Tactics

Tactics

Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Additional Resources

Want to learn more about how to design curb extensions or make crosswalks more visible and safer? Curious to see some examples of bicycle lane treatments? Here are some resources that should answer many of your questions. Download the Additional Resources Guide Here Every Body Walk! Guide-Additional Resource

Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Getting The Community On Board

Some members of your community will immediately embrace the idea of creating a more walkable environment. But others may have never given it a thought, and won’t even know what it really means, let alone why it’s a good thing or how to get there.  Here are four things a community can do to build … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Getting The Community On Board

Every Body Walk! Getting Started Guide

Many communities aspire to make themselves more walkable and livable, embracing the idea that it can improve health, the environment, even the economy.  This brief describes a number of pilot or gateway projects that are ideal “starter” activities. Download the Guide Here Getting Started Guide

Every Body Walk! Getting Started Practice Briefs

The Every Body Walk! Collaborative and expert Mark Fenton are pleased to be able to offer this series of Getting Started Practice Briefs designed to provide local organizations and advocates with resources, knowledge and insider tips on how to make their communities more walkable. The data found in these guides came from key informant interviews with … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Getting Started Practice Briefs

Organize Pedestrian Safety-Enforcement Operations

Pedestrian safety-enforcement operations are police-run public- education and enforcement efforts to improve driver compliance to pedestrian yield laws. During an operation, one police officer or community volunteer acts as a pedestrian while being monitored by another officer who then pulls over non-yielding drivers to give warnings or citations. Guidance Seek funding sources such as National … Continue reading Organize Pedestrian Safety-Enforcement Operations

Install Pedestrian-Traffic Managers at Problematic Intersections

Pedestrian-traffic managers (PTMs) are trained, uniformed individuals that direct pedestrians across intersections or along crowded, mixed-use paths where conflicts between pedestrians, cars, and/or bicycles are frequent. While they are not authorized to direct vehicle traffic, pedestrian managers can use their arms, voices, whistles, or physical barriers to establish boundaries between modes of transportation. Guidance Create … Continue reading Install Pedestrian-Traffic Managers at Problematic Intersections

Strengthen Street-Crossing Ordinances

This tactic entails amending existing state vehicle and traffic statutes to give pedestrians a way to signal to oncoming traffic that they intend to cross before having to step into the roadway. Guidance Retain all pedestrian right-of-way statute language Add a definition of “crossing the roadway” to the definitions section of vehicle and traffic laws … Continue reading Strengthen Street-Crossing Ordinances

Install Red-Light Cameras and Speed Cameras

Red-light cameras and speed cameras are automated trafficenforcement systems that photograph vehicles whose drivers run red lights or drive faster than the posted speed limit. Cameras typically record the date, time of day, time elapsed since the beginning of the red signal (where applicable), vehicle speed, and license plate. Tickets or citations are then mailed … Continue reading Install Red-Light Cameras and Speed Cameras

Pass a Vulnerable-Users Statute

This is a legislative statute that requires higher penalties for drivers who harm more vulnerable roadway users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. The statute should include a “due care” provision, if one is not already enacted in state law, requiring drivers to look out for and avoid striking vulnerable persons in the roadway. Guidance Create … Continue reading Pass a Vulnerable-Users Statute

Provide Training Instead of Fines

Training instead of fines gives first-time traffic offenders of certain violations—whether they are drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists—the option of taking a safety class instead of paying a fine. Citation receivers who successfully complete the class receive an automatic or discretionary dismissal (no conviction) or a sentence of discharge (conviction entered but no fine), depending on … Continue reading Provide Training Instead of Fines

Toolkits

Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Additional Resources

Want to learn more about how to design curb extensions or make crosswalks more visible and safer? Curious to see some examples of bicycle lane treatments? Here are some resources that should answer many of your questions. Download the Additional Resources Guide Here Every Body Walk! Guide-Additional Resource

Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Getting The Community On Board

Some members of your community will immediately embrace the idea of creating a more walkable environment. But others may have never given it a thought, and won’t even know what it really means, let alone why it’s a good thing or how to get there.  Here are four things a community can do to build … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Collaborative Resource- Getting The Community On Board

Every Body Walk! Getting Started Guide

Many communities aspire to make themselves more walkable and livable, embracing the idea that it can improve health, the environment, even the economy.  This brief describes a number of pilot or gateway projects that are ideal “starter” activities. Download the Guide Here Getting Started Guide

Every Body Walk! Getting Started Practice Briefs

The Every Body Walk! Collaborative and expert Mark Fenton are pleased to be able to offer this series of Getting Started Practice Briefs designed to provide local organizations and advocates with resources, knowledge and insider tips on how to make their communities more walkable. The data found in these guides came from key informant interviews with … Continue reading Every Body Walk! Getting Started Practice Briefs