The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), recently released its Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Safety Assessment survey to evaluate the state of Pennsylvania’s safety performance for pedestrians and cyclists, and to develop a plan to improve safety for those traveling. The survey can be accessed here.
This survey is part of a broader consultation process being used by PennDOT to identify existing safety concerns for people walking and cycling and to recommend improvements that may alleviate those concerns. This process is focused on what the Federal Highway Administration calls “high-risk areas,” or areas with a high level of walking and cycling crashes. Equity measures and latent demand for walking and cycling were also taken into account in the identification of high-risk areas.
Please use the map to navigate to the high-risk area(s) where you would like to provide comments. Click on the area and a dialog box will pop up where you can enter your answers. Alternatively, you can use the two widgets/tools in the top right corner of this application:
- Corridors by Program – Summarizes corridors according to their programs and enables users to select a corridor and zoom directly to it via the pop-up dialog box appearing on the map for the selected corridor. Within the pop-up dialog, the user can launch the survey directly via the “Submit Corridor Feedback” link.
- Corridors Near Me – Enables the user to type an address or drop a pin on the map to identify all corridors within a user specified distance within the widget. Upon selecting a corridor, the user can launch the survey directly from within the widget via the “Submit Corridor Feedback” link.
Please share this link with those who are interested in pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Pennsylvania. PennDOT will provide opportunities to answer questions regarding the 63 corridors submitted by our regional MPO, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and of what the Federal Highway Administration terms “high-risk areas” for VRU safety throughout the state. The survey will be available for participation until 5:00 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023.