Are you interested in learning how the Safe System Approach relates to bicycle and pedestrian safety? Then the Primer on Safe System Approach for Pedestrians and Bicyclists is for you! This primer examines how pedestrians and bicyclists are included in the five distinct elements of the Safe System Approach:

  1. Safe Speeds
  2. Safe Roads
  3. Safe Vehicles
  4. Safe Road Users
  5. Post-Crash Care

The primer provides approaches that can be taken now at the Federal, State, and local levels to implement a Safe System Approach. Since the Safe System Approach inherently prioritizes pedestrians and bicyclists by focusing on eliminating fatal and serious injuries, this primer will help start the conversation and work toward formalizing the Safe System Approach.

For more information, contact Karen King at or Tamara Redmon at