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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations


Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users, especially at non-intersection locations, where 72 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur. The Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations was developed to assist state or local transportation agencies in developing a policy or guide to support the installation of countermeasures at uncontrolled pedestrian crossing locations. These are locations where sidewalks or designated walkways intersect a roadway with no traffic control (i.e., traffic signal or STOP sign). It provides guidance to agencies, including best practices for each step involved in selecting countermeasures. The guide includes steps to assist an agency in selecting appropriate countermeasures to help improve pedestrian safety. Following the process in the guide results in possible countermeasure options based on road conditions, crash causes, and pedestrian safety issues. Agencies may use this guide to develop a customized policy or to supplement existing local decision-making guidelines.

Tool Type:
Informational Guide
Owner Source:
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)