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Regional Active Transportation Research Scan

Regional Active Transportation Research Scan

The term active transportation refers to all forms of human-powered transportation modes, including walking and bicycling.  As part of the development of the HRTPO 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan, and to enhance active transportation planning efforts in Hampton Roads, the HRTPO staff performed a Regional Active Transportation Research Scan.  The purpose of the scan was to identify best practices in active transportation planning within the United States and abroad.

The draft report titled, Regional Active Transportation Research Scan, is now complete and is available for review from August 29th to September 12th, 2012.  The report includes descriptions of the eight essential elements (‘E’s) of active transportation planning, namely, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Equity, Engineering & maintenance, Evaluation, Environment and Economic. Best practices in active transportation planning from select cities in the US are highlighted as well.  Further the report provides suggestions for next steps as it applies to active transportation planning in Hampton Roads.

Click here to view a copy of the draft document. 

All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Ms. Pavithra Parthasarathi at pparthasarathi@hrtpo.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. The deadline for comments on this draft report is September 12th, 2012.

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