- Dig into the FHWA Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation.
- Think multimodal with Achieving Multimodal Networks: Applying Design Flexibility and Reducing Conflicts.
- Bundle to save with Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects.
- Don’t think your town is too small to get involved – check out Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks.
- Be flexible.The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015 includes new provisions encouraging design flexibility included in FHWA’s “Controlling Criteria for Design: A Final Notice”.
- Look at your crossings.To reduce pedestrian fatalities, the FHWA is promoting the use of pedestrian refuge islands, raised crosswalks and other pedestrian safety countermeasures through Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian.
- Get on the road diet. One of the most cost-effective safety features a community can employ is a road diet. A typical road diet takes a segment of four-lane undivided roadway and reconfigures it into three lanes with two through lanes and a center two-way left turn lane, often creating space for bicycle lanes. To learn more about how road diets work, check out this video.
Road to Zero Coalition with the goal of eliminating all traffic deaths within the next 30 years. In 2017 we hope to begin to turn the tide of traffic deaths. When it comes to bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, there are proven strategies and resources to improve safety – check out the USDOT’s post for the several of these strategies.Across the country, 35,092 people died on our nation’s roads in 2015. That is a 7.2 percent increase over the previous year. 21 people died on Macon-Bibb County’s roads in 2015 and 1 out of every 4 victims was a pedestrian. In 2016, at least 23 people died on the county’s roads and over a third of the victims were pedestrians. The USDOT and partners recently launched the