Rsa workshop field_review

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  • Key Message: Before we head into the field, we need to discuss a few procedural issues. SAFETY FIRST – use common sense. We are investigating potentially dangerous situations, so be sure to observe these from a safe distance. Wear a safety vest and stay with the group – stragglers may not be seen by drivers who are gawking at the group. Background Information: N/A Interactivity: N/A Notes:
  • Key Message: Ideally, the RSA team will walk the most traveled pedestrian paths and note potential issues in not only facility design, but also pedestrian behavior and behavior of other modes. Experience conditions from both the perspective of a pedestrian and all other roadway users. The RSA team should perform site visits under various conditions because different safety issues may be present under different conditions. The RSA team should include both daytime and night-time observations. The field review should also include visits during both peak and non-peak traffic conditions. Background Information: N/A Interactivity: N/A Notes:
  • Key Message: The final RSA report will be submitted to the owner. While it is important to identify potential safety issues that should be addressed, it is also important to identify positive existing design features or practices to enhance pedestrian safety. Not only does this provide a balance of praise and criticism, but it helps the owner to identify those design practices that should be continued. Background Information: N/A Interactivity: N/A Notes:
  • Key Message: The RSA team should be mindful of several general issues while conducting the field visit. In particular, the team should consider: The range of pedestrian abilities – children lack development and experience in crossing the road and judging gaps. There are also a wide range of abilities related to hearing, vision, and mobility. Background Information: N/A Interactivity: N/A Notes:
  • Key Message: The RSA team should be mindful of several general issues while conducting the field visit. In particular, the team should consider: Visibility – obviously nighttime conditions can create hazardous situations if proper lighting is not provided. However, certain design features can also distract drivers or pedestrians. Intersections can pose a particular challenge, especially where right-turn on red is permitted or where channelized right-turn lanes exist. In these cases, the drivers may be focused on conflicting vehicles and not looking in the direction of conflicting pedestrians. Background Information: N/A Interactivity: N/A Notes:
  • Key Message: The RSA team should be mindful of several general issues while conducting the field visit. In particular, the team should consider: Project limits – there are often discontinuities at the project limits. This photo shows where a sidewalk ends and creates a discontinuity. Discontinuities in facilities can result in pedestrians being forced to share the road with vehicles, exposing them to increased risk of collisions. Designs outside of the project limits may have a significant effect on pedestrian and driver behavior. An example of this is a traffic calming project that diverts cut-through traffic from a neighborhood, increasing the volume on main streets. If this volume leads to congestion, it could increase frustration of both drivers and pedestrians. Background Information: N/A Interactivity: N/A Notes:
  • Key Message: The RSA team should be mindful of several general issues while conducting the field visit. In particular, the team should consider: Project limits – there are often discontinuities at the project limits. This photo shows where a sidewalk ends and creates a discontinuity. Discontinuities in facilities can result in pedestrians being forced to share the road with vehicles, exposing them to increased risk of collisions. Designs outside of the project limits may have a significant effect on pedestrian and driver behavior. An example of this is a traffic calming project that diverts cut-through traffic from a neighborhood, increasing the volume on main streets. If this volume leads to congestion, it could increase frustration of both drivers and pedestrians. Background Information: N/A Interactivity: N/A Notes:

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  • 1. RSAOverview of Field Review
  • 2. SAFETY FIRST!• Use common sense.• Don’t put yourself in a dangeroussituation.• Stay with the group
  • 3. Process• Walk site to identify safety issues• Visit site under various conditions• Document issues through:– Sketches and Photos– Detailed notesNote: you may assign a secretary and photographer
  • 4. Process• Identify Positive Features– Good safety design features– Safety mitigation features already in place
  • 5. Overarching Considerations• Consider range of behaviors– Children vs. Adults– Various hearing, vision, cognitive, andmobility levels
  • 6. Overarching Considerations• Consider visibility of all users– Daytime vs. Nighttime– Busy locations: intersections
  • 7. Overarching Considerations• Consider land use and project limits– How does land use affect safety– Facilities should connect at project limits
  • 8. Field Visit Background• 2 Locations– Main Street- McElhaney Rd/Center Street– Main Street- S. Poinsett Hwy/State Park Road
  • 9. Main Street- McElhaney Rd/Center Street
  • 10. Main Street- S. Poinsett Hwy/State Park Road
  • 11. Questions?