Monitoring Strategy for Active Transportation Pilot Projects

Transportation agencies recognize the growing interest in Active Transportation (AT) and implement design features to integrate AT within roadway network. There are some instances where many design features include innovative markings, lane configurations, signage and road geometry that vary from standard design approaches. Often these features are implemented on a trial basis to determine the effectiveness of the approach or design. The question remains, what are acceptable or unacceptable operations for these trial designs? In some cases the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has accepted and defined deviations from standard practice as 'pilot projects' initially as a trial feature at specific locations, conditional on monitoring these design options to evaluate the safety, operational efficiency and cost effectiveness. Monitoring methodologies have been identified as a basis for assessing pilot projects. These methods focus on addressing the following questions: Do the operations meet the objectives of the transportation solution? Are there net benefits comparing 'Before' and 'After' operational conditions? Is there positive public perception of the solution? The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has documented a wide range of progressive active transportation design measures and defined triggers that would necessitate the need for monitoring. The result of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's efforts is a monitoring plan framework for consistent and technically sound evaluation of effectiveness of pedestrian and cycling facilities. It balances operational conditions for all road users. The process is inclusive of all operating departments through Value Engineering style workshops. For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201310RT334E.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2013 Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada - Transportation: Better - Faster - Safer

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01518022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2014 10:58AM