Bicycle & Pedestrian

Working

Group 

Emily Dozier, DCTC, Chair

David Staas, UCTC, Co-Chair

Travel on foot and by bicycle has become increasingly recognized a a valued part of the urban transportation fabric. When trips made by non-motorized modes replace those made in cars, there are benefits ranging from reduced emissions to reduced congestion to improved health from physical activity. MPOs are looking for ways to promote these modes, and to understand their unique safety needs.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Working Group includes staff of MPOs and NYSDOT, as well as partner agencies such as the NYS Department of Health, New York Bicycling Coalition, and Parks and Trails NY.

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NYSDOT Bicycling in New York State Webpage

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FHWA Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program Webpage

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NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Program Webpage

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Click the image above to view the current Work Plan

Bicycle & Pedestrian Working Group Goals

  1. Increase safe bicycling and walking by providing a forum to share best practices and help members plan projects that improve safety through Working Group meetings and email correspondence.

  2. Support the implementation of Complete Streets by MPOs, NYSDOT, partner agencies, and local jurisdictions.

  3. Collaborate with other Working Groups, State Agencies, and partners including NYSDOT, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH); non-profit organizations including the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) and Parks and Trails New York (PTNY); the Walk-Bike New York Planning Committee, and others to achieve mutual goals.

  4. Track State and Federal legislative and regulatory initiatives related to bicycling and walking, including relevant NYSDOT polities and Engineering Instructions.

2020 Meeting Minutes

March 19, 2020