Section 4: Who’ll Enjoy Using This Guide

Who’ll Enjoy Using This Guide

A range of different professional and lay audiences can use this guide.5,6,7,8 The table below highlights some of the ways these audiences can use this guide.

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There are also many other potential users of this guide, given that:

  • Traditional designs for communities and transportation systems focused on automobiles are increasingly being replaced with “smart growth,” “new urbanist,” and “Complete Streets” approaches that balance the needs of drivers with those of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users (e.g., wheelchairs, scooters, strollers).
  • Interdisciplinary policies, practices, environmental strategies, and educational and promotional efforts to increase pedestrian safety are gaining momentum.
  • Technology and social media are altering the communication environment and require new approaches to education and promotion.
  • There is increasing recognition of the influence of social determinants on systems and outcomes that are central to social, health, and economic equity.


  1. U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2014 Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations: A How-To Guide.
  2. Boston Department of Transportation. 2001 Access Boston 2000-2010 Pedestrian Safety Guidelines for Residential Streets: Safety Guidelines for Residential Streets
  3. World Health Organization 2010 Pedestrian safety: A road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners.
  4. Leah Shahum. July 21, 2016. Vision Zero, Equity & Law Enforcement.

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