Posted on December 06, 2011 4:42 PM
Evaluating pedestrian and bicyclist traffic control devices
A new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research report (FHWA-HRT-11-035) looks at methods to evaluate pedestrian and bicycle traffic control device. The report, Pedestrian and Bicyclist Traffic Control Device Evaluation Methods, is part of a larger FHWA research effort to quantify the effectiveness of engineering countermeasures in improving safety and operations for pedestrians and bicyclists.
This study focuses on existing and experimental engineering countermeasures that have not yet been comprehensively evaluated. The report describesmethods that practitioners can use to conduct reliable evaluations of pedestrian and bicyclist traffic control devices. The report will be of interest to engineers, planners, and other practitioners who implement pedestrian and bicycle treatments and to state, regional, and local authorities responsible for public safety.