Developing a sound pedestrian safety strategy requires a safe system approach and a clear understanding of context. We created the Crosswalk+ tool to guide the selection of possible crosswalk safety countermeasures based on the latest safety research and methodologies.
Safety Assessment Capabilities
Exploration of Options
There are many different ways to accommodate pedestrian street crossings. Crosswalk+ measures the safety factors of these multiple options based on roadway characteristics and the potential for pedestrian-vehicle conflict. The tool allows users to input roadway characteristics, such as the number of lanes, posted speed, and average daily traffic volumes, in order to understand the pros and cons of each treatment and identify potential countermeasures.
Citywide and Corridor-Wide Applications
Crosswalk+ operationalizes the guidance on safety countermeasure selection using GIS. The tool allows for crosswalk safety assessment at a citywide, corridor-wide, or even countywide scale. Potential applications include planning projects, corridor studies, road safety plans, area plans, and bicycle and pedestrian master plans.
Using Data Resources
With limitless analytical capabilities, the tool is primed for innovative ways to build out datasets. Crosswalk+ can pull in open source data and data from our vendor partners to create the underlying datasets for analysis.
Foundation in Safety Research and Best Practices
Crosswalk+ combines federal Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) standards and guidelines alongside Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) best practice documentation to identify potential uncontrolled and controlled crosswalk enhancements.
Ready to see what Crosswalk+ can do for your pedestrian safety assessments? Contact us today.