An exploration of characteristics associated with a driver's decision to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk with a rectangular rapid-flashing beacon Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 Institute of Transportation Engineers. All rights reserved. The evaluations revealed that the following roadway and traffic control device characteristics are associated with higher yielding: ?. When the distance being crossed is shorter. ?. When a median refuge is present. ?. When the crossing has only two legs (rather than four legs). These findings support the general belief that pedestrian- friendly designs are associated with traffic operating conditions that are more supportive of walking.

published proceedings

  • ITE Journal (Institute of Transportation Engineers)

author list (cited authors)

  • Fitzpatrick, K., Brewer, M. A., Avelar, R., & Lindheimer, T.

publication date

  • January 2017