Legislation and regulations require the inclusion of bicycle and pedestrian policies and projects in transportation plans and project development, and federal policy is increasingly committed to develop and invest in bicycle and walking infrastructure.

Environmental practitioners use these tools to address bicycle and pedestrian accommodation as required by U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and TxDOT policy.

Questions? Contact the statewide coordinator at (512) 486-5972.

You may download the software (Tools and Plug-Ins) needed to access forms or view frequently asked questions (Online Forms FAQs).

Title Description Format
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Environmental Handbook Outlines the process to comply with both the U.S. Department of Transportation Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation and TxDOT's policy for bicycle and pedestrian accommodation
Guidelines Emphasizing Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations Explains TxDOT policy to proactively plan, design and construct facilities to safely accommodate bicycles and pedestrians

Additional Resources

Title Description Format
U.S. Department of Transportation Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations Details U.S. DOT's support for the development of fully integrated transportation networks with walking and bicycling components, and incorporating these elements into highway designs as part of federal-aid project development
Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)
Provides guidance to ensure that sidewalks, pedestrian street crossings, pedestrian signal, and other facilities are readily accessible to and usable by pedestrians with disabilities
Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)
Contains scoping and technical requirements from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s Architectural Barriers Division for accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings and elements by individuals with disabilities
Texas Administrative Code 16 TAC 68.102 Outlines applicability of pedestrian elements, and explains the sidewalk and curb ramp compliance requirements for transportation projects
2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design U.S. Department of Justice revised accessibility standards under the ADA, which set minimum requirements for government facilities, public accommodations and commercial facilities to be accessible to individuals with disabilities
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities* Addresses bicycle-related issues and clarifies the elements needed to make bicycling a viable transportation alternative in all phases of transportation planning, design and construction
AASHTO Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities* Provides guidance on the planning, design and operation of pedestrian facilities along streets and highways, and focuses on identifying effective measures for accommodating pedestrians on public rights of way
TxDOT’s Roadway Design Manual (TDM)
Provides guidance in the geometric design of roadway facilities and represents a synthesis of current information and operating practices
FHWA’s Pedestrian Safety Guide for Transit Agencies Provides a 15-year plan for pedestrian safety research and technology transfer that addresses pedestrian safety concerns and identifies problems and solutions related to the roadway environment

* Available for purchase from AASHTO