Crash and Safety Resources and Research

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 Methods of Increasing Pedestrian Safety at Right-Turn-on-Red Intersections (Final Report), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The purpose of this study was to determine current motorist compliance to RTOR regulations, develop and test countermeasures for RTOR pedestrian accidents, and develop guidelines for prohibition of RTOR. ...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 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 Pedestrian Safety on Rural Highways, Federal Highway Administration
The research described in this paper sought to identify the characteristics of rural pedestrian fatalities in ten states with above-average rates of rural pedestrian fatalities. ...more >
web Pedsmart, Highway Safety Research Center
Explores the recent developments in hardware and other technologies offering the potential of improving pedestrian safety and access by addressing specific problems associated with crossing the street. ...more >
document Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America, AARP
This report offers refinements to intersection design treatments recommended by the Federal Highway Administration in its Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians. ...more >
document Safety Benefits of Walkways, Sidewalks, and Paved Shoulders, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Providing walkways separated from the travel lanes could help to prevent up to 88 percent of these "walking along roadway" crashes. ...more >
document Safety Benefits of Raised Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Areas, Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) strongly encourages the use of raised medians (or refuge areas) in curbed sections of multi-lane roadways in urban and suburban areas. ...more >
document Accessible Pedestrian Signals: Synthesis and Guide to Best Practice, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
This document provides background information on how pedestrians who are blind or visually impaired cross streets, and how Accessible Pedestrian Signals assist this process. ...more >