Community problems & solutions

Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities

Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities, A Recommended Practice of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is intended to provide guidance on how to implement a comprehensive program of engineering, education and enforcement to improve safety for pedestrians.

Authoring Organization: 
Institute of Transportation Engineers

Streets in America Are Unsafe and Unforgiving For Kids

Article by Pedestrian Safety Roadshow: Speeding cars, children darting into traffic, and streets without sidewalks place youth at risk on America's roads

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration


This page contains several helpful resources including a beginner's toolkit, training materials, and more.

Authoring Organization: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Prevent Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children

Preventing Pedestrian Crashes: Preschool/Elementary School Children
Provides information to parents on pedestrian risks for preschool and elementary school children. Safe and Sober Campaign. Taken from the NHTSA website.

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Walk To School Day

Available Resources:

Walk To School Day, USA (HTML format) - provides background information about the national event, online registation, and valuable resources and links tailored for those planning an event.

International Walk To School Day (HTML format) - provides background information about this world-wide movement and how to get involved internationally.

Authoring Organization: 
Partnership for a Walkable America, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Centers for Disea

National Bicycling and Walking Study - Ten Year Report

The goals of the original study are to: (1) Double the percent of trips made by bicycling and walking and (2) reduce by ten percent the number of fatalities and injuries by pedestrians and bicyclists.

Authoring Organization: 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), The United States Department of Transportation (US

Bikeability Checklist

How bikeable is your community? The Bikeability Checklist can help you find the answer. Inside you'll find insightful questions, allowing you to evaluate your neighborhood's bikeability. In addition to the questions, the Checklist provides both immediate answers and long-term solutions to your neighborhood's potential problems.

Authoring Organization: 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Bicycle Facilities

If your community is considering building a new bicycle facility, you can use this tool to estimate costs, the demand in terms of new cyclists, and measured economic benefits (e.g., time savings, increased livability, decreased health costs, a more enjoyable ride).

Authoring Organization: 
University of Minnesota