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Evaluation of Pedestrian Safety Engineering Countermeasures at Urban and Suburban Midblock Crossing Locations

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-10-0044
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Monday, September 20, 2010
End Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
FHWA Program: 
Safety
FHWA Subprogram: 
Safety Design and Operations
FHWA Activity: 
Pedestrian / Bicycle
FHWA Topics: 
Safety--Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
TRT Terms: 
Pedestrian; Safety; Countermeasures; Midblock Crossings; Safety; Research; Cyclists
FHWA Discipline: 
Safety
TRB Subject Area: 
Pedestrians and Bicyclists

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: 

This research will involve the selection of appropriate engineering countermeasures for study, development of an evaluation plan, collection of before and after installation data, and statistical analysis to assess safety effectiveness of pedestrian safety countermeasures at midblock crossing locations.

Goals

The key project objectives are to:

(1) Identify information related to midblock pedestrian safety problems.

(2) Identify potential midblock safety treatments or combinations of treatments that may reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries at midblock crossing locations.

(3) Evaluate selected countermeasures for pedestrians at midblock crossing locations.

Project Findings: 

The goal of this research effort is to improve pedestrian safety at urban and suburban midblock crossing locations by identifying and evaluating low-cost to medium-cost pedestrian countermeasures that reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries at these locations.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Marketing, Communication, and Outreach Plan (MCOP)
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Name: 
Final Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Comprehensive research, findings, and conclusions.
Deliverable Name: 
TechBriefs
Deliverable Type: 
Techbrief
Deliverable Description: 
Countermeasures information.