The Pedestrian Master Plan Resources
The Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan draws on a large number of excellent resources, both from Seattle and from other cities. For assistance in locating additional resources, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
State of the Pedestrian Environment (Draft)
SDOT 2007 Pedestrian Collision Report
SDOT 2006 Pedestrian Collision Report
Documents and Presentations
PMPAG process outline
Amy Laurent's Presentation: Public Health & the Built Environment
Jodie Vice's Presentation on Pedestrian Master Plan
Issue Update Prioritization Final
Draft PMP Participation Strategy
Draft PMP Scope Elements
Draft PMP Consultant RFQ
Draft PMP Consultant RFQ Attachment
Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Inventory
Draft PMP Scope Elements
PMP High Level Schedule
Draft PMPAG Goals Organization
Government and Non-Profit Organizations
Walkinginfo.org - Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center – USDOT-sponsored clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, and access and mobility. Includes Sample Pedestrian Plans
National Center for Bicycling and Walking – This organization helps to create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America. Their next biennial “Pro Bike/ Pro Walk”conference in 2008 is being held in Seattle.
Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington -The MRSC is a non-profit, independent organization whose mission is "working together for excellence in local government through professional consultation, research and information services." This link provides a host of Washington-specific information related to developing pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Walking in Washington - Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) - safety, recreational and technical information for walking research
FeetFirst - Washington State-based organization supporting the creation of walkable communities
The Seattle Parks Foundation - Bands of Green Report
Active Living by Design – A national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at increasing physical activity through community design.
Project for Public Spaces - A nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities.
Walkable Communities – Florida-based organization dedicated to helping communities of all sizes become more walkable and pedestrian friendly.
Center for Safe Routes to School in Washington State
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Street Smart: Cars dominate American roadways, but walkers, bikers and the disabled want more access.
Healthy Streets Campaign
Useful How-to Guides
From the Institute of Transportation Engineers:
From U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration:
From Victoria Transport Policy Institute:
Research on Pedestrian and Street Design Issues
Research on Pedestrian and Public Health Issues
- Seattle is nation's sixth-best city to walk, says study
- Global Age-friendly Cities
- Sustainable Urban Street Design and Assessment (2007 Urban Streets Symposium)
- Green Alley Handbook (Chicago DOT)
- Outdoor Dining Design Guidelines (2006 - Alexandria,VA)
- A Review of Pedestrian Safety Research in the U.S. and Abroad (2004 - FHA)
- New York City Pedestrian Level of Service Study (2006 - NYC Dept. of Planning)
- Shared Surface Street Design Research Project (2006 - Guide Dogs for the Blind Assoc)
- Designing Streets for People (2007 - CABE and IHT)
- Crosswalk markings and the risk of Pedestrian-motor Vehicle Collisions in Older Pedestrians -
Koepsell, T., L. McCloskey., M. Wolf, A.V. Moudon, D. Buchner, J. Kraus, and M. Patterson . (2002).
JAMA , 288, 17, (November 6): 2136-43.](2002 – Journal of the American Medical Association)
- Site Design and Pedestrian Travel - Hess, P. M., A. V. Moudon, M.C. Snyder, and K. Stanilov (1999). Transportation Research Record 1674 : 9-19.] (1999 – Transportation Research Record)
- Road Diets: Fixing the Big Roads
- Mean Streets: How Far Have We Come? (2004 - Report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project)
- Public Attitude Survey of Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning - Wilbur Smith Associates, May 2007. This survey focused on Washington State, a similar survey limited to Seattle would have slightly different results.
Local Planning Context
Walk Score - Find out how walkable your neighborhood is!
2007 Urban Sustainability Forum
2007 Safe and Walkable Communities By Design - Prof. Anne Vernez Moudon