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Enhanced Pedestrian Crossing Treatments in Santa Monica ITE 2012 Western District Annual Meeting Session 8C Wednesday June 27, 2012 Sam Morrissey, P.E.

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1 Enhanced Pedestrian Crossing Treatments in Santa Monica ITE 2012 Western District Annual Meeting Session 8C Wednesday June 27, 2012 Sam Morrissey, P.E. City Traffic Engineer City of Santa Monica

2 Introduction 2

3 Introduction (Contd) 3

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6 Background July 2008 September 2008 December

7 City Request to Experiment 7

8 Evaluation Locations In-Roadway Warning Light Systems Santa Monica Boulevard/Princeton Street Pico Boulevard/3rd Street Pico Boulevard/10th Street 2114 Colorado Avenue (Midblock crosswalk) 8

9 Evaluation Locations (Contd) Flashing Beacon Systems Santa Monica Boulevard/Princeton Street 2 lanes ea. dir. Center TWLTL Spd. Lmt. 30 mph 85 th %tile ~32 mph 28,000 ADT 9

10 Evaluation Locations (Contd) Flashing Beacon Systems Santa Monica Boulevard/Stanford Street 2 lanes ea. dir. Center TWLTL Spd. Lmt. 30 mph 85 th %tile ~32 mph 28,000 ADT 10

11 Deployment 2114 Colorado Avenue (Midblock crosswalk) 11

12 Deployment (Contd) Pico Boulevard/10 th Street 12

13 Deployment (Contd) Pico Boulevard/3 rd Street 13

14 Deployment (Contd) Santa Monica Boulevard/Princeton Street 14

15 Deployment (Contd) Santa Monica Boulevard/Princeton Street 15

16 Deployment (Contd) Santa Monica Boulevard/Stanford Street 16

17 Evaluation 17 In-Roadway Warning Lights – Daytime

18 Evaluation (Contd) 18 In-Roadway Warning Lights – Summary

19 Evaluation (Contd) 19 Flashing Beacons – Daytime

20 Evaluation (Contd) 20 Flashing Beacons – Summary

21 Comparisons 1.Generally, both systems increase driver yielding response rates 2.The RRFB seems to result in a greater increase in driver yielding response than the CRFB 3.Compared to IRWL systems, both systems appear to be as effective as IRWL systems 21

22 Next Steps Citys experiment still ongoing Continue through 2013 Periodic updates to CTCDC & FHWA Alternate locations of C/RRFBs Investigate human factors Testing other devices 22

23 Questions? Sam Morrissey City Traffic Engineer City of Santa Monica 1685 Main Street, Room 115 Santa Monica, CA T: Steve Weinberger W-Trans 490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 201 Santa Rosa, CA T:


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