Engineering Resources and Research

document Recommended Walking Speeds for Pedestrian Clearance Timing Base on Pedestrian Characteristics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Data from 1,947 pedestrian crossing events measured at eleven intersections in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin were analyzed to determine the effect of subject age and disability, intersection traffic control condition, ...more >
document Design Speed, Operating Speed, and Posted Speed Practices, National Cooperative Highway Research Program
This report discusses the criteria used to evaluate highway and street designs, including the presence of bicycle and pedestrian traffic ...more >
document Street Crossing Issues for Persons With Cognitive Disabilities, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
This paper discusses issues and skills affecting safe crossing by persons with cognitive disabilities, and calls for research to identify design features, signalization and technologies that can enable users with cognitive disabilities to cross safely. ...more >
web Office of Highway Safety Pedestrian/Bicyclist Safety Program, Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety
This site is designed to make it easier for the pedestrian safety practitioner and advocate to locate and acquire the most appropriate resources to meet their particular planning, design, and operation needs for pedestrian facilities. ...more >
document Corridor Traffic Calming, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Community members initiate a negotiation process with local officials to decrease speeding in their neighborhoods and improve the pedestrian environment. ...more >
document Variation of Walking Speeds on a Unidirectional Walkway and on a Bidirectional Stairway, Transportation Research Board
This paper describes a study of walking speed reliability under uni-directional and bidirectional pedestrian flow conditions within Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway stations. This resource can be purchased through the Transportation Research Board, ...more >
document Engineering Solutions to Pedestrian Safety, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
Cambridge develops a pedestrian plan and increases sidewalk maintenance enforcement to improve its pedestrian environment. ...more >
web Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) National Transportation Library, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
This online research database offers the option to search all documents classified under pedestrian, bicycles, or both. ...more >
document Walking in Waikiki: Measuring the Impact of Street Performers on Pedestrian Level-of-Service in an Urban Resort District, Transportation Research Board
The purpose of this study is to examine pedestrian conditions in Waikiki, the most urbanized area in Honolulu. This resource can be purchased through the Transportation Research Board, or accessed by subscribers. ...more >
document Effects of Individualized Feedback on Car Drivers' Speed at Pedestrians Crossings,
Investigation of the effects of a device which has been developed to mitigate risk of pedestrians during street crossing decreasing of car speeds and facilitating attention to vulnerable road users. ...more >