TTI researchers have developed suggested procedures for agencies interested in improving pedestrian safety. The TTI team consisting of Kay Fitzpatrick, Shawn Turner, Marcus Brewer and numerous others has developed Guidelines for Pedestrian Crossing Treatments as part of a Transportation Research Board (TRB) project.
In 2004, 4,641 pedestrians died in the U.S. and another 68,000 were injured according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The majority, 72 percent, were killed or injured in urban areas.
“The focus of this team’s effort is to improve the conditions for pedestrians,” said Research Engineer Fitzpatrick, who is Team Leader of the project. Guidelines for Pedestrian Crossing Treatments will help move us in the right direction.”
The publication examines selected engineering treatments to improve safety for pedestrians crossing high-volume and high-speed roadways at unsignalized locations.
You can view the publication at the following link: http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6630.