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Case Study Highlights How Median Barriers and
Guardrails Can Save Lives
The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) released
a case study on the benefits of median barriers and guardrails at the
48th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in San Antonio, TX, USA
and is now making it available digitally for free to the public.
The "Safety Benefits of Median Barrier and Roadside Guardrail" case study was completed in partnership between ATSSA and
Auburn University. The publication features several success stories
whereby a road users' life was saved due to the successful performance of guardrail and median barriers. The case study also looks
at the different types of median barriers and guardrails commonly
found on roadways.
This free digital release to the public is special to the "Guardrails"
case study. To download it, visit https://bit.ly/2EpPXwn.
National City Segment of SANDAG'S Bayshore
Bikeway Opens to the Public
Local officials and community members celebrated the opening
of the San Diego Association of Governments' (SANDAG) newest
section of the Bayshore Bikeway in National City, CA, USA in
February with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a ceremonial
ride on the bikeway. The National City segment adds one mile to the
completed separated bikeway, for a total of 16 miles. When completed, the Bayshore Bikeway will extend 24 miles around San Diego
Bay through the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and National
City-connecting to Coronado and Downtown San Diego.
"SANDAG's overall goal is to create a network of regional
bikeways for riders to safely travel to work, school, or just to get out
and enjoy the San Diego region," said SANDAG Board Member and
National City Mayor Ron Morrison. "The Bayshore Bikeway is a
significant part of that goal."
"Completing this particular segment is important because it
runs right past Naval Base San Diego, providing not only a scenic
way to travel, but also giving workers at the base a healthy, alterna-
tive method to get to and from work," said Supervisor Cox, chair of
SANDAG's Bayshore Bikeway Working Group.
In 2006, SANDAG updated the Bayshore Bikeway Plan and
identified an alignment that uses railroad, utility, and other public
rights-of way. Construction of the bikeway is paid for by federal,
state, and local funds, including the regional TransNet half-cent
sales tax for transportation, administered by SANDAG. To learn
more, visit KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/BayshoreBikeway.
Pace Brings Modern Dockless Bike Sharing to
Norfolk, VA, USA
Pace, a nationwide dockless bike share service for cities and colleges,
launched today in Norfolk, VA, USA, the fourth city in as many
months to embrace Pace's "lock-to" dockless bike share model.
Pace offers all the benefits of dockless bike sharing with none of the
drawbacks. Powered by Zagster, a U.S. leader in bike sharing with
more than 200 bike shares across 35 states, Pace features a first-ofits-kind bike sharing model that blends predictability and flexibility
for riders while preserving order and safety for communities. Pace's
lock-to platform ensures bikes are secured to fixed objects when not
in use, while a mix of intelligently placed bike share parking, plus
the freedom of being able to lock Pace bikes to public racks, enables
true point-to-point travel while ensuring riders can reliably add bike
sharing to their daily transit mix.
"We are excited to bring Pace to Norfolk. This bike share program
will increase mobility and further our commitment to sustainable
modes of transportation," said Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander.
"Our partnership with Pace gives residents a convenient opportunity
for a healthy commute and provides visitors the chance to enhance
their experience while enjoying our city."
Pace Norfolk will allow residents, students, and visitors to make
point-to-point trips in and around the city with just a tap on their
smartphones. Norfolk riders can start, hold, and end rides at any
public bike rack, or at any of the dedicated Pace parking racks cited
in key locations. More information about Pace can be found at
Iteris, Inc. Introduces SmartCycle Bike Indicator
In this 62nd year of celebrating May as Bike to Work Month in the
United States and Canada, a transformation is underway to increase
bicycling mode shares. A growing number of cities are opting to
design bike infrastructure for all ages and abilities to attract the 50
to 60 percent of typical populations who are interested in bicycling
for short trips but are concerned for their safety.
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One of the biggest bicyclist safety concerns is at traffic signals, as
37 to 65 percent of bicycle injury and fatal crashes occur at intersections according to the North Carolina Pedestrian and Bicycle
Crash Data Tool (www.pedbikeinfo.org/pbcat_nc). Effective safety
treatments include detection systems at intersections to assure that
bicycles are being detected with sensors, whether or not they are
equipped with mobile devices and apps.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ITE Journal May 2018
People in the Profession
ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
Technical Programs Division Spotlight
Where in the World?
Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
Professional Services Directory
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ITE Journal May 2018 - President’s Message
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Director’s Message
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ITE Journal May 2018 - People in the Profession
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ITE Journal May 2018 - 10
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE News
ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE, FHWA, and Carmanah Rally to Keep Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons in Our Safety Toolbox
ITE Journal May 2018 - Improving Arterial Roads to Support Public Health: How Can We Do This?
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ITE Journal May 2018 - ITE’s Transportation and Health Initiative
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Technical Programs Division Spotlight
ITE Journal May 2018 - Industry News
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Where in the World?
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Member to Member: Jing Zhang, AICP, PTP, LEED AP ND
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Countermeasures Prove Effective in Reducing Bicycle Collisions
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Guidance on Signal Control Strategies for Pedestrians to Improve Walkability
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Factors Affecting Vehicle Passing Distance and Encroachments While Overtaking Cyclists
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Measuring the Success of Modal Shift: The Impact on Last Mile Connectivity
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ITE Journal May 2018 - Professional Services Directory
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