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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety and Education Resources

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Look Out Texans – Bike, Walk, Drive Safely. Launched in October 2015, the Look Out Texans campaign
encourages North Texans to watch out for one another and offers 21 safety tips to bike, walk and drive
safely together. The campaign features photos of real North Texans, helping bring a greater sense of
community and respect to our roads. The campaign was developed by the North Central Texas Council
of Governments and funded by the Texas Department of Transportation. 

Please visit to learn all 21 safety tips and learn how we can all look out for one another when bicycling, walking, and driving in North Texas.

Safe Bicyclists and pedestrians

   Print and Video Resources

Adults on bikes
Kids riding bikes

Photos: Thinkstock




Guide to Bicycle Facilities

A Guide to Bicycle


Bike and Ped Safety Tips

Bicycle and
Pedestrian Safety-
Tips for Motorists

Bike Pocket Guide

Bicyclist Pocket Guide


Child Pledge

Child Pledge

Parent Pledge

Parent Pledge

Wear a Helmet

Wear A Helmet


Walking Safely Brochure

Walking Safely - Tips for
Pedestrian Safety





Fitting your Helmet


Fitting Your Helmet




Tips for Youth


Tips for Youth




Tips for Parents and Guardians


Tips for Parents and Guardians


North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Publications – The Sustainable Development Program has put together several handouts and fact sheets for biking and walking safely in our region. These materials can be provided as handouts at educational events and fairs and some can be modified to include your agency logo.  Also available are give-away items such as safety lights, bicycle pens, helmet reflects, etc.  For more information please contact Gabriel Ortiz at



Be a Roll Model
- This campaign through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was developed to encourage everyone to model safe behaviors to enhance the safety of all road users, including those who bicycle. Whether you are a motorist or bicyclist, a parent/grandparent, adult, or older youth, ride for transportation or recreation, we can all play a part in being a "Roll Model" to decrease the risks of traffic crashes and preventable injuries and deaths.


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Drive Kind Ride Kind – This campaign was jointly developed by Please
BE KIND to Cyclists (Please BE KIND) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote safe driving practices by motorists as they share Texas roads with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. This campaign includes educational videos, infographics, and resources for your community.



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Pedestrian Safer Journey – This program developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) helps educators, parents and others who care about pedestrian safety to get the conversation started with children and youth. Three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to pedestrian safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum. Also available in Spanish.


Ped and Bike Safety


Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety – Resources from the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) include Pedestrian Safety Strategic Plans, information on Pedestrian Safety Focus States and Cities, crash facts, tools to diagnose and solve problems, education and outreach, pedestrians and transit, pedestrian safety in communities, legislation and guidelines, research, webinars, and Hispanic pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Spanish.



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Bicycle Safer Journey
- This program developed by FHWA is the bicycle version of Pedestrian Safer Journey linked above.  This program also incorporates three videos — one for each of three age groups — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator's resource library can be used as an introduction to bicycle safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum. Also available in Spanish.



AARP Safety Audit


AARP’s Pedestrian Mobility and Safety Audit Guide – This guide is a tool for auditors to be familiarized with technical, administrative, regulatory, social and behavioral issues related to pedestrian safety and mobility at intersections and road segments.



Jenny's Neighborhood


Texas in Motion – BikeTexas and TxDOT Safe Routes to School created Jenny’s Neighborhood, a fun and educational game that teaches basic bicycle safety skills to prepare kids for a safe and active summer.



Other Resources:

20 Questions and 20 Answers on Bicycle Commuting
(1997) [PDF]
Bicycle Commuting Basics Presentation (1997) [PDF]
Bicycle Safety Report (1995) [PDF]

Everyone is a Pedestrian!  Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers (2013) [PDF]


Safety and Design Links and Resources


Understanding Safe Lane Position [PDF]

Why Protected Bike Lanes Are Safe for Pedestrians


For more extensive bicycle and pedestrian information, please click on the Links and Resources tab in the blue menu or click here.

For questions or additional information, please contact Kevin Kokes at or (817) 695-9275.


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