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51 This guidebook describes the ActiveTrans Priority Tool, a flexible, rational, data-driven meth- odology for prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian improvements along existing roads. The Active- Trans Priority Tool is divided into two phases and ten discrete steps to facilitate understanding and communication of the prioritization process in a transparent manner. It is designed to work for agencies at all levels of government with different prioritization purposes and different levels of technical capacity and experience. The ultimate product of applying the APT is a ranked list of priority pedestrian or bicycle improvement locations. The priorities on this list may differ somewhat from the intuitive pri- orities of decision makers and public stakeholders, which often incorporate information from personal experience or familiarity that cannot be wholly accounted for in an objective, data- driven analysis. However, if the prioritization process successfully includes the values of the community, the prioritized list will provide defensible, data-driven guidance for the implemen- tation of pedestrian and bicycle improvements along existing roads. Additional resources for agencies using (or considering) the APT are available on the Trans- portation Research Board website (TRB.org) and/or the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center website (pedbikeinfo.org). â¢ Online Guideâeach individual step of the APT has been divided into separate files allowing users to more easily access information they are interested in. â¢ Programmed Excel Spreadsheetâthis spreadsheet tool, and the User Guide (included as Appen- dix A to this document) steps users through the APT and incorporates functions for selecting factors and variables, weighting, and scaling that are intended to save the user time. â¢ Screencastâa brief screencast that provides instructions and tips for using the programmed Excel spreadsheet. â¢ NCHRP Project 07-17 Final Reportâthe Final Report of NCHRP Project 07-17 contains back- ground information and the research approach and findings that informed development of the APT. Conclusion