Friday, May 1, 2009
This international scan tour, as they are known, is sponsored by AASHTO (the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials), FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) and NCHRP (the National Cooperative Highway Research Program). We will be visiting Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and the U.K. These countries were selected based on their exemplary bicycle and pedestrian safety records and their notoriety as having progressive policies and infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists. The tour members represent state DOTs, FHWA, AASHTO, city/regional government and the professional association for those involved in improving conditions for bicyclists and pedestrians - APBP (Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals).