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Pedestrian Safety Summit - Materials

Title Banner. U.S. Department of Transportation Summit on Pedestrian Safety. Banner contains DOT logo and four photos with various pedestrians using crosswalks. Photos are sourced from GettyImages.



Materials recommended for reading in advance to prepare for the U.S. DOT Pedestrian Safety Summit:


July 8, 2020
Taking Action on Pedestrian Safety – Part 1: Introduction and Safe System Approach

In this event, FHWA Administrator Nicole R. Nason and NHTSA Deputy Administrator James C. Owens were joined by leading State transportation experts to discuss the current state of pedestrian safety and issues surrounding this problem. U.S. DOT gave a safety data overview and provided a glimpse at the 2019 preliminary data release.



July 15, 2020
Taking Action on Pedestrian Safety – Part 2: Consider Risk: When, Where, Who, How?

This event focused on risk factors that impact pedestrian safety. “When, Where, Who, How?” refers to the time of day, the type of road, the demographics, and the behaviors that heighten pedestrian risk. This session provided attendees the opportunity to hear from U.S. DOT leaders and key safety stakeholders and to provide comments on joint solutions to address these high risk pedestrian safety issues.




July 28, 2020
Taking Action on Pedestrian Safety – Part 3: Next Steps

This closing session discussed the planned efforts of U.S. DOT and leading safety stakeholders to address pedestrian safety. The dialogue gathered input from safety professionals regarding opportunities and challenges in improving pedestrian safety, as well as successes and lessons learned which will help to inform U.S. DOT’s future actions. The closing session included remarks from FHWA’s Administrator, Nicole R. Nason, FHWA’s Executive Director, Thomas D. Everett, and NHTSA’s Deputy Administrator, James C. Owens.



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