Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) aims to identify and address systemic problems with regard to pedestrian safety in California, with the long-term goal of substantially reducing pedestrian fatalities and injuries in California. While California has seen major gains in traffic safety over the last few years, these gains disproportionately reflect improvements in passenger vehicle safety. This imbalance is further carried through investment in pedestrian infrastructure and programs. While over 13% of all trips in California are made on foot, pedestrians continue to receive less than 2% of the transportation budget. Pedestrians need more protection and investment but receive less of both than motorized users. This report describes data access, evaluation and improvement needed to develop a pedestrian report card. It presents pedestrian model assessments and provides a hotspot identification algorithm, contributing factor analysis, and countermeasure selection. The report also identifies funding sources and strategies to address the imbalance between pedestrians and motorized roadway users in California.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 272p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01539285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA14-2209, UCB-0406
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0406
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2014 1:52PM