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Work Zone 2012
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  1. National Work Zone Safety / Awareness “Week”1
  2. Pedestrian Awareness in Work Zones2
  3. Pedestrian Statistics • About 10-15% of the fatalities resulting from crashes in work zones are non-motorists • Pedestrians • Workers • Bicyclists3
  4. Governing Body • MUTCD – work areas that affect the movement of pedestrians should provide alternatives. • ADA – requires that pedestrians with disabilities be accommodated during construction.4
  5. High Profile Projects • North College • Downtown General Improvement District • Mason Street / BNSF Track Work • Harmony Road Widening / Bicyclist • LaPorte Avenue Bridge / Box • Pedestrian Needs Assessment Program5
  6. All “Types” of Pedestrians6
  7. Have A Plan7
  8. And Plan Ahead…8
  9. Planning • Observe existing pedestrian travel patterns • Know high volume ped origins points / destinations • Safe street crossings / intersections9
  10. Try to avoid adding hazards10
  11. Done for the day…11
  12. ADA / MUTCD says • 36” minimum clearance / 48” is desirable • Channelize and separate (caution tape alone is not enough) • Nighttime lighting necessary • Proper devices and signage12
  13. The Good--13
  14. The Bad--14
  15. And The Ugly Truth15
  16. Objective Recap • Make pedestrian safety integral of every project • Minimize pedestrian movement impacts • Assemble work zones that reduce ped hazards16
  17. Questions / Comments17

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