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Bicycle Planning and Design Resources

PennDOT is working to make transportation planning a more collaborative process that supports community goals through its PennDOT Connects initiative. PennDOT Connects reaches into community and transportation planning processes to initiate early dialogue and partnered decision-making about the kinds of transportation projects that will help a community achieve its vision.

In addition to the resources below, each PennDOT district office has a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator (PDF) and a district safety officer. PennDOT also has a full-time statewide bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

PennDOT's policies are guided in part by the following documents:

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a valuable partner and resource for the department and the public. Over the past two years, FHWA has produced several valuable guidance documents (PDF):

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is another resource center funded by FHWA. It offers guidance on planning, design, data-resources, and training (including free webinars).

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, or MUTCD, defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel. The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

National Association of City Transportation Officials produces several relevant guides that PennDOT may consider as project alternatives are developed.