Active/Master Transportation Plans
This plan reflects today's best practices in municipal planning for bicycle planning. Specifically, it highlights national and international standards that form the basis for the Plan. The Plan includes the guidelines set by the Austin comprehensive plan that establishes protected bike lanes and creates an environment that improves the safety of bicycling for all ages.
Source: Austin City Council
Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan
The Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan is a long-term action plan toward making Seattle the most walkable city in the nation. The plan establishes the policies, programs, design criteria, and projects that will further enhance pedestrian safety, comfort, and access in all of Seattle's neighborhoods. It has specified a "health goal" of promoting walking to improve health and prevent diseases and measures: self-reported physical activity and the number of children walking or biking to or from school. A detailed implementation matrix reflects the full list of actions that address the plan's focus on programs and policies.
Source: City of Seattle
In 2012, the Philadelphia City Commission published a Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan that offers a framework for pedestrian and bicycle planning, development and maintenance. The Plan has a goal of encouraging biking and walking to promote healthy, active living with specific corresponding measures. This Plan provides the foundation for districts throughout Philadelphia to utilize in the development of their own plans.
Source: Philadelphia City Commission
Central Chester County: Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan 2013
The Central Chester County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan establishes a timeline (immediate, short-term, long-term, and ongoing goals) for developing pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation facilities to serve the municipalities of Chester County, PA. The long-term vision for the plan is to foster healthy, vibrant and economically viable communities that facilitate and encourage more walking and biking.
Source: Chester County Planning Commission and Chester County Health Department
Salt Lake City Pedestrian & Bike Plan
Building off the original Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan from 2004, the 2015 plan leads Salt Lake City boldly into a new era where people of all ages and abilities can comfortably travel on foot or by bike. The plan outlines goals and objectives, proposes a 20-year build-out of bicycle facilities, and recommends changes to City processes and non-infrastructure programs.
Source: Source: Alta Planning + Design
Other Planning Resources
Move This Way: Making Neighborhoods More Walkable and Bikeable
This is a guidebook for developing city codes that help create more active cities and towns. The guide includes specific examples of pedestrian and bicycle friendly city zoning and subdivision codes as well as policies and guidance on how to update existing codes.
Source: ChangeLab Solutions
Resource Guide for Healthy Community Planning: Framing Questions and Links to Data
This is a user-friendly resource guide to make it easier for planners to incorporate health considerations into their work. The guide contains a series of framing questions and corresponding links to resources. Each question is from the perspective of a planner wanting to incorporate health into planning. Case study examples and messaging ideas are also included, which outline possible talking points when communicating the importance of health in planning.
Source: Washington American Planning Association
The Tool was developed in conjunction with the City Planning Commission (PCPC) during the drafting of Philadelphia2035, the City of Philadelphia's Comprehensive Plan. It matches 20 of the Plan's objectives to a series of 71 measurable indicators used to measure progress towards each objective and incorporates demographic data on health outcomes to assist planners, decision-makers, and the general public in understanding the connections between the built environment and public health.
Source: Get Healthy Philly, an initiative of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH)
North Carolina Guide to Incorporating Health Considerations into Comprehensive Plans for the City of Raleigh
The Guide is a compilation of strategies that were researched and developed by practitioners throughout North Carol ina. While the goals and strategies are tailored to North Carolina, this Guide would be useful to anyone involved with the development of comprehensive plans -- including city planners, health officials, and community residents.
Source: North Carolina Division of Public Health - North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Plan Making
This study is an in-depth, qualitative analysis of how public health has become a part of the municipal planning process. It provides context and background on collaboration between planning and public health departments, strategies for integrating public health-related goals and policies into the planning process, and successful mechanisms for implementation of goals and policies.
Source: American Planning Association
Denotes Pennsylvania resource
Last update: June 13, 2017. New documentation shall be added as it is identified.