Accommodating Pedestrians in Work ZonesAuthor/Presenter: Morelli, Claude J.; Brogan, James D.; Hall, Jerome W.
Pedestrians can be found virtually everywhere in urban areas, including low-density suburban settings. Their exposure may not be as great in some places as in others, but the risks they face in work zones are very real. This paper responds to the need for better information about how pedestrians (including those with disabilities) can be accommodated in work zones efficiently, effectively, and safely. The paper provides background information and context for individuals who are responsible for planning, designing, managing, or maintaining work zones. It provides a concise synthesis of the existing literature on work zone pedestrian accommodation practices, and presents the results of a survey of pedestrian accommodation practices and associated field visits.