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Pedestrian Facility Design
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Engineering Treatments:

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Read the details of 47 engineering treatments for pedestrians as they relate to pedestrian facility design, roadway design, intersection design, traffic calming, traffic management and signals and signs.


These 47 engineering treatments were taken from the document Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System. To get this information in document form, you can download the guide from the PEDSAFE web site.

Pedestrian Facility Design:
It is a public responsibility to provide a safe, secure, and comfortable system for all people who walk.

Roadway Design:
The goal of an appropriately designed roadway should be to safely and efficiently accommodate all modes of travel, from pedestrians to bicyclists to motorists.

Intersection Design:
The primary point of conflict and the most prevalent location for crashes between pedestrians and motor vehicles is the intersection.

Traffic Calming:
Traffic calming is a way to design streets, using physical measures, to encourage people to drive more slowly.

Traffic Management:
Traffic management includes the use of traditional traffic control devices to manage volumes and routes of traffic.

Signals and Signs:
Traffic engineers have an arsenal of signs and signals that can be used to regulate and warn both motorists and pedestrians.

Other Measures:
Engineers must be cognizant of the capabilities and needs of all pedestrians when designing a roadway or developing an operations plan.


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