Pedestrian Safety Action Plan



Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

On February 14, 2019, the Regional Transportation Council took action to establish a Regional Safety Position, stating that:

       "Even one death on the transportation system is unacceptable. Staff will work with our partners to develop projects, programs, and policies that assist in eliminating serious injuries and fatalities across all modes of travel."

The State of Texas, as well as the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, are designated by the Federal Highway Administration as Pedestrian and Bicycle Focus States and Cities, respectively, due to the high ratio of pedestrian-related crashes and fatalities.

This regional plan will include a detailed crash analysis, systemic analysis of local and state roadways, as well as identifying action items for the 5 E's of planning:  Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, Evaluation.

From 2008-2017, this picture states that there was an increase in pedestrian fatalities while all other traffic deaths decreased 6%25


Activities and Meeting Materials

January 28, 2021 - Final Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Committee Meeting - NCTCOG Staff will provide an overview of the draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) and ask committee members for feedback prior to the release of the final document. An update will also be provided on the recently completed Project 0-6983: The North Texas Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Analysis research report (2020), TxDOT and University of Texas, El Paso's collaborative effort to holistically analyze the causes of pedestrian and bicycle crashes within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Planning Area. 

DRAFT Regional Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP)  To be finalized in early 2021. 
Appendix A - Reported Pedestrian Crash Density Using Square-Mile Grid Mapping
Appendix B - Primary and Secondary Pedestrian Safety Corridors
Appendix C - Regional Analysis Supportive Data
Appendix D - Mobility 2045 Policies and Programs in Support of Pedestrian Safety
Appendix E - Online Engagement Results, Pedestrian Safety Public Survey
Appendix F - Project 0-6983: North Texas Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Analysis (2020)

May 29, 2020 - Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Committee Meeting - NCTCOG staff will provide a regional overview of the data analyzed to date and present the primary results from the TxDOT pedestrian safety research project currently underway.  

April 17, 2019 - Stakeholder Committee Kick Off Meeting - Establish why we need a Plan, identify the role of the Committee, and discuss next steps for participation in the development of the Plan.


The North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Texas Department of Transportation conducted an online survey between May - July 2019 as part of an overall public involvement strategy in developing a regional Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. In total, 1,405 participants completed the survey to voice their opinions on pedestrian safety in the region. Read a summary of the results in the document Online Engagement Results: Pedestrian Safety Public Survey (Feb. 2020).

Staff contact:  Matt Fall for Pedestrian Safety Action Plan information.

Check out TxDOT's Pedestrian Safety Action Plan web pages too!   
TxDOT Fort Worth District   
TxDOT Dallas District

FHWA's Workbook: FARS Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities, 2011 - 2017

US DOT's Pedestrian Fatality Risk Map  (Interactive Map)