Safest Placement for Crosswalks at Intersections

This research should identify the relation, if any, between pedestrian safety and the lateral offset of crosswalks and document those findings in a clear manner. The influence of other factors such as traffic control (signalized and unsignalized), markings, intersection skew, curb radius, and sight distance may need to be addressed as well. If either corner or set-back crosswalks are shown to have a safety advantage over the other, that finding will have a significant influence on Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT’s) decisions around this topic. The knowledge gained from this research has the potential to improve pedestrian safety all across the state as ODOT prepares to address over 25,000 non-compliant curb ramps on the state highway system over the next 13 years.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $210000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 840

    • 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:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hurwitz, David

    • Start Date: 20200701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751478
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 840
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 9 2020 2:35PM