Best Practices for Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFB) With and Without Median Refuge Islands

This research will seek to produce the guidance that practitioners need about the placement of Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFB) beacons in combination with median refuges on three lane roadways. This research will provide empirical evidence about the effect of refuge medians on driver yielding and pedestrian crossing behavior. The research will also compare the effect of median-mounted RRFB displays versus far side-mounted RRFB displays with respect to these same performance measures. Finally, this project will enhance and reanalyze the SPR 778 RRFB data to produce more robust estimates of the safety effectiveness. With these measures well-quantified, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be able to improve the guidance for pedestrian crossing enhancements.


    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 814

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Joerger, Mark

    • Performing Organizations:

      Portland State University

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      Engineering Bldg, 301D, 1930 SW 4th Ave.
      Portland, OR  United States  97201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Monsere, Christopher

    • Start Date: 20170905
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01658870
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 814
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 1 2018 6:43PM