DRIVER AND PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR - THE EFFECT OF SPECIALIZED CROSSWALK ILLUMINATION

Specialized crosswalk illumination systems were designed and installed at seven high accident crosswalks in Philadelphia. Photometric, detection, observational and attitudinal surveys and experiment showed significant improvement resulting from the use of this speciallized from of illumination. The illumination consisted of a 90-watt low pressure sodium lamp in a luminaire with either a symmetric or asymmetric distribution. The high level of both horizontal and vertical illumination in the crossing area with minimal glare, increased the visibility of pedestrians at greater distances. The behavior patterns of pedestrians using the crossing improved after installation of the illumination. A Users' Manual has been developed which presents practical recommendations and guidelines for implementation of special crosswalk illumination systems.

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    Illuminating Engineering Society

    120 Wall Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10005-4001
  • Authors:
    • Janoff, M S
    • Freedman, M
    • Koth, B
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00159611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM