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Why should your community become more bicycle and pedestrian friendly?

Bicycle and pedestrian friendly communities enjoy many benefits that lead to an overall improvement in the quality of life for residents and improve the municipality's bottom line. Encouraging biking and walking reduces a community's automobile dependence. This allows residents to become more active, reduces air pollution and creates an equitable transportation network open to all—regardless of age, physical ability or income. Becoming bicycle and pedestrian friendly has also benefited communities economically by spurring tourism, creating jobs, increasing revenues for local businesses and attracting homebuyers.



How can your community become bicycle and pedestrian friendly?

Successful bicycle and pedestrian friendly communities embrace a comprehensive approach that identifies and addresses safety issues, results in sound planning efforts, and includes input from residents and visitors of the community.

Safety Issues: Creating safe and convenient places to walk and bike is essential. Existing safety issues need to be addressed and considered in future bikeway facilities planning efforts.


Planning: Sound planning and engineering efforts need to be undertaken to ensure the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians. Poorly planned facilities will not be utilized resulting in a waste of resources.


Public Outreach and Input: Residents should be invited to participate in the planning process. Citizen involvement will help the community identify safety issues and demand for future bikeway facilities.



How can Cross County Connection help?

Cross County Connection provides a wide range of programs and services that can help municipalities create bicycle and pedestrian friendly environments.


Public Outreach and Input

Assist communities to connect with residents and solicit valuable input by conducting a wide range of public outreach efforts including:




Assist local governments in making informed decisions with respect to biking and walking including:




















Bicycle and Pedestrian Resources:


Download our Bicycle and Pedestrian Services Brochure


General Information

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (funded by FHWA)




NJDOT Local Aid and Economic Development – An overview of available State and Federal Opportunities



Bikeway Design

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Guidance on Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Flexibility


National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) -Urban Bikeway Design Guide


AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, 4th Edition (2012) – It must be purchased.



Pedestrian Facility Design

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) - Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities, 1st Edition


Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) – Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach