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Pedestrian Toolbox
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Creating a safer, more accessible, and more comfortable walking environment requires identifying the challenges facing pedestrians at a particular location. The common pedestrian issues identified below direct you to relevant toolboxes and specific tools within each toolbox. Keep in mind that most tools will not offer a quick fix: an effective and sustainable solution will likely involve several tools or strategies.

Each community member or agency (public or private) can employ some or all of the tools described to improve the pedestrian environment. The more comprehensive the approach, the more likely you are to achieve a successful, sustainable result.

Begin by clicking on one of the five groups of Common Pedestrian Issues that interests you. This will take you to a list of specific issues and tools available for addressing them. Clicking on a tool will connect you to its description and to other relevant links.

You can also use this website’s search function to quickly locate a particular tool. If you prefer to browse all the tools in a specific toolbox, just select a toolbox from the right sidebar.

Common Pedestrian Issues

Crosswalk and sharrow

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