Multimodal Safety

Moving people safely means they are free from harm in any mode along their trip.

Latest safety news…

Building on Complete Streets Momentum

Fehr & Peers is proud to have our staff and recent projects featured in the May 2017 ITE Journal. The article includes case study updates on quick build projects in the San Francisco East Bay. This article is a follow up to Carrie and Ryan’s April 2015 ITE Journal article on tactical urbanism and quick build planning and design trends.

Telegraph Avenue

Fehr & Peers helped prepare a complex, political, and community-driven Complete Streets Implementation Plan for a 2.4-mile segment of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland from 20th to 57th Streets. The complete streets redesign aimed to improve safety and provide a better balance of mobility and access for all users.

Willits Main Street

With assistance from Fehr & Peers, the City of Willits recently approved the Main Street Corridor Enhancement Plan to promote a more lively, pedestrian-oriented downtown commercial core. The plan identifies improvements for Caltrans’ upcoming relinquishment of Main Street to the City upon completion of the US-101 Willits Bypass project. Fehr & Peers helped design streetscape improvements to enhancing traffic calming and circulation, pedestrian and bicycle safety, emergency vehicle access, and safe routes to schools.

Valuable References

Active Transportation Performance Measures Guide

A resource about why active transportation measures are important, when to apply them, how to identify what to use, how to evaluate, and case study applications.

FHWA Safety Performance Measures
Final Rule & Implementation Resources

The Final Rule under 23 CFR 490, and new resources to help States implement these safety performance measures. See also related Active Transportation Performance Measures for planning and designing for pedestrians and bicyclists.

ITE Recommended Practice:
Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Interchanges

Best practices intended to provide insight into future updates of statewide or federal highway design manuals.

Unsignalized Intersection
Improvement Guide

From 2010-2012, there were 21,000 fatal crashes throughout the United States. 15,000 of those crashes occurred at intersections that are not under the control of a traffic sign.

Designing the Protected Intersection

Successful implementation of the innovative bikeway design requires consideration of intersection conflicts points and safety for all modes. Find out the latest on engineering protected intersections.

Vision Zero

Vision Zero challenges the existing approach to traffic safety by acknowledging that traffic deaths and severe injuries are preventable and by taking a multidisciplinary approach to tackle this problem.

NHTSA Primer on Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety

A reference guide for highway safety professionals on advancing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.


Developing a sound pedestrian safety strategy should include thoughtful consideration of the appropriate settings for different types of crosswalk designs, grounded in the latest research on safety and effectiveness.

Industry Resources
Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management
Standing Committee on Highway Safety Performance
Standing Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation
Standing Committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons

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