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Federal Highway Administration - FHWA The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with field offices across the United States. 
 
Federal HighwayAdministration - FHWA – Safety The key mission of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Office of Safety is to make roadways safer. Within the broad highway safety mission, the Office of Safety's principal focus is on highway engineering. We support the development, testing and implementation of technologies and procedures to improve the physical safety of the Nation's roadway infrastructure.
 
Federal HighwayAdministration - FHWA – SAFETEA-LU: SAFE, ACCOUNTABLE, FLEXIBLE, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT: A LEGACY FOR USERS. Public Law 109-59, 109th Congress.  An Act to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes. 
 
National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices - The National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) or the "National Committee" is an organization whose purpose is to assist in the development of standards, guides and warrants for traffic control devices and practices used to regulate, warn and guide traffic on streets and highways.  
 
National Highway Institute  The National Highway Institute (NHI) is a training arm of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). NHI provides leadership and resources for the development and delivery of training and education programs to improve the quality of our Nation's highway system and its intermodal connections.
 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA (“Nitsa”) NHTSA is an arm of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Their mission is to, “Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.” 
 
National Transportation Library - Charged with improving the availability of transportation-related information needed by Federal, state, and local decision-makers, the National Transportation Library's (NTL) mission is to increase timely access to the information that supports transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities. The NTL was established in 1998 through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and serves as a repository of materials from public, academic and private organizations.
 
The Bureau of Transportation statistics administers the National Transportation Library in cooperation with its federal, state, and local partners. 

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Transport - Non-Government

 
AASHTO – American Association of State Highwayand Transportation Officials 
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. 
 
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)/Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation's highways.
 
The Highway Loss Data Institute's mission is to compute and publish insurance loss results by make and model. Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers.
 
NationalCenterfor Bicycling and Walking 
The National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is the major program of the Bicycle Federation of America, Inc. (BFA), a national, nonprofit [501(c)(3)] corporation established in 1977. Our mission is to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities. The NCBW is governed by a volunteer board of directors and operates from offices located in Bethesda, MD (headquarters); Chestertown, MD; Maplewood, NJ; Missoula, MT; and the Silver Twinkie (OR).
 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center   
“The PBIC is made up of the core staff of professionals at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Highway Safety Research Center, including engineers, urban planners, public information specialists, web site specialists, researchers, computer programmers, communication specialists, and others. We also have an on-site coordinator in the Washington, D.C. office, and a team of other Organizations and Consultants who work with the PBIC on a variety of tasks. We have assembled a team of professionals who are very knowledgeable on walking and bicycling issues and who are truly committed to improving safety, health, and mobility for those who wish to walk or bicycle.” 
 
PortlandStateUniversityCenterfor Transportation Studies 
Sponsored by: Center for Transportation Studies, Oregon Department of Transportation, School of Urban Studies & Planning and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
 
IPBI, Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation is an exciting new center for research and learning that is focused on bicycle and pedestrian travel. IBPI's aim is to advance bicycling and walking as integral elements of the transportation system in Oregon’s communities. The Initiative's programs include research, education, and information-sharing across sectors, interests, and institutions that will enhance policies, programs, and projects focused on promoting bicycle and pedestrian transportation.
 
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

RTC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with more than 100,000 members and supporters. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is located in Washington, D.C., with state and regional offices in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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Advocacy

 
Bike Portland.org
 
Bicycle Transportation Alliance...opening minds and roads to bicycling... The BTA's mission is to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible.  
 
InternationalMountainBicycling Association 
 
League of American Bicyclists
 
Partnership for a Walkable America 
The Partnership for a Walkable America (PWA) is a national coalition working to improve the conditions for walking in America and to increase the number of Americans who walk regularly. The members are national governmental agencies and non-profit organizations concerned about three main areas: Health, Safety and the Environment.
 
Thunderhead Alliance 
The Thunderhead Alliance is a national coalition of state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations working in unison to break down the barriers to safe bicycling and walking in North American communities. We bring leaders of our member organizations together to help each other grow our organizations and become more effective.
 
Willamette Pedestrian Coalition
Working together to improve conditions for walking in the Portland region.
We advocate for pedestrian projects, empowerment and education. 

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Safe Routes to School

 
Walk and Bike to School
The USA’s website for  International Walk to School Week and for promoting safe walking and bicycling to school throughout the year.
 
Safe Routes to School - Oregon 
The Oregon Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program administers federal funds received from the 2005 SAFETEA-LU transportation bill. The Oregon program received over $5 million in federal funds through the initial 2005-2009 period for projects at schools serving grades K-8. $2 million in funds is currently available for infrastructure awards for 2010 projects, and $500,000 is available for 2010 non-infrastructure activities in education, encouragement and enforcement. The national Safe Routes to School Program has not been reauthorized.after 2009.

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Other Resources

 
NACTO- National Association of City Transportation Officials, Cities for Cycling - 
Cities for Cycling is a project of the National Association of City Transportation Officials to catalog, promote and implement the world's best bicycle transportation practices in American municipalities. Part of the program includes NACTO's Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a collection of the best in innovative bikeway treatments from around the U.S.

 
Center For Appropriate Transport (Cat) Eugene, OR - The CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TRANSPORT (CAT) is a non-profit organization committed to community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating sustainable modes of transportation. The first organization of its kind, the Center was founded in Eugene, Oregon in the fall of 1992. Since that time we have established a number of projects under one roof designed to further this mission.
 
Community Cycling Center - Portland - The Community Cycling Center was founded in 1994 with a mission of building skills and fostering the personal growth of youth through community-oriented recreational and educational bicycle programs and services. 
 
"Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI)" is a cross-disciplinary organization within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon that seeks to promote research, education, service, and public outreach related to the development of sustainable cities."
 
 
 

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