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Evaluating pedestrian injury prevention strategies can be challenging, but is necessary to ensure that strategies are effective and to inform future prevention efforts. Explore the resources below to learn how you can effectively evaluate your pedestrian injury prevention activities.

Name Source Type Description
Evaluation Guide for Pedestrian Safety Safe States Alliance
Website Helps you and your partners to effectively evaluate your pedestrian safety interventions using a step-by-step process. Also includes a glossary of terms and a resource center of additional information and case studies.
The Art of Appropriate Evaluation: A Guide for Highway Safety Program Managers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Provides introductory evaluation information for state or local traffic safety project directors with limited background in evaluation. Includes step-by-step guide on evaluating a traffic safety program and describes how to collaborate with evaluation experts. Also includes a glossary of evaluation terms.
Does it work? State Department of Transportation Project Assessment
National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW)
Webpage Outlines process to assess how state highway project has accommodated pedestrians and bicyclists. Includes sample tools for field assessment piece.
Measuring What We Value: Setting Priorities and Evaluating Success in Transportation 
Transportation for America
Examines how departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations are measuring the performance of their transportation system and making investments based on their evaluations. Includes recommended safety measures.
Evaluation of Miami–Dade Pedestrian Safety Demonstration Project
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Article/Report Describes before-and-after study  to evaluate the effects of a pedestrian safety program on pedestrian crashes.  Multivariate intervention autoregressive integrated moving average time-series analysis was used, along with nonparametric U-tests to test for statistically significant differences in pedestrian crash experience. Includes a discussion of lessons learned for future program implementation.
Evaluating Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Describes Pedestrian Safety Countermeasure Deployment Project, which looked at the effectiveness of various safety engineering and intelligent transportation systems (ITS)-based countermeasures installed at target intersections in three United States cities. Methodology involved self-evaluation by city and an independent assessment by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Evaluating Non-Motorized Transportation Benefits and Costs
Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI)
Describes methods for evaluating the benefits and costs of active transportation. Explains how many active transportation benefits tend to be overlooked or undervalued in conventional transportation economic evaluations.
Evaluating Complete Streets Projects: A Guide for Practitioners
AARP, Smart Growth America, & the National Complete Streets Coalition


 Provides general steps to take in evaluating project; discusses useful measures for common Complete Streets goals of access, economy, environment, equity, place, public health, and safety, and the metrics that a jurisdiction may use; offers a few tips for using those measures to tell the story of a project once it is completed; and shares further resources for those ready to dive deeper into the why and how of performance measurement for Complete Streets.
Local School Project Evaluation Handbook

Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Provides framework, data collection tools, and a data collection plan to evaluate Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. 
General Evaluation Resources
Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides overview of planning and implementing evaluation activities for public health programs. Designed to assist managers and staff of public, private, and community public health programs to plan, design, implement, and use comprehensive evaluations in a practical way.
Program & Policy Evaluation for Injury and Violence Prevention

Safe States Alliance; American Public Health Association (APHA)
Online Self-Study Training (Modules)
Online self-study training on principles and practices that are essential for successfully evaluating injury and violence prevention (IVP) programs and policies. Includes module on similarities and differences of program and policy evaluations.
Evaluating Web-Based Public Health and Public Awareness Campaigns
Safe States Alliance
Webinar Describes methods for evaluation and measurement of public awareness campaigns and web-based social media projects.
Cost Analysis in Program Evaluation
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
YouTube Videos
Two-part video series that provides a fun and practical introduction to cost analysis. Explains how cost analysis can be a helpful when performing program evaluation. Introduces key concepts and terms.
Other Evaluation Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides several links to variety of evaluation resources. Includes guides/manuals on logic model development and data collection as well as websites dedicated to evaluation.


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