Community Resources and Research

Research:

  1. Source: Knoblauch RL, Tustin BH, Smith SA, Pietrucha MT. Investigation of Exposure-Based Pedestrian Accident Areas: Crosswalks, Sidewalks, Local Streets, and Major Arterials. DOT publication FHWA-RD-87-038. Washington, DC: US Dept of Transportation; 1987.
  2. Killing Speed and Saving Lives, U.K. Department of Transportation, London, 1987.

Resources:

document Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plan: Recommendations for Research and Product Development, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Strategic Plan identifies 28 new research topics to address four primary categories of research needs. ...more >
document Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plan: Background Report, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This Background Report provides the knowledge base behind the Strategic Plan and documents the activities and findings of the project that support the development of the Plan. ...more >
document An Analysis of Factors Contributing to "Walking Along Roadway" Crashes: Research Study and Guidelines for Sidewalks and Walkways, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This study for the Federal Highway Administration was conducted to determine the roadway, traffic, and socio-economic factors related to pedestrian "walking along roadway" crashes involving motor vehicles. ...more >
document Evaluation of HAWK Signal at Georgia Avenue and Hemlock Street, NW in the District of Columbia, District Department of Transportation
A High-intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signal was installed at an intersection in Washington DC to reduce incidences of pedestrian-vehicle conflicts as well as overall crashes involving pedestr ...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 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 >