Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center


Pedestrian and Bicycle GIS Safety Analysis Tools

Geographic Information System (GIS) software turns statistical data such as accidents and geographic data such as roads and crash locations into meaningful information for spatial analysis and mapping. In this suite of pedestrian and bicycle safety tools, GISï¾–based analytical techniques have been applied to a series of pedestrian and bicycle safety issues. The Pedestrian and Bicycle GIS Safety Analysis Tools included in this suite can be used to develop the following:

  • high pedestrian crash zones
  • safe routes for walking to school
  • safe bicycle routes

This suite of GIS tools is an update of the original suite developed for ArcView 3.x. For an overview document from the original release of Pedestrian and Bicycle GIS Safety Tools, see the FHWA TechBrief, GIS Tools for Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety [PDF]. Please be aware that the TechBrief has outdated information about minimum hardware requirements and screen shots of the ArcView 3.x tools.


In order to use this suite of tools, the following software must be installed on the local computer:


The Pedestrian and Bicycle GIS Safety Analysis Tools application is contained within an installation package that can be downloaded once you have filled out the form at the bottom of this page.

Demonstration Datasets

Demonstration datasets are available with each of the three pedestrian and bicycle tools. The datasets can be downloaded for test and demonstration purposes after you have filled out the registration form.

Register for Free Download

Please fill out the following form completely to gain access to the software and datasets' free download. Even if you have previously registered and downloaded other GIS Safety Analysis Tools from this site, this registration process is still necessary. Your information will only be used to contact you with software updates. All fields are required.

If you have already registered, you may log in to download the software here.

Highlighted Reports

Development of a Speeding-Related Crash Typology

This study examined recent crash data through the development of an SR crash typology. Such a typology can help define the crash, vehicle, and driver characteristics that seem to result in a higher probability of SR crashes.

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Evaluation of Lane Reduction "Road Diet" Measures on Crashes

A road diet involves narrowing or eliminating travel lanes on a roadway to make more room for pedestrians and bicyclists. While there can be more than four travel lanes before treatment, road diets are often conversions of four-lane, undivided roads into three lanes—two through lanes plus a center turn lane. This study resulted in the development of crash modification factors for this engineering treatment.

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