Posted on July 05, 2011 3:07 PM
Report on accessible pedestrian signals
The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) published a new report, “Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices (Workshop Edition 2010).” The report provides an introduction to accessible pedestrian signals (APS) and highlights issues related to the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of APS.
The report also addresses public education, issues related to travel by pedestrians who are blind or who have low vision, traffic signals, and modern intersection design.
The report is a web-only document. A companion document, appendix (including a tool for intersection prioritization for installation of APS), and documentation of the research used to develop the training course and tool are available on TRB’s website.