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Pedestrian transportation problems Problems
Many of the problems pedestrians face when crossing the street may be addressed using ITS technologies.
ITS Devices Devices (solutions)
An array of ITS devices have been developed to improve both mobility and safety for pedestrians.

Location around the US and Canada with installed ITS devices Places (installations)
Several communities throughout the US and Canada have installed ITS devices to meet the needs of pedestrians.

  To date, the development and application of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)technologies has primarily focused on motor vehicle safety and mobility. However, recent developments in hardware and other technologies offer the potential of improving pedestrian safety and access by addressing specific problems associated with crossing the street. Properly installed and operated, the application of these devices can enhance the traveling environment.

  One of the keys to improving the pedestrian environment through the use of ITS technologies is making the public and those responsible for employing such devices aware of the capabilities and requirements for using such technology. PedSmart is a means of describing the technologies in use and providing links to manufacturers and other resources.

  The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center managed this effort for the Federal Highway Administration. In addition to this website, a CD-ROM that documents the ITS technologies currently in use is also available from FHWA. Provided on this web site are the devices identified to date, including a description of the product and a discussion of the locations where the product is currently installed.

Reference Site

This site was completed in 1999 as part of an FHWA project. The information provided has not been updated since that time. Please use the contact information provided for the devices to obtain updates on products and installations.



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