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NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 17-11 [Final (Synthesis)]

Pedestrians and Traffic Control Measures
[ NCHRP 20-05 (Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices) ]

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This synthesis will be of interest to traffic engineers, safety engineers, and others concerned with pedestrian safety. Information is presented on the traffic-control measures being used by states and local agencies to enhance pedestrian safety. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of all highway fatalities are pedestrians, and although most pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas, all agencies should pay more attention to the needs of pedestrians. This report of the Transportation Research Board describes and discusses more than 20 traffic-control measures and their effects on pedestrian safety, including the advantages and disadvantages of each and the conditions under which each is most and least likely to be of benefit.  The report for this topic can be purchased at http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=3418

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