FHWA Pedestrian Safety Guide for Transit Agencies

Washington, DC

Having been a long-time partner of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety, VHB has worked to write safety guidelines for transit agencies all across the country. Using our team’s collective transit engineering and planning knowledge, we developed a guidebook for the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists accessing transit facilities. To compile the guidance, VHB researched the safety effectiveness of design and operational improvements, conducted road safety audits, developed program assistance guidance, and provided on-site technical support. The book, along with its companion guide, is used by agencies and community groups to address safety issues that are likely to arise near transit stations, bus stops, and other places where transit is operated.

FHWA Pedestrian Safety Guide overview imagery. Pedestrians in crosswalk. Pedestrians on bicycle trail bridge.


  • Federal Highway Administration