Safety Education Toolkit

This page offers links to safety education resources – including outreach materials (posters, brochures, webpages, and other digital and printable materials) and design and policy guidance – for NYS MPOs to use or adapt to their use. It addresses the following outreach topics and guidance formats:

  • Outreach Materials
    1. Navigating New Infrastructure
    2. Complete Streets / Share the Road
    3. Pedestrian Safety
    4. Bicycle Safety
    5. Walk / Bike to School
    6. Motorcycle Safety
    7. Driver and Passenger Safety
  • Design/Policy Guidance
         8. Design Guidance and Safety Considerations
    9. Plans + Reports

1. NAVIGATING NEW INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Roundabouts
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
    • In Development
  • Sharrows
    • Let’s Roll Together | Tri-fold brochure
      City of Beacon
      Guidance for motorists and bicyclists of how to share the road when encountering a sharrow
  • HAWK Signal

2. COMPLETE STREETS / SHARE THE ROAD

  • Street Safety Tips (In Development) | Two-Page Brochure
    Dutchess County, “Watch Out for Me”
    Safety tips in English and Spanish for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers
  • Tips for Being a Safe Pedestrian / Cyclist (In Development) | Signs for Inside a Bus
    Dutchess County, “Watch Out for Me”
    Three content options with tips for being a safe pedestrian and/or bicyclist
  • Sharing the Road Safely (Q&A) | Webpage
    New York State
    Frequently asked questions for motorists, bicyclists, in-line skaters, pedestrians, and motorcyclists
  • Complete Streets Educational & Technical Workshop Series | Summaries
    Capital District Transportation Committee
    Summaries of CDTC’s Complete Streets workshops from individual towns and cities

3. PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

  • NYS Pedestrian Safety Program | Webpage
    New York State
    Summary of pedestrian infrastructure, and tips for pedestrians and motorists
  • Pedestrian Safety / See! Be Seen! | Printable Resources & Video
    New York State Department of Health
    Posters, cards, and other materials with a focus on the “See and Be Seen” campaign. Directed toward pedestrians and motorists and available in multiple languages
  • Pedestrian Safety | Printable Resources
    SafeNY
    Posters, cards, and other materials about pedestrian safety.

4. BICYCLE SAFETY

  • Safety Messaging | Webpage
    Capital Coexist
    Summary of ways that motorists and bicyclists can travel safely while sharing the road; thumbnail versions of posters available
  • Bicycle Safety Activity Kit | Activity kits
    New York State Department of Transportation
    Bicycle safety activity kits for children ages 4 to 11 and associated caregiver/teacher kit
  • Smart Cycling | Videos
    League of American Bicyclists
    Short videos about bicycle safety, rights, and more

5. WALK / BIKE TO SCHOOL

  • NYS Walk to School | Brochures
    SafeNY
    Brochure about the Walk to School campaign, and brochures for related writing and art contests
  • Walk Bike to School | Website
    National Center for Safe Routes to School
    National website with a number of event ideas, resources, and digital and printable marketing materials

6. MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

  • Educational Materials | Booklets
    Motorcycle Safety Foundation
    A library of manuals, guides, and tips for motorcycle safety

7. DRIVER + PASSENGER SAFETY

  • Driver and Passenger Safety | Webpage
    New York State Department of Health
    Webpage with a number of outreach materials, in both English and Spanish

8. DESIGN GUIDANCE AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

  • New York City DOT Vision Zero | Webpage
    New York City DOT
    How NYC is approaching street design, outreach, enforcement, and education to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries
  • Local Roads Highway Safety | Webpage with links
    Cornell Local Roads Program
    Includes questions and answers about a variety of roadway design features relevant to local roads
  • Pedestrian Safety Workshop Modules | Slide deck
    New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
    Course modules for transportation professionals about street design for pedestrian safety
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Videos | Recorded Webinars
    Federal Highway Administration (Most webinars produced by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center)
    Includes a number of informational webinars about bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and considerations

9. PLANS + REPORTS

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Outreach Initiative (Draft) | 2016
    Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council
    Outreach recommendations that address common safety issues and complaints
  • Pedestrian Safety Action Plan | 2016
    New York State Department of Transportation, Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, and Department of Health
    Review of pedestrian crashes and recommended actions to reduce risk factors
  • Highway Safety Strategic Plan | 2017
    New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
    An annual report that identifies problems and sets priorities for the state’s highway safety program
  • Strategic Highway Safety Plan | 2010
    New York State DOT
    Promotes best practices and strategies with the intention of reducing fatal and injury crashes