Design and Demonstration of Pedestrian Waiting Time Countdown at Pedestrian Activated Signals

In response to the increasing concerns of pedestrian compliance and safety at intersection/roadway crossings, this study intends to investigate all critical human-factors issues and intersection-design features that may collectively trigger some pedestrians to ignore the pedestrian-activated signals during intersection/roadway crossing. All identified key factors will subsequently serve as the input information for design and evaluation of a Pedestrian-Waiting-Time Countdown (PWTC) at pedestrian-activated signals.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $153468
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

      707 North Calvert Street
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
    • Project Managers:

      Xiang, Hua

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Maryland, College Park

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      College Park, MD  United States  20742
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gang-Len, Chang

    • Start Date: 20191220
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01743456
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maryland State Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: SPR20B4K
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 22 2020 1:15PM