With Americans living longer, healthier lives than ever before, it's no surprise that many are walking and biking later in life, as well. Whether cycling and walking are primary modes of transportation or favorite recreational activities, they involve special safety considerations. And of course, visible clothing and bike helmets are always a must!

Resources

LA County provides tips for its residents so that they can continue to walk safely. The tips include looking and listening for approaching traffic...

California Walks has information on its website regarding older adult pedestrian safety workshops.

A bill was signed into law in California to make local streets and roads safer for senior citizens.

California Walks produced a four-minute video stating that it’s difficult for North Oakland seniors to walk because of cars speeding, a “lack of curb...

From the Introduction: Despite extensive efforts in the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County to reduce pedestrian crashes, the Miami-Fort...

The city of Boston published its plan to improve pedestrian safety in residential areas.

NJBikePed.org lists the benefits of walking for seniors and also the obstacles they face in walking safely. The post also outlines how New Jersey’s...

AARP published a report by Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) that was done to identify dangerous intersections, streets and walking zones for senior...

Seventy-seven year-old New Yorker Gene Aronowitz visits senior centers in Brooklyn to educate his peers on pedestrian safety. He brings a 20 foot...

New York City offers tips to seniors on remaining safe while walking the city streets and a quiz to test knowledge of pedestrian safety.

New York City’s Department of Transportation launched its Safe Streets for Seniors initiative in 2008. The program studies crash data and then uses...

New York, New York and Connecticut give statistics on Tri-State Pedestrian Fatalities from 2008-2010 and give information on the most dangerous...

The Pinehurst Seattle website lists several tips for senior pedestrians including not walking across the street while the “don’t walk” sign is...

This video is of some East Brooklyn seniors who are fighting to keep their streets safe. More than 50 seniors volunteered to take notes on which...