Publications and Tools

ITD publishes several publications and tools which highlight safe walking and riding techniques. Please follow the links below to obtain your copy or to learn more about the program.

Bicycling and Walking Safely

Bicycling Street Smarts
This publication includes valuable information on how to safely ride a bicycle on Idaho's roads. Due to copyright issues this publication is only available in hard copy. Click on the graphic to the left to order a copy.

Bicycle Commuter Guide - this publication provides key tips on how to commute by bicycle including information from the Idaho code, tips on biking in inclement weather, tips on riding in traffic, how to outfit your bicycle and tips for general bicycle maintenance. Click here to download a pdf and here to request a hard copy.

Walk Smart
This publication provides tips and techniques for walking safely as well as legal information from the Idaho code. Hard copies are available to eligible organizations sponsoring safety and education-related events. Follow this link to find out more about the application process:

Rules of the Road
The Rules of the Road education cards are a must for anyone who likes to walk, bike, or drive on our roadways. To order the cards, please click on the graphic to the left.

Idaho Bicycle Safety Quiz - The Division of Motor Vehicles has developed a Bicycle Safety Practice Quiz that is consistent with Idaho laws and regulations. The quiz also has questions on bicycle safety best practices. CLICK HERE for the English version. To take the Spanish version CLICK HERE.

Bicycle Video: The Risks of Riding Right - This short, online video created by "Yay Bikes!" illustrates the risks of riding a bicycle on sidewalks, at intersections and too far to the right on roads. The video was partially sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Bicycle Rodeo Tool Kit - This document briefly outlines all the steps necessary to successfully plan and conduct a bicycle rodeo.

Cycling Skills Clinic Guide - Detailed guide for planning a Cycling Skills Clinic from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Walkability Checklist
Use this checklist to decide if your neighborhood is a friendly place to walk. If you find problems, there are also suggestions to make things better.

The ITD Highway Safety Office also has several other educational publications about bicycle and pedestrian safety. Follow this link to find out more about available publications:

Toolbox for Bicyclists and Pedestrian Counts
Throughout Idaho, people want a variety of options for traveling to and from work, school and other everyday destinations. These transportation options include biking and walking. Biking and walking are enjoyable, affordable and easy activities that provide many health benefits. For all these reasons and more, addressing the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians is an important part of our transportation system.

Idaho Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
The Idaho Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is a policy document which establishes a statewide vision, goals and strategies for a long-range planning program throughout the state of Idaho. The plan includes a vision/goals, action strategies, and a list of relevant policies, design standards, and statutes. This plan was completed in 1995 and should be updated soon.
Strategic Communications Plan
The Communication Strategy Plan is a guide to help local advocates effectively communicate about bicycle and pedestrian mobility. This plan includes a description of target audiences, key messages and applicable tools.
Idaho Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Study
The Idaho Transportation Department has completed a statewide bicycle and pedestrian study which is the initial phase of the upcoming update to the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The study recommends initiatives toward important goals and objectives for Idaho’s future as well as identifies steps for state and local agencies to achieve statewide strategic objectives.
Bicycle Level of Service Tool - (73.1 MB)
Bicycle Level of Service - (Excel)
Bicycle Stress level - (Excel)
Bicycle Stability Score - (Excel)
ITD Training Presentation - (PowerPoint)
Research Report - (Pdf)

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Contact Information

Brian Shea

Sr. Transportation Planner

Phone: 208-334-8828


Maps and Visitor Information

Bike Map

Highway Map

Highway Video Log

Idaho 511

Idaho Trails

International Selkirk Loop

Strava Bike/Run Heatmap

Travel Guides and Maps

USBR 10 Route Descriptions

USBR 10 Route Maps


Idaho Statutes on Pedestrians and Bicycles

Bicycle Commuter Guide

Bicycling Street Smarts

Rules of the Road Education Cards

Idaho Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Study (2014)

Walk Smart

Keeping Informed

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