BE SAFE BE SEEN Implementation
TTI researchers are working with TxDOT to develop and implement education and awareness campaigns about bicycle and pedestrian safety. BE SAFE BE SEEN Implementation plans have been developed for the TxDOT Austin district and the TxDOT Waco district. The plans identify tools and strategies to communicate safety messages to particular audiences. TTI researchers have also developed plans for evaluating the effectiveness of these programs.
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As part of the Waco District BE SAFE BE SEEN work, pedestrian and bicycle count data has been collected at several intersections along I-35 through Waco to better understand the travel patterns during construction and across different seasons of the year. The counts have been gathered using video cameras and automatic counters.
TCRP SA-54 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety in Bus/BRT Corridors
The purpose of this synthesis project was to examine the state of practice in bus transit corridor planning, design, and construction as it relates to pedestrian and bike safety, public health, and equity. A specific focus was on bus lanes which accommodate high-frequency bus routes and bus rapid transit. The study focused on the interaction between buses, bicyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles at potential conflict points especially at bus stops, driveways, mid-block crossings, and intersections.
NCHRP Topic 53-12 Practices For Adding Bicycle and Pedestrian Access on Existing Vehicle Bridges
The objective of this synthesis was to document the practices employed by state DOTs to provide or improve access to existing vehicle bridges for active transportation users. The work included a detailed literature review, a survey of state DOTs, and an examination of example projects in Florida, Michigan, and Massachusetts.
Mobility35 Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations
Bicycle and pedestrian safety has been a major concern not only on the local roads, but also on the state highways. To better accommodate bicycles and pedestrians on state highways, TTI researchers performed a corridor-level assessment of bicycle and pedestrian crossing opportunities along I-35 within Williamson, Travis and Hays Counties; conducted before-after studies for projects where accommodation for bicyclists and pedestrians were planned; and assessed innovative and specific design strategies for addressing safety and comfort of people who walk and bicycle along and across the highway
Bicycle Planning for TxDOT San Antonio District
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute completed the San Antonio District Rural Bike Plan on behalf of the Texas Department of Transportation San Antonio District. This rural bike plan offers guidance and support for decisions related to bicycling in the district. It includes an assessment of existing conditions and offers a prioritization of roadways for improving bicycling accommodations based on a data-driven approach that along with public input and local knowledge, the district planners and engineers can use to address needs and improve bicycling.
Conducted a Bicycling Workshop in the Laredo District
Working with TxDOT, TTI researchers sought the feedback from the community about bicycling in the FM 1472 area. Existing bicycle conditions such as bike mode share by census tract, bike crashes, destinations, existing bike facilities, posted speed limit, level of service and demand data were pulled from a variety of sources, mapped, and presented at the workshop. An online survey, printed maps for making comments, and written feedback was received and summarized for the District.