TITLE

Proven Countermeasures for Pedestrian Safety

AUTHOR(S)
Bartlett, Jennifer; Graves, Brett; Petritsch, Theo; Redmon, Tamara
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Public Roads;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
75901723

 

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