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Bicycle Safety Links
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General Bicycle Safety Links
- Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
The mission of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field.
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute is a non-profit that provides information on bicycle helmets. BHSI seeks to spread awareness of bicycle helmet safety to consumers and advocates for improved safety standards on helmets.
Provided by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
The Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE) is intended to provide practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who bicycle.
- Comprehensive Study to Reduce Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
Florida Pedestrian and Bicycling Safety Resource Center
The Florida Pedestrian/Bicycling Safety Resource Center promotes safe pedestrian and bicycling activities for citizens and visitors, young and old, by providing educational materials and information to advocate groups in the state. The Pedestrian/Bicycling Safety Resource Center is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation Safety Office.
League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a bicycle-friendly America, through information, advocacy and promotion.
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
Partnership for Active Transportation
The Partnership for Active Transportation is a broad-based coalition of nonprofit, for-profit, and public sector entities working together to create healthier places for healthier people by supporting increased public investment in walking and bicycling as essential modes of transportation.
PeopleForBikes is the movement to improve bicycling in the U.S. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we’re uniting Americans to boost bicycling on a national level for results that can be seen locally.
- People Powered Movement
People Powered Movement is North America's coalition of local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations. We create, strengthen and unite advocacy leaders who are transforming their communities into great places to bike and walk.
Safety Equipment Institute (SEI)
The Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers a non-governmental, third-party certification program, and tests for public safety, and certifies a broad range of safety and protective products used occupationally and recreationally.
Snell Memorial Foundation
The Snell Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research, education, testing and development of helmet safety standards.
Campaigns and Education
Alert Today Alive Tomorrow
The Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow campaign message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.
Be A Roll Model
This campaign is a partnership between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and AAA to encourage everyone to model safe behaviors to enhance the safety of all road users, including those who bicycle. Whether you are a motorist or bicyclist, a parent/grandparent, adult, or older youth, ride for transportation or recreation, we can all play a part in being a "Roll Model" to decrease the risks of traffic crashes and preventable injuries and deaths.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Curricula Guide
Published by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, this guide is intended to give Safe Routes to School practitioners, teachers, school administrators and others the necessary background information to fully understand the positive benefits of teaching bicycle and pedestrian education in the classroom, and to provide these audiences with easy access to currently available curricula. The guide and its accompanying inventory are organized into descriptive categories that will help in choosing the right curriculum for specific classroom needs.
Comprehensive Bicycling Education Videos
The League of American Bicyclists has released an online Smart Cycling program offering videos, lessons and interactive components designed to education bicyclists about safety on the road, types of bikes to choose from, techniques for improving your ride, and more.
Demonstrating Bicycle Helmet Effectiveness: A How-To Guide
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Focused Initiative
Florida Department of Transportation
Promoting Bicycle Safety For Children: Strategies and Tools for Community Programs
Children's Safety Network
SHAPE America Bike Curriculum
SHAPE America and NHTSA collaborated to develop a fun, engaging curriculum that teachers and recreation professionals will use to teach safe bicycling to children in elementary school, middle school, high school, and recreation centers.
Reports and Data
Bicycle Helmets Save Medical Costs for Children
Children's Safety Network
Bicycle Safety Education for Children From a Developmental and Learning Perspective
This report describes the nature of children and adolescents' bicycle injuries in addition to understanding the types of programs that exist and their effectiveness. It also explores the psychological domains related to riding a bicycle in childhood and adolescence such as motor skill development, cognitive development, brain development, and risk-taking and social influences.
Bicycling and Walking in the United States Benchmarking Report
The U.S. Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Project is an on-going effort from the Alliance for Biking and Walking to collect and analyze data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states and at least the 50 most-populated U.S. cities.
Bicyclist and Other Cyclists Fact Sheet 2018
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Comprehensive Study to Reduce Pedestrian Crashes in Florida
The Florida Department of Transportation created this project to improve pedestrian safety on Florida's state roads by identifying crash patterns and contributing factors at both the statewide and site-specific level and proposing potential countermeasures to reduce pedestrian crashes.
Getting a Fair Share for Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy Case Studies
Created by Advocacy Advance, a partnership of the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking and Walking.
Injury Prevention: What Works?
Children’s Safety Network and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety
A collaboration between: NHTSA, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and the CDC.