The Federal role in aiding pedestrain traffic, as played by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is moving beyond the traditional one of assisting State to construct sidewalks and promote pedestrian safety. While this role will of course continue, FHWA is now also paying attention to pedestrian needs in at least three other areas: improving the existing street and sidewalks systems to better accommodate elderly or physically handicapped pedestrians; improving the liveability (and Safety) of streets in residential neighborhoods; and creating attractive walking environments in dense urban downtowns as an laternative to using the automobile, especially for short trips.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Highway Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 2002 12:00AM