FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Assessment

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) completed a bicycle and pedestrian safety assessment in the Spring of 2015. In September 2014, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, announced a new initiative to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety. As a part of this initiative, the US DOT is promoting infrastructure and design improvements to ensure safe and efficient routes and facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists. In every state, FHWA, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has facilitated an on-the-ground safety assessment of a selected corridor to understand the extent of safety needs across the country. The assessment in Nebraska was held in Lincoln on April 10, 2015 and was an "in the field" one day exercise. A full report was completed by FHWA by the June 1, 2015 deadline. The Nebraska FHWA office was the lead agency for the assessment in which they requested local stakeholder involvement with the assessment. The 27th Street corridor from A Street to Holdrege was selected for the assessment. A copy of the report can be read here.