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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

FHWA Pedestrian Bicycle Order Form

Section: Publications

Reports

Report 1
Screenshot: Cover Page - Noteworthy Local Policies That Support Safe and Complete Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks   (FHWA-SA-17-0006)

Noteworthy Local Policies That Support Safe and Complete Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks (FHWA-SA-17-006) - hardcopy
This document provides local and state agencies with tools to develop policies that support the development of safe and complete bicycle and pedestrian networks for users of all ages and abilities. The guide is accompanied by case studies that showcase examples from across the country of how policies can support safe and complete street networks.

Target Audience: Engineer, planners, safety practitioners, general public

Report 2
Screenshot: Cover Page - A Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety (FHWA-SA-13-037)

A Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety (FHWA-SA-13-037) - hardcopy
Provides guidance for maintaining pedestrian facilities with the primary goal of increasing safety and mobility. The Guide addresses the needs for pedestrian facility maintenance; common maintenance issues; inspection, accessibility, and compliance; maintenance measurers; funding; and construction techniques to reduce future maintenance.

Target Audience: Engineers, Local and State Maintenance Personnel

Report 3
A Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities - February 2008

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking (FHWA-SA-14-099)
Includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking and biking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The Guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and also contains fact sheets, worksheets, and sample materials that can be distributed or adapted to meet the needs of a community. References to other resources and materials are also provided.

Report 4
Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists

Bicycle Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists(Publication No. FHWA-SA-12-018)
This publication provides transportation agencies and RSA teams with a better understanding of the safety of cyclists in the transportation system. It presents an overview of basic principles of the safety of cyclists and potential issues affecting cyclists. It also provides information on how to perform an RSA and effectively assess the safety of cyclists. Prompt lists describe safety considerations when conducting an RSA focused on cyclists.

Report 5
How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (HWA-SA-05-12) - hardcopy
This report will help state and local officials know where to begin to address pedestrian safety issues. It is also intended to assist agencies in further enhancing their existing pedestrian safety programs and activities, including identifying safety problems, analyzing information, and selecting optimal solutions. The guide also contains information on how to involve stakeholders, potential sources of funding for implementing projects and how to evaluate projects. The guide is primarily a reference for improving pedestrian safety through street redesign and the use of engineering countermeasures, as well as other safety-related treatments and programs that involve the whole community. This guide can be used by engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision-makers who have the responsibility of improving pedestrian safety at the state or local level.

Target Audience: Engineer, planners, safety pracitioners, general public


Brochures

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Cover Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Guide–Recommendations and Case Study (FHWA-SA-14-014)

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Guide–Recommendations and Case Study (FHWA-SA-14-014)
The FHWA strongly encourages the use of pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHB). To help support the adoption of PHB where appropriate, the FHWA Safety Office developed this 12-page document that expands on the FHWA guidance memo detailed here: highways.dot.gov/safety/proven-safety-countermeasures and offers a case study of Buford Highway in Dekalb County, Georgia–a location that successfully used PHB to solve a safety problem.

Target Audience: Engineers, planners, state and local DOT staff, and safety practitioners

brochure 2
Cover: Safety Benefits of Walkways, Sidewalks, and Paved Shoulders—Booklet

Safety Benefits of Walkways, Sidewalks, and Paved Shoulders– Booklet (FHWA-SA-10-022)
Annually, around 4,500 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes with motor vehicles in the United States. Pedestrians killed while “walking along the roadway” account for almost 8 percent of these deaths. Many of these tragedies are preventable. Providing walkways separated from the travel lanes could help to prevent up to 88 percent of these “walking along roadway” crashes.

Target Audience: Engineers, planners, state and local DOT staff, and safety practitioners

UNAVAILABLE, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT YOUR OWN COPIES HERE.

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Cover: Safety Benefits of Walkways, Sidewalks, and Paved Shoulders—Booklet

Safety Benefits of Walkways, Sidewalks, and Paved Shoulders-Tri-Fold Brochure (FHWA-SA-10-021)
Annually, around 4,500 pedestrians are killed in traffic crashes with motor vehicles in the United States. Pedestrians killed while “walking along the roadway” account for almost 8 percent of these deaths. Many of these tragedies are preventable. Providing walkways separated from the travel lanes could help to prevent up to 88 percent of these “walking along roadway” crashes.

Target Audience: Engineers, planners, state and local DOT staff, and safety practitioners

UNAVAILABLE, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT YOUR OWN COPIES HERE.

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Cover: Safety Benefits of Raised Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Areas—Booklet

Safety Benefits of Raised Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Areas – Booklet (FHWA-SA-10-020)
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) strongly encourages the use of raised medians (or refuge areas) in curbed sections of multi-lane roadways in urban and suburban areas, particularly in areas where there are mixtures of a significant number of pedestrians, high volumes of traffic (more than 12,000 vehicles per day) and intermediate or high travel speeds

Target Audience: Engineers, planners, state and local DOT staff, and safety practitioners

UNAVAILABLE, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT YOUR OWN COPIES HERE.

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Cover: Safety Benefits of Raised Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Areas—Tri-Fold Brochure

Safety Benefits of Raised Medians and Pedestrian Refuge Areas—Tri-Fold Brochure (FHWA-SA-10-031)
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) strongly encourages the use of raised medians (or refuge areas) in curbed sections of multi-lane roadways in urban and suburban areas, particularly in areas where there are mixtures of a significant number of pedestrians, high volumes of traffic (more than 12,000 vehicles per day) and intermediate or high travel speeds.

Target Audience: Engineers, planners, state and local DOT staff, and safety practitioners

UNAVAILABLE, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT YOUR OWN COPIES HERE.

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A Walkable Community brochure cover

"A Walkable Community" Brochure (hardcopy) — FHWA-SA-00-010 is a snapshot on designing for a walkable community. Intended audience - safety practitioners, advocates, and other special road users who want to create "walkable and bikeable" communities. The brochure examines many other issues besides sidewalks. A detailed matrix relating crash types and safety countermeasures is presented. Additional information on each of the 60 + countermeasures can be found in the "SAFER JOURNEY" CD, library section. This brochure is intended for safety practitioners, advocates, and other special road users who want to create "walkable/bikable" communities.

Target Audience: Engineer, planners, safety pracitioners

UNAVAILABLE, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT YOUR OWN COPIES [PDF 2.26MB].


Interactive Resources

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Bicycle Safer Journey cover

Bicycle Safer Journey
(revised 2014) helps educators, parents and others who care about bicycle safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Available online, three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to bicycle safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.

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Pedestrian Safer Journey

Safer Journey
Pedestrian Safer Journey 2013 (Revised): A web-based interactive resource that helps educators, parents and others who care about pedestrian safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Three videos — one for each of three age groups (5-9, 10-14, and 15-18) — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to pedestrian safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum.

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Other Resources

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Bicycle Safer Journey cover

Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Do you feel that a Pedestrian Safety Campaign is needed in your community, but you just don't know where to start?

Target Audience: Safety practitioners, advocates, engineers, planners, police

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University Course
Brochure | Website
The course provides current information on pedestrian and bicycle planning and design techniques, as well as practical lessons on how to increase bicycling and walking through land-use practices and engineering design.

Target Audience: College professors in transportation, engineer, planners, safety pracitioners

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