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Collaboration is integral to pedestrian injury prevention efforts. Check out the organizations below to learn how they are advancing pedestrian injury prevention and safety.

Name   Description
American Automobile Association (AAA)

National federation comprised of more than 50 individual clubs throughout the United States and Canada. Originally founded to lobby for driver and passenger rights, fair laws, and safer vehicles. Provides pedestrian injury prevention information in several formats, including infographics and videos. Also conducts national campaigns on pedestrian safety.



Nonprofit organization focused on older adults and retirees. Provides information on and advocates for pedestrian safety among older adults. AARP Livable Communities also provides resources on making communities healthy and safe for all ages.
Alliance for Biking & Walking

Nonprofit organization with a coalition of over 200 state and local bicycling and walking advocacy organizations in North America. Provides resources, coaching, campaign support, and funding.

American Public Health Association (APHA)


Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and health equity. Provides information and trainings on built environment and pedestrian injury. Offers a transportation and public health newsletter. Also advocates at the federal level for pedestrian issues.
America Walks


Nonprofit organization that provides a voice for walking and walkable communities with federal agencies, strategy support, and training and technical assistance to state, regional, and local organizations. Also convenes the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative.
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Nonprofit organization for interdisciplinary group of professionals working on pedestrian and bicycle issues. Provides training and resources around sustainable transportation.
Children's Safety Network (CSN)

Project of the Education Development Center, Inc. Works with state, territorial, and community injury and violence programs as well as maternal and child health programs to ensure safe, healthy environments for children. Provides educational materials, publications, and multimedia content around pedestrian injury.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Federal agency that supports state and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system and various federally and tribal owned lands. Provides financial and technical assistance to state and local governments. Produces several technical resources on bicycle and pedestrian safety, particularly as it relates to engineering.
Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation at Portland State University (IBPI)

Projected of Portland State University for research and learning focused on bicycle and pedestrian travel. Advances bicycling and walking in Oregon.

National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW)

Nonprofit corporation that assists communities in becoming more bikeable and walkable. Provides training and consulting services around planning and policy. Also works with partners to advocate for bikeable and walkable communities.
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Project of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. Serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program. Also provides technical support and resources to states and local communities. Located within the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center.
National Complete Streets Coalition
  Program of Smart Growth America that includes alliance of public interest organizations and transportation professionals committed to the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and practices. Establishes best practices, provides training and technical assistance, and builds leadership around Complete Streets policies.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Federal agency that addresses pedestrian safety as it relates to motor vehicles specifically. Provides data, conducts research, and offers educational resources related to pedestrian injury prevention. 
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Project of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. Serves as the national clearinghouse for pedestrian and bicycle information. Also provides technical assistance and generates a network of partners around pedestrian/bike issues.
PedNet Coalition
Nonprofit organization that promotes active transportation through advocacy and educational programming. Works in local community of Missouri and provides national consulting services.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places. Serves as national voice for members and supporters of rail-trails and multi-use trails.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  National foundation with mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Since one of its focus areas is healthy communities, supports initiatives which are aiming to identify the types of changes which would help most to improve health, and to bring together the many different stakeholders who need to be involved.
Safe Kids Worldwide

Global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. Works through over 500 coalitions in the United States. Offers multimedia resources and reports on pedestrian injury among children and teens.
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Nonprofit organization with national network of organizations, government agencies, and professional groups working on Safe Routes to School programs. Works on policy initiatives and coordinates a national learning network to share best practices.
Smart Growth America

Nonprofit organization dedicated to researching, advocating for, and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. Programs include the National Complete Streets Coalition.
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  One of six major divisions of the National Research Council, which is a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies. Promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research. Also provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs.
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute (WALC Institute)

Nonprofit organization that helps to create healthy, connected communities that support active transit. Provides educational materials, technical assistance, and photo-visuals to demonstrate the transformative power of improving walkability and bikeability.

The inclusion of organizations on this site is intended to reflect their participation in pedestrian injury prevention and safety activities, and does not necessarily reflect their endorsement of t
he information provided on this site.


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