Build It and They Will Yield: Effects of Median and Curb Extension Installations on Motorist Yield Compliance

The purpose of this report is to describe the interaction between motorists and pedestrians at various marked crosswalk locations along Cabrillo Boulevard, a multilane street in the Coastal Zone of Santa Barbara. Data on motorist yield compliance by lane, and observed pedestrian delay to cross are recorded in the presence of traffic, before and after the construction of pedestrian refuge islands and curb extensions. These data are assessed to describe the effectiveness of the treatment under actual field operational conditions. The measures of effectiveness include: crossing delay, number of motorists failing to yield, and distance drivers yield from the crosswalk.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 92nd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01472417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 13-3084
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 5 2013 12:37PM