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 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 >
document Mean Streets: How Far Have We Come?, Suface Transportation Policy Project
This report analyzes ten years of data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) maintained by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to determine which metropolitan areas and states have grown more dangerous for walkers, ...more >
web Transportation Alternatives Citizens Group (New York City Area), Transportation Alternatives
Transportation Alternatives' mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives. ...more >
document Blaming Children for Child Pedestrian Injuries, Federal Highway Administration, Elsevier Science Ltd.
In this paper a case study of a child pedestrian death is presented in order to examine the apportionment of responsibility for child pedestrian injuries. ...more >
document Bicycling and Walking in North Carolina, A Long Range Transportation Plan, North Carolina Department of Transportation
The North Carolina pedestrian plan builds upon the state's long-range transportation plan, elaborating on the goals, focus areas, and programming specific to walking. ...more >
document Oakland Chinatown Pedestrian Scramble: An Evaluation, UC Berkeley Traffic Safety Center
This project evaluates whether the installation of a pedestrian scramble at a particular location in Oakland, California, increased pedestrian safety. ...more >
document Older Pedestrian Fatalities in New Jersey, 1999-2000, Center for Health Statistics at The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
This study examines whether there are demographic or geographical characteristics that contribute to the risks of people aged 65 years and older, those in the age group with the highest pedestrian mortality rates. ...more >
web New York City Department of Transportation Bicycles and Pedestrians, New York City Department of Transportation
These pages provide safety tips for bicyclists and pedestrians, bicycle maps and information on how to apply for bike racks, and information for property owners on sidewalk violations. ...more >
document Oakland, CA: Pedestrian Master Plan, City of Oakland
The plan is a fine example of how to examine census information and pedestrian collision data, showing graphs on speed, location, time of day, age, etc. ...more >
document Give Elderly Pedestrians More Time To Cross Intersections, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
The objective of this research was to determine the difficulties encountered at five intersections in Miami Beach by older pedestrians, and to generate recommendations that address these difficulties. ...more >