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					Pedestrian Safety Master Plan
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• Similarities and Differences with
  Other Areas
• No Magic Bullet
• Site, Corridor Specific
• Multiple, Complementary Strategies
Similarities & Differences

            Climate & Geography




                       Orlando
                        San Diego
Similarities & Differences



   Austin, TX        Orlando, FL
Similarities & Differences


               Yielding Motorists
No Magic Bullet


Motorist Education &     Crossing Flags          "Look" Pavement Stencils
Enforcement              Advanced Stop Bars      High Visibility
Pedestrian Education &   Rectangular Rapid-      Crosswalks
Enforcement              Flashing Beacon         Pedestrian Countdown
Sidewalks                Yield to Pedestrians    Signals
Medians                  Signs                   Confirmation Call
Lighting                 In-Roadway Pedestrian   Buttons
HAWK Signal              Signs                   Automated Pedestrian
                         No Turn on Red          Detection
Pedestrian Signal
                         Radar Speed Trailers    Activated Flashing
Median Refuge Island
                                                 Beacons
Pedestrian Overpass or   Leading Pedestrian
                         Interval                Dynamic Lighting
Underpass
High Speed


Motorist Education &     Crossing Flags         "Look" Pavement Stencils
Enforcement              Advanced Stop Bars     High Visibility Crosswalks
Pedestrian Education &   Rectangular Rapid-     Pedestrian Countdown
Enforcement              Flashing Beacon        Signals
Sidewalks                Yield to Pedestrians   Confirmation Call
Medians                  Signs                  Buttons
Lighting                 In-street Pedestrian   Automated Pedestrian
HAWK Signal              Signs                  Detection
Pedestrian Signal        No Turn on Red         Activated Flashing
                         Radar Speed Trailers   Beacons
Median Refuge Island
                         Leading Pedestrian     Dynamic Lighting
Pedestrian Overpass or
Underpass                Interval
Medium/Low Speed


Motorist Education &     Crossing Flags          "Look" Pavement Stencils
Enforcement              Advanced Stop Bars      High Visibility Crosswalks
Pedestrian Education &   Rectangular Rapid-      Pedestrian Countdown
Enforcement              Flashing Beacon         Signals
Sidewalks                Yield to Pedestrians    Confirmation Call
Medians                  Signs                   Buttons
Lighting                 In-Roadway Pedestrian   Automated Pedestrian
HAWK Signal              Signs                   Detection
Pedestrian Signal        No Turn on Red          Activated Flashing
                         Radar Speed Trailers    Beacons
Median Refuge Island
                         Leading Pedestrian      Dynamic Lighting
Pedestrian Overpass or
Underpass                Interval
HAWK* Signal Beacon


                                          Flashing Yellow:
                                            Prepare to
                                            Stop
                                          Steady Red: Stop,
                                            Yield
                                          Flashing Red:
                                            Yield, Proceed
                                            If Clear
                                          None: Proceed
   * High-intensity Activated crossWalK
RRFB


       Rectangular
       Rapid Flashing
       Beacon
       Yielding in St.
       Pete increased
       from single digits
       to over 80%
Dynamic Lighting


                   Supplements
                   RRFB
                   Lights crosswalk
                   and pedestrian
                   Can attract
                   pedestrians to
                   the crossing
What Others Are Doing


High-Speed Corridor     St.              San     Las     Metro
                              Miami
Treatments             Pete           Francisco Vegas   Orlando

HAWK Signal             Y                                   

Medians                                                   Y

Lighting                                                  Y

Median Refuge Island    Y                Y       Y        Y
What Others Are Doing

Lower-Speed Street             St.              San     Las   Metro
                                     Miami
Treatments                    Pete           Francisco Vegas Orlando
Crossing flags                                                 Y
Advanced stop bars             Y                                 
Rectangular Rapid-Flashing
                               Y      Y                        Y
Beacon
Turning Traffic Yield to
                               Y      Y         Y       Y      Y
Pedestrians signs
In-street pedestrian signs            Y         Y       Y      Y
No Turn on Red                 Y      Y                        Y
Radar speed trailers                  Y         Y       Y        
"Look" pavement stencils                        Y                
Leading Pedestrian Interval           Y         Y              Y
 What Others Are Doing

                                    St.          San     Las   Metro
General Treatments                      Miami
                                   Pete       Francisco Vegas Orlando
Advanced stop bars                  Y             Y               
Motorist education/enforcement      Y                             
Pedestrian education/enforcement    Y                             
New sidewalks                       Y                            Y
High visibility crosswalks          Y                    Y       Y
Pedestrian Countdown Signals        Y     Y              Y       Y
Confirmation Call Buttons                 Y              Y        
Automated Pedestrian Detection            Y       Y               
Activated Flashing Beacons                        Y      Y       Y
Dynamic Lighting                          Y              Y        
Our Problem Areas


53% of crashes and 81% of
fatalities occurred on
roads with 4 or more lanes

36% of crashes on multi-
lane roads without            Median &
medians; 65% of fatalities    Refuge
                              Island Needs
                              Tier I
Median distance of            Tier II
crossing pedestrian crash     Programmed
to nearest traffic signal =
1/10th mile
Our Problem Areas


10% of crashes and 33% of
fatalities occurred on
multi-lane roads without
street lighting

Intersection improvements
and high-emphasis
crossings for other crash
concentrations              Lighting Needs
Pedestrian Safety Joint
Subcommittee


 Members from:
   Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
   Citizens Advisory Committee
   Management & Operations Subcommittee
   Community Traffic Safety Teams
   FDOT
   Lynx
Complementary Strategies


Enforcement of Motorist Yielding
                         Motorist at fault = 35%
                         10% at marked crosswalks
                         3.5% at driveways
                         6.3% other motorist failure
                         to yield
                         6% of fatalities involved
                         motorist failure to yield at
                         intersection
Complementary Strategies


Enforcement
supports and
complements
engineering
Complementary Strategies


 Other Complementary Efforts
   FDOT Sidewalk Gaps
   Local Government Sidewalk Gaps
   Metro area crash database
   Pedestrian Safety & Mobility Assessment Tool
     -- applied to PD&Es
Action Plan Components


Identify priorities and funding sources for
engineering countermeasures
  -- Into TIP
Change area driving culture through
enforcement and education; 5-year effort
Coordinate engineering efforts with
enforcement/education efforts
Monitor performance with field observations
and crash data
 Enforcement/Education


Funding to Bike-Walk Central Florida
Train local officers in crosswalk
enforcement strategies
Supplement with targeted
education to motorists and
pedestrians
Monitor for effectiveness; 18
months
Coordinate with engineering
efforts

				
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