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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0044
Project Name:   Evaluation of Pedestrian Safety Engineering Countermeasures at Urban and Suburban Midblock Crossing Locations
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 20, 2010
End Date:  June 30, 2015
Contact Information
Last Name:  Do
First Name:  Ann
Telephone:  202-493-3319
E-mail:  ann.do@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]
Program:   Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Project Description:   This research will involve the selection of appropriate engineering countermeasures for study, development of an evaluation plan, collection of before and after installation data, and statistical analysis to assess safety effectiveness of pedestrian safety countermeasures at midblock crossing locations.
The key project objectives are to:
(1) Identify information related to midblock pedestrian safety problems.
(2) Identify potential midblock safety treatments or combinations of treatments that may reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries at midblock crossing locations.
(3) Evaluate selected countermeasures for pedestrians at midblock crossing locations.
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Research, data collection, and analysis.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is greater pedestrian safety.
Deliverables: 1. Name: Marketing, Communication, and Outreach Plan (MCOP)
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: Marketing, Communication, and Outreach Plan (MCOP)
2. Name: Final Report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Comprehensive research, findings, and conclusions.
3. Name: TechBriefs
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief
Description: Countermeasures information.
Project Findings:   The goal of this research effort is to improve pedestrian safety at urban and suburban midblock crossing locations by identifying and evaluating low-cost to medium-cost pedestrian countermeasures that reduce pedestrian fatalities and injuries at these locations.
FHWA Topics:   Safety--Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
TRT Terms:   Pedestrian
Midblock Crossings
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Subject Areas:   Pedestrians and Bicyclists


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