Posted on August 30, 2011 9:45 AM
League of American Bicyclists Report on the Highway Safety Improvement Program
The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) was created under the 2006 transportation authorization law, SAFETEA-LU, as one of the core Federal-Aid funding sources. HSIP funds safety projects that are aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Bike and pedestrian safety projects are also eligible for HSIP funding. All public roads, including state, county and local roads, are eligible for HSIP funding. Examples of eligible projects include bike lanes, roadway shoulders, crosswalks, other intersection improvements, and signage. This “Advocacy Advance” report, published by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), examines some of the states that have successfully dedicated federal safety funds to reduce bicycle and pedestrian fatalities and crashes and offers case studies and policy recommendations.