Pedestrians

Pedestrians - NHTSA's Pedestrians Module

"Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety." Transportation Review. Washington, DC: February 2012. This report reviews federal and state legislation dealing with bicycle riders and pedestrians.

"High Visibility Enforcement on Driver Compliance with Pedestrian Right-of-Way Laws." U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: August 2013. This study developed and evaluated strategies to increase driver yielding to pedestrians on a citywide basis using high-visibility pedestrian right-of-way enforcement.

"Review of Studies on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety, 1991-2007." U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: June 2012. This report reviews the pedestrian and bicyclist safety research literature in print as of 2007. It summarizes and synthesizes the key studies, evaluates existing knowledge and identifies research gaps and provides recommendations for future direction.

Pedestrians. Traffic Safety Facts: 2011 Data. U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: August 2013.

Pedestrians. Traffic Safety Facts: 2009 Data. U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC.

Traffic Safety Facts, Older Population (2012 Data), U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: May 2014.

Traffic Safety Facts, Older Population (2011 Data), U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: April 2013.

Everyone Is A Pedestrian - NHTSA's "Everyone Is A Pedestrian" website

Zegeer, Charles, et al. “Evaluation of the Miami-Dade Pedestrian Safety Demonstration Project.” U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: June, 2008. The purpose of this study was to identify and implement a comprehensive countermeasure program that could reduce deaths and injuries among pedestrians in a large urban environment.

National Center for Safe Routes to School - Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. SRTS programs examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that work to improve safety and accessibility, and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.

Shankar, Umesh. “Pedestrian Roadway Fatalities.” U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: April, 2003. The objective of this study by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis was to examine the pedestrian fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Leaf, W. A. and D. F. Preusser. “Literature Review on Vehicle Travel Speeds and Pedestrian Injuries.” U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC: October, 1999.

Pedestrian Safety Workshop: A Focus on Older Adults.” U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC.

Walkability Checklist: How Walkable is Your Community?” U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington, DC. Take a walk with a child and decide for yourselves using this checklist.