Pedestrian Road Safety Initiative

The Pedestrian Road Safety Initiative (PRSI) Program is funded through the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). PRSI is included in the Tennessee Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) under the Vulnerable Users Emphasis Area. 

PRSI Goal: Create safer roadways for pedestrians.

PRSI Objectives: Reduce the number of fatal and severe pedestrian crashes by identifying safety concerns and implementing countermeasures consistent with FHWA’s Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (PEDSAFE) and FHWA's Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Program (STEP).

See table below for a list of active PRSI projects. The selection of new PRSI projects to start in 2022 is currently underway. The selection of new PRSI projects is based on the TDOT Pedestrian Safety Prioritization Tool, a cluster analysis of fatal and severe pedestrian crashes, and input from both internal and external stakeholders. 

For information on the Pedestrian Road Safety Initiative (PRSI) Program, please email or contact Daniel McDonell (615-741-5025 |