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References

See Alabike bike and motorists tips

See Complete Streets Policy Analysis

See letter from the FWHA letter to ALDOT from June 2009

FHWA - MUTCD Bicycle Facilities - See FHWA's Manual of Uniform Traffic control for Bicycles 2009 edition. It contains everything you want to know about signs and plaques, pavement markings and placement. Plus bicycle detector pavement, obstruction, and shared lane (sharrows) markings.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective BPAC
Cycling Advocacy & Education Articles by Fred Oswald
Effective Advocacy Another list of articles and resources on BicyclingLife.com
Advocacy for a Cyclist-friendly Community on CommuteOrlando.com

Why Advocate for Cycling?
Find out why here.

What is so dang important about organized Advocacy?
Find out here.

How to park your bicycle
So you want to park bikes right. Click here (2002) or here (2010) but read the caveats first.

The 2010 edition costs money to download or purchase. However, the Executive Summary can be viewed or downloaded for free. This is the edition that local agencies can adopt as official bicycle parking policy.

There are two editions of the Bicycle Parking Guidelines. The first edition 2002, has some problems; namely that the toaster, wave, comb bike rack illustrations imply they are recommended when they are NOT. The 'X' over the illustrations of each didn't get printed. However, this edition is free and downloadable.

Books and Videos Worth Knowing:

Books that may interest you and their Amazon.com links!

Do you have Open Streets? Open streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for just about any activity but driving— walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing, and social activities all flourish!
To learn more about the Open Streets Project - click here

Effective Cycling by John Forester - click here

Bicycle Transportation: A Handbook for Cycling Transportation Engineers by John Forester
(no longer in print) - click here

Cyclecraft by John Franklin (North American edition. The British version is the basis for their cycling education program) - click here

Bicycling and the Law: Your Rights as a Cyclist by Bob Mionske - click here

Bicycle Accidents: Biomedical, Engineering and Legal Aspects by Broker & Hill - click here

The Art of Urban Cycling by Robert Hurst (no longer in print, has been updated to The Art of Cycling)
- click here

Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling by BikeSnobNYC - click here

Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities by Jeff Mapes - click here

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt - click here

28 Reasons to Ride

In case you don't know already, here they are!

Dangerous by Design 2011

You don't want to be a pedestrian in the Orlando-Kissimmee area in Florida. According to Dangerous By Design 2011, a report published by Transportation for America, it is
the most dangerous metro area for pedestrians in the US. The report includes an interactive map that allows you to map pedestrian fatalities from 2001-2009. Used with permission. Click for larger view. You can select your area to see local fatalities.