FHWA Announces new Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety Performance Measures

March 14, 2016

Picture of cyclists riding on the sidewalk of Tassajara Road over 580 in Dublin with cars driving in the road.

Today FHWA issued a press release announcing new safety performance measures, including for the first time new measures for bicycle and pedestrian safety. The final rules will be published on FHWA's Highway Safety Improvement Program website soon, but can be found here in the Federal Register.

SafeTREC researchers have worked with Caltrans to develop data collection systems for California to make it possible to monitor system performance for bicycles and pedestrians. This data will be critical to implementation of these new performance measures.

Stay tuned.