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Evaluation of the Focused Approach to Pedestrian Safety Program

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Prepared for the
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Safety

February 2, 2009

Logo: Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Prepared by
The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Executive Summary

This report summarizes the results of an evaluation of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Focused Approach to Pedestrian Safety Program. The study was done by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center at the request of the FHWA Office of Safety (HSA). Five of the 19 “focus” locations were chosen for this evaluation based on geographic diversity, number and types of Program activities, and the availability of data about Program implementation. The study consisted of semi-structured telephone interviews with 29 pedestrian safety stakeholders (mostly from government agencies) across the five locations.

The key findings from the study are:

The main recommendations for improvements to the Focused Approach to Pedestrian Safety are:


Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Evaluation Approach
  3. Findings
  4. Recommendations
  5. Conclusion

Appendix A. Case Studies
Appendix B. Interview Questions

List of Abbreviations

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
Caltrans California Department of Transportation
CMAP Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
GDOT Georgia Department of Transportation
GTSAC Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission
HSA FHWA Office of Safety
IDOT Illinois Department of Transportation
MDOT Michigan Department of Transportation
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
NYMTC New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
PBIC Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
PSAP Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

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