Pedestrian Safety in Communities
The materials contained on this page provide information for anyone--regardless of their level of knowledge on pedestrian safety matters--interested in improving pedestrian safety at grass roots level.
A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian safety. The Guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian safety and also contains fact sheets, worksheets, and sample materials that can be distributed or adapted to meet the needs of a community. References to other resources and materials are also provided.
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 are in Spanish. States and local communities are responsible for implementing the campaign through local television and radio stations and print media. A Campaign Planning Guide that explains in detail how to implement the campaign successfully at the local level is also available.
Tamara Redmon, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team Leader at the Federal Highway Administration, completed a podcast interview for the LTAP/TTAP Interchange. In the interview, she discusses pedestrian safety in general, as well as FHWA’s "Pedestrian Safety Campaign" and "Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities." You can listen to the podcast here: http://interchange.ltap.org/ltapttap-interchange-tamara-redmon-fhwa/
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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 Pedestrian Forum – Spring 2013
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