Education can be a powerful tool for changing behavior and improving safety skills. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, enforcement officers, public officials, and others can all benefit from educational tools and messages that teach them the rules, rights, and responsibilities of various travel modes.
This toolbox provides information on the messages and educational programs available for a range of different audiences. It also offers tips and strategies for delivering educational messages to pedestrians and other road users. When designing or selecting an educational program, it is important to develop specific, measurable goals.
By promoting walking, individuals and organizations plant the seeds for initiating change, creating awareness about pedestrian issues and alerting others to the benefits of walking and the ways that walkable places foster healthier, more livable communities. This toolbox examines concepts for changing values, perceptions, and behaviors related to walking and provides ideas and strategies for promoting walking in your community
Enforcement is one of the toolboxes that can be employed to meet the goals of the Pedestrian Master Plan. However, enforcement used alone is not likely to have a long-term effect. Communities must utilize a combination of toolbox strategies to address specific needs and achieve long-term results. Enforcement includes city officials and staff, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians all working in conjunction with law enforcement. Working together to enforce rules for safe walking, bicycling, and driving makes it safer and easier for everyone to walk and bicycle.