URBAN INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY--VOLUME II: IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS AT INTERSECTIONS

This report summarizes the research completed in the first phase of a three-phase project. This phase was directed at identifying and defining the safety and operational problems associated with the interaction of pedestrians and vehicles at intersections. Both signalized nonsignalized intersections were investigated. Four sources of information were used to define problems and uncover implications for countermeasure concepts. These sources included: accident data, expert opinion, behavioral observations, conceptual investigations. The significant findings from all four sources are presented in terms of the following categories: undesirable pedestrian and vehicle interactions; undersirable pedestrian and/or driver behaviors; undersirable intersection characteristics; and undesirable traffic control device characteristics. Several countermeasure concepts that address some of the above problems were identified. The information required in order to design the specific countermeasures is documented in the body of the report. Likewise, the means for evaluating the effectiveness of the specific countermeasures have been developed and are reported. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Biotechnology, Incorporated

    3027 Rosemary Lane
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22042
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, H D
    • Beger, W G
    • Pain, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77-143 Final Rpt., FCP 31E2-072
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8533
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM