A consistent approach and methods for treating uncontrolled crosswalks in Minnesota will improve pedestrian safety throughout the state.
This Local Road Research Board study sought to improve consistency in the methods and approach that local agencies use to address crosswalks. The project team focused on the question of how a crosswalk should be enhanced with additional countermeasures, if any, once the decision is made to mark it.
A quick reference guide was developed based on FHWA’s “Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations (July 2018)” to help agencies determine when to use different countermeasures based on roadway type, vehicle volumes, and posted speed limits.
This quick reference guide helps local agencies select from the following 12 crosswalk treatments, based on roadway type, vehicle volumes and posted speed limits.
High-visibility crosswalk markings
Parking restrictions on crosswalk approach
Adequate nighttime lighting levels
Crossing warning signs
Advanced Stop Here for Pedestrian sign and stop line
In-street pedestrian crossing sign
Pedestrian refuge island
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB)
Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB)
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