The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published the Guide for Scalable Risk Assessment Methods for Pedestrians and Bicyclists as a resource for transportation agencies and practitioners for assessing pedestrian and bicyclist risk. The guide provides a methodical approach for the purposes of identifying high-priority areas and transportation facilities for safety improvement, evaluating specific countermeasures and locations before and after improvements are made, and tracking safety performance measures over time to gauge progress toward established goals.
- Outlines eight sequential steps to develop risk values at various desired geographic scales (see Figure 1).
- Describes the scope and nature of each step, including any guiding principles.
- Provides information on analytic methods to estimate pedestrian and bicyclist exposure.
- Identifies other relevant guides and resources that provide supplemental information.
Learn more about the Guide.