Engineering Resources and Research

document Investigation of the Impact of Medians on Road Users, Federal Highway Administration
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety impact of raised curb medians, two-way left-turn lane medians, and undivided cross sections on vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The study concentrates on medians located on unlimited access arterials in central business districts ( ...more >
web NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, New York University Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management
This site freely provides all the center's research publications, information on education courses and technical assistance, and updates on news and events. ...more >
document Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Guidelines and Prompt Lists, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The guidelines and prompt lists will help familiarize transportation professionals with pedestrian issues and help them identify specific concerns related to pedestrian safety throughout the road safety audit process. ...more >
document Urban Intersection Improvements for Pedestrian Safety, Federal Highway Administration
This report compares five school-pedestrian crossing designs with their fully signalized control sites discussing their relative advantages and disadvantages. Further comparisons were made between the various alternatives. ...more >
web Rutgers Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, The State University of New Jersey at Rutgers
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. ...more >
document Can New Urbanism Encourage Physical Activity?, Journal of the American Planning Association
This study compared various measures of physical activity for residents of a new urbanist neighborhood to those for a group of conventional suburban neighborhoods in central North Carolina. The full article may be purchased from the Journal of the American Planning Association or accessed by subscribers. ...more >
web Texas Transportation Institute, Texas Transportation Institute
This site provides a searchable database of the institute's numerous research reports. ...more >
document Destination Doylestown Bike & Hike Path, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Shared use path in Doylestown combines with traffic calming measures to provide safer pedestrian and bicycle access to multiple neighborhoods. ...more >
web University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, Federal Highway Administration
This state research center provides road safety information, research publication, news, and additional resources. ...more >
document Factors Influencing Injury Severity of Motor Vehicle-Crossing Pedestrian Crashes in Rural Connecticut., Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier Science Ltd.
The ordered probit model was used to evaluate the effect of roadway and area type features on injury severity of pedestrian crashes in rural Connecticut. The full text can be purchased through ScienceDirect, ...more >