Planning Resources and Research

document Pedestrian Facilities Users Guide, Highway Safety Research Center
This guide provides useful information regarding walkable environments, pedestrian crashes and their countermeasures, and engineering improvements for pedestrians. ...more >
web Worksite Walkability Audit Tool, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Instrument developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the walkability surrounding a workplace. ...more >
document An Evaluation of Technologies for Automated Detection and Classification of Pedestrians and Bicylists, Massachusetts Highway Department & Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The objective of this research was to identify and evaluate existing automated technologies that may accurately and effeciently detect, count, and classify non-motorized modes of transportation (i.e. ...more >
document Capacity Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities, Federal Highway Administration
This document contains both new and revised procedures for analyzing various types of exclusive and mixed-use pedestrian facilities. It also includes a comprehensive set of recommended service measures of effectiveness, ...more >
document Safety Effects of Marked vs Unmarked Crosswalks at Uncontrolled Locations, Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this study was to determine whether marked crosswalks at uncontrolled locations are safer than unmarked crosswalks under various traffic and roadway conditions. Another objective was to providerecommendations on how to provide safer crossings for pedestrians. ...more >
document Evaluation of Safety, Design, and Operation of Shared Use Paths, Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this project was to develop a level of service (LOS) estimation method for shared-use paths that overcomes previous limitations. ...more >
web Bus Stop Checklist, Easter Seals Project Action, Federal Transit Administration
Tool developed by Easter Seals Project Action to evaluate pedestrian access features and connections, assess passenger comfort amenities, evaluate safety and security features, and document information features. ...more >
document The Effects of Innovative Pedestrian Signs at Unsignalized Locations: A Tale of Three Treatments, Federal Highway Administration
This paper is part of a national-level research effort to evaluate the operational and safety effects of various pedestrian treatments, and summarizes past research in this field. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety in Native America, Federal Highway Administration
Since American Indians have the highest rates of pedestrian injury and fatality in the country, this study was performed to typify crashes among American Indians in the United States. ...more >
document Arlington County Bus Stop Assessment, Florida Department of Transportation
Tool included in the 2003 Florida Department of Transportation study, Safer Stops for Vulnerable Customers, used to assess bus stop locations, surroundings landing areas, connections, amenities, seating, ...more >