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Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Implementation Plan

KAI developed a statewide safety implementation plan in order to identify and prioritize pedestrian and bicycle safety projects on all roads throughout Oregon. KAI applied two complementary systemic safety analysis methods to develop prioritized lists of safety projects, targeted at reducing pedestrian and bicycle crashes. A risk-based systemic safety methodology, promoted by FHWA, was applied due to the low frequency of pedestrian and bicycle crashes. This approach was used to prioritize segments of roadway with characteristics associated with an increased risk of bicycle and pedestrian crashes. A traditional systemic safety method was also applied, which identified low-cost, systemic countermeasures that could be applied at locations with the highest frequency of severe injury and fatal crashes. The Implementation Plan will inform the allocation of approximately $4 million in funding on all roads throughout the State. The methodology also presents a repeatable process that can be adopted and customized by other state agencies.