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  • 1. Walkable Community Workshop Needham, Massachusetts May 13, 2010 Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Cathy Ann Buckley 617-973-7100 walkable@bostonmpo.org
  • 2. Built for Cars Built for People
  • 3. OBJECTIVES  To Increase Awareness  To Generate Commitment  To Develop a Plan of Action
  • 4. Enhancing the Walking Experience through Education Encouragement Enforcement Engineering
  • 5. QUIZ A pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle traveling at 30 mph has a 55% chance of surviving. What are the chances of survival if the motor vehicle is traveling 20 mph?
  • 6. QUIZ Where alcohol is a factor in pedestrian fatalities, what is the greater problem - drivers who drink or pedestrians who drink?
  • 7. Pedestrians In situations where a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian and the pedestrian dies, the pedestrians, compared to the motorists, are •  almost twice as likely to have been drinking (36% versus 19%), and •  more than twice as likely to have been intoxicated (30% versus 13%).
  • 8. Curb Extensions Reduce Crossing Distance, Increase Sight Distance
  • 9. Stop Bar meets standards, but is too close Stop Bar pulled back
  • 10. Advance Stop Bar – helps prevent “Multiple Threat” crashes Problem: Car 1 stops to let pedestrian cross; car 1 masks car 2, which doesn’t stop, and hits pedestrian at high speed.
  • 11. Cambridge
  • 12. Dedham
  • 13. Wellesley
  • 14. Boston
  • 15. Maynard Belmont
  • 16. Ayer Natick
  • 17. Ipswich
  • 18. Walkable Community Workshop Needham, Massachusetts May 13, 2010 Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization Cathy Ann Buckley 617-973-7100 walkable@bostonmpo.org