Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety at Grade Crossings

Federal reporting shows a relatively constant number of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities at highway-rail and pathway-rail grade crossings over the past ten years. This is in contrast to a marked decrease in train-vehicle collisions at highway-rail crossings. While engineering solutions and education and enforcements initiatives have been proposed and implemented, little is known as to their effectiveness to mitigate such incidents. This study will extend on the work done regarding safety at rail grade crossings, and non-motorized users’ behavior and attitudes toward safety at such crossings. The study will focus on urban settings and corridors as opposed to the predominantly suburban nature of the earlier study conducted by the principal researchers.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $58383
  • Contract Numbers:

    UIC 2117-9060-02-C


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Volinski, Joel

  • Principal Investigators:

    Metaxatos, Paul

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160229
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01595878
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: UIC 2117-9060-02-C, DTRT12-G-UTC22
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2016 9:33PM