Resources

Below is a list of Resources complied in three sections:

  • Pedestrian Safety Information and Brochures (Important statisics and research)
  • General Pedestrian Information Links (Facts on how the common pedestrian can stay safe)

Pedestrian Safety Information & Brochures

General Pedestrian Information Links

Alliance for Biking and Walking

Alliance for Biking and Walking

Alliance for Biking & Walking is the North American coalition of grassroots bicycling and walking advocacy organizations. Their mission is to create, strengthen, and unite state/provincial and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.

2012 Benchmarking Report: Bicycling and Walking in the United States

An ongoing effort to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states and the 51 largest cities. The project aims to promote data collection and availability, measure progress and evaluate results, and support efforts to increase bicycling and walking.

2012 Fact Sheet

Provides quick facts on 2012 bicycling and walking in the United States

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASTO)

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASTO)

Advocates transportation-related policies and provides technical services to support states in their efforts to efficiently and safely move people and goods.

Implementing the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Developed with input from numerous safety stakeholders and is the tool that is guiding our efforts in reaching the goal of halving highway fatalities within two decades. Website contains the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) and other tools for plan implementation.

SHSP Assessment Tool

Designed to assist agencies involved with highway safety in judging how they might better focus or redirect their safety activities to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries resulting from traffic crashes.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Provides expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

Pedestrian Safety

Provides resources pedestrian safety research and activities, tools for parents to keep young drivers safe, and national strategies for advancing child pedestrian safety.

Walk This Way! Taking Steps for Pedestrian Safety

Walkable & Livable Communities Institute

Walkable & Livable Communities Institute

The Institute strives to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities and better built environments. The Institute’s mission is to inspire, teach, connect and support communities in their efforts to improve health and well-being through better built environments

Walkable 101: Educational Videos

Educational videos to explain the concepts and benefits of walkability, and to describe successful tools for improving community health, well-being, and economic vitality through walkability

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

FHWA improve the mobility on our Nation's Highways, particularly safety, reliability, effectiveness, and sustainability. To meet legislative responsibilities, FHWA resources are committed to developing and delivering existing and future Federal Highway Programs through successful partnerships, value-added stewardship, and risk-based oversight. Programs include acquisition management, civil rights, federal land highways, infrastructure, innovative program delivery, operations, planning, environment, and realty, policy research development, and technology, and safety.

Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multilane Uncontrolled Crosswalks

Evaluates the behavioral effects of this treatment on driver yielding at these crosswalks and to determine variables that influence the efficacy of this treatment.

Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Engineering Countermeasures: Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons, HAWKs, Sharrows, Crosswalk Markings, and the Development of an Evaluation Methods Report (April 2011)

This report documents an FHWA project to quantify the effectiveness of selected engineering countermeasures in improving safety and operations for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project focused on existing and new engineering countermeasures for pedestrians and bicyclists that have not yet been comprehensively evaluated in terms of effectiveness.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations dedicated to providing parents and caregivers with practical and proven resources to protect kids from unintentional injuries. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 600 coalitions in the U.S. and in 23 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.

Walk This Way

Safe Kids Worldwide and program sponsor FedEx created Safe Kids Walk This Way to teach safe behavior to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities. The goal of the initiative is preventing pedestrian-related injury to children. Since the launch of the program in spring 2000, Safe Kids Walk This Way has spanned the globe, engaging FedEx volunteers to reach families in hundreds of communities throughout the United States and around the world. This website has links to information regarding the following program components: International Walk to School Day, Halloween Activities, Pedestrian Task Forces, FedEx Air & Ground NFL Program, Pedestrian Research, School Safety Committees, Decade of Action for Road Safety, and Start Safe Travel.

Transportation for America

Transportation for America

Transportation for America brings together a diverse coalition to reform how America spends transportation dollars at the federal, state and local level to create a safer, cleaner and smarter transportation system that works for everyone.

State statistics

Gives state specific information regarding pedestrian fatalities broken down by race/ethnicity, age, metro data, and county data.

Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation

The National Center on Senior Transportation’s mission is to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States. NCST achieves this mission by gathering and sharing best practices; providing technical assistance and training; facilitating strategic partnerships and community engagement to support the development and coordination of senior transportation options; developing and disseminating information, including the use of web-based and social media vehicles; and administering demonstration grants, including the nine Person-Centered Mobility Management projects. A collaborative approach involving a wide range of expert partners and consumers underlies all NCST activities.

NYC Pedestrian Safety Study Action Plan Aug 2010

NYC Pedestrian Safety Study Action Plan Aug 2010

This extensive study was conducted by the New York Department of Transportation with the goal of identifying the causes, common factors, and geographic distribution of pedestrian crashes in New York City.

New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT)

New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT)

The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s website provides information on state related transportation issues to include: traffic safety, road conditions, construction projects, and more.

NMDOT Highway Safety and Performance Plan FY 2012. (Oct 2011)

This report is provided annually by the New Mexico Traffic Safety Division and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In this report contains the statewide and community-level programs designed to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries for FY 2012.

Federal Railroad Administration

Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration’s mission is to enable the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people and goods for a strong America, now and in the future.

Compilation of Pedestrian Safety Devices used at Grade crossings. (Jan 2008)

A compilation of information on any signs, signals, pavement markings, or other devices used to enhance the safety of pedestrians at grade crossings. State DOTs and rail transit operators have made several submissions, which have included background information and illustrations. These are presented so that the larger grade crossing safety community might benefit from the work of others in this important area.

Transportation Research Board

Transportation Research Board

The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provide expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encouraged their implementation.

Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes for Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities

This article is intended to provide practitioners with useful information related to establishing safe crossings at roundabouts and channelized turn lanes for pedestrians with vision disabilities. The results of this research will be useful to engineers, the accessibility community, policy makers, and the general public to aid in understanding the specific challenges experienced at these facilities by pedestrians with vision disabilities.

Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver’s mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on rail property through a nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety. A non-profit organization that works in conjunction with federal, state, and local government agencies along with rail companies to provide public education programs to prevent collisions, injuries, and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings. The website provides useful educational resources, such as lesson plans and safety tips, and information for law enforcement, emergency responders, and driver’s safety educators. Interested parties can also request a presenter come to their school or place of business through this site.