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Las Vegas Pedestrian Safety Project: Phase 2 Final Technical Report

September 15, 2008
Final Implementation Report and Executive Summary

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Pedestrian Safety Engineering and Intelligent System-Based Countermeasures Program
For Reducing Pedestrian Fatalities, Injuries, Conflicts, and Other Surrogate Measures

Prepared for
US Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

Cooperative Agreement
DTFH61-01-1X-00134

 

Shashi S. Nambisan
Center for Transportation Research and Education
Iowa State University
2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
Ames, IA 50010-8664

In Cooperation With
Florida Department of Transportation
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida
Miami-Dade County Public Works Department
Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization


TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2 COUNTERMEASURE DESCRIPTIONS

CHAPTER 3 DATA COLLECTION PARAMETERS AND MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS

CHAPTER 4 DATA COLLECTION AT SITES BEFORE AND AFTER COUNTERMEASURE INSTALLATION

CHAPTER 5 ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL SITES

CHAPTER 6 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER 7 APPENDIX: LITERATURE REVIEW

REFERENCES

 

INDEX OF FIGURES 

Figure 1: Cities in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area

Figure 2: Selected high crash sites

Figure 3: Aerial Photograph of Maryland Parkway and Sierra Vista Drive

Figure 4: Reflective Pavement Marking (RPM) standard line at Site

Figure 5: High Visibility Crosswalk Treatment at Site

Figure 6: Aerial Photograph of Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Figure 7: High Visibility Crosswalk Treatment, Median Refuge and Danish Offset

Figure 8: Advance Yield Markings and “Yield Here to Pedestrians” Sign. 53

Figure 9: Pedestrian Activated Flashing Yellow

Figure 10: Aerial Photograph of Maryland Parkway / Twain Avenue (Control Site)

Figure 11: Aerial Photograph of Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road

Figure 12: Turning Vehicles Yield to Pedestrians Sign

Figure 13: Aerial Photograph of Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Figure 14: High Visibility Crosswalk and Median Refuge installed at Site

Figure 15: Yield Here to Pedestrians Sign installed at Site 5

Figure 16: In-roadway Knockdown Signs installed at Site 5

Figure 17: Aerial Photograph of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane

Figure 18: High Visibility Crosswalk Treatment installed at Site 7

Figure 19: Pedestrian Countdown Timers with Animated Eyes

Figure 20: ITS No-Turn On Red – Activated

Figure 21: Aerial Photograph of Flamingo Road and Paradise Road (Control Site)

Figure 22: Aerial Photograph of Bonanza Road and D Street

Figure 23: Aerial Photograph of Bonanza Road and F Street

Figure 24: In-roadway Knockdown Signs installed at Site 9/10

Figure 25: High Visibility Crosswalk Treatment installed at Site 9/10

Figure 26: Warning Signs for Motorists installed at Site 9/10

Figure 27: Pedestrian Channelization installed at Site 9/10

Figure 28: Aerial Photograph of Site 11

Figure 29: Aerial Photograph of Site 12

Figure 30: In-Roadway Knockdown Signs installed at Sites 11 and 12

Figure 31: Close-up view of “In-Roadway Knockdown Signs” installed at Sites 11 and 12

Figure 32: Installation location of Speed-trailer on Twain Avenue

Figure 33: Aerial Photograph of Lake Mead Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard

Figure 34: High Visibility Crosswalk Treatment installed at Lake Mead Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard

Figure 35: Aerial Photograph of Lake Mead Boulevard and McDaniel Street (Control Site)

Figure 36: Aerial Photograph of Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Figure 37: High Visibility Crosswalk Treatment, Danish Offset and Median Refuge

Figure 38: Advanced Yield Markings installed at Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Figure 39: Aerial Photograph of Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road. 128

Figure 40: “Turning Traffic Must Yield to Pedestrian” signs installed at Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road

Figure 41: Aerial Photograph of Fremont Street: 11th Street to 8th Street (Control Site)

Figure 42: Aerial Photograph of Fremont Street: 8th Street to 6th Street

Figure 43: Portable Speed Trailer on Fremont Street

Figure 44: In-Roadway Knockdown Signs

Figure 45: Pedestrian Push Button that Confirm Press

Figure 46: Aerial Photograph of Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Figure 47: Figure 47: High Visibility Crosswalk Treatment at Charleston Boulevard and 17th Street

Figure 48: “Advanced Yield Markings” installed at Site 19

Figure 49: Smart Lighting

Figure 50: Automatic Pedestrian Detection

 

INDEX OF TABLES 

Table 1: Pedestrian Fatalities in Nevada and US from 1994 to 2003

Table 2: Summary of Countermeasures Proposed and Deployed

Table 3: Summary of the Potential Countermeasures

Table 4: Countermeasures Installed for Evaluation at Selected Sites

Table 5: Relationships between Existing Problems and Installed Countermeasures

Table 6: Implementation Plan for Maryland Parkway and Sierra Vista Drive

Table 7: Results of pedestrian MOEs at Maryland Parkway and Sierra Vista Drive

Table 8: Results of motorist MOEs at Maryland Parkway and Sierra Vista Drive

Table 9: Delay at Maryland Parkway and Sierra Vista Drive

Table 10: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Maryland Parkway and Sierra Vista Drive

Table 11: Implementation Plan for Maryland Parkway / Dumont Street

Table 12: Results for pedestrian MOEs at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Table 13: Results for motorist MOEs at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Table 14: Delays at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Table 15: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Table 16: Statistical test results of safety MOEs between stages at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Table 17: Statistical test results of mobility MOE at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Table 18: Statistical test results of mobility MOEs between stages at Maryland Parkway and Dumont Street

Table 19: Implementation Plan for Harmon Road and Paradise Road

Table 20: Statistical test results of MOEs at Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road

Table 21: Implementation Plan for Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 22: Results of pedestrian MOEs at Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 23: Results of motorist MOEs at Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 24: Delays at Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 25: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 26: Statistical test results of safety MOEs between stages at Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 27: Statistical test results of mobility MOE at Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 28: Statistical test results of mobility MOEs between stages at Harmon Avenue: Paradise Road to Tropicana Wash

Table 29: Implementation Plan for Flamingo Road and Koval Lane

Table 30: Results of safety MOEs for pedestrians at Flamingo Road and Koval Lane

Table 31: Results of safety MOEs for motorists at Flamingo Road and Koval Lane

Table 32: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Flamingo Road and Koval Lane (Baseline vs. Stages)

Table 33: Statistical test results of safety MOEs for pedestrians between stages at Flamingo Road and Koval Lane

Table 34: Implementation Plan for Bonanza Rd: D St to F St

Table 35: Results of pedestrian MOEs at Bonanza Road: D Street to F Street

Table 36: Results of motorist MOEs at Bonanza Road: D Street to F Street

Table 37: Delay at Bonanza Road: D Street to F Street

Table 38: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Bonanza Road: D Street to F Street

Table 39: Statistical test results of safety MOEs between stages at Bonanza Road: D Street to F Street

Table 40: Statistical test results of mobility MOE at Bonanza Road: D Street to F Street

Table 41: Statistical test results of mobility MOE stages 1 and 2 at Bonanza Road: D Street to F Street

Table 42: Implementation Plan for Twain Avenue: Cambridge Street to Swenson Street

Table 43: Implementation Plan for Twain Avenue: Swenson Street to Palos Verde Street

Table 44: Results of pedestrian MOEs at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 45: Results of motorist safety MOE at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 46: Delays at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 47: Vehicle speeds at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 48: Statistical test results at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 49: Statistical test results between stages at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 50: Statistical test results of mobility MOEs at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street 112

Table 51: Statistical test results of mobility MOEs between stages at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 52: Statistical test results of speed at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 53: Comparison of speed between stages at Twain Avenue: Palos Verde Street to Swenson Street

Table 54: Implementation Plan for Lake Mead Boulevard and Lake Mead Boulevard

Table 55: Results of pedestrian MOEs at Lake Mead Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard

Table 56: Results of motorist MOEs at Lake Mead Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard

Table 57: Delay at Lake Mead Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard

Table 58: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Lake Mead Boulevard and Las Vegas Boulevard

Table 59: Implementation Plan for Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Table 60: Results of pedestrian MOEs at Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Table 61: Results of motorist MOEs at Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Table 62: Delays at Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Table 63: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Table 64: Statistical test results of mobility MOEs at Lake Mead Boulevard: Belmont Street to McCarran Street

Table 65: Implementation Plan for Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road

Table 66: Statistical Test Results at Lake Mead Boulevard/Pecos Road

Table 67: Implementation Plan for Fremont Street: 8th Street to 6th Street

Table 68: Results of safety MOEs for pedestrians at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 69: Results of safety MOEs for motorist at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 70: Delay at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 71: Table 71: Statistical test results of safety MOEs for pedestrians at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 72: Statistical test results of safety MOEs for pedestrian between stages at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 73: Statistical test results of safety MOEs for motorists at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 74: Statistical significance of safety MOEs for motorist between stages at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 75: Statistical test results of mobility MOE at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 76: Statistical test results of mobility MOE between stages at Fremont Street: 6th Street to 8th Street

Table 77: Implementation Plan for Charleston Boulevard/Spencer Street

Table 78: Results of pedestrian MOEs at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 79: Results of motorist MOEs at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 80: Delays at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 81: Speeds at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 82: Statistical test results of safety MOEs at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 83: Statistical test results of safety MOEs between stages at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 84: Statistical test results of mobility MOEs at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 85: Statistical test results of mobility MOEs between stages at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

Table 86: Statistical test results of vehicle speed at Charleston Boulevard: Spencer Street to 17th Street

 

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