Safety of pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas

  • Published: European Transport Safety Council, 2003
  • Authors: European Transport Safety Council
  • Date Added: 02 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 16 May 2014
  • Format: pdf


A review of safety to identify key problems and best practice countermeasures.


A review of available studies and literature.

Key Findings:

  • Consultation is key top achieving safe routes for pedestrians, which need to accord with journeys they actually need to make. Pedestrian competence is also important (though this is typically less of an issue for adults).

  • Pedestrian RTI protection by better passively safe vehicle design should be progressed.

  • Separation and integration should be pursued: separation of pedestrians from vehicle traffic but integration of pedestrian facilities into key routes.


Pedestrian safety, risk, casualty reduction


A high level report but a useful summary. The date should be noted in relation to, for example, vehicle design which has progressed markedly.