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Evaluation of pedestrian and bicycle countermeasures
A 2011 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) report documents a project that quantified the effectiveness of four engineering countermeasures to improve safety and operations for pedestrians and bicyclists. Through a combination of literature review, evaluation of experimental traffic control device requests, practitioner panels, and meetings with FHWA, the research team identified the four countermeasures for evaluation, as well as the need for a handbook to aid practitioners as they conduct evaluations of traffic control devices. The countermeasures are:
- Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons
- Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (a.k.a. HAWK Beacons)
- Sharrows (a.k.a. Marked Shared Bicycle Lanes)
- Crosswalk Markings
The report provides a brief summary of the evaluations of these four countermeasures and references relevant technical reports.