Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
Texas is one of just seven states that accounts for 54% of pedestrian fatalities nationwide. Fatality rates consistently above the national average have been the reasoning behind the FHWA designating Texas as a pedestrian Focus State. To address the 12-county region’s pedestrian fatality rates being consistently above the national average, the Council of Governments developed a Regional Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP). The Regional Transportation Council took action to endorse the PSAP on June 10, 2021.
The PSAP includes goals and policies that support the Regional Transportation Council’s safety position and adopted safety targets, and action items to address pedestrian safety issues. 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 PSAP will complement the Council of Government’s transportation Mobility Plan (2045 Update), and enhance existing goals and policies with a more targeted focus on pedestrian safety. The PSAP also serves as a guide or template for our local partners to develop their own locally significant pedestrian safety action plans.
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (2022 Update)
In recent months, NCTCOG staff has conducted the first annual review of the Plan. Proposed updates include an environmental Justice analysis and a section related to annual monitoring and outcomes. Additionally, minor edits were made to Appendix B to delete duplicative tables and to add Environmental Justice information to the PPSC/SPSC and county maps. The proposed 2022 Update can be viewed as red-lined PDFs, linked below.
Regional Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (2022 Update, red-line version)
Appendix B (2022 Update, red-line version)
Read the plan here:
PSAP Pedestrian Safety Corridors and Pedestrian Crash Density Map
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Road Safety Audits
The FHWA provides resources for conducting Road Safety Audits (RSA), a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team.
Completed RSAs in the Region
Road Safety Audit, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas (2021)
Road Safety Audit, Belknap St., Fort Worth (2022)
Vision Zero in the Region
City of Dallas - Vision Zero Dallas
Other Pedestrian Safety Resources
USDOT Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (2020)
Pedestrian Fatality Risk Map (Interactive Map)
FHWA's Workbook: FARS Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities, 2011 - 2017
Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool version 3 (PBCAT 3) is available free of charge.
TxDOT Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Pages:
TxDOT Fort Worth District
TxDOT Dallas District
Staff contact: Julie Anderson for Pedestrian Safety Action Plan information.