Coastal Smart Growth Home: Getting Started: Ensure pedestrian safety


Thoughtful street designs or redesigns that provide ample sidewalks, reasonable crossing distances, and slower car traffic can go a long way toward improving pedestrian safety and pedestrians' perceptions of safety.

How to Get Started

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

The Highway Safety Research Center at the University of North Carolina created this resource to guide state and local agencies in developing their plans to improve pedestrian safety through better street design.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center: Facility Design

The University of North Carolina's Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center website provides an introduction to engineering strategies for improving pedestrian safety and walkability. Topics include street crossings, traffic calming, curb design, way finding, and lighting. The site also has links to case studies and further engineering research and resources.

PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System

PEDSAFE, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, is an online resource that provides information for improving the safety and mobility of pedestrians. The site includes descriptions of various pedestrian design options, statistics, case studies, and a tool that helps users select possible pedestrian treatments based on site characteristics and stakeholder objectives.