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This report provides a procedure for the evaluation of uncontrolled pedestrian crossing locations that takes into
account accepted practice, safety and delay. Safety considerations have been paramount to the analysis of crossings
but delay is often not considered. The Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) provides a methodology for determining
delay that can be included in the analysis of a crossing location. The analysis procedure takes into account previous
research procedures and adds in delay considerations to develop a methodology appropriate for use by
jurisdictional agencies in the evaluation of what is needed for treatments at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings.
The evaluation procedure developed runs through a multi-step process from field data review through the
consideration of appropriate treatment options. The evaluation procedure takes into account field data collection;
safety/crash history; stopping sight distance; HCM Level of Service (LOS); pedestrian sight distance; origins and
destinations/alternate routes; access spacing and functional classification; roadway speed and pedestrian use;
FHWA guidance for placement based on safety considerations; school crossings; and appropriate treatment
options. Treatment options include four different classes: Signing and Marking Treatments; Traffic Calming
Treatments; Uncontrolled Crossing Treatments; and High Level Treatments.
Nemeth, Bryan; Tillman, Ross; Melquist, Jeremy; Hudson, Ashley.
Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing Evaluation Incorporating Highway Capacity Manual Unsignalized Pedestrian Crossing Analysis Methodology.
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