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Pedestrian Safety is no Accident

Highways can be engineered to balance safety and access while reducing pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Designing "self-enforcing" highways that force motorists to slow down and pay attention to their surroundings is critical to reducing pedestrian crashes. Safer highway design includes improved intersection crossings, reduced street crossing distances, making people walking more visible, and slowing turning vehicles. See Alta Planning and Design's Systematic Approach to Safety .

NH 10-A, Hanover

NH 10A, Hanover.

Non-motorized transportation benefits everyone - Among FHWA's conclusions: The economic impact of bicycling and walking includes avoided societal costs related to a mode shift from automobile travel to bicycling and walking (e.g., reduction of greenhouse gas and other emissions, traffic enforcement, noise impacts, and safety). See FHWA's "Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation."

 

 

 

 

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FHWA Administrator Greg Nadeau announced the publication of the Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation.

The Agenda sets out the following goals: Reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries by 80 percent in the United States in 15 years, and strive for zero pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and serious injuries in the next 20 to 30 years; and, Increase the percentage of short trips by bicycling and walking to 30 percent by the year 2025.

 





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