In order for a state or locality to understand its pedestrian or bicycle safety problem, it is important to take a detailed look at crash facts in order to come up with solutions. The documents on this page offer general pedestrian and bicycle crash information.
NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts: Highlights of 2009 Motor Vehicle Crashes [PDF 629 KB]
NHTSA 2010 Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians [PDF 1.20 MB]
NHTSA 2010 Traffic Safety Facts: Bicyclists and Other Cyclists [PDF 282.58 KB]
"Not in Roadway" Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes [PDF 132 KB]
The FHWA Safety Office is continually developing new materials to assist states, localities and citizens in improving pedestrian and bicycle safety. The materials listed on this page were completed recently.
New Pedestrian Forum – Spring 2013
New Pedestrian Safer Journey 2013 (Revised)
Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists
Proven Countermeasures for Pedestrian Safety
Spotlight on Pedestrian Safety
Promoting the Implementation of Proven Pedestrian Countermeasures
State Best Practice Policy for Medians
State Best Practice Policy for Shoulders and Walkways
Pedestrian Countermeasure Policy Best Practice Report
The State of Florida is developing a statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. They have set up a project website that includes information about the project, workshop presentations and resources relating to pedestrian safety.
Evaluating Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures
Safety Benefits of Raised Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Areas: Brochure, Booklet
Safety Benefits of Walkways, Sidewalks, and Paved Shoulders: Brochure, Booklet
Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plan