Model Pedestrian Safety Program

User's Guide

Federal Highway Administration

The six steps of this Model Pedestrian Safety Program are as follows:

  1. Step 1, Problem Identification, describes techniques for determining the extent of the pedestrian safety problem through accident and behavioral data collection and evaluation.
  2. Step 2, Identify Alternative Solutions, lists advantages, disadvantages, target populations and locations, and implementation considerations for numerous countermeasure known to be effective in solving particular pedestrian safety problems.
  3. Step 3, Select the Best Alternative, describes a procedure for comparing anticipated benefits and costs of possible alternatives and selecting the best alternatives.
  4. Step 4, Implement Selected Alternative, discusses the organizational, scheduling, support, and financial aspects of developing a successful safety program.
  5. Step 5, Evaluate Implemented Alternative, identifies methods for determining the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures.
  6. Step 6, Maintain the Pedestrian Safety Program, is the feedback to Step 1. Continual watch of the safety situation must be maintained.

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