Safe Routes Scoop

Helping to Tame Multi-Lane Crossings


comprehensive approach. The aim of the research will be to provide quantitative assessments of pedestrian safety strategies to assist engineers and planners select effective measures to enhance pedestrian safety.


In order to summarize and simplify information, increase understanding of issues and products, and update products, the Strategic Plan also recommends updates to existing FHWA technology transfer tools and resources based on an evaluation by potential end-users and to disseminate information through event marketing, successful practices guides, in-person and web-based training, and software development.


The importance of interagency collaboration to successful plan implementation is highlighted and potential barriers are identified along with possible solutions. The Plan includes a timeline for activities, covering the full 15-year period as well as strategies for plan review, evaluation, and updates so as to help ensure that the Strategic Plan will serve as a flexible, living document. Recommendations for research and product development are intended to be addressed through collaboration between various agencies and offices (4).


Through its Strategic Plan, leadership in the research and development of new tools, and reassessment of existing products and materials, the

FHWA has helped to create a sense of national urgency for making it safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to share our roadways safely. In all, by using existing tools and strategies and embracing those newly developed, offering pedestrians a future where dangerous crossings are no longer a reality becomes truly feasible.









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