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2016 Transportation Safety Action Plan EAs and Actions
The Vulnerable Road User Assessment assesses the safety performance with respect to vulnerable road users and outlines the state’s plan to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. It must be data-driven, incorporate the Safe System Approach, and comply with guidance issued by FHWA. The assessment is due November 15, 2023.
All States are required to develop a Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment as part of their Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 148(l).
As defined by FHWA, vulnerable road users include people who walk, bike, and use personal conveyances.
Oregon’s Vulnerable Road User Assessment describes the current state of safety for people walking and bicycling in the state and assesses the safety in high risk areas by considering crash history and risk factors associated with an increase in crashes. It encourages safety partners and the public to implement a program of projects and strategies – based on the Safe System Approach – to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes involving vulnerable road users.
The 2023 interactive web mapping tool identifies risk areas (from low to high) for target facilities, statewide, within a specified jurisdiction or geographic region. Link scores represent a blend of crash history (20%) and risk factors (80%) related to pedestrian and bicyclist safety as outlined in the Vulnerable Road User Assessment. Users can filter results based on area type, functional classification, county, city, specific risk factors, and crash history. For further information on how the link risk scores were developed, please see the 2023 Vulnerable Road User Assessment.
Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment Partners Workshop PresentationVulnerable Road User Safety Assessment Partners Workshop Summary
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