Moving Research into Practice. Implementation of NCHRP Research Report 893: The Oregon DOT Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 893 Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis describes a safety analysis method for (1) conducting systemic safety analyses for pedestrians using analytical techniques to identify pedestrian activities (including behavior), roadway features, and other contextual risk factors (e.g., land use) associated with pedestrian crashes; (2) identifying appropriate and cost-effective systemic pedestrian safety improvements to address their associated risk factors; and (3) enabling transportation agencies to prioritize candidate locations for selected safety improvements based on risk. The Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT) intends to use the methodology developed in NCHRP Research Report 893 (available at ) to develop both a plan for pedestrian crashes and for bicycle crashes. The results of this analysis will be used by the state’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to select and develop projects to improve safety for pedestrians and bicycles. To date, Oregon DOT has used a systemic approach to two previous rounds of HSIP funding. Information on the 2014 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Implementation Plan is available at the section “Safety Improvement Plans”). The Oregon DOT will be the lead agency in this effort, but stakeholders from local agencies and bicycle and pedestrian advocates will provide input. Oregon DOT aims to incorporate diverse perspectives from urban and rural areas, small and large communities, and individuals in engineering, education, and enforcement. The objective of this study is to develop a pedestrian and bicycle plan for Oregon using the systemic safety analysis method described in NCHRP Research Report 893.  


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $154000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(13)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hartell, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kittelson and Associates, Incorporated

    610 S.W. Alder Street
    Portland, OR  United States  97205
  • Principal Investigators:

    Foster, Nick

  • Start Date: 20190805
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201130
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712245
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(13)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2019 3:30PM