FHWA Resource Center
SAFETY & DESIGN TEAM
Problem: Walking frequently has been overlooked in the quest to build sophisticated transportation systems
The tools available in the Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (PEDSAFE) are designed to enable practitioners to effectively select and review engineering, education, or enforcement treatments to mitigate a known crash problem or to help change motorist and/or pedestrian behaviors.
Putting It in Perspective
- In 2003, 4,749 pedestrians were killed and approximately 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States.
Solution: Provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk
PEDSAFE is an online system designed to assist practitioners with the selection of countermeasures to address pedestrian safety and mobility problems. It is the next generation of the FHWA report titled Pedestrian Facilities User Guide-Providing Safety and Mobility (FHWA-RD-01-102). PEDSAFE is available in hard copy or on CD-ROM.
The PEDSAFE system includes several interactive tools and is designed to:
- Provide information on the countermeasures available for preventing pedestrian crashes and/or improving motorist and pedestrian behavior.
- Highlight the purpose, considerations, and cost estimates associated with each countermeasure.
- Provide a decision process to select the most applicable countermeasures for a specific location.
- Provide links to case studies showing the various treatments and programs implemented in communities around the country.
- Provide easy access to resources such as statistics, implementation guidance, and reference materials.
The PEDSAFE system.
The Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System is intended to provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk. The online tools provide the user with a list of possible engineering, education, or enforcement treatments to improve pedestrian safety and/or mobility based on user input about a specific location.
This project is new, with no known applications to date.
Information on PEDSAFE is detailed in a one-page flyer (FHWA-SA-05-001) that can be distributed at conferences and other events.
Localities use the PEDSAFE countermeasure selection system to develop and implement potential countermeasures and solutions to help solve their crash problems.
As of December 2005, all hard copies of PEDSAFE had been distributed. FHWA, however, is in the process of printing 2,500 additional copies, which should be available by March 1, 2006. In addition, as of December 2005, approximately half of the 5,000 PEDSAFE CD-ROMS had been distributed.
For more information on pedestrian safety.
For more information, contact:
Tamara Redmon, FHWA Office of Safety
Aida Berkovitz, FHWA Resource Center
Phone: 415-744 -2614
Peter Eun, FHWA Resource Center
To request additional copies of this publication, contact:
Carin Michel, FHWA Resource Center
TaMara McCrae, FHWA Corporate Research and Technology