Creating Accessible, Equitable, Safe, and Complete Networks for Young Pedestrians

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Understanding and addressing the unique needs and abilities of children and youth is critical as communities strive to eliminate pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries across the United States. Children require accessible, equitable, safe, and complete networks for active travel, yet streets and roads in the U.S. are often not designed with their needs in mind. This info brief offers considerations for the needs and cognitive and physical abilities of children and youth as pedestrians and bicyclists. It also provides three actionable ideas for transportation professionals to improve planning for child and youth active travel to contribute to safe, complete networks for all users.

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