Recent Multimodal Safety News & Knowledge Shares
Fehr & Peers is proud to have our staff and recent projects featured in the May 2017 ITE Journal. The article includes case study updates on quick build projects in the San Francisco East Bay. This article is a follow up to Carrie and Ryan’s April 2015 ITE Journal article on tactical urbanism and quick build planning and design trends.
Fehr & Peers helped prepare a complex, political, and community-driven Complete Streets Implementation Plan for a 2.4-mile segment of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland from 20th to 57th Streets. The complete streets redesign aimed to improve safety and provide a better balance of mobility and access for all users.
With assistance from Fehr & Peers, the City of Willits recently approved the Main Street Corridor Enhancement Plan to promote a more lively, pedestrian-oriented downtown commercial core. The plan identifies improvements for Caltrans’ upcoming relinquishment of Main Street to the City upon completion of the US-101 Willits Bypass project. Fehr & Peers helped design streetscape improvements to enhancing traffic calming and circulation, pedestrian and bicycle safety, emergency vehicle access, and safe routes to schools.
We conducted a technical analysis of the city’s roadway collisions and the primary factors that contribute to them, providing local decision-makers with crucial information to help them prioritize areas of the City with the most need for safety improvements.
Fehr & Peers is working with the Fresno Council of Governments to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the existing conditions of goods movement in the San Joaquin Valley through I-5 and SR 99. The purpose of the study is to provide prioritized strategies to improve safety and traffic congestion conditions in these corridors.
In 2016, our Bicycle & Pedestrian Discipline Group was tasked with designing protected bikeways in several cities across the United States. These protected bikeways are important links in each city’s bicycle network and, in some cases, previously had safety concerns for all modes of transportation.
New resources are available to help States implement the Safety Performance Measures Final Rule.
A resource about why active transportation measures are important, when to apply them, how to identify what to use, how to evaluate, and case study applications.
Data maps are available from the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) specific to pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities from 2009-2013.
LA’s Hollywood and Highland ‘crosswalk scramble’ is a good example of prioritizing pedestrian safety that has reportedly reduced collisions.
The City and County of Denver recently implemented new internal Pedestrian Crossing Guidelines to provide clearer rules for designing safer street crossings.
Even if quantifiable data isn’t readily available, having the conversation about safety trade-offs is worth it every time.