purpose of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Community Choices for Idaho, is to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects to address the needs of non-motorized users and to advance the Idaho Transportation Department's (ITD) strategic goals of Mobility, Safety and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds. The program will provide an annual mechanism to solicit locally identified projects and leverage potential federal funding opportunities for sponsored projects.
|Resource Type:||information source, funding resource, technical assistance|
|Subtopic:||transportation, active transportation & recreation, planning, community & public health, infrastructure & communications, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, access & mobility, Special Populations, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,|
|Tags:||transportation, transportation planning, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle master plan, bicycle-friendly community, walking, funding|
The Main Street Guide
From the Main Street Guide from Village Well "Main streets are the thriving heart of the local economy, influencing the economic, cultural, social and environmental fabric of the surrounding area. They are places where people live, work and play; however in recent years, many main streets have been in decline as the rise of online shopping, increased dependence on cars, and big regional shopping centres have dominated the retail scene.
Today, the old-fashioned pattern of local villages serving their communities is in vogue again. Local villages are seen as the key to supporting a healthier, more walkable and sustainable lifestyle, better connected local communities and greater opportunity for local economic development.
It’s becoming more widely recognised that our streets are valuable community assets. Creating a great main street requires a return to human-scale elements (textural building materials, sounds, wafts of delicious food, window shopping, trees, smaller sized retail spaces, park benches), and putting people back as the focus. It requires deep community participation, forward thinking design activities, food, beauty and embedding local identity.
This simple Guide provides 10 key steps to create a great main street and demonstrates that main streets are more than just conduits for traffic and commerce; they are the stages upon which public life is to be celebrated. Enjoy!"
|Geography:||Idaho, Wyoming, Montana|
|Resource Type:||advocacy, information source, process guide, planning guide, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||place making & destination development, community & capacity development, redevelopment & revitalization,|
|Tags:||creating placemaking, creative place making, assessment tool, information|
Village Well - The New Local
Village Well is one of the world’s leading placemaking organisations. We passionately believe in creating a more just and regenerative world with more inclusive, resilient and thriving communities and places. We act as a conscious and purpose-driven organisation but think like a movement towards creating a fair and kind world. For nearly 30 years we have worked with more than 2000 places and communities, from helping to make Melbourne one of the most liveable cities, to revitalising small towns and communities around the world.
|Resource Type:||Website, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||place making & destination development, development & smart growth, collaboration & community engagement,|
|Tags:||Local Development, economic development, active living, creating placemaking, creative place making, walkable community|