The one thing that all road users have in common is the travel environment they share: whether driving, biking, walking, or riding, we are all using the same roadway network to get where we're going. The safest road designs separate different types of users, and anticipate human error in order to prevent or mitigate a crash. Rumblestrips get the attention of drowsy or distracted drivers, footpaths and bike lanes protect pedestrians and cyclists, and surface friction treatments help keep motorcyclists from overturning. The resources included here focus on how particular road designs can specifically assist the nation's aging population, whether by improving visibility, easing traffic patterns, reducing speeds, providing clear and timely information, or any combination of these and other benefits.

Resources

Technical Documents & Design Standards

This is the 3rd edition of the Federal Highway Administration's popular resource for selecting proven crash countermeasures that protect aging road...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This report from TRIP, a non-profit in Washington, DC that conducts technical research related to surface transportation, provides the latest data...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This Guide profiles the winners of the 2009 National Roadway Safety Awards, a biennial program of the Roadway Safety Foundation and Federal Highway...

National Roadway Safety Awards

Winners in 2011 included a Mississippi median barrier project that prevents deadly head-on crashes (among the most difficult type to survive,...

Best Practices & Case Studies

Projects in this guide that stand to benefit older road users include improved nighttime signage visibility, protected left turns, and modern...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This best practices guide from the National Roadway Safety Awards program features Florida's Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, as well as several...

Training

This guidebook, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, provides guidance to local agency staff on responding to concerns expressed...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This video from the Roadway Safety Foundation promotes the Delaware Department of Transportation's efforts to improve safety for all motorists in the...

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) website provides information on core highway topics such as safety, research, development and technology...

This website allows users to choose from a list of topics on key highway safety issues. It also provides information on several well-known issues...

Technical Documents & Design Standards

This report of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program/Transportation Research Board provides a comprehensive guide to reducing crashes...

Best Practices & Case Studies

Ruth Finkelstein, Senior VP of Policy and Planning for Age-Friendly NYC, discusses senior mobility challenges and what NYC can do to make seniors...

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration created an older driver safety strategic plan to prevent injuries, save lives and to cut costs on...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied the walking speeds of older adults and assessed how best to re-time pedestrian WALK...

Technical Documents & Design Standards

"Road Diets" can be particularly beneficial to aging road users. By converting four-lane roadways to three (1 lane in each direction, with a center 2...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This video by the Roadway Safety Foundation provides best practices for improving community safety through better road design, and offers case...

Best Practices & Case Studies

This comprehensive, community-oriented manual introduces readers to roadway safety in a readable, non-technical fashion. Written for concerned...