Education Resources and Research

web American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine
The college publishes several journals that report recent research and new developments on physical fitness and the health benefits of active living. The current contents of these journals can be browsed online. ...more >
web Data from Healthy People 2010, US Department of Health and Human Services
This site tracks the success of the Healthy People 2010 objectives developed to improve the health of Americans by the year 2010, including the 10 leading health indicators, major data sources, DATA2010 from the The National Center for Health Statistics ( ...more >
multimedia Materials for Hispanic Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Federal Highway Administration
This page contains PDF files of Spanish-language brochures, posters, flyers, and radio public service announcements targeted at the Hispanic population. ...more >
web healthfinder, US Department of Health and Human Services
healthfinder is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies. Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. ...more >
web Pedestrian Safety Roadmap & Resource Catalog, Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)'s Pedestrian Safety Roadmap & Resource Catalog is divided into these six helpful sections: 1. Making a Commitment: Motivate key decision-makers to take action in making your community safer and more walkable. ...more >
document Green Ribbon Month, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Community groups, schools, and government agencies cooperate on a "Green Ribbon" public awareness campaign to successfully improve pedestrian safety at school zone intersections. ...more >
document National Bicycling and Walking Study - Ten Year Report, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, The United States Department of Transportation
The US Department of Transportation released this 10-year Status Report to track its progress and activities towards implementing the National Walking and Bicycling Study. ...more >
web PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Federal Highway Administration
The Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System is intended to provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk. The online tools provide the user with a list of possible engineering, ...more >
document Walk Alert: Pedestrian Safety for Seniors, Florida Department of Transportation
This brochure promotes pedestrian safety for seniors and warns against unsafe behaviors like taking medication and walking near traffic. ...more >
document Walkability Checklist, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Includes questions to evaluate a neighborhood's walkability as well as solutions to a neighborhood's potential problems. ...more >
document Walk Card (Spanish), Florida Department of Transportation
These cards explain pedestrian signals in Spanish. ...more >
web Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Active Community Environments Initiative (ACES) promotes walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities. ...more >
document Pedestrian Synthesis Report, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Federal Highway Administration
The following document summarizes research on pedestrian safety in the United States with a focus on crash characteristics and the safety effects of various roadway features and traffic-control devices; ...more >
document Guidelines for Developing Traffic Safety Educational Materials for Spanish-Speaking Audiences, Education Development Center, Inc., National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This guidebook is designed for organizations seeking to create, or to help others create, culturally and linguistically appropriate traffic safety educational materials for Spanish-speaking audiences. ...more >
document Law Enforcement Pedestrian Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This manual is designed as a resource for police agencies needing to solve unfamiliar traffic safety problems. ...more >
web Ice, snow and slippery sidewalks: For many seniors, winter is "hip season", University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
This article focuses on hazardous winter walking conditions and the effect they have on the senior population. ...more >
web Impaired Pedestrians, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Fact sheet on crashes involving impaired pedestrians. ...more >
document A Citizen's Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking, Federal Highway Administration
This guide is intended to help community members understand how transportation decisions are made at the local, state, and national levels. ...more >
document Federal Highway Administration University Course on Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
The FHWA University Course contains modular resource material that is intended for use in university courses on bicycle and pedestrian transportation. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Brochure: Caution, Federal Highway Administration
This brochure promotes pedestrian safety both in English and Spanish. ...more >
web National Safety Council Partnership for a Walkable America, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal Highway Administration, Institute for Transportation Engineers, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This site provides links to the International Walk to School website, a Walkability Checklist, and the ITE Pedestrian Project Awards. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Brochure: Intoxication, Federal Highway Administration
This brochure educates pedestrians on the safety hazards of alcohol both in English and Spanish. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Brochure: Sidewalks and Crosswalks, Federal Highway Administration
This brochure promotes pedestrian safety both in English and Spanish and encourages pedestrians to walk facing traffic. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Brochure: Signals, Federal Highway Administration
This brochure educates pedestrians about traffic signals both in English and Spanish. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Flyer: Crosswalks, Federal Highway Administration
These flyers urge pedestrians to look both ways before stepping into the crosswalk in both English and Spanish. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Flyer: Crosswalks and Signals, Federal Highway Administration
These flyers urge pedestrians to make eye contact before crossing the road. In English and Spanish. ...more >
document Improving Conditions for Bicycling and Walking, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Federal Highway Administration
This "Best Practices" report provides information on some outstanding pedestrian and bicycle projects that have been recognized for increasing walking and bicycling and improving user safety in communities across the United States. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Flyer: Intoxication, Federal Highway Administration
"Every seven minutes a pedestrian is killed or injured in a crash. Almost half are under the influence of alcohol." These flyers promote pedestrian safety both in English and Spanish. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Flyer: Sidewalks, Federal Highway Administration
These flyers encourage pedestrians to walk facing traffic both in English and Spanish. ...more >
web AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
This site provides education and research material to government agencies, educational institutions, advocacy organizations, and schools. ...more >
document Biligual Pedestrian Poster: Caution, Federal Highway Administration
This poster encourages pedestrians to take care when crossing the street in Spanish and English. ...more >
web Active Living Network Storybank, Active Living Network
The Active Living Storybank is a searchable database of projects, programs and initiatives around the country promoting health through changes in the built environment. ...more >
document International Synthesis Report: United Kingdom, Federal Highway Administration
This is a review of recent research on pedestrian safety carried out in the United Kingdom. A comprehensive list of references is provided. The report covers many types of pedestrian facilities, the UK pedestrian safety record, ...more >
document International Synthesis Report: Canada, Federal Highway Administration
This report summarizes Canadian research on pedestrian safety. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Poster: Crosswalks and Signals, Federal Highway Administration
This poster teaches pedestrians to not assume drivers will stop before the crosswalk. In Spanish and English. ...more >
graphic Maybe They'll Catch a Train Poster, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This poster educates people about the dangers of walking on railroad bridges. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Poster: Intoxication, Federal Highway Administration
This poster educates pedestrians about the safety hazards of alcohol. In Spanish and English. ...more >
document Bilingual Pedestrian Safety Poster: Sidewalks, Federal Highway Administration
This poster urges pedestrians to walk facing traffic. In Spanish and English. ...more >
web American Council of the Blind--Pedestrian Safety, American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. ...more >
multimedia Hispanic Radio Public Service Announcement #1, Federal Highway Administration
This public service announcement is intended for broadcast on hispanic radio. It uses a small dramatized conversation between two women to highlight the necessity of respecting traffic signals and of looking both ways before crossing the road. ...more >
multimedia Hispanic Radio Public Service Announcement #2, Federal Highway Administration
This public service announcement is intended for broadcast on hispanic radio. It uses a small dramatized conversation between two men on their way to work to illustrate the need to respect traffic signals and look both ways before crossing the road, ...more >
document Making Streets Safer for Seniors on Foot, Highway Safety Research Center
Older walkers face the same dangers as younger pedestrians but often have less physical agility to cope with those dangers. This news style article written for the Partnership for a Walkable America discusses the challenges for elderly pedestrians. ...more >
document Perils for Pedestrians, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Monthly public access television show produced in Bethesda educates viewers on pedestrian safety and solution through local and international examples. ...more >
web America Walks, The National Coalition of Walking Advocates
America Walks provides a support network for local pedestrian advocacy groups and offers advice how to get started and how to be effective with public officials and engineering and design professionals. ...more >
document Safe Kids Worldwide Global Road Safety, Safe Kids Worldwide, United Nations
This report provides information on several Safe Kids Worldwide road safety programs in different countries. Summaries describe the particular problem to be treated, the solution, the program used, and outcomes. ...more >
document Phoenix School Safety Program, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Phoenix task force results in successful statewide program for improving pedestrian safety in school zones through education, enforcement, and multiple engineering measures. ...more >
document Elementary School Crosswalk Enhancement Project, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Raised crosswalks, gap-fill sidewalk construction, bollards, and other engineering measures combined with education plaques and brochures to improve pedestrian safety near schools in Bellevue. ...more >
document Cross the Street As If Your Life Depends On It, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Injury Prevention Coalition uses dramatic poster and movie theatre advertisement to inform and educate the public about pedestrian safety in Greater Toronto. ...more >
multimedia Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT), Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Federal Highway Administration
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT) is a crash typing software product intended to assist state and local pedestrian/bicycle coordinators, planners and engineers with improving walking and bicycling safety through the development and analysis of a database containing details associated with crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists. ...more >
document The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Highway Safety Problem as it Relates to the Hispanic Population in the United States, Center for Applied Research, Inc., Federal Highway Administration
This document describes the level of involvement of Hispanics in pedestrian and bicycle crashes. ...more >
document PEDS Take Back the Streets Project, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Partnership between government agencies and non-profit organizations use broad educational and enforcement measures to improve pedestrian safety and reduce pedestrian fatalities. ...more >
document Comprehensive School-Age Pedestrian Safety Program, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Pedestrian safety integrated into Orange County, Florida, school curriculum and projects through the work of a safety team comprised of police officers, firemen, engineers, school officials, and advocacy group members. ...more >
document Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Campaign, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Burlington uses an annual pedestrian safety campaign, including education, enforcement, and engineering measures, to institutionalize pedestrian and bicycle safety in the community. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Enforcement DVDs, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement DVDs used in Wisconsin to educate and train local traffic officers, drivers education students, and members of the general public. ...more >
document Walk Safe Program, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
A comprehensive study of pedestrian crash data is used to develop an injury prevention program at Miami-Dade County schools. ...more >
document Street Smarts, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Pedestrian crash data used to identify problem areas in San Jose, and a comprehensive Street Smarts campaign is used to educate children and the public. ...more >
document Walk Oakland! Map and Guide, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Walk Oakland! promotes walking and bicycling through a map that includes walking and bicycle routes, pedestrian and bicycle safety tips, and community information. ...more >
document Missoula Pedestrian Safety Campaign, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Missoula combines radio and television announcements with targeted enforcement to increase yielding rates of drivers for pedestrians in crosswalks. ...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 Look Out For Each Other, Share the Responsibility, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Television, radio, billboards, and other publicizing methods are used in Edmonton, along with targeted enforcement, to reduce pedestrian collisions and fatalities. ...more >
document Let the Bus Go, Then You Go, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Transit agency in Toledo partners with local schools and police department to produce a safety video and campaign for safe pedestrian activity near buses. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Education in a San Diego County School, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Bilingual presentations at schools in low-income communities teach children proper pedestrian safety through video clips of their local neighborhoods. ...more >
web Community Toolbox, National Park Service
The Community Toolbox is a set of techniques for project development and community participation. There are tools to get organized and aid with events, outreach, publicity, decision making, and more. ...more >
web Stepping Out, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This web page will tell you how to maintain your safety while walking - whether you are walking for exercise or to run errands. ...more >
document Bringing Life to Transportation, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
City of Tucson uses European signal systems -- PELICAN, HAWK, TOCAN, and PUFFIN -- and education program to improve pedestrian safety and fatality rate. ...more >
web International Walk to School, National Center for Safe Routes to School, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
The official website of International Walk to School. ...more >
web Complete the Streets, National Complete Streets Coalition
This site contains design guides, training materials, illustrative presentations, susccessful case studies, and further resources on creating complete streets. ...more >
web Design Guidance Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: A Recommended Approach, United States Department of Transportation
This policy statement adopted by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) offers recommendations to public agencies, professional associations, advocacy groups, and others for integrating bicycling and walking into the transportation mainstream. ...more >
web Keep Kids Alive Drive 25®, Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® (KKAD25)
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25® is a non-profit safety campaign targeting observance of the residential speed limit. The website provides promotional materials, ordering information, crash statistics, and other information. ...more >
web Building a True Community, US Access Board
The following report is a recommendation for a new national set of guidelines that define the details necessary to make the streetscapes in public rights-of-way accessible to all users. ...more >
web Tip # 8, Kids on the Move: Walking and Bicycling Safely, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Web-based tip sheet for parents highlights what parents need to know to enable their children to walk and bike safely. ...more >
document Case Study No. 2: The Training Needs of Transportation Professionals Regarding the Pedestrian and Bicyclist, Federal Highway Administration
At the time of the publication of this paper, most American college transportation planning and engineering programs paid attention only to the automobile mode, with an elective course offered on transit design. ...more >
web KidsWalk-to-School, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults. ...more >
document Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities, A Recommended Practice of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is intended to provide guidance on how to implement a comprehensive program of engineering, ...more >
web National Bicycling and Walking Study - Five Year Status Report, United States Department of Transportation
The National Bicycle and Walking Study presents a plan of action for activities at the Federal, State, and local levels for increasing the amount of walking and bicycling in the United States. ...more >
web Florida Department of Transportation Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program, Florida Department of Transportation
The Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Program works in many areas to promote safe walking and bicycling in Florida. ...more >
document Case Study No. 11: Balancing Engineering, Education, Law Enforcement, and Encouragement, Federal Highway Administration
This report suggests a four-step process through which a community can implement a comprehensive "4-e" program to encourage non-motorized transportation. It includes suggestions for collecting basic data, ...more >
document Case Study No. 12: Incorporating Consideration of Bicyclists and Pedestrians into Education Programs, Federal Highway Administration
The objective of this study was to determine how consideration of bicyclists and pedestrians can be incorporated into educational curricula and programs, including driver licensing procedures. ...more >
document A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Pedestrians, National Cooperative Highway Research Program
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 500, Volume 10: A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Pedestrians provides strategies that can be employed to reduce the number of collisions involving pedestrians. ...more >
document Case Study No. 18: Analyses of Successful Provincial, State, and Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs in Canada and the United States, Federal Highway Administration
This report reviews various potential indicators of success demonstrated by different programs to determine how very different bicycle and pedestrian programs can be compared and used as an example or model for other communities. ...more >
document City of Richmond Pedestrian Strategy, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
British Columbia city improves pedestrian safety through a five-point comprehensive pedestrian strategy that includes new crosswalk lighting and signage, accessible transit, education materials, and strategic partnerships. ...more >
web Bicycle/Pedestrian Trip Generation Workshop, Federal Highway Administration
This document is a summary of the results of a 1996 FHWA sponsored workshop to discuss trip generation. ...more >
web Walkable Communities, Inc., Walkable Communities, Inc.
Walkable Communities is dedicated to helping whole communities, whether they are large cities, small towns, or parts of communities,become more walkable and pedestrian friendly. ...more >
web Consumer Product Safety Commission Recreational Safety Publications, United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
This page provides a safety reports concerning a variety of recreational and sports activities. ...more >
document A Compendium of NHTSA's Pedestrian and Bicyclist Traffic Safety Research Projects, 1969-2007, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This compendium describes the pedestrian and bicyclist safety research conducted by the Office of Behavioral Safety Research and its predecessor organizations during the period 1969-2007. ...more >
web NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, New York University Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management
This site freely provides all the center's research publications, information on education courses and technical assistance, and updates on news and events. ...more >
web Rutgers Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, The State University of New Jersey at Rutgers
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. ...more >
web Texas Transportation Institute, Texas Transportation Institute
This site provides a searchable database of the institute's numerous research reports. ...more >
web University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, Federal Highway Administration
This state research center provides road safety information, research publication, news, and additional resources. ...more >
web Easter Seals Project Action, Easter Seals Project Action, Federal Transit Administration
Easter Seals Project ACTION promotes cooperation between the transportation industry and the disability community to increase mobility for people with disabilities under the ADA and beyond. It offers a research clearinghouse, ...more >
document Creating Walkable Communities, Partnership Campaign, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Nonprofit in Upstate South Carolina helps educate local officials, professions, and the general public on pedestrian issues through expert presentations. ...more >
web Be Alert and Share the Road, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This one-page publication provides summer safety messages for a variety of audiences from your friends at NHTSA. ...more >
document Model Pedestrian Safety Program, Federal Highway Administration
This Supplement to the Model Pedestrian Safety Program User's Guide provides detailed information on specific pedestrian safety countermeasures. ...more >
web The Facts: Alcohol Impaired Pedestrians Among Diverse Populations, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Summary of a study that addressed the involvement of various cultural populations in alcohol-related pedestrian crashes, and suggested potential countermeasures targeting this problem. ...more >
web Crossing Advice for Pedestrians, Federal Highway Administration
This short site presents advice and rules for safe pedestrian crossing, and explains pedestrian crossing signals.. ...more >
web Pedestrian Safety Campaign, Federal Highway Administration
A ready-made toolkit of safety related outreach materials that States and communities can customize and use locally. ...more >
web Final Detailed Findings Report for Marketing Plan and Outreach Materials that Promote Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety to Different Hispanic Populations in the United States, Federal Highway Administration
The objective of this review is to develop a marketing plan of the most effective methods of promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety to Hispanic audiences. ...more >
document Preventing Backovers, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This Spanish-language document provides information to help prevent motorist backovers of children. ...more >
web Traffic Safety Digest, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This page highlights case studies of pedestrian and bicycle safety projects around the United States, dating between 1996 and 2003. ...more >
document Promoting Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety to Hispanic Audiences, Federal Highway Administration
This marketing plan, which uses available reference materials and additional research in the form of focus group session results, showcases a strategy for marketing pedestrian and bicycle safety issues/ ...more >
web Pedestrian Forum newsletter, Federal Highway Administration
A quarterly newsletter focusing on topics on how to improve conditions for bicycling and walking and to make them safer ways to travel. ...more >
document Reducing Childhood Pedestrian Injuries: Proceedings of a Multidisciplinary Conference, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
This document is the report of a two-day conference of intense discussion about child pedestrian safety. It features position papers prepared in advance, as well as an expert's formal response at the meeting and the questions and answers that followed. ...more >
document The Effects of NO TURN ON RED / YIELD TO PEDS Variable Message Signs on Motorist and Pedestrian Behavior, Highway Safety Research Center, Florida Department of Transportation
This report evaluates the effects of variable message signs in Orlando, Florida, on motorist and pedestrian behavior. ...more >
document Seguridad del Peaton, National Safe Kids Campaign
This Spanish-language checklist provides a list of topics parents should cover when instructing children regarding pedestrian safety. ...more >
document How to Engage Low-Literacy and Limited-English-Proficiency Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking, Federal Highway Administration
This report documents "best practices" in identifying and engaging low-literacy and limited-English-proficiency populations in transportation decisionmaking. ...more >
document How Well Can Child Pedestrians Estimate Potential Traffic Hazards?, Transportation Research Board
The objective of the paper was to assess the perception skills and visual cues of school children in two schools where at least 50 percent of the school children walk to and from school. This resource can be purchased through the Transportation Research Board, ...more >
document A Walkable Community Brochure, Federal Highway Administration
This brochure is intended for safety practitioners, advocates, and other special road users who want to create "walkable/bikable" communities. ...more >
document Driver Attitudes and Behaviors at Intersections and Potential Effectiveness of Engineering Countermeasures, Battelle Human Factors Transportation Center, Federal Highway Administration
The objective of this focus group study was to identify driver attitudes and behaviors related to intersection safety and to assess the likely impacts of new or existing infrastructure-based technologies/ ...more >
document Human Factors Literature Reviews on Intersections, Speed Management, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, and Visibility,
The report is a comprehensive and easy-to-use resource that summarizes the knowledge and practices that are relevant to human cognition, perception, and behavior in the areas of intersections, speed management, ...more >
web Active Living by Design, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, UNC School of Public Health.
Active Living by Design is a national program that establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies. ...more >
document Centers for Disease Control Injury Fact Book, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This document looks at the nature and costs of injuries in the United States. Information on pedestrian injuries may be found on page 66 of the document, and information on road traffic safety starts on page 71. ...more >
document How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, Federal Highway Administration
How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan offers guidance that can help municipalities determine and solve their pedestrian safety concerns, from identifying pedestrian safety problems to obtaining funding and enacting change. ...more >
document Traffic Safety Bilingual Glossary, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This glossary provides traffic safety terms and phrases in both English and Spanish. ...more >
web FHWA National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration
This site contains information on training courses, instructor certification, and fellowships offered by the National Highway Insitute. ...more >
document FHWA Office of Highway Safety, Federal Highway Administration
This site contains information aboutpolicy, facts and statistics, design guidelines, crash analysis, safety education, and more concerning both pedestrians and bicyclists. ...more >
web National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
The site provides information and materials concerning transportation safety. ...more >
document Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Targeted public awareness campaign in Omaha results in significant vehicle speed reductions on neighborhood streets. ...more >
document A User Manual for Pedestrian Safety Programs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This User Manual is designed to guide community advocates through the process of building a communitywide pedestrian safety program. ...more >
multimedia General Share the Road, Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition
This public service announcement encourages people to share the road with other users. ...more >
document Walk Alert: Stop, Look Left-Right-Left, Florida Department of Transportation
This brochure promotes pedestrian safety for children, emphasizing strategies to stay alert as a walker and to be seen by drivers. ...more >
web Walking as a Way of Life, Partnership for a Walkable America
This FHWA Insight article discusses the benefits of walking on the health of older pedestrians. ...more >
web Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Research Reports, Florida Department of Transportation
The Florida Department of Transportation conducts research on issues related to pedestrians and bicycles. Go to this section of the Department website to download some of the available reports (in pdf format) ...more >
document What You Need to Know About Oregon Crosswalk Laws, Oregon Department of Transportation
This brochure provides information for drivers regarding the safe way to drive, how to avoid hurting pedestrians, and the crosswalk laws in Oregon. ...more >
document What You Need to Know About Oregon Crosswalk Laws (Spanish), Oregon Department of Transportation
This Spanish-language brochure provides information and safety tips for drivers regarding the traffic and crosswalk laws in Oregon. ...more >
web Institute of Transportation Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers
The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ...more >
web Walk To School Day, Partnership for a Walkable America, U.S. Department of Transportation & the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The idea is to walk to school with a purpose -- to promote health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment. You can plan a day-long event or a year-long event! Find out which cities are already planning to participate and register your own event online. ...more >
document Keeping Children Safe in Traffic, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development draws on best practices and research results to show how child casualties can be reduced. Free executive summary. $45 for full report. ...more >
web National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Aged 50 and Older, Active Aging Partnership
The National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older was developed as a guide for organizations, associations and agencies to plan strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity. ...more >
document How Children See Traffic, TransMadison
This brochure provides information on how children act differently in traffic than do adults, and gives suggestions to help keep children safe. ...more >
web National Center for Bicycling & Walking, National Center for Bicycling & Walking
The Center's mission is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies. ...more >
web Community Toolbox, The National Park Service
The National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program helps communities work together to improve their special places. They've produced the Community Toolbox, a set of techniques for project development and community participation. ...more >
web Bike Walk Virginia, Bike Walk Virginia
BikeWalk Virginia is an educational nonprofit organization that conducts advocacy, education, and training programs. ...more >
document Sacramento, CA: Pedestrian Safety Guidelines, City of Sacramento
These guidelines focus on street crossing treatments at controlled and uncontrolled intersections, discussing tools such as pavement marking and signal options and giving attention to roadway design. ...more >
web Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT), Coalition for Appropriate Transportation
Coalition for Appropriate Transportation, an educational charity, works to improve mobility and to educate about safe pedestrian access, bicycling, public transportation, and trail systems. The site contains news, ...more >
web Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS), Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS)
PEDS is a member-based advocacy organization dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians. The website includes volunteer opportunities, basic facts, news updates, and resources on the Atlanta- ...more >
web Prevent Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Preventing Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children Provides information to parents on pedestrian risks for preschool and elementary school children. Safe and Sober Campaign. Taken from the NHTSA website. ...more >
document Know the Rules for Going To and From School More Safely, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Tips to help parents prepare their children for a safer journey to and from school. ...more >
web Streets in America Are Unsafe and Unforgiving For Kids, Federal Highway Administration
Article by Pedestrian Safety Roadshow: Speeding cars, children darting into traffic, and streets without sidewalks place youth at risk on America's roads ...more >
document Focusing on the Child Pedestrian, Federal Highway Administration
This one-page flyer reports the 1994 Child Pedestrian Injury and Fatality Rates, desribes common danger situations, and calls for education and traffic calming as preventative measures. ...more >
document Maryland Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Education Program Administrator's Guide, City of Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks
This Administrator's Guide contains information about why pedestrian and bicycle safety is important, the relevance of each lesson, and the Maryland Learner Outcomes that children will achieve through the lessons. ...more >
document New Jersey: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, Phase 2, New Jersey Department of Transportation
This plan provides clear guidance for the most effective use of Federal, State, and local resources to implement pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The stated goals and objectives are supported with proposed performance measures to determine the effectiveness and critical success factors. ...more >
document Virginia: VTrans 2025 Statewide Pedestrian Plan, Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Transportation
Virginia's long-range transportation plan, called VTrans2025, is a blueprint for shaping the transportation future. It establishes a commonly held vision, goals, and objectives to guide and direct decision- ...more >
document Florida: Pedestrian Planning and Design Handbook, Florida Department of Transportation
The plan presents guidelines, standards, and criteria for pedestrian planning and facilities. It is intended as a reference for any locality, agency, organization, group, or citizen interested in improving the walking environment. ...more >
document Model Local School Wellness Policies on Physical Activity and Nutrition, National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
This project contains tools that can be used to improve the wellness program in a school system. Included in this project is a sample declaration, calling for improved wellness policies, physical activity programs, ...more >
document Georgia: Pedestrian & Streetscape Guide, Georgia Department of Transportation
The guide focuses on the design of pedestrian environments and streetscape facilities. It offers technical information on "best practices" that apply to situations encountered in project development. ...more >
web Transportation Alternatives Citizens Group (New York City Area), Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives' mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives. ...more >
document Vermont: Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Planning and Design Manual, Vermont Agency of Transportation
The manual assists agencies, organizations, and citizens with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of pedestrian facilities in the variety of settings. ...more >
document Oregon: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Oregon Department of Tranportation
This is one of the first plans developed to promote walking. It is in-depth and informative, addressing various aspects of pedestrian planning. ...more >
document Motorists, Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Sharing the Road Safely, The New York State Department of Transportation
This training supplement is provided to trainers in Driver Improvement Programs to encourage motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to safely share the road. ...more >
document Bicycling and Walking in North Carolina, A Long Range Transportation Plan, North Carolina Department of Transportation
The North Carolina pedestrian plan builds upon the state's long-range transportation plan, elaborating on the goals, focus areas, and programming specific to walking. ...more >
document North Carolina: Planning and Designing Local Pedestrian Facilities, North Carolina Department of Transportation
The Local Pedestrian Facilities manual provides suggestions and guidelines for local planners and traffic engineers to increase pedestrian safety and friendliness. ...more >
document Washington: Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook, Washington State Department of Transportation
The purpose of the Pedestrian Facilities Guidebook is to assist various agencies and organizations in pedestrian planning and encourage good design practices when developing these spaces. ...more >
web Pennsylvania: Pedestrian Planning and Design Guidelines, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
The Pedestrian Planning and Design Guidelines is one part of Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for Pennsylvania. The design guidelines focus on best practices for sidewalks, intersections, ...more >
document District of Columbia Traffic Calming Policies and Guidelines, District Department of Transportation
To reduce the negative impact of motor vehicle use and ensure overall safety, the District of Columbia Traffic Calming Policies and Guidelines provide a process for involving the public in implementing traffic calming measures. ...more >
document Idaho Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, Idaho Transportation Department
This document serves as a first step in establishing a statewide vision and comprehensive approach to pedestrian transportation planning. ...more >
document Wisconsin Pedestrian Policy Plan 2020, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
The Pedestrian Plan provides a basic description of existing and emerging pedestrian needs over the next 20 years, with a set of recommendations to meet those needs. The Wisconsin Department of Transportaion' ...more >
web Denver, CO: Pedestrian Master Plan, City and County of Denver
The plan establishes a city-wide pedestrian network. It uses a detailed development process that incorporates existing conditions assessment, existing plans, GIS studies, public involvement, and policy review. ...more >
document Marina, CA Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Local Government Commission
This plan contains a clear outline and discussion of goals and action strategies. It offers a comprehensive street inventory and assessment of deficiencies. ...more >
web City of Cambridge, MA Environmental and Transportation Division, City of Cambridge
The City of Cambridge's pedestrian program works to improve walking conditions in the city through engineering improvements, promotional activities, and educational project. ...more >
document Bellevue, WA: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan Update, City of Bellevue Transportation Department
This is a policy-oriented document that aims to revise the 30-year plan. It presents key issues that have appeared during the implementation of pedestrian facilities, proving to be a helpful resource for localities considering such improvements. ...more >
document San Diego, CA: Planning and Designing for Pedestrians, SANDAG, San Diego's Regional Planning Agency
These guidelines provide an extremely thorough look at how to plan and design for the pedestrian. ...more >
document Overcoming Opposition to Bicycling, Walking and Trail Development, National Bicycle and Pedestrian Clearinghouse
This report focuses on ways to create trails in communities with localized resistance to the construction. ...more >
web New York City Department of Transportation Bicycles and Pedestrians, New York City Department of Transportation
These pages provide safety tips for bicyclists and pedestrians, bicycle maps and information on how to apply for bike racks, and information for property owners on sidewalk violations. ...more >
document Portland, OR: Pedestrian Master Plan, City of Portland
The Master Plan outlines an action plan to achieve the city's pedestrian-oriented goals. To identify needed improvements, the plan used a rigorous identification process, including several opportunities for public input. ...more >
document Madison, WI: Pedestrian Transportation Plan, City of Madison
This plan dedicates a significant section to the history and importance of pedestrian planning, as well as "thinking like a pedestrian." ...more >
document Chapel Hill, NC: Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan, Town of Chapel Hill
This is a concise, general plan that provides a foundation for future pedestrian planning. ...more >
document Oakland, CA: Pedestrian Master Plan, City of Oakland
The plan is a fine example of how to examine census information and pedestrian collision data, showing graphs on speed, location, time of day, age, etc. ...more >
document Arizona: Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Arizona Department of Transportation
This is a guide for making pedestrian-related transportation decisions at the State and local level. The plan provides a long-term agenda for implementing a system of pedestrian facilities on the ADOT State Highway System and seeks to coordinate the relationship between ADOT and smaller jurisdictions. ...more >
document Cambridge, MA: Pedestrian Plan, City of Cambridge
This is a beautiful and creative plan that addresses safety and walkability. It begins with general pedestrian issues and then moves on to specific action in Cambridge. ...more >
web Links to pedestrian issues and organizations provided by PEDS, Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc. (PEDS)
This page provides links to both Atlanta-based and national organizations including neighborhood associations, transportation agencies, and advocacy groups. ...more >
document Phoenix, AZ: Pedestrian Plan 2000, Maricopa Association of Governments
The Maricopa Association of Governments plan promotes the accommodation of pedestrian travel throughout the low-density, automobile-oriented Phoenix metropolitan area. ...more >
document Seattle, WA: Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Implementation Strategy for the Central Puget Sound Region, Puget Sound Regional Council
This regional plan identifies more than 2,000 miles of needed bike lanes and oaths and pedestrian improvements around activity centers. ...more >
web Boulder, CO: Transportation Master Plan, City of Boulder
Pedestrian planning is fully integrated into the Boulder, CO Transportation Master Plan. The plan outlines modal split targets of 15 percent by bike and 24 percent by foot by 2020 and offers a variety of resources to transportation officials seeking to increase pedestrian travel. ...more >
document Hey! Older pedestrians need more time than that to cross a street!, Highway Safety Research Center
This article focuses on the need for longer traffic walk lights, zoning, and education for the older pedestrian population. This article was written for the Partnership for a Walkable America by Emily Smith of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. ...more >
web Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety, Inc., PEDS, Inc.
PEDS is a member-based advocacy organization dedicated to making metro Atlanta safe and accessible for all pedestrians. When PEDS was founded in 1996, pedestrians were not yet on metro Atlanta's radar screen. ...more >
web Walkable Communities Library, Walkable Communities, Inc.
This website provides a selection of resources including richly illustrated posters demostrating levels of service and treatment options, in addition to a variety of short papers, checklist, sample brochures and more, ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Checklist: Teach Your Children, National Safe Kids Campaign
This checklist provides a list of topics parents should cover when instructing children regarding pedestrian safety. ...more >
web Pedestrian Safety Talking Points, NHTSA
This list of pedestrian safety talking points is a useful tool for making presentations to community groups and organizations. It explains the effects of motor vehicle crashes on pedestrian safety and provides statistics regarding pedestrian safety. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Curriculum, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
This document is a sample in-school program delivered to 2nd and 3rd graders. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Handbook, San Francisco Department of Public Health
This handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash, ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Handbook (Chinese), San Francisco Department of Public Health
This Chinese-language handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash, ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Handbook (Russian), San Francisco Department of Public Health
This Russian-language handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash, ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Handbook (Spanish), San Francisco Department of Public Health
This Spanish-language handbook contains information on pedestrian safety in the San Francisco area. Includes a primer on pedestrian crashes, myths and facts about pedestrian safety, signage, what to do if one is involved in a crash, ...more >
web The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, US Department of Health and Human Services
Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals. ...more >
web School Health Guidelines and Strategies, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC has published a series of guidelines documents that identify the school health program strategies most likely to be effective in promoting healthy behaviors among young people. Based on extensive reviews of research literature, ...more >
web America Walks, America Walks
America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area. ...more >
web Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
National membership group for planners, engineers, advocates, academics working to improve conditions for bicycling and walking. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Toolkit Resource Catalog, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
A guide for pedestrian safety activists to help them locate resources that fit their needs. Includes steps to starting a pedestrian safety program and a list of resources that will be needed. 80 pages. ...more >
document International Walk to School October 2, 2002: Why is it important? Why should my school participate?, Voorhees Transportation Center
This paper looks at possible solutions to the problems associated with driving to school such as diminishing air quality and depleting resources. ...more >
document School Administrator's Guide to School Walk Routes and Student Pedestrian Safety, Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Washington State DOT
The School Administrator's Guide to School Walk Routes and Student Pedestrian Safety provides resources to help develop, maintain, and improve school walk routes. ...more >
document Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting, Environmental Protection Agency
"Travel and Environmental Implications of School Siting," released by the EPA on October 8, 2003, is the first study to empirically examine the relationship between school locations, the built environment around schools, ...more >
document Skateboard Helmets, Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This flyer provides safety and buyer information on skateboarding helmets. ...more >
document Effective Visualization Techniques for the Public Presentation of Transportation Projects, New England Transportation Consortium, University of Connecticut
The purpose of this project was to look at ways to develop more coherent and effective approaches for presenting transportation projects to the public. ...more >
document Bicyclists and Pedestrians Have a Legal Right to the Road, Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Coalition
This document explains the appropriate behavior for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists in order to safely share the road. ...more >
document Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Recreational Trails Program, Federal Highway Administration
This guide focuses on the basics of trail construction and maintenance, presented it in an easy-to-understand fashion, and oriented just to activities done in the field. ...more >
document Camina con Inteligencia, Virginia, Virginia Department of Health
This brochure promotes pedestrian safety in Spanish. ...more >
document Creating Safe Built Environments for Children, America Walks
This paper focuses on creating safe built environments for children. ...more >
document Crossing Rules for Pedestrians, San Francisco Department of Public Health
This one-page pamphlet provides rules to guide pedestrians when crossing the road. ...more >
document Crossing Rules for Pedestrians (Chinese), San Francisco Department of Public Health
This one-page Chinese-language pamphlet provides rules to guide pedestrians when crossing the road. ...more >
document Crossing Rules for Pedestrians (Russian), San Francisco Department of Public Health
This one-page Russian-language pamphlet provides rules to guide pedestrians when crossing the road. ...more >
document Crossing Rules for Pedestrians (Spanish), San Francisco Department of Public Health
This Spanish-language document provides rules to guide pedestrians when crossing the road. ...more >
multimedia Step to Safety with ASIMO: Children's Pedestrian Safety Video, National Safety Council, PBIC, & Honda
The National Safety Council and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center are pleased to join Honda in offering a free copy of this DVD geared to students ages five to nine. During the 14-minute program, ...more >
web Pedestrian Injury, SafeKids USA
Pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14. SafeKids. ...more >
web Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition,
The Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition's mission is to promote bicycling and walking in Vermont, emphasizing access, safety, and education. ...more >
web Montgomery County, MD Pedestrian Safety, Montgomery County
The Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety site details the extensive education campaigns that have been conducted over the past years. Other resources include a safety quiz and tips, local news and events, ...more >
web St. Louis Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, East-West Gateway Council of Governments
The St. Louis Bicycle and Pedestrian Program includes projects to develop a level of service map for bicyclists and a citizen advisory committee. ...more >
web Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Information, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
This site provides the state bicycle and pedestrian plans, in addition to safety and crash information for citizens and instructors. ...more >
web Northwestern University Traffic Institute, Northwestern University
The Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and Traffic Institute provides information on available courses, training sessions, and conferences. ...more >
web The Kaiser Family Foundation's State Health Facts Online, Kaiser Family Foundation
This site contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Visitors can compare data for all the states on topics including Health Status ( ...more >
web KIA Walkingbus, KIA Motors
The KIA car company in the UK is actively encouraging folks to drive less and walk more. They initiated their own "Think Before You Drive" campaign that includes sponsorship of walking school buses. ...more >
multimedia Building Community Support for Pedestrian Safety and Developing a Blueprint for Action, 2004 National Congress of Pedestrian Advocates
This presentation describes the pedestrian safety campaign undertaken by Montgomery County, Maryland in 2004 including education, enforcement, engineering, and media elements. ...more >