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... 11   Survey of Public Agencies A survey was developed and administered as part of this study to gain greater understanding of the state of the practice for pedestrian crossing treatments at intersections and midblock locations. The survey was reviewed by the research team before being sent to the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
From page 12...
... 12 Safety at Midblock Pedestrian Signals Experience with Pedestrian Crossing Treatments The use of pedestrian crossing treatments was quite diverse. Agencies were asked, "what types of treatments for pedestrian crossings do you typically use at unsignalized intersections in your region?
From page 13...
... Survey of Public Agencies 13 When asked to identify why the agency would select one treatment over another, there was a significant range of ideas offered. RRFBs were being used in some cases and not in others (crossing multiple lanes was mentioned as a concern)
From page 14...
... 14 Safety at Midblock Pedestrian Signals since having no indication was considered more desirable than a green indication, and having a flashing yellow in addition to the steady yellow would attract the attention of motorists. The other benefit of the PHB was reduced side-street delay associated with the flashing red portion of the operation.
From page 15...
... Survey of Public Agencies 15 Benefits of Treatments The final questions of the survey focused on the benefits the agency has experienced with MPSs or PHBs. Many of the participants highlighted the safety benefits and reduced crashes involving pedestrians.

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