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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-98-107
Date: February 1998

Capacity Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

Recommended Procedures for the "Pedestrians" Chapter of the Highway Capacity Manual

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The authors would like to thank several graduate students at North Carolina State University who were instrumental to the successful completion of this report. Conredge Lewis helped with field observations in Chicago and Washington. Aemal Khattak offered input into the development of recommended walking speed values for elderly pedestrians. Craig Sheffler gave additional information regarding shared-use paths. Tahsina Ahmed assisted with the development of pedestrian delay models. Brian Eads provided invaluable administrative support. Michael Surasky and Steven Click offered assistance regarding the appearance of the report.

We would also like to thank members of the sponsoring agencies for this report. David Harkey and Charles Zegeer of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center and Carol Tan Esse of the Federal Highway Administration provided the necessary support and guidance for the project. We would also like to thank our reviewers who gave excellent feedback on a wide variety of issues.

The authors would like to thank Dr. Alex Sorton of Northwestern University and Dr. Mark Virkler of the University of Missouri at Columbia for providing timely assistance and information throughout this project. Alex Sorton and Dan Burden also provided the research team with excellent photographs for inclusion in the document.

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