Multimodal Safety

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

Latest safety news…

ITE Recommended Design Guidelines to Accommodate Pedestrians and Bicycles at Interchanges

2017 ITE Coordinating Council Best Project Award – This product reflects more than eight years of volunteer effort and commitment to a high quality, useful product. The recommended practice is now considered the industry standard for active transportation interchange retrofits, with the content frequently presented in webinars and now incorporated into FHWA training courses for local jurisdictions.

ITE Protected Bikeways Practitioners Guide

Fehr & Peers is proud to have contributed to ITE’s new guide that provides best practices and resources for planning, designing, operating, and implementing new protected bikeways. Our contributions stem from some of our recent work preparing, 2017 Safety Efficacy Confidence Levels for Pedestrian and Bicycle Treatments which provides context for safety efficacy of various improvements included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway and Urban Street Design Guides.

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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