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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-12-0068
Project Name: Evaluation of Safety Treatments for Pedestrian Crossings: Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, Circular Rapid Flashing Beacon, and Raised Crosswalks
Status: Active
Last Name:Do
First Name:Ann
Office: Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:Human Factors Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Project Description:The goal of this project is to evaluate selected pedestrian crossing treatments by gathering and providing potential users' information about the performance of these treatments.
Start Date: October 1, 2012
End Date: March 31, 2016
(1) Determine pedestrian and driver opinions and preferences regarding pedestrian hybrid beacons using surveys and operational tradeoffs of installing the device at varying locations using simulation.
(2) Identify the optimal number and combination of rectangular and circular rapid flashing beacon’s characteristics, such as flash pattern/sequence, intensity, size, shape, and positioning by using a combination of techniques, such as detection distance and motorist yielding compliance.
(3) Determine the safety effectiveness of raised crosswalks through the development of a crash modification factor.
Test Methodology: Basic research
Expected Benefits:Safety for pedestrians crossing crosswalks.
Deliverables:Name: Final Report.
Product Type(s): Research report, Article, Technical report
Description: Final technical report.
Keywords: Pedestrians
Midblock Crossings
Subject Areas: Pedestrians and Bicyclists