CSS calls on transportation professionals to consider the needs of all road users--motor-vehicles, transit, as well as pedestrians and cyclists. Consideration of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit requires special design features and elements be incorporated into the design of the facility.
Transit facilities include facilities on a street or road (bus stops, priority lanes, light rail tracks) as well as facilities, like train stations, which may serve a community. Transit riders often experience a street as a pedestrian going to and from a transit stop or station.
Pedestrian facilities include sidewalks and crosswalk or crossing areas. However, use of an area by pedestrians is also influenced by the adjacent land use and whether an area is perceived to be walkable or not.
"Bicyclists and pedestrians must be given due consideration in the planning process (including the development of both the plan and TIP [Transportation Improvement Project]) and that bicycle facilities and pedestrian walkways shall be considered, where appropriate, in conjunction with all new constructino and reconstruction of transportation facilities except where bicycle use and walking are not permitted. Transportation plans and projects must also consider safety and contiguous routes for bicyclists and pedestrians. Safety considerations may include the installation of audible traffic signals and signs at street crossings."
23 USC Section 217 (g)
"Congress clearly intends for bicyclists and pedestrians to have safe, convenient access to the transportation system and sees every transportation improvement as an opportunity to enhance the safety and convenience of the two modes."