International Synthesis Report: Canada

Canadian Research on Pedestrian Safety

Federal Highway Administration

This report was one in a series of pedestrian safety synthesis reports prepared for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to document pedestrian safety in other countries. Reports are also available for:
United Kingdom (FHWA-RD-99-089)
Sweden (FHWA-RD-99-091)
Netherlands (FHWA-RD-99-092)
Australia (FHWA-RD-99-093)

This review reports research in six areas of pedestrian safety:
1) Interventions to prompt pedestrians to watch for turning vehicles.
2) Improving pedestrian signals for better indication of clearance interval.
3) Use of pedestrian-activated beacons at uncontrolled crossings.
4) Use of advance stop lines.
5) Increasing conspicuity of crosswalks.
6) Use of multiple interventions to increase motorist yielding to pedestrians.

Research results are presented and a comprehensive list of references is provided.

Filed in: Engineering, Education, Crashes and Safety

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