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Publication Number: FHWA-RD-01-102
Date: March 2002

 

Pedestrian Facilities Users Guide — Providing Safety and Mobility

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FOREWORD

The FHW's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program’s overall goal is to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility. From better crosswalks, sidewalks, and pedestrian technologies to expanding public educational and safety programs, the FHWA's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program strives to pave the way for a more walkable future.

The Pedestrian Facilities Users Guide was part of a large FHWA study entitled "Evaluation of Pedestrian Facilities." The guide is the culmination of results from the research conducted as part of the large study. The guide provides useful information regarding walkable environments, pedestrian crashes and their countermeasures, and engineering improvements for pedestrians.

This guide will be useful for transportation engineers, planners, and safety professionals who are involved in increasing pedestrian safety and mobility. Citizens may also use this guide for identifying tools to improve the safety and mobility of all who walk.

Michael F.Trentacoste, Director

Office of Safety Research and Development

 

Notice

This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification or regulation.

The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturers' names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the object of the document.

 

 

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