Regulations and Standards

The following policies and standards guide the planning, design and construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Idaho. Links are provided if available.

Idaho Code

The following documents include the state codes associated with bicycle and/or pedestrian travel. Interpretation of these laws is left to the law enforcement community including police officers, judges, and attorneys.

Idaho code related to walking
Idaho code related to bicycling

ITD Design Standards

Design Manual
(check out section A.15.16)

Traffic Manual (check out sections 800 and 900)
Bicycle and Pedestrian specific

NACTO Urban Street Design Guide.

AASHTO Guide for Bicycle Facilities
AASHTO Guide to the Development of Pedestrian Facilities
Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access Part I of II: Review of Existing Guidelines and Practices
ADA Accessibility Guidelines Homepage
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Public Rights of Way (PROWAG)

  • Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities, A Recommended Practice, 1998. Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Improving Pedestrian Access to Transit: An Advocacy Handbook, 1998. Federal Transit Administration
  • Planning and Implementing Pedestrian Facilities in Suburban and Developing Rural Areas, Report No. 294A, Transportation Research Board
National Design Standards

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
AASHTO - A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, 1994 (The Green Book) - new Bicycle section coming out soon! Not available electronically.

Flexibility in Highway Design
Administrative Policies
The following policies guide the development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and activities on the state highway system including special events.
Policy Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
Special Events
Looking for additional resources?
ITD also maintains a Bicycle and Pedestrian Library. This library, which is periodically updated, includes links to recent publications on a variety of topics including those that deal with engineering issues. Links to publications from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE) and the US Access Board are included. Click here for the Library Catalog.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Contact Information

Brian Shea

Sr. Transportation Planner

Bicycle and Pedestrian



Bike Map
(click here for an interactive version)

Highway Map

Idaho 511


Bicycle Commuter Guide

Idaho Street Smarts

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (1995)

Funding Guide - 2012 Update now available

Communication Strategies

Walk Smart


Keeping Informed


Related Programs

Transportation Enhancement

Safe Routes to School (SR2S)

Highway Safety

Scenic Byway