Pop Up Crosswalk

Device name(s): Pop Up Crosswalk

pop up crosswalk

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Definition: Pop-ups are reflective bollards that serve as barriers for crosswalks. When a pedestrian/bicycle and initiates the crosswalk signal, the pop-ups are activated;they raised to a height of 3 feet, and remain until the crosswalk is clear.

Fast Facts:

  • Can be used on Local Street- yes
  • Can be used on Collector- possible
  • Can be used on Arterial- no
  • Reduces Speed- possible
  • Reduces Volume- possible
  • Noise Impact- no
  • Restricts Access- temporarily
  • Bicyclist Impact-  possible
  • Transit Impact- possible
  • Parking Impact- no
  • Emergency Response Impact- no

Advantages:

  • traffic is restricted form turning/through movements until barriers subside
  • pedestrians/bicyclist safety is greatly improved
  • there is no negative impact on emergency vehicles

Disadvantages:

  • most effective in areas with combination of high pedestrian activity and high traffic volumes

 

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