In-Street Yield to Pedestrian Sign Application in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2003

(2003) In-Street Yield to Pedestrian Sign Application in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2003. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

Vehicle-pedestrian crashes are a major concern for highway safety analysts. Research reported by Hunter in 1996 indicated that one-third of the 5,000 vehicle-pedestrian crashes investigated occurred at intersections, and 40 percent of those were at non-controlled intersections (Hunter et al. 1996). Numerous strategies have been implemented in an effort to reduce these accidents, including overhead signs, flashing warning beacons, wider and brighter markings on the street, and advanced crossing signs. More recently, pedestrian-activated, in-street flashing lights at the crosswalk and pedestrian crossing signs in the traffic lane have been investigated. Not all of these strategies are recognized as accepted practices and included in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), but the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is supportive of experimental applications that may lead to effective technology that helps reduce crashes.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Crosswalks, Highway safety, Intersections, Pedestrian movement, Pedestrian safety, Pedestrian-vehicle crashes, Pedestrians, Traffic safety, Unsignalized intersections, Yield signs
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Pedestrians
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 21163
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 16:20
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21163