• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 139

How to Reverse the Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities: Identifying Problems and Solutions

Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Richard Retting, Sam Schwartz Engineering, presiding
Shane Alan Turner, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., presiding
Seth Lajeunesse, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, presiding
Nathaniel George, Rummel, Klepper, and Kahl, LLP (RK&K), presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Pedestrians (ANF10)
Standing Committee on Safety Data, Analysis and Evaluation (ANB20)
Standing Committee on Traffic Law Enforcement (ANB40)

In the last decade, pedestrian fatalities have increased from 11% to more than 15% of all roadway deaths. Contributors to this rise include elevated motor vehicle travel, aging pedestrian infrastructure, distraction among pedestrians and drivers, and numbers of Americans walking. We will explore how and why more pedestrians are getting injured and killed on our roadways and discuss innovative pedestrian crossing treatments and other interventions that can reserve this disturbing trend.

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Title Presentation Number
A Review of Nationwide Pedestrian Fatality Trends and Regional Disparities
Richard Retting, Sam Schwartz Engineering
The Roles of Hospital and Police Crash Data in Understanding Pedestrian Crash Incidence
Laura Sandt, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
Making Road Infrastructure Safe for Pedestrians: A Framework Based on Systematic Safety Principles
Peter Furth, Northeastern University
Pedestrian Safety Solutions: Roadway Design and Innovative Infrastructure
Ronald Van Houten, Western Michigan University
Theory and Evidence-Based Means of Addressing Speeds and other Risky Behaviors
Seth Lajeunesse, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
What is “Driver Yielding Culture,” and Can Communities Grow It to Improve Pedestrian Safety?
Robert Schneider, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Rebecca Sanders, Arizona State University
Tara Goddard, Texas A&M University
FHWA’s Strategic Agenda for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation
Daniel Goodman, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)