Pedestrian Safety Treatments

Pedestrian safety treatments & countermeasures need to be monitored, tested and analyzed for effectiveness on various types of roadways to ensure the best investment of limited safety resources. Additional research is needed to examine how pedestrians and motorists react to specific pedestrian safety treatments, so that the most effective safety treatments can be implemented by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and guidance can be provided to cities and counties. New video image detection techniques will be used to accurately measure both pedestrian and vehicle behaviors. WSDOT, cities and counties will gain a better understanding of how pedestrians and motorists react in specific conditions so that facilities can be designed to improve pedestrian safety.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Hanson, Tom

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
      201 More Hall, Box 352700
      Seattle, WA  USA  98195-2700
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nihan, Nancy

    • Start Date: 20051219
    • Actual Completion Date: 20071130
    • Source Data: RiP Project 10996

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460678
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Washington State Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: T2695-94
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:30PM