Bicycles & Pedestrians

Bicyclists in Shenandoah National Park
Bicyclists in Shenandoah National Park

Traveling to or exploring national parks by foot, bicycle, or other nonmotorized modes provides visitors with opportunities to experience natural, cultural, and historical places in new ways. Active transportation infrastructure and programs offer a broad range of benefits to parks and surrounding communities, including helping to better manage vehicle congestion, promoting resource preservation, supporting economic development in gateway communities, and accommodating current and increased visitation by providing alternatives to driving.

Active Transportation Guidebook

The NPS Active Transportation Guidebook (Download Available)

The National Park Service (NPS) Active Transportation Guidebook, aims to assist and inspire parks and their partners to identify and pursue opportunities that enhance active transportation to and within national parks.

The Guidebook includes reference resources and solutions for superintendents, planners, transportation and facility managers and others on managing vehicle congestion, promoting resource preservation, and accommodating increased visitation by providing alternatives to driving. The Guidebook covers a number of topics from planning and developing infrastructure, such as pedestrian pathways and bike lanes, to evaluating and improving safety for active transportation modes, to offering activities and programs that provide park visitors the opportunity explore national parks by foot, bicycle, or other non-motorized means.

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