SS4A Grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation adopted the Safe System Approach as the guiding paradigm to address roadway safety. Below are some links to learn more from USDOT:

Safe Streets and Roads

Project Introduction

The City of Clarksville’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Safety Action Plan is the first step in identifying challenges and solutions needed to help make our roadways safer for everyone.

The Safety Action Plan’s purpose is to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries through safety action plan development and project implementation focused on all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit users and motorists. The Safety Action Plan is funded with a grant from the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. 

We want to hear from you! Your feedback will help inform the study team of your safety concerns so that we may better understand and address your priorities as the study progresses.

Potential Project Benefits and Goals


  • Identify concerns and solutions to improve roadway safety for everyone.
  • Connect missing links between existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
  • Identify safety improvements for high crash locations 
  • Make safety resources and opportunities available to all through inclusive processes that accurately represent Clarksville’s demographics.
  • Prepare the City of Clarksville to apply for discretionary grant funds for project implementation through the SS4A initiative.

Safe Streets and roads for all survey

Let us hear your thoughts by taking a short survey at

This survey is designed to identify and prioritize safety concerns. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete.

Visit our booth at Christmas on the Cumberland, November 18th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

SAFE System Approach

The Safe System approach aims to eliminate fatal & serious injuries for all road users. It does so through a holistic view of the road system that first anticipates human mistakes and second keeps impact energy on the human body at tolerable levels. This is a shift from a conventional safety approach because it focuses on both human mistakes and human vulnerability and designs a system with many redundancies in place to protect everyone.


  • Death and Serious Injuries are Unacceptable
  • Humans Make Mistakes
  • Humans are Vulnerable
  • Responsibility is Shared
  • Safety is Proactive
  • Redundancy is Critical

Safe System Approach

Learn More:

  1. Action Plan Components
  2. FHWA Safe System Brochure