Over the past two decades, European countries have undertaken a wide range of measures to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety: better facilities for walking and bicycling; urban design sensitive to the needs of nonmotorists; traffic calming of residential neighborhoods; restrictions on motor vehicles use in cities; rigorous traffic education of both motorists and nonmotorists; and strict enforcement of traffic regulations protecting pedestrians and bicyclists. The United States could adopt many of the same measures to improve pedestrian and bicycling safety here. The necessary technology and methods are already available, with decades of successful experience in Europe.

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Published on 07/01/00

Author: John Pucher and Lewis Dijkstra

Collection: Trail Building

Type: Article


Tags: Active Transportation, Design, Safety, Policy/Advocacy