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National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety


National Strategies for Advancing Child Pedestrian Safety offers ideas for encouraging children to explore their environments by walking while reducing their risk of pedestrian injury. This publication, produced in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, discusses strategies to:

  • raise public awareness about child pedestrian safety;
  • change attitudes and behaviors of both pedestrians and drivers;
  • create safer environments for walking;
  • develop and conduct safe-walking programs;
  • address gaps in current knowledge about pedestrian safety;
  • collect data to measure how much children walk and identify factors put them at risk for injury while walking.

Primary Toolkit:

Healthy Community Design Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Active Living, Community Design, Injury Prevention, Land Use, Physical Activity, Planning, Traffic Safety, Transportation Planning, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

Collaboration between CDC and US DOT





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