Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety - Share Va Roads 

 Safe Walking Summit Held August 19, 2020

Summit covered tools, and strategies, and new multi-agency initiatives to increase walking safety in Virginia. This second annual summit highlighted resources and public health approaches and the benefits of livable communities and safer walking for all communities in this online summit. The pandemic has brought to light the need for safe walking.  This summit continued to teach walkability leadership skills and move the region towards zero traffic deaths.  The last portion of the summit consisted of interactive sessions to develop recommendations related to next steps and greater community engagement.

Presentations from America Walks, local staff, Virginia DOT, Virginia Department of Health, local programs, and DMV offered tools and initiatives that improve walking and reduce crashes. The summit was developed by Northern Virginia Regional Commission’s Share Va Roads with support from America Walks, and funded by a federal highway safety grant from Virginia DMV. 

Sharing the Road in Virginia: Laws & Safety Tips for Bicyclists, Pedestrians, and Motorists
NVRC operates the “Sharing the Road” project geared to bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers in Virginia.  The project is funded by Federal Highway safety funds through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.  Project activities include the website, pocket guides and tip sheets distributed throughout the Commonwealth, and safety training and outreach in Northern Virginia. 

NVRC, state and local staff, and safety advocates developed a pocket guide for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. The seventh edition of the pocket guide,"Share VA Road" is in print and available in English and Spanish. NVRC has a website associated with the guide, www.sharevaroads.org as well as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook campaigns @sharevaroads . To order bulk numbers of the guide (in excess of 350 copies) at a discounted rate or for more information please contact by email.

NVRC created a story map with an interactive map of bicycle and pedestrian crashes in the region for 2014 through June 2018. This tool can help residents identify dangerous intersections in their community.

Bike/Ped Map

Pocket Guides and other resources
Download ShareVARoads pocket guides and tip sheets 

Other Bilingual Safety Materials (please notify us of your distribution or use of our metrics):
2019 Walking Safely Summit Materials and Resources

Materials from June 4, 2019 Summit, including presentations by America Walks,  Virginia DMV, Virginia DOT, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, and NVRC. America Walks also led training on how to perform a walkability audit. www.sharevaroads.org has more information on resources and materials.



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