Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 56-03. Current Practices in Pedestrian Safety Enhancements by State DOTs

Pedestrian safety has become a pressing issue due to a significant rise in pedestrian fatalities and injuries across the country. State DOTs have responded by implementing various safety measures, including infrastructure upgrades, technology integration, and public awareness campaigns. These efforts are customized to address the diverse challenges posed by different environments and facilities, such as urban intersections and rural roadways. The goal is not only to address current concerns but also to promote long-term resilience and prioritize pedestrian-friendly transportation networks. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT practices for enhancing pedestrian safety on state roads. Information to be gathered includes (but is not limited to): infrastructure improvements for pedestrian safety; technologies deployed for pedestrian crossings and safety monitoring (e.g., design innovations, signaling improvements); public awareness campaigns focused on pedestrian safety; policies and regulations implemented to protect pedestrians; community engagement strategies and their roles in enhancing pedestrian safety; evaluation methods used by DOTs to assess pedestrian safety measures; collaborative efforts between state DOTs and local municipalities or organizations; challenges faced in implementing pedestrian safety initiatives. Information will be gathered through a literature review, a survey of state DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected DOTs for the development of case examples. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 56-03

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Nasri, Arefeh

  • Start Date: 20240531
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01920394
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 56-03
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 31 2024 8:44PM