Community Resources and 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.


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 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 >
document Is it Safe to Walk? Neighborhood Safety and Security Conditions and Their Effects on Walking, Journal of Planning Literature
This article focuses on a particular environmental variable, the safety of neighborhood surroundings, and explores how it is influencing physical activity. This resource can be purchased through the Sage Journals Online, ...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 >
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 Lessons from Katrina and Rita: What Major Disasters Can Teach Transportation Planners, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
This paper examines failures in hurricane Katrina and Rita emergency response and their lessons for transportation planning in other communities. ...more >
document Little Steps, Bigger Ones to Protect Pedestrians, Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety, Status Report
This report discusses the history of pedestrian-vehicle conflicts, describes typical crash types, and gives examples of different counter-measures to help improve the pedestrian environment. ...more >
document Low Income Childhood Pedestrian Injury: Understanding the Disparate Risk, UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center
This paper proposes a model for understanding child pedestrian exposure and risk and its relationship to socioeconomic status. ...more >
document Making Walking and Cycling Safer: Lessons from Europe, Transportation Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 3
This paper considers why walking and biking are more dangerous in the United States than in European countries and what policy changes could be made to improve safety. The full text may be purchased or obtained by suscribers. ...more >