Crash and Safety Resources and Research

document New Zealand Pedestrian Profile, National Pedestrian Project of New Zealand
This Profile aims to make visible the extent and importance of pedestrian activity and injury in New Zealand. ...more >
document Integration of Bicycling and Walking Facilities into the Infrastructure of Urban Communities, Mineta Transportaton Institute
This project highlights best practices and identifies program characteristics associated with high levels of nonmotorized travel, with an emphasis on bicyclists and pedestrians. ...more >
document New Jersey Safety along Railroads: Short-Term Action Plan, New Jersey Department of Transportation
This action plan was developed to improve pedestrian safety near rail corridors in New Jersey. ...more >
document Evaluation of Alternative Pedestrian Traffic Control Devices, Oregon Department of Transportation
This report summarizes a field study and survey of two treatments in Oregon: Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons and Pedestrian Hybrid beacons. ...more >
document Proven Countermeasures for Pedestrian Safety, Public Roads Magazine, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA and many State DOTs are relying on the demonstrated effectiveness of medians and walkways to help protect those on foot. ...more >
document Guidance on Pedestrian Crossing Safety At or Near Passenger Stations, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
This report provides implementation guidance to railroads on strategies and methods to prevent pedestrian accidents, incidents, injuries, and fatalities at or near passenger stations. ...more >
document Review of Studies on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety, 1991-2007, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This report reviews the pedestrian and bicyclist safety research literature in print as of 2007. It summarizes and synthesizes the key studies, evaluates existing knowledge and identifies research gaps and provides recommendations for future direction. ...more >
document Community Design and the Incidence of Crashes Involving Pedestrians and Motorists Aged 75 and Over, University Transportation Center for Mobility, Texas Transportation Institute (TTI)
This study employs a series of negative binomial regression models to understand how urban form may affect the incidence of total and killed-or-severely-injured (KSI) crashes involving older drivers and pedestrians. ...more >
document Safety Effects of In-Roadway Warning Lights or “Flashing Crosswalk” Treatment, UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC)
This review of nine before-after evaluation studies indicates that this treatment is not a panacea for all problem crosswalk locations. ...more >
document Sharing the Road: Optimizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Vehicle Mobility, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
This research initiative combines the results of five reports to provide recommendations for improving the multimodal aspects of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) transportation network. ...more >