OPERATIONS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR FACILITIES FOR HIGH- OCCUPANCY VEHICLES

Design guidelines intended to enhance the safety of high- occupancy vehicle (HOV) preferential-treatment projects are proposed. These guidelines reflect the principal findings of a nationwide research program sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration in 1977 that involved the examination of more than 22 HOV projects for safety issues. Virtually every type of HOV technique was investigated, including freeway and arterial separated facilities, concurrent-flow lanes and contraflow lanes, freeway toll-plaza lanes, freeway ramp treatments, and arterial bus-preemption strategies. Cause-and-effect relationships of accident patterns on these projects were investigated and general guidelines formulated. Based on this analysis, HOV treatment-specific recommendations are offered to assist transportation planners and designers in improving the operations and design of HOV facilities with respect to safety.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 45-54
  • Monograph Title: Facility design and operational effects
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030714
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM