Guidebook for Mitigating Fixed-Route Bus-and-Pedestrian Collisions

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operations - traffic, planning - route design, planning - safety/accidents, planning - safety/accidents, land use - planning, mode - bus, mode - pedestrian


Accident mitigation, Bus transit, Case studies, Fixed route services, Handbooks, Pedestrian accidents, Pedestrian safety, Strategic planning, Traffic safety, Transit operating agencies


This report will be of interest to public transportation systems that provide fixed-route bus services and their communities. This Guidebook will assist small, medium, and large transit agencies and their community members in better understanding bus-and-pedestrian collisions and in determining preventative or remedial strategies for reducing the frequency and severity of these types of collisions. The Guidebook is divided into four parts. Part I discusses how to mitigate the four most common collision types and circumstances. Part II presents a variety of mitigation strategies with detailed information for over 80 applications of the strategies. Part III contains 14 case studies, which provide in-depth examples for the best documented applications. Part IV presents a discussion of important considerations for improving pedestrian safety around transit buses.


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