MODEL PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW

The model pedestrian safety program was the final project in a series of pedestrian studies sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration. The objectives of this project was (a) to consolidate the results of the earlier studies with pedestrian safety data from numerous other sources into a usable format and from that (b) to develop guidelines for communities interested in initiating or augmenting a pedestrian safety program. This paper gives an overview of the entire project. The literature review resulted in classification of 450 documents into a 71-item subject matrix for easy reference by anyone interested in pedestrian safety. During the review of operational experience, contacts were made with 19 American communities to gather data on the day-to-day operations of ongoing pedestrian safety efforts. Finally, a six-point users' manual was developed. These guidelines detail (a) identification of the extent of the pedestrian safety problem (b) identification of alternative countermeasure solutions, (c) selection of the best alternative, (d) implementation of the alternative chosen, (e) evaluation of its effectiveness once initiated, and (f) maintenance of the safety program. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 21-25
  • Monograph Title: Road user information needs, pedestrian movement and bicycle travel patterns
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028280
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 725
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM