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

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.


Next PSAP Committee meeting - March 30, 2020 at NCTCOG   The PSAP Committee meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date.

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).

Please contact Matt Fall if you have questions about the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

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)