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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

STEP – Videos

Road Diet Crosswalk

The FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program developed a series of videos to promote countermeasures that reduce crash risk for pedestrians crossing roadways. These brief videos explain the safety benefits of five countermeasures including crosswalk visibility enhancements, refuge islands, raised crosswalks, Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, and Road Diets. Each video highlights local transportation officials where the countermeasures have been implemented, and the videos show how pedestrians and drivers use or interact at the crossing improvements. These videos can be used in public meetings or shared through social media to help educate pedestrians, drivers, and local decision-makers.

STEP Spotlight:

STEP Playlist

STEP Road Diets

STEP Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons

STEP Raised Crosswalks

STEP Pedestrian Refuge Islands

STEP Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB)

STEP Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI):

Pedestrians at Crosswalks: What’s Speed Got To Do With It?:
Speed is a key risk factor for the severity of pedestrian crashes and effects driver view of pedestrians at crosswalks. This video explains the relationship between vehicle speeds, visibility of crossing pedestrians, and the driver’s ability to come to a stop at crosswalks. The video also highlights several countermeasures that can be implemented to improve pedestrian crossing safety and reduce approaching vehicle speeds, such pedestrian refuge islands and curb extensions.

Page last modified on August 12, 2021