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Evaluation of Pedestrian Safety Measures

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-06-0027
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2006
End Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2011
FHWA Program: 
Safety
FHWA Subprogram: 
Safety Design and Operations
FHWA Activity: 
Pedestrian / Bicycle
FHWA Topics: 
Safety--Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
TRT Terms: 
Pedestrians; Countermeasures; Crosswalks; Safety; Research; Cyclists
FHWA Discipline: 
Safety
TRB Subject Area: 
Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Research

Contact Information

First Name: 
Ann
Last Name: 
Do
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3319
Email Address: 
Team: 
Human Factors Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDS-30

Project Details

Project Description: 

The objective of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) project ("Evaluation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Engineering Countermeasures") was to quantify the effectiveness of medium- to low-cost pedestrian engineering countermeasures. The project focused on existing and new engineering countermeasures for pedestrians and bicyclists that have not yet been comprehensively evaluated.

Goals

The key project objective was to quantify the effectiveness of pedestrian evaluation countermeasures: the High intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) beacon, the rectangular rapid-flashing beacon, shared lane markings, three crosswalk marking patterns, and an evaluation methods guide.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Effects of Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multilane Uncontrolled Crosswalks
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a final report titled, "Yellow Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons on Yielding at Multilane Uncontrolled Crosswalks."
Deliverable Name: 
Safety Effectiveness of the HAWK Pedestrian Crossing Treatment
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a final report of the High intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) signal.
Deliverable Name: 
Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Engineering Countermeasures: Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons, HAWKs, Sharrows, Crosswalk Markings, and the Development of an Evaluation Methods Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a final report of the "Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Engineering Countermeasures: Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons, HAWKs, Sharrows, Crosswalk Markings, and the Development of an Evaluation Methods Report."
Deliverable Name: 
Crosswalk Marking Field Visibility Study
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a final report on the "Crosswalk Marking Field Visibility Study."
Deliverable Name: 
Evaluation of Shared Lane Markings
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
The deliverable is a final report on the "Evaluation of Shared Lane Markings."