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Needham wcw 5 13

  1. 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. 2. Built for Cars Built for People
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES  To Increase Awareness  To Generate Commitment  To Develop a Plan of Action
  4. 4. Enhancing the Walking Experience through Education Encouragement Enforcement Engineering
  5. 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. 6. QUIZ Where alcohol is a factor in pedestrian fatalities, what is the greater problem - drivers who drink or pedestrians who drink?
  7. 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. 8. Curb Extensions Reduce Crossing Distance, Increase Sight Distance
  9. 9. Stop Bar meets standards, but is too close Stop Bar pulled back
  10. 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. 11. Cambridge
  12. 12. Dedham
  13. 13. Wellesley
  14. 14. Boston
  15. 15. Maynard Belmont
  16. 16. Ayer Natick
  17. 17. Ipswich
  18. 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

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