WELL-MARKED CROSSWALKS AR A PEDESTRIAN'S BEST FRIEND

This paper discusses a study conducted in Peoria, Illinois to determine the benefits of well-marked pedestrian crosswalks. Two types of crosswalk designs were installed: standard parallel line design and continental "bar" type design. The crosswalks were marked with a white thermoplastic material containing glass beads applied at a thickness of at least .06 inches. The operational effectiveness of well-marked crosswalks was determined by comparing pedestrian and motorist observance of worn crosswalks with observance after these cross walks were remarked. Pedestrian observance was measured by the number and proportion of the following pedestrian violations: stepping out of the cross walk, jaywalking, and crossing on DON'T WALK at signalized intersections. The following situations were classified as motorist violations: stopping in a crosswalk and driving over a crosswalk when pedestrians were in the crosswalk on the motorist's portion of the roadway. It was concluded that there was a significant increase in pedestrian and motorist observance of crosswalks at 17 combined locations in the Peoria area after re-marking a crosswalks at these locations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Scranton Publishing Company

    434 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Authors:
    • Hauck, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM