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Toolkit is a guide for improving pedestrian and bike safety around university campuses


The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has released a comprehensive guide that addresses the unique challenges that planners and transportation managers face when working to make roads in and around college campuses safer for pedestrians and cyclists. These campuses are often dense and inherently walkable, but must also serve buses and commuters, which poses risks to all roadway users. 

The resource provides background information on colleges and college campuses, explaining why bicycle and pedestrian safety considerations are necessary, and offering five tools for improving safety and creating an attractive campus environment. It includes:

  • Campus Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Evaluation Methods
  • Education Strategies in Campus Areas
  • Enforcement Strategies in Campus Areas
  • Engineering Strategies in Campus Areas
  • Campus Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Policies and Plans.

The toolkit, produced for the Center by Robert Schneider with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of California Berkeley's Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, provides example pedestrian and bicycle plans and campus transportation surveys and studies from a variety of universities and colleges across the United States and is applicable to any higher education or medical school campus.