Evaluating the pedestrian hybrid beacon's effectiveness: A case study in New Jersey

C. Campbell, M. Mosely, B. Mulvihill, M. Jalayer

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Abstract

The pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) is a high-intensity pedestrian signal that can be placed at a midblock or intersection crosswalk. This system was introduced into the MUTCD in 2009, and since has increased in popularity across the country, including in New Jersey. Recent research has raised concerns about motorist and pedestrian comprehension of the PHB due to its recent introduction in New Jersey. In this study, video data was collected at a PHB site in the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, in order to evaluate road users' behaviors at the PHB. An online survey was also conducted among Rowan University community including students and faculty members in order to gauge public awareness and comprehension of PHB signals in New Jersey. Together, the video data and survey results are reflective of the current level of public understanding and the effectiveness of PHBs in New Jersey.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019
EditorsDavid A. Noyce
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages19-29
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482575
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
EventInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities, ICTD 2019 - Alexandria, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2019Jun 12 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities, ICTD 2019
CountryUnited States
CityAlexandria
Period6/9/196/12/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

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Campbell, C., Mosely, M., Mulvihill, B., & Jalayer, M. (2019). Evaluating the pedestrian hybrid beacon's effectiveness: A case study in New Jersey. In D. A. Noyce (Ed.), International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019 (pp. 19-29). (International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482575.003