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Accessible Sidewalks - Design Issues for Pedestrians with Disabilities (GI385)
U.S. Access Board, (41 minutes)
Shows why good design, construction, and maintenance of sidewalks, crosswalks, etc., are vital for pedestrians with disabilities. Four segments discuss design issues for pedestrians: wheelchairs, ambulatory impairments, low vision, and blind.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

Highway Safety: The Silent Factor (SA105)
FHWA (30 minutes)
Features recent improvements in highway safety. Topics include breakaway devices, railroad/highway crossings, acceleration lanes, pavement markings, crash cushions, pedestrian signals, new symbol signs, and highway barriers.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents in large municipalities.

It’s About Time - Traffic Signal Management: Cost Effective Street Capacity and Safety (SA348)
FHWA (13 minutes)
Explains how traffic signals can be made to operate more efficiently at a very low cost. One of the least expensive and quickest methods to improve a signal is to retime it. This reduces congestion, saves travel time, reduces aggressive driving behavior, the number of severe accidents, and fuel consumption.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and traffic engineers of municipalities with traffic lights.

Making Safer Roads (GI252)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (12 minutes)
Discusses the roadside/right-of-way hazards associated with secondary roads. Experts explain how to alleviate these hazards using a common-sense approach.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and municipal officials.

Night Lights: How Retroreflectivity Makes Our Roads Safer (SA350)
ATSSA (11 minutes)
How bright, reflective material on roadways and on traffic safety devices saves lives by improving the roadway. The importance of wearing reflective clothing while engaged in outdoor activities after dark, and nighttime work zone situations.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials and crews, and the general public.

Books

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A Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety
FHWA-SA-13-037
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Pedestrian safety

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safety and Walkable Communities
FHWA-SA-07-016
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: pedestrian, safety, education, enforcement, engineering, community action, local partnerships, walkable

Adopt-A-Highway Agreement - Broome County
Keywords: Adopt-A-Highway, Legal, Safety

Adopt-A-Highway Program
Source: NYSDOT
Keywords: Town & Country Topics, OGS Standards & Purchase Group
Adopt-A-Highway, Legal, Safety

Barrier Guide for Low Volume and Low Speed Roads
FHWA-CFL/TD-05-009
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Context Sensitive, Guiderail, Low Volume, Roadside, Safety

BIKESAFE: Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System
FHWA-SA-05-006
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Bicycle Facilities, Bicycle Safety, Education, Engineering

Combating Roadway Departures
FHWA-NHI-15-034
Source: National Highway Institute (NHI)

Counter measures that work: A highway safety countermeasure guide for state highway safety offices
DOT HS 810 891
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Alcohol-Impaired Driving, Drugged Driving, Seat Belts, Child Restraints, Aggressive Driving, Speeding, Distracted Driving, Drowsy Driving, Motorcycle Safety, Young Drivers, Older Drivers, Pedestrians, Bicycles, Unsafe Driving

Design Construction and Maintenance of Highway Safety Features and Appurtenances: Users Handbook
FHWA-HI-97-026
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Guiderail, Roadside, Safety

Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access, Part II, Best Practices Design Guide
FHWA-EP-01-027
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Design, Disabilities, Safety

Desktop Reference for Crash Reduction Factors
FHWA-SA-07-015
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Crash, Roadside, Signs, Statistics, Traffic Control

Elimination or Mitigation of Hazards Associated with Pavement Edge Drop-offs During Roadway Resurfacing (The)
Source: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Keywords: Asphalt, Drop Off, Edge, Safety

Forgiving Highway (The)
FHWA-SA-90-012
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Forgiving, Roadside, Safety

Guide for Erecting Mailboxes on Highways (A)
ISBN 1-56051-028-5
Source: AASHTO
Keywords: Mailboxes, Roadside, Safety

Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, 3rd ed.
Source: AASHTO
Keywords: Bicycles, Design

Guide to Management of Roadside Trees
FHWA-IP-86-17
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Roadside, Safety, Trees

Guidelines for the Selection of W-Beam Barrier Terminals (CD)
FHWA-SA- 06-19
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Guiderail, Roadside, Safety

Highway Safety Design and Operations Guide
ISBN 1-56051-041-2
Source: AASHTO
Keywords: Design, Roadside, Safety

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
FHWA-SA-05-12
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Pedestrian safety

Implementing Local Agency Safety Management
FHWA-SA-03-025
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Safety Management System

Improving Bicycling and Pedestrian Safety
Source: New York Bicycling Coalition
Keywords: Bicycles, Pedestrians, Safety

Improving Highway Safety at Bridges on Local Roads and Streets
FHWA-SA-98-083
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Bridges, Local Roads, Safety

Improving Guardrail Installations on Local Roads and Streets
HHS-11/11-85(600)QE
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Guiderail, Local Roads, Roadside

Intersection Safety Strategies
FHWA-SA-08-008
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Intersections, Pedestrians, Safety

Lockout/Tagout Plan Guidance
Health and Safety 12
Source: NAPA
Keywords: Lockout, Tagout, Guidelines

Low Cost Local Road Safety Solutions
Source: ATSSA
Keywords: Local Agency, Low Volume, Roadside, Safety

Low Cost Safety Improvements Workshop: Participant Workbook
FHWA-NHI-05-028
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Design, Deficiencies, Operational Safety

Low-Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety
FHWA-SA-07-002
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Economics, Guiderail, Roadside, Safety, Signage, Traffic

Material Safety Data Sheets: Guide to the Development, Maintenance, and Use for Hot Mix Asphalt Producers
Health and Safety 13
Source: NAPA
Keywords: Asphalt, Materials, MSDS, Safety

NACE Action Guide III-4: Roadway Safety
Source: NACE
Keywords: Design, Operations, Safety, Training

NCHRP Synthesis 321: Roadway Safety Tools for Local Agencies
ISBN 0-309-06968-8
Source: NCHRP
Keywords: Local Agency, Road Safety, Roadside, Traffic Control

Objectives and Strategies for Improving Safety at Unsignalized and Signalized Intersections
Source: FHWA
Keywords: Intersections, Pedestrians, Safety, Signs, Signals

Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (Tech Brief)
FHWA-RD-00-095
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Bicycles, Crash, Pedestrians, Safety

Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Scoping Guide
Source: NYSDOT
Keywords: Bicycles, Design, Pedestrian, Planning

Pedestrian Facilities Users Guide: Providing Safety and Mobility
FHWA-RD-01-102
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Design, Facilities, Pedestrian, Safety

Pedestrian Safety Guide for Transit Agencies
FHWA-RD-07-017
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Pedestrian, transit, bus, bus stops, safety, engineering, partnerships

PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System
FHWA-SA-04-003
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Context Sensitive, Pedestrian, Roadway, Safety

Road System Traffic Safety Review (CD)
FHWA-SA-07-006
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Audits, Road Design, Traffic Safety

Roadside Improvements for Local Roads and Streets
HHI-23/10-86(4M500)QE
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Guiderail, Local Roads, Roadside

Roadside Vegetation Management Manual for Rural Road Crews
Source: Vermont Woodlands Association
Keywords: Management, Safety, Vegetation

Roadway Safety and Guardrail
Wisconsin Transportation Bulletin No. 12
Source: Transportation Information Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keywords: Guiderail, Roadside, Safety

Roundabouts - A Safer Choice
FHWA-SA-08-006
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Roundabouts, Safety, Traffic Calming

Safety Effectiveness of Highway Design Features: Vol VI - Pedestrians and Bicyclists
FHWA-RD-91-049
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Accidents, Bicycles, Design, Pedestrians

Safety Effects of Marked vs. Unmarked Crosswalks at Uncontrolled Locations: Executive Summary and Recommended Guidelines
FHWA-RD-01-075
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Marked Crosswalk, Pedestrian Crashes, Safety

Sharing the Road Safely
C-77 (4/96)
Source: New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Keywords: Bicycles, In-Line Skating, State Laws, Pedestrians

W-Beam Guardrail Repair and Maintenance
FHWA-RT-90-001
Source: USDOT FHA
Keywords: Guardrail, Maintenance, Repair

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