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the walking environment


roadway design

intersection treatments

traffic calming

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Many aspects of roadway design have an impact on the safety and mobility of pedestrians. The goal of an appropriately designed roadway should be to safely and efficiently accommodate all modes of travel, from pedestrians to bicyclists to motorists. Care must be taken to insure that the general basic design criteria and the specific design elements are not in conflict with this goal.


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.


curb radius reduction

adding bicycle lanes

roadway narrowing

reducing number of lanes

one-way / two-way street conversions

driveway improvements

well-designed right turn slip lanes

raised medians








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