Evaluation of Pedestrian-Related Roadway Measures: A Summary of Available Research

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

This document represents an effort to compile all known research on the effect of the pedestrian safety countermeasures discussed in PEDSAFE: Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System. It is intended to serve as a companion document for the guide, providing a complementary overview of the researchers, research methods, and evaluation results that have guided the development and design of pedestrian safety countermeasures.

Articles and reports were considered for inclusion in this subject literature review report, if they provided an evaluation of pedestrian safety countermeasures using rigorous research methods. While the majority of sources come from peer-reviewed journals and presentations or Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports, a handful come from state Departments of Transportation who have begun to conduct their own in-house countermeasure safety assessments. Results were generally limited to studies that took place within the United States, Canada, Europe, or Australia, where the pedestrian environment more closely resembles the conditions that engineers and planners might encounter in the United States.

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