Evaluation of Midblock Pedestrian Signals (MPS)

This project is to conduct extensive evaluation analysis to understand the effectiveness of midblock pedestrian signals (MPS). Based on the analysis at 27 study sites, there are two main objectives to be fulfilled as discussed above. Basically, the research will achieve the following: (1) the project will comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of MPS for the immediate and longer-term periods after installation; and (2) the project will use emerging technologies to collect extensive data regarding traffic operational effects, safety benefits, pedestrians’ crossing behaviors, and drivers’ compliance of yielding to pedestrians with different pedestrian crossing enhancement countermeasures.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $365185
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV24 977-42

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      El-Urfali, Alan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Central Florida, Orlando

      12443 Research Parkway, Suite 207
      Orlando, FL  United States  32826-
    • Principal Investigators:

      Abdel-Aty, Mohamed

    • Start Date: 20210616
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230830
    • Actual Completion Date: 20240412

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01774538
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV24 977-42
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 21 2021 2:50PM