Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee


Chair: Robert P. Murphy, RPM Transportation Consultants, LLC, Nashville, TN, USA
Vice Chair: Alex Rixey, Fehr & Peers, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee represents and promotes the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and other forms of non-motorized (human-powered) travel in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. The Committee seeks to promote the development of comprehensive transportation infrastructure that is inclusive of all modes of travel; serve as a crosscutting resource between other organizations and agencies on pedestrian and bicycle matters; and educate ITE membership, agencies, organizations and policy-makers on the needs of the pedestrian and bicycle communities. 

Projects completed by the Committee (previously the Pedestrian and Bicycle Council) include ITE award-winning Informational Reports “Alternative Treatments for At-Grade Pedestrian Crossings” and “Innovative Bicycle Treatments.” In addition, the Committee worked with the Traffic Engineering, Transit and Transportation Planning Councils in developing an informational report on site design review guidelines for promoting alternative transportation modes. A number of additional projects related to both bicycle and pedestrian issues currently are being conducted by the Committee and by Committee members including establishing criteria for marked crosswalks at signalized and unsignalized intersections, pedestrians at roundabouts, and assisting with the annual Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Study.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee has a Discussion Group, where members can post technical questions and receive quick responses from their peers. Click here to join.

Goals:

Goals represent the end toward which effort is directed, and are general statements.

  1. Involve ITE members in the activities of the Committee.
  2. Aid ITE membership in addressing the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists in their work.
  3. Promote development of comprehensive transportation infrastructure, inclusive of all modes of travel.
  4. Identify unmet needs of pedestrian/bicycle professionals.
  5. Develop solutions to meet those needs and communicate outcomes.
  6. Extend information beyond the borders of ITE to include the broadest possible range of practitioners.
  7. Serve as a cross-cutting resource between other organizations and agencies on pedestrian and bicycle matters.
  8. Encourage cooperation with other organizations and agencies to address the needs of the pedestrian and bicycle communities.
  9. Educate ITE membership, agencies, organizations, and policy-makers on the needs of the pedestrian and bicycle communities. 
  10. Conduct, sponsor, and review research regarding pedestrian and bicycle transportation.

A list of Council Executive Committee members can be found in the membership directory under ITE Council Executive Committee members.

Resources

The US Access Board has developed information to provide a source of guidance on various aspects of accessible public rights-of-way. These valuable resources are now available on the US Access Board’s web site. Free copies of the Accessible Pedestrian Right of Way Guidelines are also available from the Access Board by contacting row@access-board.gov or 202-272-0025/ 0082 (TTY).

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