PBIC Messenger

The PBIC Messenger is the free quarterly eNewsletter from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. The PBIC Messenger features latest news, resources, webinars, upcoming events, and more. Subscribe to receive the next issue.

Current Issue:

Winter 2019

  • Summaries of Pedestrian and Bicycle Research and Program Activities from US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
  • New Guidance for Bicycle Facility Selection from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Data Visualizations for Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
  • Learn How to Develop Scalable Risk Values and Assess Exposure to Risk
  • Upcoming Webinars from PBIC
  • Dangerous by Design 2019
  • Speeding Away from Zero: Rethinking a Forgotten Traffic Safety Challenge
  • TRB Best Paper Awards Granted to Pedestrian and Bicycle Topics
  • Research Reconstructs Pedestrian Fatalities by Replacing Drivers with Automated Vehicles

Past Issues:

Fall 2018

  • New Info Brief Provides Summary of Practice and Key Resources for Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Programs
  • Walk to School Day
  • New Workbook Outlines Strategies for Accelerating Multimodal Project Delivery
  • New Guide and Resources for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Risk Assessment
  • Guidance for Systemic Safety Analysis to Identify Sites for Improvements and Countermeasures
  • 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes Overview
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Awards

Summer 2018

  • New Resource Available on Language of Highway Removals
  • National Park Service Active Transportation Guidebook: A Resource on Supporting Walking and Bicycling for National Parks and their Partners
  • Walk to School Day
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Releases Research Note on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Data Analysis
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards
  • NHTSA Releases Ninth Edition of Countermeasures Guide
  • Every Day Counts Continues the Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) Program
  • Back-Up Cameras Are Now Required in All New Cars Sold in the United States

Spring 2018

  • Communities Nationwide Celebrate Bike to School Day
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Release Report on Pickup Truck Collision with Multiple Bicycles
  • New Communities Receive Walk Friendly Designations
  • Governors Highway Safety Report (GHSA) on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State
  • Crash Data Changes with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA)
  • National Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
  • National Household Travel Survey 2017 Data Now Available
  • FHWA releases Guide for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity
  • Road to Zero (RTZ) 2018 Safe Systems Innovation Grants
  • RTZ Coalition and the NSC Release Report for Ending Roadway Deaths

Winter 2018

  • Automated Enforcement Systems Info Brief
  • Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Program Improves Safety
  • Leading Pedestrian Interval is now a Proven Safety Countermeasure
  • Summaries of Pedestrian and Bicycle Research and Program Activities from USDOT
  • Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Information Search Tool
  • Federal Register Notice on Automated Driving Systems
  • Interim Approval Rescinded for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons due to Patent Issue

Fall 2017

  • Contribute to the Open Access Ped Bike Image Library
  • Walk to School Day and Vision Zero for Youth
  • Updated Design Resource Index
  • 2016 Fatal Traffic Crash Data Now Available
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Awards
  • Eight Communities Receive Walk Friendly Designation

Summer 2017

  • New Resource Discusses Ped-Bike Safety and Mobility with the Rise of Automated Vehicles
  • New PBIC Homepage Section Features Popular Topics
  • Info Brief Defines Connected Bike Networks
  • Effective Evaluation of Pedestrian Safety Interventions
  • Teaching Computers to Drive Towards Vision Zero
  • Video Documentation Project Captures Near Miss Incidents

Spring 2017

  • New Communities Receive Walk Friendly Designations
  • Communities Nationwide Celebrate Bike to School Day
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Releases Annual Traffic Safety Facts for Bicyclists and Pedestrians
  • Governors Highway Safety Report Released on Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State
  • Safe Routes to School National Partnership Toolkit to Address Street Harassment—an Overlooked Barrier to Walking, Biking, and Physical Activity
  • Data for the 2016 Biking and Walking Benchmarking Report Now Available

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