U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
|Project Name:||Evaluation of Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons and Rapid Flashing Beacons|
|Start Date:||October 1, 2012|
|End Date:||March 31, 2016|
|Office:||Office of Safety Research and Development|
|Team:||Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]|
|Program:||Safety Innovation Deployment|
|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.|
(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.
|FHWA Topics:||Safety--Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety|
|Subject Areas:||Pedestrians and Bicyclists