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... 4 1.1 Background In 2010, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published the first edition of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM)
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... Introduction 5   Explicit consideration of pedestrian and bicycle safety, beyond urban and suburban signalized intersections, is critical for the implementation of future editions of the HSM. Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have been increasing since about 2010 and now account for approximately 20 percent of all roadway fatalities (NHTSA 2021a)
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... 6 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Performance Functions data on pedestrian and bicycle facilities (e.g., presence of bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, shoulders, sidewalks, marked crosswalks, raised medians, transit stops, etc.)
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... Introduction 7   "vehicle" as equivalent to "motor vehicle." In fact, most state traffic codes designate a bicycle as a vehicle (specifically, a nonmotorized vehicle)
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... 8 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Performance Functions urban and suburban arterials (i.e., HSM Chapter 12) and/or for potential use in the forthcoming chapter on pedestrians and bicyclists planned for HSM2.

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