Design, standards, programs and data

Design your own streets
These tools allow you to design/redesign your streets using recommended guidelines.

StreetMix   A very simple easy to use tool
StreetPlan   More complicated but with more options and graphics 

Design standards and guidance
The following documents provide an overview of the standards, guidelines, and examples for designing bike/pedestrian infrastructure.  

 Caltrans bikeway brochure  
Short overview of bike lane classifications and best practice

Caltrans Bicycle Transportation Design (Chapter 10000)   
Caltrans Bicycle Transportation Design standards.  Standards for each type of bicycle infrastructure, and how it should be used.  Additional guidance for Class II bike lanes is included in Chapter 300)

Caltrans Travel Way Standards (Chapter 300)
Caltrans standards for travel lanes.  Includes requirements for Class II bike lanes, and lane widths.

Caltrans Class IV Bikeway Guidance
Caltrans guidelines for developing separated/buffered bike lanes (Class IV)

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO) extensive website of standards and guidelines.  Filled with examples, graphics, and best practices.

NACTO Guide for Designing for All Ages Abilities
Guidelines for implementing bicycle infrastructure.  Give guidance on how and when different types of bicycle infrastructure should be used, special focus on appropriate type based on vehicle speed/encounters.e

FHWA Pedestrian and Bicyclists Safety Information Search Tool
You can search for information from more than 100 reports, guidebooks, and training documents, each of which meets FHWA’s standards of quality. Every page of each resource has been cross-referenced to the search and filter options. 

FHWA Separated bike lane planning and design guide
Guidelines and best practice for designing separated bike lanes.  Includes many examples, graphics, and pictures of how other cities have implemented quality bicycle infrastructure.

FHWA Strategy Agenda for Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
Outlines the Federal Department of Transportation plans to grow and increase the safety for bicycling and pedestrians.

FHWA Incorporating on-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects     
When streets are repaved is the best time to add improvements for bicycles and pedestrians.  This FHWA guidebook gives guidance on how to incorporate improvements into re-paving projects   Also provides best practice and recommended standards. 

FHWA Achieving Multimodal Networks
Excellent, graphics-rich guidance on how to design road and that are safer and accommodate all users.  Also includes designing connections to transit locations such as the Gold Line station.  

FHWA Bicycle Facilities and Manual of Unifrom Traffic Control Devices
Graphic presentation of varying types of bicycle infrastructure and how it can be used.  Includes stripping, bike boxes, green highlighting, signage, etc.

FHWA University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
An extensive document used to teach how to design/implement bike/pedestrian facilities.   Provides dimensions, guidelines, and examples.   Published in 2006 and not fully current.

METRO First/Last Mile Strategic Plan
Gives definitions and guidance on how to design connected first / last mile networks around transit stations.   Particularly important for La Verne as the City prepares for the Gold Line Station, and linking with the existing Metrolink station.

14 Ways to Make Bike Lanes Better
Produced by the City of Austin.  Compares options, costs, and benefits.  Many easy low-cost ways bicycle lanes can be made safer.

PBIC Image Library
Open Source library of pedestrian and bicycling scenes.  Including best practices and examples of how situations are handled in other cities.

Government Programs

Federal Highway Administration - Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

CalTrans Bicycle Program    
Large amounts of bicycle-related information and links

Metro Bike Site   

Metro C0mplete Streets Policy   
Adopted in 2014.  Also requires that local cities adopt a similar policy to be eligible for future grants.

Caltrans Safe Routes to School   

Metro Safe Routes to School
Follows the same 5 “E”s as the Bicycle Friendly Community criteria.  Roynon Elementary in La Verne was an early participant in this program.

SCAG - Regional Active Transportation Plan

SCAG - Go Human


Bicycle Count Database   
Bicycle Counts (including La Verne), managed by SCAG, Metro, and UCLA 

Traffic Injury Mapping System (TIMS)   
Database of collisions from police reports.  Extensive tools to query, filter and produce graphics.  

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