Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems - Phase III

The Human Factors Guide (HFG) is intended to be a resource document for highway designers, traffic engineers, and other practitioners. The purpose of the HFG is to provide the best factual information and insight on road users' characteristics, in a useful format, to facilitate safe roadway design and operational decisions. The impetus behind the HFG was the recognition that current design references have limitations in providing the practitioner with adequate guidance for incorporating road user needs and capabilities when dealing with design and operational issues. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Joint Subcommittee on International Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems was created to help plan the development of human factors guidelines for road systems that highway designers and traffic engineers can readily use in their work. NCHRP Project 17-18(8), "Comprehensive Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems," provided the framework for the guidelines and two of its chapters. The project was completed in January 2005. </span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">NCHRP Project 17-31 was initiated in 2005 to develop three additional chapters and integrate them with the work completed under Project 17-18(8). Project 17-31 developed a style guide for the Guidelines; refined Chapters 1, 3, and 5 from NCHRP Project 17-8(8); and developed three new chapters--signalized intersections, unsignalized intersections, and work zones. A workshop was held on January 20, 2007,  to allow highway designers and traffic engineers to apply the draft guidelines to example problems and provide user comments. Chapters 1 through 5, 10, 11, and 13 have been completed and will be published as <em>NCHRP Report 600</em>. </span>The objectives of this research are to develop (1) additional chapters for the Human Factors Guidelines, (2) an index for <em>NCHRP Report 600 </em>and the chapters developed under this project, (3) an outreach plan, (4) potential methods for updating the HFG, and (5) an analysis of the feasibility of electronically cross-referencing the HFG to other industry guides and standards.</div></span></div></div>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-41

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Niessner, Charles

  • Performing Organizations:

    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Columbus Laboratories
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201
  • Principal Investigators:

    Campbell, John

  • Start Date: 20080305
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100304
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17094

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464556
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-41
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:44PM