Everyone Walks

Understanding & Addressing Pedestrian Safety

This report provides an overview of current pedestrian safety data and research and discusses how states are using this and other information to address the issue.

This report focuses on legislative, enforcement and educational initiatives at the national, state and local level that work in tandem with engineering solutions to foster safe mobility for those on foot. It is not intended to be inclusive of all pedestrian safety policies or initiatives, nor does inclusion of a particular program or policy imply endorsement. This report is designed to help Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) member states, safety advocates and others tackle the behavioral aspects of pedestrian safety, which are critical for fully addressing the problem. Sprinkled throughout the report, as well as listed collectively on the next page, are 21 key takeaways states should consider when examining their current pedestrian safety programs, policies and practices.

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