Street Crossings

Ensuring that people can cross streets safely and conveniently to access destinations is essential to creating an effective transportation network. People who are traveling by other modes will also need to cross streets; those who arrive by transit or car may need to cross the street to access a destination after getting off at a bus stop or parking, for example. People need to be able to cross streets at intersections and midblock locations, at controlled (signals, stop signs, etc.) and uncontrolled locations, on major streets and on minor streets. Getting across the street can be one of the primary barriers to achieving true accessibility and mobility, and every accommodation should be made to make crossings work effectively for people.

The following provides some information on engineering treatments that can be used to improve pedestrian safety at street crossings: