June 05, 2019
Pedestrians account for more than 17.5 percent of all traffic fatalities. More than 66 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersection locations such as midblock areas. About 16 percent happen at intersections with no signals or stop signs.
By focusing on uncontrolled crossing locations, agencies can make targeted investments that address a significant national safety problem. The STEP countermeasures can also enhance the quality of life for pedestrians by overcoming barriers to safe, convenient, and complete pedestrian networks.
This full day workshop will provide an overview of the pedestrian safety problem, provide some general street crossing principles, present the 3 STEP process of policy, process, and 5 proven countermeasures being promoted and available resources.
The Fabulous 5 are:
- Crosswalk visibility enhancements, such as crosswalk lighting and enhanced signing and marking, help drivers detect pedestrians.
- Raised crosswalks are a traffic-calming technique that can reduce vehicle speeds and encourage drivers to yield to pedestrians.
- Pedestrian refuge islands provide a safer place for pedestrians to stop at the midpoint of the road before crossing the remaining distance, which is particularly helpful for pedestrians with limited mobility.
- Pedestrian hybrid beacons provide a stop control treatment at locations where pedestrian volumes aren’t high enough to warrant a traffic signal. They are a useful device for higher speed multilane roads.
- Road diets, also an EDC-3 innovation, reconfigure a roadway cross-section to safely accommodate all users. It can reduce vehicle speeds and the number of lanes pedestrians need to cross and create space to add new pedestrian facilities.
There will be a group field visit exercise where participants will evaluate a corridor and present the good pedestrian crossing features as well as make recommendations for improvements.
Welcome / Introductions
Why STEP: Background and data
Policies / Process / Introduce STEP Guide
Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements:
-High Visibility Marked Crosswalks
– Curb Extensions
Pedestrian Refuge Islands
- 11:30 – Lunch
STEP Treatments Cont…
– Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon
– Road Diets
– Leading Pedestrian Interval
- Site Visit and Development Recommendations
- Report Out
- Final Remarks and Evaluations
- 4:30 – Adjourn
Wayne Emington is the Safety and Operations Engineer with the Maine Division of the Federal Highway Administration located in Augusta, Maine. He is a member of the Every Day Counts – 5 Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian initiative, which will be promoting seven pedestrian safety treatments across the country in 2019-2020. Wayne has been involved with transportation safety and the planning, development, and delivery of bicycle and pedestrian projects by both state and local agencies for over twelve years at the Federal Highway Administration and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $75.00
Private Industry: $300.00
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