A Multimodal Analysis of Proven Safety Countermeasures in Kansas

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is developing recommended interventions to improve multimodal safety. While these interventions have seen successful in other states, they have not been vetted in a structured manner within different Kansas communities. This project seeks to conduct careful before and after analyses of a select set of multimodal safety interventions that will be implemented over the coming year. For example, Junction City recently introduced bulb outs to narrow a roadway and facilitate pedestrian crossing. This research would closely monitor all road user behaviors and compliance at this site before and after the intervention to provide measured guidance on how Kansan travelers respond and adapt to new multimodal safety infrastructure. The goal of this work is to collect data within Kansas and provide analyses that supports KDOT programs and projects by offering guidance for appropriate application of proven safety countermeasures.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $67334
    • Contract Numbers:

      K-TRAN: KSU-22-1



    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

      Eisenhower State Office Building
      700 SW Harrison Street
      Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
    • Performing Organizations:

      Kansas State University Transportation Center

      Kansas State University
      Department of Civil Engineering
      Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
    • Principal Investigators:

      Fitzsimmons, Eric

      Newmark, Gregory

    • Start Date: 20210701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01832304
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: K-TRAN: KSU-22-1, RE-0835-01, C2184
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 7 2022 12:02PM