Resources for Safe Streets for Texans

SS4T PRESENTATION SLIDE DECKS

SS4A GRANT RESOURCES

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) https://www.transportation.gov/grants/SS4

2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) https://www.transportation.gov/grants/ss4a/fy24-nofo

  • April 4, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #1 for Planning and Demonstration Grants.
  • May 16, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Sole deadline for Implementation Grants. Deadline #2 for Planning and Demonstration Grants.
  • August 29, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #3 for Planning and Demonstration Grants. NOFO closes.

Self-Certification Worksheet [PDF] https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2024-02/SS4A-FY24-Self-Certification-Worksheet.pdf

ONLINE RESOURCES & GUIDES

US DOT National Roadway Safety Strategy
https://www.transportation.gov/NRSS

FHWA Proven Countermeasures
https://highways.dot.gov/safety/proven-safety-countermeasures

Proven Safety Countermeasures in Rural Communities [PDF] https://highways.dot.gov/sites/fhwa.dot.gov/files/2024-01/FHWA_PSCs_in_Rural_Communities_508.pdf

Vision Zero Network: Core Elements for Vision Zero Communities
https://visionzeronetwork.org/core-elements/

Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan
http://www.texasSHSP.com

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit
https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/getting-around/aarp-walk-audit-tool-kit/

National Association of City Transportation Officials
https://nacto.org/

NACTO Urban Street Design Guide
https://nacto.org/publication/urban-street-design-guide/

SPEED MANAGEMENT

Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan
http://www.texasSHSP.com

USLIMITS2 – Modern speed limit setting methodology FHWA suggests using
https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/uslimits/

Safe System Approach for Speed Management [PDF] https://highways.dot.gov/sites/fhwa.dot.gov/files/Safe_System_Approach_for_Speed_Management.pdf

NACTO City Limits (speed management guide)
https://nacto.org/safespeeds/

 

Not sure how to get started advocating for your community to adopt Vision Zero, check out Farm&City’s The Texans’ Guide to Vision Zero Advocacy in your City, County & MPO [PDF]

RESEARCH

Dr. Tara Goddard’s research “Words Matter, Even In Traffic The Vital Role of Language and Framing in Advancing Vision Zero” https://medium.com/vision-zero-cities-journal/words-matter-even-in-traffic-c59f5efb80a5

Dr. Patricia Tice’s research “Identifying the Links Between Mental Frameworks, Context Features, and Driver Attention in Complete Streets Environments” https://stars.library.ucf.edu/etd2020/775/

Smarth Growth Americas’ 2022 Dangerous By Design Report https://smartgrowthamerica.org/dangerous-by-design/

Johns Hopkins University Narrow Lanes Save Lives report https://narrowlanes.americanhealth.jhu.edu/

Driving Progress: Health and Economic Effects of Arterial Thoroughfare Design (re: Stroads) https://www.bakerinstitute.org/research/driving-progress-health-and-economic-effects-arterial-thoroughfare-design

CALCULATING SAFETY

C.R.I.S. TxDOT Crash Query Tool
https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Query/app/home

The Farm&City Costs of Crashes Calculator
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TwFvUghRZIOTlvlMT9eRWH0oefErcHaY/

VISION ZERO PLANS

City of Austin Safe for All: 2023 Update
https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/3a3a426a303c41bab65936eda0d58fde

City of Houston Vision Zero Action Plan [PDF]
https://houstontx.gov/visionzero/pdf/VZAP_Final%20Report.pdf

H-GAC Regional Safety Plan [PDF]
https://www.h-gac.com/getmedia/54756526-2b33-458b-8e3f-2ee2464e7095/2018-Draft-Regional-Safety-Plan.pdf

El Paso Vision Zero Plan Web Page
https://www.elpasotexas.gov/visionzero/

VIDEOS

There’s no one someone won’t miss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2tOye9DKdQ&t=1s

Former Commissioner Laura Ryan video on being optimistic about changing our transportation system
https://txdot.app.box.com/s/8fh2h22d6v9mwvm86ila6vpysncs3wnx/file/1039555863527

The Walk Audit: An effective Tool for Community Change [webinar recording],
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4prp2BHpWc

Vision Zero Texas - We can end traffic Deaths in Texas

Vision Zero Texas works to prevent and end traffic deaths in Texas, and is a project of Farm&City – a 501(c)(3) think and do tank dedicated to high quality urban and rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity.

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