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Title: Safer People, Safer Streets, and Safer Policies at USDOT Track: Connect Format: 90 minute moderated discussion Abstract: This USDOT panel will provide details on the Department’s new bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative, including information on the Ped-Bike Safety Action Agenda, Road Safety for Transit Patrons initiative, bike-walk assessments, Road Diet Guide, an aggressive research agenda, and local partnerships, including how community members can get involved. Presenters: Presenter: Barbara McCann Office of Secretary, USDOT Co-Presenter: Heidi Coleman National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Co-Presenter: Dan Goodman Office of Human Environment, Livability Team, FHWA Co-Presenter: Joanne Waszczak Special Assistant, FTA Office of Budget and Policy


  • 1. SAFER PEOPLE, SAFER STREETS, AND SAFER POLICIES AT U.S.DOT Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place September 2014 Dan Goodman Federal Highway Administration, U.S.DOT
  • 2. Pedestrian and Bicycle Focus Areas Connected Networks Equity and Ladders of Opportunity Safety Data and Performance Measures 2.
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  • 4. Working with the states/cities to assist them with developing pedestrian safety action plans. Offering free technical assistance and training on how to design for pedestrians and how to develop a pedestrian safety action plan. Pedestrian Safety Focus States and Cities 5 National Bike Summit | March 5, 2014 5.
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  • 6. Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Activities Recently Released or Underway Road Diet Guide New version of BIKESAFE Final report on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program Bicycle Safer Journey educational video for children Revised version of the Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Engineering Countermeasures To Be Initiated Fall 2014 Multimodal Conflict Points Identify safety improvements in locations where modes come together Improve pedestrian and bicycle access to transit Incorporate latest research on proven crash countermeasures and align with/ support other ongoing and planned safety initiatives Road Safety for Transit Patrons Initiative 7.
  • 7. USDOT and USDOJ Joint Technical Assistance on the Title II ADA Requirements to Provide Curb Ramps through Resurfacing Application of Technical Assistance This is a single Federal policy that identifies specific pavement treatments that are alterations Alterations require the installation of curb ramps Maintenance applications do not require curb ramps at the time of the improvement 8.
  • 8. Federal-Aid Highway Program Funding for Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Bicycle and pedestrian projects are eligible for all Federal-aid highway program funding categories. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, bicycle and pedestrian funding was $676.2 million (from all Federal-aid funding sources). As of Sept 3, the FY 2014 total is $590.5 million. 9.
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  • 10. 11 Anticipated to be Proposed in the NPA (2016/2017 Edition of the MUTCD) 11. Signing Bicycle Intersection Lane Control Signs Back-In Parking Signs Two-Stage Turn Queue Box Signs Bicycle Signal Sign Turning Vehicles Yield to Bicycles Sign Signing for Bicycle Bypasses and Jughandles Bicycle Movement Prohibition Signs Bike route signs (e.g. State or Local Bicycle Route Markers; Interstate Bikeway Route Markers; Non-Numbered Bikeway Route Markers Markings Extensions of Bicycle Lanes through Intersections Buffered Bicycle Lanes Counter-flow Bicycle Lanes Shared Lane Markings Two-Stage Turn Queue Boxes Separated Bikeways (Cycle Tracks) Bicycle Boulevards Pavement Marking Route Markers.
  • 11. Interim Approval for the Optional Use of Bicycle Signal Faces (IA-16)
  • 12. 13 Design Flexibility Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Design Flexibility Memorandum Questions & Answers about Design Flexibility for Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities 13.
  • 13. Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks Interconnected pedestrian and/or bicycle transportation facilities that allow people of all ages and abilities to safely and conveniently get where they want to go. Principles Cohesion Directness Accessibility Alternatives Safety and Security Comfort 14.
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  • 15. Pedestrian and Bicycle Network Activities Underway Practitioners Guide to Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Synthesis of National Design Guidelines and Gap Analysis To Be Initiated Fall 2014 Action-Oriented Workbook on Building On-Road Bicycle Networks through Routine Resurfacing Programs Flexibility in Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Design 16.
  • 16. Pedestrian and Bicycle Data and Performance Measures Activities Underway Pedestrian and Bicycle Updates to the Traffic Monitoring Guide (TMG) and the Traffic Monitoring Analysis System (TMAS) Nonmotorized Toolkit White papers on bicycle/pedestrian forecasting methods and crowd- sourcing using social media and GIS Planned Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures Comprehensive synthesis of pedestrian and bicycle performance measures Organize measures into categories useful to practitioners (e.g. operations, safety, user experience, network completion, investment evaluation, etc.) Provide framework and context for performance measure discussions at the local, regional, state, and national level Other University Transportation Center Convening Data jam TRB workshop 18.
  • 17. Equity and Ladders of Opportunity Activities The Administration is dedicated to enhancing opportunity for all Americans by investing in transportation projects that: Better connect communities to centers of employment, education, and services (including for non-drivers) Hold promise to stimulate long-term job growth, especially in economically distressed areas Ladders of Opportunity was included as a Planning Emphasis Area (PEA) for FY-2015 19. Photo Credit: USDOT Projects Underway Environmental Justice (EJ) Guidebook White paper on equity and bike/ped
  • 18. Research Agenda Pedestrian and bicycle performance measures Multimodal conflict points Flexibility in pedestrian and bicycle facility design International benchmarking Capturing bike network opportunities through resurfacing programs Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation -Data -Research -Training -Design guidelines 20.
  • 19. Other Related Efforts Every Day Counts (EDC) III Access to opportunities TIGER 6 Performance based practical design Performance measures Accelerated project delivery Federal surface transportation law relating to planning requirements Lifecycle cost and asset management Sustainability 21. Photo Credit: USDOT
  • 20. Other Resources FHWAs Human Environment weekly email digest Livability Tools FHWAs Health and Transportation webpage FHWA Livable Communities Discussion Board Location Affordability Portal Place Fit Community Characteristics Database Sustainable Highways Tool (INVEST) 22.
  • 21. Other Resources 23.
  • 22. Contact Information Dan Goodman Office of Human Environment, FHWA Phone (202) 366-9064 25. For more information Photo Credit: USDOT