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Communities are asking that motor vehicle speeds be reduced on their neighborhood streets, that streets be made accessible to persons with disabilities and that streetscapes be improved to make them more inviting to pedestrians. The issues are safety, access and aesthetics. This chapter discusses some of the issues related to setting priorities and implementing needed pedestrian improvements.

The material provided on this page is from the FHWA publication "Pedestrian Facilities User Guide." This guide is currently under review by practicioners and others in the field. Subsequently, the material provided on this page is subject to change in the future.

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