Education and Outreach
Pedestrian Safer Journey (revised 2013) helps educators, parents and others who care about pedestrian safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Available online, three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to pedestrian safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.
Visit Pedestrian Safer Journey website [hyperlink to www.pedbikeinfo.org/pedsaferjourney]
Bike Safer Journey (Coming in Spring 2014) helps educators, parents and others who care about bicycle safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Available online, three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to pedestrian safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.
Safer Journey (original—developed in 2001) is an interactive CD that takes the user through various pedestrian safety scenarios encountered every day across America. It has been developed to improve the level of pedestrian knowledge for all road users (including schools, driver education groups, enforcement, etc.) and safety practitioners. This CD-ROM can also be included in State/local community pedestrian awareness materials kit and/or used at seminars, conferences, etc.
[Visit the Safer Journey web site]
- Pedestrian Forum Newsletter
Pedestrian safety improvements depend on an integrated approach that involves the 4 E's: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Services. The Pedestrian Forum highlights recent pedestrian safety activities related to the 4 E's that will help reach FHWA's safety goals and save lives.
- Pedestrian Safety Campaign is a comprehensive set of materials for local communities to use in implementing their own Pedestrian Safety Campaign. It includes materials designed for use in television, radio, cinema, and print advertising. Some of the materials included are in Spanish. States and local communities are responsible for implementing the campaign through local television and radio stations and print medias. A Campaign Planning Guide that explains in detail how to implement the campaign successfully at the local level is also available.
- The Bicycle Safety Education Resource Center provides bicycle safety education information for the all age groups. The Resource Center consists of three parts. The first part is a Database, where you can look for training materials for your intended audience. It even allows you to tailor your search and be as specific as possible. The second part is a Database Guide that identifies the training needs of the eight different audiences identified above. The third part is a Good Practices Guide that will guide you through the process of designing your own program.
- Hispanic Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Several years ago, the FHWA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) completed a project to determine the extent of the ped/bike safety problem as it relates to Hispanic populations in the United States and develop appropriate outreach materials and a plan for distributing them to these audiences.
- FHWA University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety is a set of resources designed to provide background materials for an undergraduate or graduate university course on bicycling and walking. The FHWA distributes this teaching resource to stimulate the development of nationwide university courses on bicycle and pedestrian transportation to ensure that emerging engineers, planners, and other professional disciplines are knowledgeable in bicycle and pedestrian issues.
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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 A Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety
new Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety Research Report
REVISED Pedsafe 2013: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
New Pedestrian Forum – Fall 2013
New Pedestrian Safer Journey 2013 (Revised)
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