Discussion Guide for Automated and Connected Vehicles, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists
Pedestrians and bicyclists are a powerful indicator of the social and economic health and safety of a community. A high level of pedestrian and bicycle activity in a community is often associated with more robust economies and healthier, more socially-cohesive populations, while a lack of pedestrian and bicycle activity on roadways can be an indicator that personal security and safety needs are not being met or that destinations
cannot be accessed on foot or by bike.
Presently, technology innovations are disrupting the status quo and reshaping the ways in which people travel.