Urban Intersection Improvements for Pedestrian Safety

Vol. II. Identification of Safety and Operational Problems at Intersections

Federal Highway Administration

Both signalized and nonsignalized intersections were investigated. Four sources of information were used to define problems and uncover implications for countermeasure concepts.These sources included accident data, behavioral observations, expert opinion, and conceptual investigations.

The significant findings from all four sources are presented in terms of the following categories:

  • Undesirable Pedestrian and Vehicle Interaction
  • Undesirable Pedestrian and/or Driver Behaviors
  • Undesirable Intersection Characteristics
  • Undesirable Traffic Control Device Characteristics

Several countermeasure concepts that address some of the problems were identified. The information required in order to design the specific countermeasures is documented in the body of the report. Likewise the means for evaluating the effectiveness of the specific countermeasure have been developed and are reported in Task 1C.

Other Volumes in this series include:
Volume I - Executive Summary
Volume III - Signal Timing for the Pedestrian
Volume IV - Pedestrian Signal Displays and Operation
Volume V - Evaluation of Alternatives to Full Signalization at Pedestrian Crossings

Filed in: Engineering, Crashes and Safety

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