In downtown Columbus, Ohio, the City embarked on a pilot project to assess existing crosswalk treatments, pedestrian safety and visibility at 13 uncontrolled, marked crosswalks on one-way streets. These locations did not have a documented crash history between vehicles and pedestrians but were recognized for their unique locations due to pedestrian volumes, public feedback through the City’s 311 system and observations made by City staff.
Using a MioVision camera, the B&N team collected data that is typically undocumented in standard data collection processes. This information brought added insight to more holistically evaluate the pedestrian and vehicular behavior, driver yielding rates and near-miss data. Using this information, the current state of the practice research and design guides, the B&N team created a “menu” of crosswalk applications to supplement the City’s crosswalk evaluation process.
This presentation will detail the data collection process, including reviewing existing planning agency and City data, technology and field verification, and the process to develop a variety of treatment options for each uncontrolled crossing.