Check out resources from the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Check out the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) for great resources and timely news on walking and biking across the country. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is supported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and housed within the UNC Highway Safety Research Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

Since its inception in 1999, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s mission has been to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. To support this mission, the PBIC:

  • Develops, synthesizes, promotes and distributes accurate and current bicycling and walking information.
  • Provides expert technical assistance to various audiences to ensure that citizens and professionals have access to the best available information.
  • Generates a network of informed individuals and organizations who can increase the exposure of ped/bike issues to the general public.

To accomplish that mission, the PBIC manages several websites, produces a variety of reports, guides and case studies, and offers training and technical assistance. A specific resource full of Ideas for SRTS leaders, stakeholders and funders that could strengthen new and existing SRTS programs based on the findings from the report “Trends in Walking and Bicycling to School from 2007 to 2012.”

The Walking School Bus: Combining Safety, Fun and the Walk to School outlines the benefits of starting a walking school bus and points to consider before launching it. Examples of real-life walking school buses and bicycle trains are included to provide ideas and inspiration.