Prioritize Pedestrians in Street User Hierarchy

A street user hierarchy provides the framework for transportation policies, directing which mode should be considered first from a design perspective. A street hierarchy that prioritizes pedestrians would rank street users in the following order: pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, freight transporters, taxi drivers, and private-vehicle drivers. This policy framework also charges each street user to … Continue reading Prioritize Pedestrians in Street User Hierarchy

Establish an Advisory Council or Safety Task Force- Or Both

A pedestrian advisory council is typically a volunteer committee of informed residents who provide guidance on a city’s pedestrian policies, programs, and plans, and make recommendations for pedestrian improvements. A task force, often created through an executive directive, is convened to develop the framework for short- and long-term actions to create safe, pedestrian-oriented public space. … Continue reading Establish an Advisory Council or Safety Task Force- Or Both

Establish an Executive Directive

Executive orders or mayoral directives can create or modify policies that affect city operations. In the case of walking, mayoral directives can kick-start the creation of pedestrian action plans, pedestrian-oriented street design guidelines, and multiagency collaborations to meet safety goals set by mayors. Guidance Outline a strong policy vision Set clear, measurable goals to keep … Continue reading Establish an Executive Directive