Bench-marking Non-motorized Policies and Project Delivery


Installing safe, accessible, and cost-effective bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure can yield a host of public health and environmental benefits, at multiple scales. In North Carolina and other states, successfully funding, permitting, and installing such infrastructure requires coordination among local, state, and federal government actors. Projects of such institutional complexity benefit from clearly articulated standards, which can be informed by best management practices, policies, and laws already in place around the United States. The research involves a broad, multi-methodological study that assesses state-level best management practices for the funding, designing, permitting, and installation of independent non-motorized projects as well as those that are part of highway infrastructure projects

Principle Investigator: Suzanne Leland
Co-Principle Investigator: Srinivas S. Pulugurtha
Research Staff: Robert Boyer, Christina Danis, Sarahanne Smith, Sravya Jayanthi
Funding Agency: United States Department of Transportation