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Title:Evaluating and Improving Pedestrian Safety in Utah: Pedestrian Safety Issues, Actions and Recommendations
Authors:Wayne Cottrell
University:University of Utah
Publication Date:May 2004
Report #:MPC-04-157
Project #:MPC-211
TRID #:00975835
Keywords:awareness, freeways, improvements, law enforcement, liability, pedestrian areas, pedestrian safety, public transit, railroad grade crossings, recommendations, regional planning, snow removal, state laws, traffic safety education, walkways, work zones
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


This research project, "Evaluating and Improving Pedestrian Safety in Utah," was initiated in December 2000. Two interim reports have been prepared thus far, including Facilitation of Pedestrian Crossings in 28 States and Literature Review of Pedestrian Safety Measures (Cottrell 2001) and Literature Review of Pedestrian-Vehicle Crashes and Analysis of Pedestrian-Vehicle Crashes in Utah (Cottrell et al. 2001). The final chapter of each report features recommendations pertaining to the subjects discussed in that report. This report incorporates and organizes those recommendations, adds new ones, and provides links to pedestrian safety policies and plans that are currently in place in Utah. The primary resource document for this report was the Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan (SPBP), which was approved by UDOT in February 2001. While the SPBP considers both pedestrians and bicycles, the current research, and this report, focuses on pedestrian-related concerns.

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