|In this slide:
The safety concern of pedestrians and bicyclists. Technology can make road
ped/bike users travel safer.
|•Statistics Table (on screen). The trend of
the Pedestrian and bicyclists statistics show that they are less safe in the
current environment. This is a real issue, and the trend is not favorable. The
share of pedestrians and bike fatalities are growing, while the share of
fatalities in other modes are declining or remaining the same.
|•Mobility and Environmental graphics appear. Safety
impacts are not stand alone in a complex system. If ped/bike users feel
unsafe, they may choose to drive or not travel. This reduces individual
mobility and system productivity – and has an environmental impact.
|•Bullet Points appear. In our session, we will hear
about how technology can make ped/bike travel safer. I’d like to take a moment and talk about
what we are doing at USDOT in this area.