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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-106    Date:  April 2018
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-106
Date: April 2018

 

Guidebook on Identification of High Pedestrian Crash Locations

CHAPTER 2. SELECT APPROACH

OVERVIEW

The identification of locations that cause concern for pedestrian safety can be accomplished using any of the following approaches, either alone or in combination:

APPROACHES CURRENTLY USED TO IDENTIFY PROBLEM LOCATIONS

NCHRP Synthesis 486, State Practices for Local Road Safety, documented the processes being used for identifying locations with local road safety concerns.(11) The synthesis considered all crash types and was not limited to pedestrians. The objective of the synthesis was to document State programs and practices that address local road safety. The most frequent response from State departments of transportation (DOTs) regarding problem identification was a combination of both traditional (reactive) and proactive methods. The survey indicated the following as the most frequently applied criterion for prioritizing local safety projects:

The conducted survey found that fatal and serious injury crash numbers and crash rates were the major performance measures used.(11)

THIS DOCUMENT

This document focuses on the traditional (reactive) approach to the identification of locations of concern. The Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis, created as part of NCHRP Project 17-73, provides information on conducting a systemic analysis for pedestrians using a proactive approach.(4)

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