Transportation Legislation & Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements

Federal transportation legislation, such as the Intermodal Surface
Transportation Equity Act of 1991 (ISTEA) and the Transportation Equity
Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), has resulted in considerable public
investments in bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure. The purpose of
this study is to examine the distribution of these funds across
geographic regions and to develop measures of successful
implementation. Distributions of funds will be tracked by five federal
transportation programs across states, regions, and areas defined by
population density and demographic characteristics. A survey of state
coordinators and reviews of websites and other reports will help
identify features of state-level program designs that are associated
with successful implementation. The findings of this study are meant to
help inform policy discussions regarding the successful implementation
of local and statewide investments in bike and pedestrian improvements.