U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program developed a series of videos to promote countermeasures that reduce crash risk for pedestrians crossing roadways. These brief videos explain the safety benefits of five countermeasures including crosswalk visibility enhancements, refuge islands, raised crosswalks, Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, and Road Diets. Each video highlights local transportation officials where the countermeasures have been implemented, and the videos show how pedestrians and drivers use or interact at the crossing improvements. These videos can be used in public meetings or shared through social media to help educate pedestrians, drivers, and local decision-makers.
STEP Spotlight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sOBEba8_Oo&feature=youtu.be
STEP Road Diets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grHVvRHg0BQ&t=44s.
STEP Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons https://youtu.be/hObFU7RyA0A
STEP Raised Crosswalks https://youtu.be/jSVMJ7HALOI
STEP Pedestrian Refuge Islands https://youtu.be/7T4T-QXN6ks
STEP Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements https://youtu.be/IzGj3UWB83M
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) https://youtu.be/tT6E3scnXWA
STEP Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI): https://youtu.be/BWzUkpgngGo
Pedestrians at Crosswalks: What’s Speed Got To Do With It?: https://youtu.be/Ws8wOmq4uaE
Speed is a key risk factor for the severity of pedestrian crashes and effects driver view of pedestrians at crosswalks. This video explains the relationship between vehicle speeds, visibility of crossing pedestrians, and the driver’s ability to come to a stop at crosswalks. The video also highlights several countermeasures that can be implemented to improve pedestrian crossing safety and reduce approaching vehicle speeds, such pedestrian refuge islands and curb extensions.