Crash and Safety Resources and Research

document Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Types of the Early 1990s, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This research applied basic NHTSA pedestrian and bicyclist typologies to a sample of crashes to refine and update the crash type distributions. ...more >
document Bicycle and Pedestrian Data: Sources, Needs, & Gaps, USDOT and Bureau of Transportation Statistics
This review of existing data and data needs was based on outreach to user groups that included planners, advocates, and researchers at federal, state, and local government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations. ...more >
web Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board
The mission of the Transportation Research Board is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. The site provides a wealth of documents online as well as books and journals for sale. ...more >
web Office of Behavioral Safety Research Electronic Library of Publications, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA's Office of Behavioral Safety Research, in conjunction with the DOT Library, has established an electronic library of the Office's research publications. ...more >
document Bicycle Compatibility Index, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
This research report presents a bicycle compatibility index (BCI) methodology that can be used by practitioners to evaluate the capability of specific roadways to accommodate both motorists and bicyclists. ...more >
document Characteristics of Emerging Road Users and Their Safety, Federal Highway Administration
This study identifies the operational characteristics of an increasingly diverse group of trail and other nonmotorized transportation users. ...more >
web Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV), Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
SWOV is an independent, scientific institute. SWOV's knowledge is public information and is made available to anyone who wants it, and is professionally involved in traffic and road safety in the Netherlands. ...more >
document Traffic Safety Facts: Pedalcyclists, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
This document gives a summary of the characteristics of pedalcyclist (bicyclist) crashes in 2003. ...more >
document Crash Type Manual for Bicyclists, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
More than thirty images illustrate various bicycle-motorist crash types. The documents include information on the cause, typical bicyclist age, frequency, and severity for the crash type. ...more >
document Bicycle Crash Data, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
This document summarizes an analysis of 1998 bicycle crash data from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). ...more >