VEHICLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT MODELS FOR MEDIAN LOCATIONS

Medians are an effective method of increasing vehicular safety and capacity on urban and suburban thoroughfares. Left turning vehicles can be eliminated from the traffic stream by utilizing medians. Further, pedestrian safety and operations are generally improved in the presence of medians. Although a number of studies have investigated the benefits of installing different types of medians with respect to vehicle accident rates, these studies have not examined expected pedestrian benefits from installation of medians. This paper presents the findings of a Federal Highway Administration study in which predictive equations for vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-pedestrian accidents due to various types of medians are formulated. The model was developed for urban and suburban unlimited access arterials.

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  • Accession Number: 00712767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1995 12:00AM