The goal of the CDOT Region 4 Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Study was to improve multimodal safety within the region by identifying a program of projects that addressed crash hotspot locations in addition to systemic improvements. This study demonstrates a proactive approach to evaluating bicycle and pedestrian safety by using common road characteristics and crash patterns to identify safety improvements across the network. The crash hotspot analysis and systemic countermeasure analysis produced 10 top locations in need of innovative engineering to reduce existing and/or potential crashes.
The final report acts as a resource, not only for CDOT in programming safety projects, but for all local agencies that can use it to identify acceptable countermeasures, design guidance, best practices, research and case studies. This project is leading the way for CDOT to prioritize bicycle and pedestrian improvements and is the first study of its kind in the state.