AN AWARE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY COURSE
September 2018 Crosswalk Education Training Course
PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION Presents
“An Aware Pedestrian: The Series”
CROSSWALK EDUCATION Course
Pedestrian-vehicle conflicts are one of the most important safety concerns at signalized intersections especially in urban areas. Conflicting vehicles and pedestrians select their maneuvers by predicting the other user behavior. Sudden behavioral changes of pedestrians such as sudden speed change (acceleration or deceleration) cannot be predicted by drivers, which can lead to safety hazards especially if these sudden behavioral changes occur near conflict areas.
Continuous pedestrian speed profiles analyzed at signalized crosswalks HELP to investigate the existence of behavioral changes. A methodology is proposed to identify significant sudden changes of pedestrian speeds.
The locations and timings of these sudden speed change events were analyzed, and the influencing factors such as crosswalk geometry and signal timing were studies and evaluated.
Empirical analysis showed that sudden acceleration events were observed at the entrance points to the pedestrian-vehicle conflict area, which highlights the significance of these events to pedestrian-vehicle conflict analysis.
OUR Aware Pedestrian Crosswalk Education study becomes a success with the cooperation of local businesses, organizations, and pedestrian safety advocates.
We will continue to update our listener’s with the latest online resources about urban and suburban adaptations and public safety awareness efforts locally. As well as, offer the most affordable opportunities possible to Citizen’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma to learn more about being a part of The Aware Pedestrian movement.
Our study is based on core measurement criteria and core behavior data obtained from surveys. These surveys ask participants questions related to public and private transportation policy.
Working with City officials, planners, engineer, local business owners, and pedestrians in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we will be gaining more insight into the needs and viewpoints of pedestrians in our community.
This study will be measuring high-impact travel, seating, public facilities, crime, lighting, ATS systems, crosswalk culpability, simple implementations structurally and much… much… more.
PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR AT SIGNALIZED CROSSWALKS
PACE TULSA AGS Foundation is concerned with pedestrian awareness crosswalk education and Public Transportation Policy in The United States.
Additionally, from the experience gained from courses like this one. PACE TULSA FOUNDATION expects expertise will in-turn be a valuable online resource to capture information about the feelings of the participants in the survey.
Automated Crosswalk and Connected Intersection Improvements have made dramatic changes in Pedestrian Perception about their role as citizens in our communities throughout the entire United States.
The impact in the minds of people whom travel throughout their communities the business people who work in this area recognized the achievement’s because of these structural improvements to our streets, sidewalks, roads and sanitation systems.
- Safety Perceptions While Travelling At Night
- Skate Boarding And Cycling
- General Engineering Designs
- Widening Crosswalk Lines
- Reflective Signs
- Traffic Accidents And Fatalities
PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION specificity surveys are designed to relate to the perceptions of volunteer participants willing to offer and give advice about notices in automated crosswalks and connected intersection improvements in our community!
By attending this course you will learn:
MOTORIST RESPONSIBILITES WHILE DRIVING
HOW MOTORISTS CAN HELP TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY
DRIVERS CAN PREVENT CONNECTED VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
HOW DRIVERS CAN ENSURE BICYCLIST ARE SAFE
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGN MEANS
A pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a place designated for pedestrians to cross a road. Crosswalks are designed to keep pedestrians together where they can be seen by motorists, and where they can cross most safely across the flow of vehicular traffic.
Signing is governed by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which provides specifications on the design and placement of traffic control signs installed within public rights of-way.
Colors for signs and markings should conform to the color schedule recommended by the MUTCD to promote uniformity and understanding from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For the background color of signs, use:
- YELLOW – General warning.
- RED – Stop or prohibition.
- BLUE – Service guidance.
- GREEN – Indicates movements permitted, directional guidance.
- BROWN – Public recreation and scenic guidance.
- ORANGE – Construction and maintenance.
- BLACK – Regulation.
- WHITE – Regulation.
For pavement markings, use:
YELLOW – Centerline stripes.
- WHITE – All other pavement stripes and markings, including edge stripes, lane markings, and crosswalks.
PEDESTRIAN RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESTRICTIONS
The use of NO TURN ON RED signs at an intersection should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Less restrictive alternatives should be considered in lieu of NO TURN ON RED. Also, supplementary signs, such as WHEN PEDESTRIANS ARE PRESENT or WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT may be placed below the NO TURN ON RED sign.
There are occasions when no-turn-on-red restrictions are beneficial, and specific recommendations relating to pedestrians include:
- Part-time restrictions should be discouraged; however, they are preferable to full-time prohibitions when the need only occurs for a short period of time.
- Universal prohibitions at school crossings should not be made
Pedestrians are restricted from continuing straight and are encouraged to cross to the left to avoid a vehicular merge lane. But rather restrictions should be sensitive to special problems of pedestrian conflicts, such as the unpredictable behavior of children and problems of the elderly and persons with disabilities. Pedestrian volume, as such, should not be the only criterion for prohibiting right turns on red.
There are a number of regulatory signs directed at pedestrians, which include:
- Pedestrians prohibited signs to prohibit pedestrian entry at freeway ramps.
- Pedestrian crossing signs are used to restrict crossings at less safe locations and to divert them to optimal crossing locations. Various alternatives include the USE CROSSWALK (with supplemental arrow) sign, which may be used at signalized intersection legs with high conflicting turning movements or at mid-block locations directing pedestrians to use an adjacent signal or crosswalk. The signs have most applicability in front of schools or other buildings that generate significant pedestrian volumes.
- Traffic signal include the pedestrian push=button signs or other signs at signals directing pedestrians to cross only on the green light or WALK signal. Pedestrian push-button signs should be used at all pedestrian-actuated signals. It is helpful to provide guidance to indicate which street the button is for (either with arrows or street names). The signs should be located adjacent to the push button and the push buttons should be accessible to pedestrians with disabilities.
Other signs may be used for pedestrians at traffic signals to define the meaning of the WALK, DON’T WALK, and flashing DON’T WALK signal indications. The decision to use these signs (or alternatively, stickers mounted directly on the signal pole) is strictly engineering judgment and is primarily for educational purposes. As such, their use may be more helpful near schools and areas with concentrations of elderly pedestrians–two high-risk areas. This information may also be effectively converted into brochures for distribution and ongoing educational purposes
Directional signs for pedestrians are intended to assist people who are new to the area or to assist residents who may not know the most direct route to a destination by foot. Use distances meaningful to pedestrians, such as
All pavement word and symbol markings require periodic maintenance and replacement after resurfacing. If used, it is advisable to maintain an inventory of stencils for periodic checking and refurbishment.
Pavement Word and Symbol Markings
The MUTCD allows for the use of pavement word and symbol markings such as SCHOOL XING or PED XING, as motorist warning devices
COMMON ROAD MARKINGS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
White solid line
These lines are the most critical to take note of. They line the edges of the road, mark out intersections and indicate where and when to take extra caution.
Horizontal solid lines (stretching across your path) warn of obstacles that can cross a vehicle’s path. You’ll see them just before intersections, pedestrian crossings, railroad crossings and the like.
If you see a horizontal solid line ahead of you, this means the vehicle must come to a full stop, unless indicated to proceed by a traffic light or when clear. Ensure that your front tire comes to rest just before the white line. Of course, it would be better to prevent your vehicle’s front bumper from crossing the line for the convenience of pedestrians or other cross traffic vehicles.
Several horizontal solid lines in quick succession are called rumble strips.
These are typically placed on highways or roads with high speed limits to alert the driver of an impending obstacle like a turn or intersection. They’re like little speed bumps and make a rumbling sound when a vehicle travels over them, hence the name. These may be crossed without coming to a full stop, though it is encouraged to slow down a little. In the Philippines, they’re used a little too frequently and can be found before almost every busy intersection in some cities.
Vertical solid lines (stretching with the flow of traffic) mark the edges of lanes. Two constantly run along the opposite ends of the road. They also indicate areas where changing lanes is discouraged or could be dangerous. Obviously, you must stay between these lines, not over them.
You’ll typically see vertical dashed lines turning into solid lines when approaching an intersection, fork, or junction in the road. These are there to remind you to change before the solid line or simply stay in your lane.
White dashed line
These marks indicate the center of the road, make it easier to make out lanes, show the direction of the road at night, and indicate where caution or yielding must be exercised.
Horizontal dashed lines mark out areas where caution must be exercised.
Areas with these lines typically don’t have signs or signal lights. You don’t need to come to a full stop before it, unlike the solid horizontal line, but it is best to be mindful when approaching one.
On multiple lane roads, they usually outline areas where a vehicle can make a left turn against oncoming traffic, merge onto a larger road with the right of way, if it is clear, or indicate a pedestrian crosswalk that is not frequently passed.
Vertical dashed lines mark out lanes.
Naturally, you must keep your vehicle to the right between these lines. If the dashes are spaced far apart, it is ok to cross these lines and change lanes. While changing lanes, make it a habit to use your turn signals.
When they are spaced closer together, they indicate either a new lane that can be moved into or one that is merging into the lane you’re in. You’ll find these in widening or narrowing roads, turn boxes or rotundas.
Yellow dashed lines that are closely spaced indicate where you can enter into the passing lane and make a right to a side street.
This marking is easier to spot for a reason: it means drivers should be extra cautious when these are around. Solid yellow lines indicate where passing is strictly prohibited, not even if it looks clear. These lines are typically found on either side of a white dashed line. The no crossing rule applies to the lane the yellow line is closest to.
As such, if there is a yellow line on your lane, but none on the opposite, it means it is safe for oncoming cars to cross and overtake, but not for you. If there is one on the opposite lane, you may overtake, but not the oncoming vehicles.
Double yellow lines mean it is strictly prohibited for vehicles on either lane to overtake.
These marks must be strictly followed as engineers have taken into account the road’s curve, camber, elevation, as well as driver’s line of sight to determine if it is safe to pass. It is especially important to follow this on bridges, viaducts, and flyovers as there is no extra room for vehicles to maneuver to avoid any oncoming vehicles in their own lane.
This Course is offered FREE to the Public!
PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION is a Private For-Profit Organization which helps provide an online resource center for participants willing to learn a number of skills while attending non-requisite Learner Module Systems Information presentations.
This brief course is designed to provide tips and access to information that could help prevent pedestrian accidents. Any pedestrian can attend this course. Regardless of your experience, you WILL learn new techniques that you can take to the streets to survive!
This is what other’s have said after attending this course:
“The course was fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to others and would attend another myself. It is very good practical training.
“I was very impressed with the course content, instructor skill level and just how much fun it was. I felt like it was a very productive day. Any information learned could potentially save a life is useful knowledge. I would highly recommend the course to anyone regardless of their skill level or length of time they have travelled. Keep putting out the great information to the public.”
“I am pedestrian for over twenty-five years. I learned so much from this course and would recommend anyone to take this course. This was a great way to interact and work with citizens in online communities.”
“I have attended several safety classes over the years and this was one of the best. I look forward to seeing you offer more of these in the future. Excellent course and great job!!!”
“I had the opportunity, along with 25 other participants to view the content & to interact on your PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION WEB PAGE. The training was nothing short of outstanding in the finest fashion. Throughout my career I took part in countless hours of training, but never enjoyed any as much as I did this class. Lives will be saved as a result of YOUR efforts.”
“Just wanted to say WOW!!!!! The class was fun, fast and VERY INTERESTING! The highest praise to ALL the CONTENT DESIGNERS! In my 50 years of being a Pedestrian, best class EVER!!!”
“This public service sends a great message to the citizens ALL OVER THE WORLD obviously concerned about the well-being of its citizens. So…THANK YOU for providing this opportunity. It was time well spent and I have utilized many of the TIPS learned during the course”.
“Bravo! A fantastic community service.”
Note: This provided to enhance the skills of ALL AGS SUVEY PARTICIPANTS and DOES NOT qualify ANYONE as a beginner training course to obtain a any endorsement. All participants are required to have a little extra time and an open mind.
The SEP. PUBLIC SAFETY courses will be held the following dates:
|Sunday, Sep. 2, 2018||9:00 AM to 3:00 PM||PACETULSA.COM|
|Sunday, Sep 9, 2018
* Basic Class *
|9:00 AM to 3:00 PM||PACETULSA.COM|
|Sunday, Sep. 16, 2018
* Basic Class *
|9:00 AM to 3:00 PM||PACETULSA.COM|
|Sunday, Sep. 23, 2018
*Basic Class *
|9:00 AM to 3:00 PM||PACETULSA.COM|
|Sunday, Sep. 30, 2018
* Basic Class *
|9:00 AM to 3:00 PM||PACETULSA.COM|
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