Focus on Alternative Vehicles and Roadway Users
Pedestrians and bicyclists are roadway users at greatest risk to injury and death if hit by a vehicle and are considered vulnerable users in the Illinois SHSP. Many programs and initiatives are implemented to increase the safety of these vulnerable roadway users. Infrastructure safety improvements include items such as pedestrian countdown signals, improved traffic signal timing, sidewalks and bicycle lanes, enhanced crosswalks, and street lighting.
Safe Routes to School
The Illinois Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is a federally funded program with the goal of enabling and encouraging children to walk and bike to school, making bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative through various solutions including engineering. For more information on the program, please visit the SRTS webpage. Additional material from Traffic Safety Partners available on the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee website.