Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 42-11. City Ordinances to Support Pedestrian Safety

Many communities are encouraging pedestrian transportation to improve personal and public health, provide recreation, reduce the public costs of private automobile travel, and create other economic benefits. Communities that have been most successful at promoting pedestrian transportation options recognize that a safe and usable pedestrian environment requires much more than meeting minimum national standards. High-quality pedestrian environments are places where pedestrians are anticipated, encouraged, and will congregate. These communities are developing new ordinances and design guidelines to encourage mixed-use development patterns and streets that serve a variety of transportation modes. There is a need to share information about the tools used by leading communities to develop transportation systems that support pedestrian activity. This synthesis will document the regulatory, financial, and administrative tools used by communities to create vibrant pedestrian networks. The focus will be on places that are pro-active on addressing pedestrian access. Case studies will be collected from local municipalities, counties, and states. These case studies will identify the tools and methods being employed; fully document the approaches used; cite the purpose and justification behind the initiatives; discuss political opposition or support; summarize the final ordinances that were adopted; and provide overall reflections on the process.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $35000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20100701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 26249

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463947
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:33PM