QUANTIFYING THE BENEFITS OF SEPARATING PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLES

This report contains a comprehensive methodology for evaluating the social, environmental, and economic impacts of proposals for pedestrian facilities and will be of special interest to urban and transportation planners, and traffic safety specialists in state and local governments. Measurement techniques were developed for 36 variable that quantify all significant direct and indirect benefits of facilities separating pedestrians and vehicles. The methodology can be used to evaluate alternative facilities being considered for a single site or to establish warrants or priorities for a number of pedestrian facilities. The report is organized in easily identifiable elements to serve the needs of both practitioners and researchers. Practitioners will find the user's guide particularly helpful. It describes applications of the methodology and presents step-by-step instructions to use the measurement techniques recommended for each of the 36 facility evaluation variables. Researchers will find that this research builds firmly on previously established plan evaluation methodologies. Because the benefits of a pedestrian separation are influenced strongly by facility design, structural engineers and architects will find the report to be of interest. /Author/

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    • The research described in this report is related to the Federal Highway Administration's FCP Project 1-E, "Safety of Pedestrians and Abutting Property Occupants." More specifically, the research is closely related to and enhances the results of the work reported in FHWA's Research and Development Report No. 75-7, "A Comparison of Costs nd Benefits of Facilities for Pedestrians." Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Braun, R R
    • Roddin, M F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 127 p.
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 189
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614
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    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 00189500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM