Pedestrian Safety Program

The Pedestrian Safety Program (PSP) is a new single-year program that resulted from the passage and signing of Assembly Bill 2522 (Shelley) by the Governor on September 28, 2000. The text of AB2522 may be found at This Bill, also known as the Pedestrian Safety Act of 2000, adds Article 4, Section 894.7 to Chapter 8 of Division 1 of the Streets and Highways Code. It reads:
(a)The department(Caltrans) shall make grants available to local governmental agencies based on the results of a statewide competition that requires submission of proposals for funding and rates those proposals on all of the following factors:

(1) Needs of the applicant as demonstrated by a high rate of pedestrian injuries or fatalities.

(2) Potential of the proposal for reducing pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

(3) Potential of the proposal for encouraging increased walking.

(b) Priority for grants shall be given to applicants with the highest pedestrian injury and fatality rates.

(c) Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, traffic calming measures, intersection safety improvements, traffic signal timing, crosswalk construction or improvements, and any traffic safety or enforcement program authorized by law.

(d) A grant recipient shall engage in public education efforts to encourage pedestrian safety and awareness that may include a pedestrian safety program.

(e) The department shall award the grants as expeditiously as possible

Below are links to the PSP Guidelines and Application Form. Applications are due on or before May 22, 2001.

      PSP Guidelines (pdf )       PSP Application Form (Word document)

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