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Crosswalk Visibility Study: Which Type of Crosswalk is Most Visible to Motorists?

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The subject of crosswalk visibility came up in a conversation I recently had with a Bucks County Courier Times reporter. We were talking about the recent pedestrian death while using the crosswalk at N Sycamore St and Silo Drive (read “Sycamore Street Is Popular, But Is It Safe?”). It was suggested that the brick crosswalk is difficult for drivers to see at night.

Is there a visibility problem with this type of crosswalk?

 

I’m no expert on the visibility of crosswalks, but the people at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Texas Transportation Institute are. In 2010, these experts investigated the relative daytime and nighttime visibility of three crosswalk marking patterns: transverse lines (e.g., like the crosswalks on N Sycamore St), continental, and bar pairs (see figure above).

 

So which crosswalk design is the most visible? Find the answer here...

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