Pedestrian Crosswalk Policy Development Guidelines

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  06/09/2020


This study was driven by the need to improve consistency in the methods and approach that local agencies use to address crosswalks. This study focuses on the question of how a crosswalk should be enhanced with additional countermeasures, if any, once the decision is made to mark it. During the research portion of this project, it was found that the primary information agencies use that provides guidance for decisions on how to mark crosswalks comes from the Federal Highway Administration. A quick reference guide was developed from FHWA's Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations, July 2018, that will help agencies determine when to use different countermeasures based on roadway type, vehicle volumes, and posted speed limits. In addition, fact sheets for twelve countermeasures identified in the document were developed to explain what the benefit of each one is, when it is best applied, and how to provide high-level planning cost for each one.

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