Pedestrian Safety Guide for Transit Agencies
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|4. Title and Subtitle: Pedestrian Safety Guide for Transit Agencies
||5. Report Date: February 2008
Performing Organization Code
Author(s): Dan Nabors, Robert Schneider, Dalia Leven, Kimberly Lieberman, Colleen Mitchell.
Performing Organization Report No.
Performing Organization Name and Address: (TRAIS)
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
8601 Georgia Ave., Suite 710
Silver Springs, MD 20910
Contract or Grant No. DTFH61-05-00024
Sponsoring Agency Name and
Address: Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
of Report and Period Covered: Final Guide 2006 to 2008
Sponsoring Agency Code: FHWA/HSSD
Notes: The contract manager for this report was Tamara Redmon (FHWA Office of Safety). Toole Design Group, and UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and PerformTech were subcontractors. Robert Schneider (Toole Design Group) was the Principal Investigator. John Fegan (FHWA), Gabe Rousseau (FHWA), Paula Bawer (NHTSA), and other FHWA and NHTSA staff reviewed the guide and provided valuable feedback. Significant contributions were also made by Frank Spielberg, Mike McArdle, Terry Byrne, and Rick Carey of VHB, Laura Sandt of HSRC, and RJ Eldridge of Toole Design Group. Sandra Guerrero (VHB) performed the document design and layout with contributions from Michael Daul (UNC-HSRC).
The project team gratefully acknowledges the input provided by the technical working group over the course of this project:
Images were provided by Toole Design, UNC-HSRC, VHB, Michael Ronkin, Dan Burden, Mae Golden, WMATA, Montgomery County, Maryland, DDOT, David O’Connell, Michelle Mowery, Virginia Coffman, Michelle Scism, and Jennifer Valentine.
- Daniel Castillo, NC Peace Officers Organization, Charlotte, NC
- Tab Combs, Chapel Hill Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, Chapel Hill, NC
- Amy W. Datz, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL
- Mae Golden, The Disability Network, Flint, MI
- Carol Kachadoorian, Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority, Washington, DC
- Ron Kilcoyne, Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority, Bridgeport, CT
- David O’Connell, Mason County Transit, Community Transit Assn. of America Board of Directors, Shelton, WA
- Paula Reeves, Washington State DOT, Olympia, WA
- Linda Walker, HARTLine, Tampa, FL
- Chris Wells, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax, VA
Abstract: The guide is intended to provide transit agency staff with an easy-to-use resource for improving pedestrian safety. The guide includes a variety of approaches to address common pedestrian safety issues that are likely to arise near transit stations, bus stops, and other places where transit (bus or rail) is operated. It provides references to publications, guides and other tools to identify pedestrian safety problems. Descriptions of engineering, education and enforcement programs that have been effectively applied by transit agencies are included as well as background information about pedestrian safety and access to transit.
Words: Pedestrian, transit, bus, bus stops, safety, engineering, partnerships
Distribution Statement No restrictions: No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
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Table of Contents
About This Guide
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 Hybrid Beacon Guide
New Pedestrian Forum – Winter 2014
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 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