Immokalee's Crosswalk Future - Walkable Community

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Study by AIM Engineering - potential improvements for Immokalee crosswalks; to make Immokalee a safer walking community.

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Immokalee's Crosswalk Future - Walkable Community

  1. 1. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study
  2. 2. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Project Objective Goal is to Improve Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety! Slide 2
  3. 3. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Project Location Map Slide 3
  4. 4. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Work Completed • Crash Analyses – Summarizing 2005 to 2012 • Vehicular Counts – Traffic Volume & Speed • Pedestrian/Bicycle Counts – Nine Zones at Peak Hours • Qualitative Assessment – Observations/ Recommendations Crash Analyses Vehicular Counts Pedestrian/ Bicycle Counts Qualitative Assessment Slide 4
  5. 5. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Crash Analyses • Review & Analyses of Crash Reports – Summarize 2005 to 2012 Pedestrian/Bicycle Crashes – Graphically Show Places of Concern • Convenience Store on 7th Street • Restaurant & Theater/Game Room on 3rd Street Crash Analyses Vehicular Counts Pedestrian/ Bicycle Counts Qualitative Assessment Slide 5
  6. 6. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study 2005-2012 Day Crashes 2 KEY Driver at Fault Pedestrian/Bicycle at Fault (No Alcohol) Pedestrian/Bicycle at Fault(Alcohol-Related) Fatal Incident N Slide 6 TOTAL CRASHES = 13 CRASHES INVOLVING DUI = 4 FATAL = 0
  7. 7. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study 2005-2012 Night Crashes 2 N 2 2 2 2 Slide 7 KEY Driver at Fault Pedestrian/Bicycle at Fault (No Alcohol) Pedestrian/Bicycle at Fault(Alcohol-Related) Fatal Incident TOTAL CRASHES = 29 CRASHES INVOLVING DUI = 13 FATAL = 3
  8. 8. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study 2005-2012 Crash Analyses TYPE TOTAL DUI FATAL Day 13 4 0 Night 29 13 3 Total 42 17 3 Pedestrian 27 13 3 Bicyclist 15 4 0 Total 42 17 3 Slide 8
  9. 9. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Vehicular Counts • 72 Hour Bi-Directional Traffic Counts – Collected Between January 9th to 11th & 16th to 18th – Traffic Volumes & Vehicle Speeds Crash Analyses Vehicular Counts Pedestrian/ Bicycle Counts Qualitative Assessment Slide 9 FDOT TRAFFIC ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS OFFICE “It is common traffic engineering knowledge that about 85 percent of all drivers travel at reasonably safe speeds for the various roadway conditions they encounter, regardless of speed limit signs. This leaves 15 percent of drivers who must be reminded of the maximum speed limit. The Department uses the "85th percentile" method of determining appropriate and safe posted speed limits in conjunction with the maximum statute based speeds. This method is based on extensive nationally accepted studies and observations. By measuring the speed of hundreds of vehicles at various points along the roadway, traffic engineers are able to use data to determine a reasonable and safe maximum speed to post for all vehicles to travel.”
  10. 10. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Vehicular Speed Analysis DIRECTION AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC VOLUME MEAN (AVERAGE) SPEED 85TH PERCENTILE SPEED Main Street Eastbound 6,350 26.05 mph 33.24 mph Westbound 5,661 26.33 mph 33.24 mph 1st Street Northbound 7,270 33.19 mph 39.53 mph Southbound 7,751 33.67 mph 39.22 mph Slide 10
  11. 11. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Pedestrian/Bicycle Counts • Pedestrian Counts Conducted at Nine Locations – Zones Determined by Observations – Weekday & Weekend • 2 Hours AM Peak • 2 Hours PM Peak Crash Analyses Vehicular Counts Pedestrian/ Bicycle Counts Qualitative Assessment ZONE NUMBER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total 161 280 487 19 1,390 343 326 90 759 Slide 11
  12. 12. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Pedestrian/Bicycle Counts 161 280 487 19 1,390 343 326 90 759 # of Pedestrian/Bicycle Counts Slide 12
  13. 13. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment • During Peak Hours During Harvest Season – January 16th & 18th • 5:00 AM – 8:00 AM • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Summarize Observations & Recommendations – Improve Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Crash Analyses Vehicular Counts Pedestrian/ Bicycle Counts Qualitative Assessment Slide 13
  14. 14. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Pedestrians Cutting Through Medians Slide 14
  15. 15. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations RECOMMENDATION • Install Fence/Railing in Median to Direct Pedestrians to Crosswalk/Median Openings Slide 15
  16. 16. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Pedestrians Using Shortest Path of Travel Slide 16 VEHICLE SPEED ESTIMATED SURVIVAL PERCENTAGE FOR PEDESTRIAN 20 mph 95% 30 mph 60% 35 mph 40% 40 mph 20% 50 mph Nearly No Survival NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION STUDY DATA
  17. 17. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations RECOMMENDATION • Designate “Pedestrian Zone” & Lower Speed to 30 mph Slide 17
  18. 18. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Large Number of Signs & Flashing Beacons Distract Drivers RECOMMENDATION • Remove Excessive Signing & Beacons • Install In-Pavement Lighting at Crosswalks w/ Flashing Highlighted Signs Slide 18
  19. 19. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Harvester Bus Pick Up Lot & Grocery/Café Generate High Volume of Pedestrians Crossing at/or Between 2nd Street & 3rd Street – Over 2,000 Pedestrians Crossing in Area for the AM & PM Studied Peak Hours – 1,400 Pedestrians Using Crosswalk at 3rd Street • Broken Fence Between 2nd Street & 3rd Street Slide 19
  20. 20. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations RECOMMENDATION • Coordinate w/ Owner to Fix Fence • Install Fence/Railing in Median • Install New Crosswalk at 2nd Street Slide 20
  21. 21. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Narrow 6-Foot Wide Median Opening Prohibits Two-Way Bicyclists from Crossing Simultaneously 6’ Slide 21
  22. 22. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations RECOMMENDATION • Widen Median Opening to 10 Feet Near 5th Street & 7th Street Slide 22
  23. 23. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Many Bicyclists Do Not Have Lights or Reflectors RECOMMENDATION • Coordinate w/ FDOT Community Traffic Safety Team to Distribute Free Lights through Bike Lights Program Slide 23
  24. 24. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Large Number of School Students Crossing East of 7th Street During the Week Between 2:15-2:30 PM & 3:45-4:00 PM Slide 24
  25. 25. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations RECOMMENDATION • Detailed Evaluation Needed to Determine if Crosswalk at 7th Street is Warranted Slide 25
  26. 26. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Vehicles Not Yielding to Pedestrians in Crosswalks During Saturday Evenings • Vehicles Typically Yielding During the Other Times RECOMMENDATION • Increase Enforcement During Saturday Evening Hours Slide 26
  27. 27. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Over 750 Pedestrians Documented Crossing Near 1st Street & Colorado Avenue During Four AM & PM Peak Hours on Weekdays & Weekends Slide 27
  28. 28. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations RECOMMENDATION • Install Crosswalk on 1st Street North of Colorado Avenue Slide 28
  29. 29. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Street Planters & Trees Limit Motorists Visibility of Pedestrians Slide 29
  30. 30. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations RECOMMENDATION • Remove or Modify Landscaping to Low Profile Plants, at a Minimum 100 Feet Near Crosswalks Slide 30
  31. 31. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Various Street & Pedestrian Lighting is Not Currently Working on Main Street & 1st Street RECOMMENDATION • Coordinate w/ Maintenance to Replace all Non-Functioning Lighting Slide 31
  32. 32. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Qualitative Assessment OBSERVATION • Limited Sight Distance at Main Street/3rd Street Intersection RECOMMENDATION • Install High Emphasis Crosswalk Slide 32
  33. 33. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Summary (Interim Improvements) • Main Street & 1st Street – Landscaping Grant/Contract • Install Fence/Railing/Barrier • Widen Median Openings from 6 feet to 10 feet • Modifying Landscaping in medians – Coordinate w/ Maintenance to Fix Lighting – Coordinate w/ FDOT Regarding the “Bike Lights Program” – Coordinate w/ Law Enforcement to Increase Enforcement for Motorists to Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalks Slide 33
  34. 34. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Summary (Long-Term Improvements) • Main Street (Coordinate w/ FDOT for Approval) – Install In-Pavement Lights w/ Automatic Detection & Signing – Add Mid-Block Crossing at 2nd Street & Possibly at 7th Street – Lower Speed Limit to 30 mph & make it a “Pedestrian Zone” – Remove Signs – Install High Emphasis Crosswalks on Side Streets • 1st Street – Install In-Pavement Lights w/ Automatic Detection & Signing – Add Mid-Block Crossing at Colorado Avenue Slide 34
  35. 35. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Any Questions? Slide 35
  36. 36. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study
  37. 37. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 37
  38. 38. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 38
  39. 39. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 39
  40. 40. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 40
  41. 41. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 41
  42. 42. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 42
  43. 43. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 43
  44. 44. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Recommendations Slide 44
  45. 45. Immokalee Pedestrian Crosswalk Improvements Study Pedestrian/Bicycle Counts DAY PEAK HOURS ZONE NUMBER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Weekday AM 4 33 10 10 318 101 89 18 86 Weekday PM 85 81 145 2 380 49 65 24 235 Weekend AM 9 30 71 6 244 117 92 13 98 Weekend PM 63 136 261 1 448 76 80 35 340 Total 161 280 487 19 1,390 343 326 90 759 Slide 45

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