Understanding and Using New Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

The objective of this project is to identify discrepancies between how pedestrian and bicycle facilities were designed to be used versus actual behaviors and knowledge of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists; examine knowledge of proper facility use and enforcement by law enforcement; and document available educational resources and initiatives. This effort will look at how new pedestrian/bicycle facilities were designed to be used versus how they are actually used by the public, knowledge of proper use, enforcement by law enforcement, and available educational/training resources. Facilities such as sharrows, bike lanes, green lanes, HAWKs, shared right turns, leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs), and pedestrian hybrid beacons will be investigated for current education and training resources and initiatives as well as common misconceptions of facility purpose and correct use. This project will be based on a literature and education/training review and limited discussions with relevant officials (engineers, law enforcement officers, program managers). The results will be shared with the program office for development of educational materials to help reduce the increasing number of pedestrian and bicyclist crashes.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $191200
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH2217D00040

      693JJ919F000116

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Johnson, Kristie

    • Performing Organizations:

      ToXcel, LLC

      7140 Heritage Village Plaza
      Gainesville, VA  United States  20155
    • Principal Investigators:

      Johnson, Kristie

    • Start Date: 20190827
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Pedestrian Safety
    • Subprogram: Bicyclist Safety

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01718706
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH2217D00040, 693JJ919F000116
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 3 2019 2:00PM