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Pedestrian Safety

Program Manager

Julie Yip 
Phone: 503 986-4196
FAX:  503 986-3143
ODOT - Transportation Safety Division - MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142

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Program Introduction

The Pedestrian Safety Program mission is to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities and to facilitate walking to improve health and fitness.
The Oregon Transportation Safety Division's Pedestrian Safety Program consists of 1/3 staff person’s time and a variable federally supported budget of approximately $135,000 annually. 
Program tools are education, enforcement, public information and collaboration with engineering & design.
Program success is heavily dependent on extensive collegial relationships within the department and solid partnerships with other governmental agencies, citizens, advocacy groups, non-profits, health care organizations, media, engineering and research specialists. 

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Radio PSA

"Simple Steps"  This 30 second radio PSA encourages all, pedestrian and drivers alike, to practice courtesy and safety to avoid tragic consequences. The PSA is eligible for public use. It's a 2 MB mp3 file, and may be copied and used until December 2016. 
Educational Videos 

Barbur Blvd. RRFB Crossing - This video was created by Oregon DOT Region 1 to illustrate pedestrian and driver responses in pedestrian crosswalks featuring Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) devices.

Beacon Buddies Get a Brake - Funded by Oregon DOT, Oregon Safe Routes to School and the U.S. DOT, this video demonstrates how rectangular rapid flashing beacons work at a crosswalk. Designed and produced by the Animated Traffic Law Center in Eugene, Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing traffic-related injuries and death, the short video explains the RRFB device to both children and adults.

Simple Steps - This TV PSA encourages all, pedestrians and drivers alike, to practice courtesy and safety to avoid tragic consequences.  The PSA is eligible for public use.  It's a 4 MB wmv file and may be copied and used until October 30, 2014.

Don’t Walk Distracted media campaign from SafeKids USA. Please share, especially with students. 
We should all be concerned about distracted walking.

Social Media

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On the Web

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking
(HTML Version Coming in Early February)
Includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking and biking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The Guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and also contains fact sheets, worksheets, and sample materials that can be distributed or adapted to meet the needs of a community. References to other resources and materials are also provided.

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