Community problems & solutions

Safe Routes to School: Practice and Promise

Authoring Organization: 
Center for Health Training, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Authoring Organization: 
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Pedestrian Safety Toolkit Resource Catalog

This Pedestrian Safety Toolkit Resource Catalog is designed to make it easier for community pedestrian safety activists to locate and acquire the most appropriate resources for their particular needs. It provides both a brief overview of the steps that should be followed to establish an effective pedestrian safety program, as well as a list of the resources that will be needed along the way.

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

America Walks

America Walks is a national coalition of local advocacy groups dedicated to promoting walkable communities. Our members are autonomous grassroots organizations from across the country, each working to improve conditions for walking in their area.

Authoring Organization: 
America Walks

Measuring Community Bicycle Helmet Use Among Children

The authors of this study describe what they learned through conducting studies to monitor community bicycle helmet use by children, and they share strategies and methods that they found useful in conducting bicycle helmet use studies.

Authoring Organization: 
Public Health Reports, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals. To achieve these goals, the Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity is committed to five overarching principles:

Authoring Organization: 
US Department of Health and Human Services

Crossing Advice for Pedestrians

This short site presents advice and rules for safe pedestrian crossing, and explains pedestrian crossing signals..

Authoring Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration

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Pedestrian Safety Talking Points

This list of pedestrian safety talking points is a useful tool for making presentations to community groups and organizations. It explains the effects of motor vehicle crashes on pedestrian safety and provides statistics regarding pedestrian safety. Use the quote, charts, and diagrams at the end of the talking point list to make transparency overheads to show during your presentation.

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National Bicycling and Walking Study - Five Year Status Report

The National Bicycle and Walking Study presents a plan of action for activities at the Federal, State, and local levels for increasing the amount of walking and bicycling in the United States.

Authoring Organization: 
United States Department of Transportation

Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities

Design and Safety of Pedestrian Facilities, A Recommended Practice of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is intended to provide guidance on how to implement a comprehensive program of engineering, education and enforcement to improve safety for pedestrians.

Authoring Organization: 
Institute of Transportation Engineers