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Why don't we have more marked crosswalks to help us cross the street?

A legal crosswalk exists at all crossings of public streets at intersections, regardless if it is marked or unmarked, unless the crosswalk has been legally closed to all pedestrians. A crosswalk can only exist at a midblock location if it is marked. ...more >

How much do bicycle and pedestrian facilities cost?

The cost of bicycle and pedestrian facilities varies greatly depending on the current cost of materials, rights-of-way needs, and topographic site features. Comprehensive cost information, as well as important considerations in choosing and installing facilities are found in PEDSAFE and BIKESAFE . ...more >

How much do bicycle and pedestrian facilities cost?

The cost of bicycle and pedestrian facilities varies greatly depending on the current cost of materials, rights-of-way needs, and topographic site features. Comprehensive cost information, as well as important considerations in choosing and installing facilities are found in PEDSAFE and BIKESAFE . ...more >

Back-in angle parking: what is it, and when and where is it most effective?

Back-in angle parking provides motorists with better vision of bicyclists, pedestrians, cars and trucks as they exit a parking space and enter moving traffic. Back-in angle parking also eliminates the risk that is present in parallel parking situations, ...more >

Back-in angle parking: what is it, and when and where is it most effective?

Back-in angle parking provides motorists with better vision of bicyclists, pedestrians, cars and trucks as they exit a parking space and enter moving traffic. Back-in angle parking also eliminates the risk that is present in parallel parking situations, ...more >

How much has been spent by the Federal Government on improving conditions for bicycling and walking?

In the years before passage of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Federal spending on bicycling and walking facilities was approximately $4-6 million per year. ISTEA was reauthorized when the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century ( ...more >

How much has been spent by the Federal Government on improving conditions for bicycling and walking?

In the years before passage of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Federal spending on bicycling and walking facilities was approximately $4-6 million per year. ISTEA was reauthorized when the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century ( ...more >

What is the effect of in-pavement flashing lights on motorist speeds, yielding behavior, and conflicts with pedestrians?

Many communities are asking about the efficacy of in-roadway flashing warning lights as a safety enhancement at uncontrolled pedestrian crosswalks. An in-roadway warning light system (IRWL) "consists of a series of amber or white lighting units encased in durable housings and embedded in the pavement parallel to a marked crosswalk& ...more >

What is a cycle track?

Cycle tracks are separated bicycle facilities that run alongside a roadway. Unlike bike lanes, cycle tracks are typically separated from automobile traffic by a physical barrier, such as parked cars, ...more >

What is the state of the art in pedestrian countdown signals?

Countdown signals tell pedestrians the amount of time remaining before the flashing upraised hand changes to a solid upraised hand or "don't walk" indication. Research shows that both drivers and pedestrians tend to comply with these signals more often than with non- ...more >