Library

This library contains a variety of resources to assist you with development of municipal and school policies that encourage active transportation.  Items are organized by title and they are tagged based on the policy areas and the issues they target.

Library files

10 Elements of an Effective Complete Streets Policy - PPT Active Transportation Alliance
10 Elements of an Ideal Complete Streets Policy - Workshop Activity
A Tool for Towns and Counties to Promote Walkable Communities - Illinois Land Cash Ordinance - ChangeLab Solutions
Active Transportation Plan - Blue Island, Illinois 2012
Active Transportation Plan - Chicago Heights, Illinois 2012
Active Transportation Plan - Countryside, Illinois 2012
Active Transportation Plan - Des Plaines, Illinois 2011
Active Transportation Plan - Forest Park, Illinois 2011
Active Transportation Plan - Lemont, Illinois 2012
Active Transportation Plan - Midlothian, Illinois 2012
Active Transportation Plan - Riverdale, Illinois 2012
Active Transportation Plan - Tinley Park, Illinois 2012
Activity:How to Plan and Conduct a Walking Audit
Activity:Project Development Process
Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices
Agreement between the City of Vaughan , Recreation and Culture, Aquatic Services section and Vaughan Aquatic Club
Agreement Between Universal School And AQSA School For Use Of Outdoor Recreational Facilities
APHA Active Transportation Fact Sheet 2010
APHA Public Health Equity 2010
APHA Transportation and Public Health 2010
Bike Lane Parking Ordinance - Sample
Bikeway Plan - Town of Lowell, IN
Bikeways Plan - Northwest Municipal Conference, IL 2010
Bikeways Plan - Schaumburg, Illinois updated 2012
Bikeways Plan - West Central Municipal Conference, IL 2012
Built Environment Planning and Design Exercise
Busting the Myths - PPT Active Transportation Alliance
Checklist for Developing a Joint Use Agreement - ChangeLab Solutions
Complete Streets -Best Policy and Implementation Practices American Planning Association - 2010
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 0, Complete Streets: An Introduction - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 0, Complete Streets: An Introduction - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 0, Complete Streets: An Introduction - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1, Basis: Complete Design Processes and Policies - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1, Basis: Complete Design Processes and Policies - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1a What are Complete Streets? - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1a What are Complete Streets? - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1b Why Complete Streets? - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1b Why Complete Streets? - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1c Principles of Complete Streets - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1c What are Complete Streets? - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1d Coordination of Complete Streets - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1d Coordination of Complete Streets - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2, Tables - Excel Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2, Typologies: Complete Networks through Places, Modes, and Links - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2, Typologies: Complete Networks through Places, Modes, and Links - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2a Planning Complete Networks - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2a Planning Complete Networks - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2a Planning Complete Networks - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2a Planning Complete Networks - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2b Context Zones - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2b Context Zones - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2b Context Zones - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2b Context Zones - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2c Street Typologies - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2c Street Typologies - Microsoft Word Accessible Part 1
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2c Street Typologies - Microsoft Word Accessible Part 2
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2c Street Typologies - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2c Street Typologies - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2d Intersections & Transition Typologies - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2d Intersections & Transition Typologies - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2d Intersections & Transition Typologies - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 2d Intersections & Transition Typologies - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3 Geometrics: Components for Assembling Complete Streets
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3, Geometrics: Components for Assembling Complete Streets - Print Version Part 1
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3, Geometrics: Components for Assembling Complete Streets - Print Version Part 2
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3, Geometrics: Components for Assembling Complete Streets - Print Version Part 3
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3, Geometrics: Components for Assembling Complete Streets - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3, Tables - Excel Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3a Pedestrian Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3a Pedestrian Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3a Pedestrian Ways - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3a Pedestrian Ways - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3b Bicycle Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3b Bicycle Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3b Bicycle Ways - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3b Bicycle Ways - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3c Transit Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3c Transit Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3c Transit Ways - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3c Transit Ways - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3d Vehicle Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3d Vehicle Ways - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3d Vehicle Ways - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3d Vehicle Ways - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3e Intersections and Transitions - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3e Intersections and Transitions - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3e Intersections and Transitions - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 3e Intersections and Transitions - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4, Amenities: Components for Assembling Complete Streets
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4, Amenities: Components for Assembling Complete Streets - Print Version Part 1
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4, Amenities: Components for Assembling Complete Streets - Print Version Part 2
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4, Amenities: Components for Assembling Complete Streets - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4, Tables - Excel Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4a Lighting - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4a Lighting - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4a Lighting - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4a Lighting - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4b Furnishings - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4b Furnishings - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4b Furnishings - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4b Furnishings - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4c Green Infrastructure - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4c Green Infrastructure - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4c Green Infrastructure - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4c Green Infrastructure - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4d Signing - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4d Signing - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4d Signing - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4d Signing - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4e Textures and Markings - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4e Textures and Markings - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4e Textures and Markings - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 4e Textures and Markings - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 5, Processes: Implementing the Complete Streets Network - Microsoft Word Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 5, Processes: Implementing the Complete Streets Network - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 5, Processes: Implementing the Complete Streets Network - Print Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 5, Processes: Implementing the Complete Streets Network - Web Version
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 5, Tables - Excel Accessible
Complete Streets Complete Networks - Complete Streets Complete Networks - Chapter 1c Principles of Complete Streets - Microsoft Word Accessible - No Images
Complete Streets Policies for Municipalities - Active Transportation Alliance
Complete Streets Policy - Berwyn, Illinois 2011
Complete Streets Policy - Blue Island, Illinois 2011
Complete Streets Policy - Canton, Illinois 2013
Complete Streets Policy - Cook County, Illinois 2011
Complete Streets Policy - Des Plaines, Illinois 2011
Complete Streets Policy - Forest Park, Illinois 2011
Complete Streets Policy - Hoffman Estates, IL 2011
Complete Streets Policy - Lemont, IL 2011
Complete Streets Policy - Oak Park, Illinois 2012
Complete Streets Policy - Riverdale, Illinois 2012
Complete Streets Policy Development and Adoption Workbook-A Starting Point for Public Health Professionals
Complete Streets Policy Development Workbook
Complete Streets Policy Sample and Ratings Packet
Complete Streets Policy, A Story of Growing Strength by the National Complete Streets Coalition
Complete Streets Steering Committee Workshop
Complete Streets:Guide to Answering the Cost Question -National Complete Streets Coalition
Context Sensitive Solutions in Designing Major Urban Thoroughfares for Walkable Communities - Institute of Transportation Engineers
Correlates of Walking to School and Implications for Public Policies: Survey Results from Parents of Elementary School Children in Austin, Texas
Costs for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Infrastructure Improvements
Creating Joint Use Agreements Between Schools and Communities - Active Transportation Alliance
Creating Safe Park Zones for Communities in Illinois - Active Transportation Alliance
Designing Roads that Guide Drivers to Choose Safer Speeds - Connecticut Transportation Institute
Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity Examining the Evidence - Transportation Research Board
Fact Sheet - Building and Paying for a Complete Streets Network
Fact Sheet - Complete Streets Benefit Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Fact Sheet - Complete Streets Benefit Public and Environmental Health
Fact Sheet - Complete Streets Help Youth Stay Active
Fact Sheet - Complete Streets Make Economic Sense
Fact Sheet - Complete Streets Make Roads Safer for Everyone
Fact Sheet/Campaign Overview - Communities for Complete Streets Overview
Fit for all Ages: Reaching new demographics through targeted fitness programming
Four Model Ordinances to Help Create Physically Active Communities - American Planning Association
From Policy to Pavement: Implementing Complete Streets in the San Diego Region - APA California and Walk San Diego
Getting the Wheels Rolling - A guide to using policy to create bicycle friendly communities - ChangeLab Solutions
If Health Matters - Integrating Public Health Objectives in Transportation Planning - Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Independent School District No. 625 And YMCA Of Greater Saint Paul
Integrating Infrastructure Planning:The Role of Schools - Deborah McKoy, Jeffrey M. Vincent, Carrie Makarewicz
Intergovernmental Cooperation, The Park District Advantage
Introduction to Complete Streets- PPT Active Transportation Alliance
Joint Use Agreement Program and Facility Inventory
Joint Use Agreements - A Resource for Public Health Professionals - Active Transportation Alliance
Kane County 2040 Transportation Plan Overview - Kane County, Illinois
Kansas City Active Living Development Code Review - Active Living KC
Land Use and Zoning Regulations for Healthier Communities - Active Transportation Alliance
Let's Go to the Park Today - The Role of Parks in Obesity Prevention and Improving the Public's Health - Blanck et al (2012)
Liability Risks for After-Hours Use of Public School Property to Reduce Obesity
Mill Valley School District - SRTS Administrative Regulation - SAMPLE POLICY
Mill Valley School District SRTS Board Policy - SAMPLE POLICY
Model Bike Parking Ordinance with Annotations - Public Health Law and Policy
Model Bike Parking Ordinance without Annotations - Public Health Law and Policy
Model Land Cash Ordinance for School Facilities in Illinois - ChangeLab Solutions
Obstacles Regarding Joint Use of School Facilities
Partner Community Profile Worksheet
Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Guide to Best Practices - Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Playing Smart: Maximizing the Potential of School and Community Property Through Joint Use Agreements
Policy Development Task List and FAQ
Policy Package: Model School Siting Policies for Illinois School Districts - Public Health Law and Policy
Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation, Regulation, and Recommedataions - US Department of Transportation
Promoting Physical Activity Through Joint Use Agreements: A guide for North Carolina schools and communities to form Joint Use Agreements
Re-Thinking School Transportation - Active Transporation Alliance
Safe Park Zones - Policy Brief Active Transportation Alliance
Safe Park Zones Ordinance - Lemont, IL 2011
Safe Park Zones Ordinance - Midlothian, IL 2011
Safe Routes to School Talking Points - Public Health Law and Policy
Safe Routes to School Toolkit - Active Transportation Alliance
Sample agreement among land manager, landowner, and trail organization
Sample Memorandum of Understanding for County Health Department and Municipality
Sample Ohio State Shared Use Equipment Form
Sample Press Release
School Travel Plan - Des Plaines, Illinois 2012
School Travel Plan - Forest Park, Illinois 2011
School Travel Plan - North Berwyn, Illinois 2011
School Travel Plan - South Berwyn, Illinois 2011
Sidewalk Prioritization Policy - Active Transportation Alliance
SRTS - Minimizing Your Liability Risk - National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Steering Committee Draft Policy Review
Steering Committee Formation and Education Task List
Taking Shape – Joint Use of Facilities
Ten Fundamental Principles of Smart School Siting For School Districts and Local Governments - Public Health Law and Policy
The Detrimental Effects of Illinois School Transportation Policies – Active Transportation Alliance
The Impact of School Construction Laws on Community-Centered Schools– Active Transportation Alliance
The Inadvertent Effects of Illinois’ Acreage Standards - Active Transportation Alliance
Transportation and Health: How to Use Surface Transportation Program Funds to Create Active Living in Suburban Cook County, 2011
Walk this Way - the Economic Promise of Walkable Places in Metropolitan Washington DC - Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
Washakie County JPB Community Gym and Kitchen Community Facilities Project
Wisconsin Pedestrian Policy Plan 2020 - Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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