Secretary LaHood announces new US DOT Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations

The Department of Transportation is committed to walking and bicycling. The Policy Statement highlights sections from the US Code and Code of Federal Regulations that pertain to walking and bicycling. It also provides some recommended actions that transportation agencies may consider to make walking and bicycling safer and more convenient. The Policy Statement is an expression of DOT leadership’s commitment to walking and bicycling, but it does not create new any new requirements for transportation agencies. Please share this with your State, Indian tribe, and Metropolitan Planning Organization partners. Review the statement and incorporate it into future dialogues as you plan and develop projects along your byway. Read the new Policy Statement or check out the Secretary’s blog about the Policy Statement.

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