RRFB Pedestrian Crossing on Murray Street in the City of Port Moody

Pedestrian safety at the crosswalk to Rocky Point Park on Murray Street has been a concern in the City of Port Moody due to high traffic volumes, on-street parking, long pedestrian crossing distance, and multiple business accesses. To respond to public concerns of pedestrian safety, the Mayor has requested a pedestrian safety review study to improve pedestrian safety along this corridor. Upon detailed review of traffic conditions and pedestrian crossing characteristics, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) was recommended as an innovative, lower-cost pedestrian crossing control device alternative. To further enhance pedestrian visibility and improve driver compliance behavior, two existing pedestrian crosswalks were removed, the eastbound bus stop was relocated, on-street parking was rearranged, and an eastbound left-turn bay was installed. In addition, a raised median was constructed to restrict lane width, reduce vehicle speed, and act as a pedestrian refuge area. RRFBs were also installed on the median to improve drivers’ awareness. The study found that RRFB improves pedestrian safety at the study corridor by increasing driver yielding compliance, and has received very positive feedback from local residents and businesses. Completed just under $37,000, this project showcases RRFB as a cost-effective alternative to other special pedestrian crosswalks.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 1 PDF file, 1 MB, 10p.
  • Monograph Title: Kelowna 2016 - CITE Annual Meeting and Conference - Technical Compendium

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2016 4:47PM