Safety Demonstration Projects: Case studies from Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, and Pittsburgh, PA

This report outlines three safety demonstration projects where community members worked with Smart Growth America through the Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy to test new approaches for safer street design. In each case, outreach, community engagement, and collaboration were key aspects to the design of the projects. In Durham, North Carolina, a bus stop across from a shopping mall had no safe way for bus riders to cross. Ultimately, a road diet was implemented to provide additional spaces for buses to pull over and a mid-block crossing with a pedestrian crossing island was installed. In Huntsville, Alabama, it was difficult for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the high-speed 4 Mile Post Road from the Aldridge Creek Greenway. A road diet was suggested but not approved. The team adjusted their project's design and used paint and flags to outline a multi-use path connecting the greenway to a crosswalk. In addition, rectangular rapid flash beacons were installed at the crosswalk. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an intersection was redesigned and crosswalks were added to help children safely reach their school.


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  • Accession Number: 01731889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2019 2:11PM