A Technical Guide for Conducting Pedestrian Safety Assessments for California Communities

Source: University of California, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

During the past 10 years, California has averaged over 620 pedestrian fatalities per year, reflecting a downward trend since the first publication of this guidebook. Nonetheless, pedestrian safety continues to be a challenge to many California communities, and improvement is a top priority. With funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Technology Transfer Program of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley (Tech Transfer) has been offering free Pedestrian Safety Assessments (PSAs) to California communities since 2008.

The first edition of this guidebook was based on material contained in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) report, Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists (July 2007). The award-winning California PSA Program updated this second edition to incorporate current best practices and the collective experience of our team of evaluators who have conducted 78 PSAs in California over the past five years.

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