Roadway Lighting's Effect on Pedestrian Safety at Intersection and Midblock Crosswalks

The goal of this study is to understand the effects of crosswalk lighting design on pedestrian safety at both midblock and intersections. Here, lighting design refers to both luminare placement and lighting levels. The study will also attempt to determine the optimal design at intersections for improved visibilitiy for motorists of pedestrians, vehicles, turning movements, and all other road users within the intersection. The determined safety will be compared to the effects of existing safety countermeasures. In addition, the effects of combination treatments on pedestrian safety will be evaluated.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $406,080
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bhagavathula, Rajaram

      Gibbons, Ronald

    • Start Date: 20180916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01713596
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-202
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 8 2019 12:50PM