Bicycle Safety

Bicyclists also use rural roads and need safe transportation options. When it comes to bicycle safety, rural areas have barriers or characteristics that are different than those in urban areas. Some examples include lack of active transportation facilities, perception that active transportation in not a viable travel option, longer distances between destinations, and higher average vehicle speeds.

This section provides resources and training for making bicycling in rural areas safer.

Training

Sharing the Road with Slow Moving Vehicles (SMVs)

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  Webinar Description In this webinar, you were provided with ... [ Read More » ]

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Technical Guide/Manual

Training

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Webinar

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  Webinar Description This webinar provided an overview of th ... [ Read More » ]

Technical Guide/Manual

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks

“The Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks report is a resource and idea book intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, accessib ... [ Read More » ]

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How Do We Move Toward Zero Deaths

“Zero is not an impossible goal, but it will take all of us to get there. See how all of our efforts are helping us on our way Toward Zero Deaths.” ... [ Read More » ]

Fact Sheet

Training

Toward Zero Deaths-Proactive Steps for Your Community

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) co-hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  ... [ Read More » ]

Defining the Future for Safe Rural Transportation in Rural America

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  Webinar Description This webinar provided an overview of the ... [ Read More » ]

General Report

Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity During Rehabilitation of Existing Bridges

“The purpose of this white paper is to: 1. Acknowledge that pedestrian and bicycle considerations should be addressed at the State, local, and regional pl ... [ Read More » ]

Training

National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America

The National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America was held Sept. 7-9, 2016 in Denver, CO. It was hosted by the National Center for Rural Road Safet ... [ Read More » ]

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Traffic Safety Marketing

This website is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s communication resource for States, partner organizations, and highway safety profess ... [ Read More » ]

National Center for Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a program to improve the safety of school routes, therefore enabling and encouraging children to walk and bike to school. The national ... [ Read More » ]

Training

Newsletter

Technical Guide/Manual

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking

Fall 2015 issue of the Safety Compass Newsletter.  This issue contains the following articles: The Focused Approach to Safety Helps Us “Practice What [W ... [ Read More » ]

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Technical Guide/Manual

A Guide for Reducing Collisions Involving Bicycles

In January 2015, Secretary Foxx challenged community leaders to raise the bar for bicyclist and pedestrian safety by joining the Mayors’ Ch ... [ Read More » ]