The Effects of Innovative Pedestrian Signs at Unsignalized Locations: A Tale of Three Treatments

A Tale of Three Treatments

Federal Highway Administration

The first section of this paper summarizes past research for special pedestrian-related signs and devices at uncontrolled crossing locations. The report then provides findings on the effects of an overhead crosswalk sign in Seattle, Washington; seven sites with pedestrian safety cones in New York State and Portland, Oregon; and three pedestrian-activated overhead signs in Tucson, Arizona. The research reported in this paper is part of a national-level research effort to evaluate the operational and safety effects of various pedestrian treatments: crosswalks, sidewalks, traffic calming, automated pedestrian detection, countdown pedestrian signals, and illuminated pedestrian push buttons

Filed in: Community Problems and Solutions, Engineering, Education, Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Plans and Policies

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