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Pedestrian safety takes collaboration between motorists, pedestrians and government agencies in which everyone does their part — motorists stopping for pedestrians and obeying speed limits; pedestrians wearing bright clothing, looking both ways and being extra vigilant at night; local jurisdictions providing speed enforcement and safety direction to municipal service providers; and Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) providing engineering enhancement, education and outreach.
MDOT SHA is implementing a new
Context Driven guide for engineers that customizes roadway features to fit local and community characteristics, such as urban core, urban center, traditional town center, suburban activity center, suburban and rural. These features lower speed limits and add continental crosswalks plus specialized signals.
An important feature of Context Driven is the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP). Through this PSAP, MDOT SHA works with communities to improve pedestrian safety by identifying challenges, setting goals and objectives, focusing on areas of need, setting priorities and taking action.
For a list of current MDOT SHA roadway projects, visit the
By spring 2020, MDOT SHA will have implemented or initiated more than 100 projects or studies on 20 corridors in support of Montgomery County’s Vision Zero goals to reduce severe and fatal crashes, including crashes involving pedestrians.
By spring 2020, MDOT SHA will have implemented or initiated more than 100 projects or studies on 15 corridors to reduce crashes and fatalities, including crashes involving pedestrians.
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