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 | Tri-Fold Brochure
    Dutchess County, “Watch Out for Me”
    Tips in English and Spanish for safe walking, bicycling, and driving
  • Tips for Being a Safe Pedestrian / Cyclist  | Signs for Inside a Bus
    Dutchess County, “Watch Out for Me”
    Tips for safe walking and bicycling
  • Safe Walking, Bicycling, and Driving | Signs for Outside of a Bus
    Dutchess County, “Watch Out for Me”
    Key safety messages for walking, bicycling, and driving
  • 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
    NYSAMPO partnered with AAA, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), the Governors Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), and the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) to cobrand five bicycle safety education videos. Please see the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Outreach Initiative report for more information about the process used to develop the videos. The videos are posted to YouTube and the links can be shared online (e.g., websites, social media, etc.) by any interested MPO in New York State. To obtain broadcast quality files for a locally-televised campaign, please contact Sandy Misiewicz or Mike Alexander.

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