Proven Countermeasures for Pedestrian Safety

Bartlett, Jennifer; Graves, Brett; Petritsch, Theo; Redmon, Tamara
March 2012
Public Roads;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p4
The article describes the developments made in improving pedestrian facilities. The "Guidance Memorandum on Consideration and Implementation of Proven Safety Countermeaures," released by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, explains the use of medians and walkways as the two most effective countermeasures. Benefits of raised medians include reduction of motor vehicle crashes by 15% and reducing vehicle speeds on roads. Advantages of paved shoulders and median crossings are also discussed.


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