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    Pedestrian crossings

    Throbbing Brain - I am looking for info about how to select the type of pedestrian crossing facility to be installed on any given street - what are the decision criteria used? Flow diagrams perhaps? I'm not having much luck with google

    I'm also interested in ways of classifying different types of crossings e.g. priority or non-priority.

    I'm helping out on a project to revise Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection Guidance.

    Thanks
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    Sorry! I may not be able to help you directly and specifically asyou may be following different techniques out there.

    But I would definitely want to ask whether you have the pedestrian flow/traffic figures.Mid Block as well as at intersections.
    There must be a minimum traffic which must want a pedestrian facility to be created!
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    Check out this website: http://www.walkinginfo.org/
    click on Design Guidelines.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    Throbbing Brain - I am looking for info about how to select the type of pedestrian crossing facility to be installed on any given street - what are the decision criteria used? Flow diagrams perhaps? I'm not having much luck with google

    I'm also interested in ways of classifying different types of crossings e.g. priority or non-priority.

    I'm helping out on a project to revise Pedestrian Crossing Facility Selection Guidance.

    Thanks
    We use "warrants" here - a mathematical analysis which takes into account things like ped crossing volume, ped type (%elderly, child, adult), and auto volumes to determine if a crossing is needed ("waranted"). Geometric considerations also come into play to determine if a crossing is feasible.

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    Don't forget about bus stops or other transit stops along the road.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner
    We use "warrants" here - a mathematical analysis which takes into account things like ped crossing volume, ped type (%elderly, child, adult), and auto volumes to determine if a crossing is needed ("waranted"). Geometric considerations also come into play to determine if a crossing is feasible.
    We use warrants too - but currently they are limited to assessing mainly just auto volumes and ped volumes. We want to revise the warrants to include a wider range of considerations, such as ped type, network considerations (improving access to nearby facilities), and types of auto traffic (e.g. trucks, buses).

    Would be interested in seeing how your warrants incorporate ped type considerations, Tranplanner.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Check out this website: http://www.walkinginfo.org/
    click on Design Guidelines.
    That is a great site...

    I would suggest looking at variables such as amount of pedestrian traffic, road width, light times, painted, raised, or other material used for cross walks, bus stops, and location of near by features such as parking ramps, schools, and parks. I would also suggest looking at pedestrian / vehicle accidents, and the related variables. This will help to illustrate recommended design standards.
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