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  Pedestrian - Uncyclopedia
A pedestrian is a subspecies (Homo sapiens doofus) of regular ordinary humanity (Homo sapiens automobilus) that have, through thousands of generations of selective inbreeding, lost their ability to drive.
Pedestrians often congregate inside cities in staggering numbers, and are known for their inherent inability to utilize crosswalks and signal-for-walkies buttons.
However, in spite of their extremely erratic, irrational, and/or self-endangering behavior, pedestrians are remarkably difficult to actually hit with a moving vehicle, due to their unpredictable motions and uncanny skill of blending in with their immediate surroundings, in spite of wearing the most ridiculously bizarre and ill-fitting multi-colored clothing imaginable.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Pedestrian   (325 words)

  
 Pedestrian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, pedestrians are still carrying out major walking feats such as the popular Land's End to John o' Groats walk, in the United Kingdom, or traversal of North America from coast to coast.
In contrast pedestrian traffic is officially encouraged in some parts of the European Union and construction or separation of dedicated walking routes receives a high priority in most large European city centres, often in conjunction with public transport enhancements.
The word pedestrian is also used as an adjective having a figurative meaning of "unimaginative" or "ordinary." This is by implied contrast of a walker with an equestrian (horse rider).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pedestrian   (820 words)

  
 Online TDM Encyclopedia - Pedestrian Improvements
Pedestrians are a part of every roadway environment, and attention must be paid to their presence in rural as well as urban areas.
Pedestrian fatalities per billion km walked are less than a tenth as high as in the United States (Pucher and Dijkstra, 2000).
Pedestrian transportation improvements are usually implemented by local or regional governments, sometimes with state or provincial transportation agency support.
www.vtpi.org /tdm/tdm92.htm   (3123 words)

  
 PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
It is therefore sometimes difficult for blind pedestrians to determine the direction of the audible pedestrian signal on the destination corner, even if the tone is highly localizable, because the tone coming from the destination corner is masked by the sound on the corner from which the pedestrian is starting the crossing.
Pedestrians report that mockingbirds and catbirds may mimic the "cuckoo" and "chirp" where the signal is broadcast at every pedestrian interval.
As long as a pedestrian is detected in the crosswalk, a preset extension is added to the pedestrian clearance interval, enabling later-starting or slower moving pedestrians to clear the intersection before vehicular traffic resumes.
www.acb.org /pedestrian/signals.html   (7540 words)

  
 Pedestrian Plan
In urban areas, appropriate pedestrian facilities include, but are not limited to: traffic control devices; curb ramps; grade separations (overpasses and underpasses); crosswalks; sidewalks; and other technologies, design features or strategies intended to encourage pedestrian travel (such as traffic calming devices including traffic circles, speed bumps, or planting strips).
In high-use pedestrian areas such as state parks, recreation areas, and small towns, pedestrian facilities such as sidewalks, crosswalks or overpasses are appropriate.
In limited circumstances, pedestrian paths or trails that are separated from the roadway system are appropriate for transportation purposes in urban and rural areas for safety purposes, as connections between activity centers, or as a part of a comprehensive trails plan.
www.dot.state.mn.us /modes/pedplan.html   (1497 words)

  
 PA Driver/Pedestrian Laws
A pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance to a degree which renders the pedestrian a hazard shall not walk or be upon a highway except on a sidewalk.
—No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
Any pedestrian violating any provision of this subchapter is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $5.
www.dot.state.pa.us /pedestrian/web/laws.htm   (932 words)

  
 San Diego Pedestrian Accident Lawyer | Hit by Car in San Diego Attorney Help   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pedestrian fatalities are the second-leading cause of motor vehicle-related deaths, following occupant fatalities.
In 1998, about one-third of pedestrians 16 years of age or older who were killed by a motor vehicle were legally intoxicated with blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of 0.10 % or more.
In 1997, the pedestrian fatality rate for fls was nearly twice that for whites; for American Indian and Native Alaskan populations, the fatality rate was close to three times the rate for whites.
www.personal-injury-attorney-in-san-diego.com /pedestrian.html   (1012 words)

  
 NSC Family Safety & Health Pedestrian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An estimated 5,900 pedestrians were killed and 84,000 injured in 1998 motor-vehicle incidents, according to the National Safety Council.
Pedestrians have represented 13 percent to 17 percent of all motor-vehicle deaths since 1975.
Older pedestrians are also overrepresented in crashes with turning vehicles, in part because of their slower walking speed and diminished vision, hearing and reaction time.
www.nsc.org /pubs/fsh/archive/summr00/pedes.htm   (1075 words)

  
 Pedestrian Bridges
This life-cycle performance of a pedestrian bridge is important on most projects in remote sites, as access to the site for inspection and repair is often not readily available after initial construction.
FRP pedestrian bridge systems can be transported and installed without use of the typical construction machinery, and without causing damage to fragile ecosystems at the bridge site.
The FRP pedestrian bridge system’s easy assembly and installation is an important benefit compared with other traditional systems constructed in steel, concrete or wood.
www.acmanet.org /mda/PSGbridge_pedestrian_intro.html   (835 words)

  
 Pedestrian Crosswalks
Meanwhile, the pedestrian's view of the same crosswalk is quite impressive and he's prone to assume that, since he can see the crosswalk so well,certainly the driver can see it just as effectively.
The result of this relatively low incidence of actual exposure is that it tends to precondition both the pedestrian and the driver to a presumption of safe passage and they are ill-prepared to react when danger does occur.
May cause pedestrians to have a false sense of security and to place themselves in a hazardous position with respect to vehicular traffic.
www.azdot.gov /Highways/Traffic/XWalk.asp   (964 words)

  
 20C.40.105 City Center Pedestrian System
It is established to provide safe pedestrian routes removed from traffic, enhance the appearance of buildings and their settings, provide a unified design element to offset varying architectural styles, and to soften the appearance of parking lots and service storage areas.
Where a pedestrian system walkway exists or is required outside of a public right-of-way, an easement or the dedication to the City of Redmond may be required to provide continuity of the walkway to adjoining property.
Pedestrian access from primary building to pedestrian system should not be interrupted by vehicular circulation, parking or other elements which discourage pedestrian use.
www.mrsc.org /mc/redmondcdg/cdg20C40105.html   (1082 words)

  
 Pedestrian crossing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pedestrian crossing or crosswalk is a designated point on a road at which some means are employed to assist pedestrians wishing to cross.
Pedestrian crossings are often at intersections, but may also be at other points on busy roads that would otherwise be perilous to attempt to cross.
Pedestrian refuges or small islands in the middle of a street may be added when a street is very wide, as these crossings can be too long for some individuals to cross in one cycle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pedestrian_crossing   (1390 words)

  
 Perils for Pedestrians Links - Government
Pedestrian Safety Roadshow assists communities in developing their own approach to identifying and solving the problems that affect pedestrian safety.
Their Pedestrian Safety Information Bulletin reports that in 2000 pedestrians accounted for 15 % of deaths and 11 % of serious injuries on Victoria roads and were four times more likely to be killed in a crash than other road users involved in a crash.
The goal of the State Pedestrian Plan is to provide a basic description of existing and emerging pedestrian needs over the next 20 years, and a set of recommendations to meet those needs.
www.pedestrian.org /links/links1b.htm   (925 words)

  
 Florida Department of Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Where sidewalks are not provided, a pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the shoulder on the left side of the roadway in relation to the pedestrian's direction of travel, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path or a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
Comment: A pedestrian who sets foot in a (marked or unmarked) crosswalk where traffic signals are not in place, or are in place but not operating, obliges an approaching driver to yield the right of way, so long as it is feasible for the driver to do so.
www.dot.state.fl.us /safety/ped_bike/laws/ped_bike_pedLaws.htm   (1065 words)

  
 Pedestrian Safety Reflectors - Be Safe - Be Seen!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pedestrians and bicyclists can increase their nighttime visibility with pedestrian safety reflectors.
At Pedestrian Safety, we are dedicated to the sale of high quality pedestrian reflectors made by Talmu, a division of Hella Lighting Finland.
They are available in a variety of attractive shapes and colors with a cord attachment that allows them to swing freely, thus attracting the attention of a motorist on a dark roadway about five times farther away than without one.
www.pedsafe.com   (266 words)

  
 Department of Parking and Traffic: Pedestrian Program
Accessible pedestrian signals (APS)-- The City is testing APS to improve accessibility for the blind and visually impaired to cross streets at signalized crosswalks.
The Pedestrian Improvements Study is part of the overall Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) called for by the Concourse Authority under Section 8 of Proposition J, the 1998 voter-passed “Golden Gate Park Revitalization Act of 1998”.
The Pedestrian Program is grateful for assistance and ideas from organizations including the California State Automobile Association, the Pedestrian Safety Task Force, Walk San Francisco, the Senior Action Network, and Goodby Silverstein and Partners.
www.sfgov.org /site/livablestreets_index.asp?id=14441   (1032 words)

  
 Perils for Pedestrians - The monthly cable TV series promoting safety
Perils For Pedestrians appears on public access cable stations in many cities across the United States and is also webcast.
Thanks to some generous donors of recycled videotape, the program is provided free to volunteers willing to act as the program's sponsor on their local public access cable station.
Approximately 6,500 pedestrians and 900 bicyclists are killed each year as a result of collisions with motor vehicles.
www.pedestrians.org   (611 words)

  
 Pedestrian Injuries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The pedestrian death rate for this age group is higher than for any other age group.
The pedestrian fatality rate is more than twice as high for men as for women.
In 1999, approximately one-third of pedestrians 14 and older who were killed by a motor vehicle were intoxicated, with blood alcohol concentrations of 0.10% or more.
www.cdc.gov /ncipc/fact_book/19_Pedistrian.htm   (760 words)

  
 Pedestrian Cities | Metropolis Magazine | August/September 2002
In the 40 years since Copenhagen's main street was turned into a pedestrian thoroughfare, city planners have taken numerous small steps to transform the city from a car-oriented place to a people-friendly one.
Pedestrians use the public space along the canal for eating, strolling, and taking in the sunshine.
The act of creating pedestrian streets freed up parking lots, enabling the city to transform them into public squares.
www.metropolismag.com /html/content_0802/ped/index.html   (601 words)

  
 City of Fremont - Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
The City of Fremont's bicycle and pedestrian program's primary objective is to provide bicyclists and pedestrians with safe and accessible routes to all destinations within the City and outside the City, which are served by public roads, trails, transit, and rail.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee (BPTAC) is an advisory committee to staff in the City of Fremont's Traffic and Transportation Engineering Section on matters pertaining to bicycle and pedestrian issues.
Asphalt paving of bicycle and pedestrian trail and the installation of a railroad-crossing signal across Union Pacific Railroad tracks at Central Park adjacent to Mission Creek.
www.ci.fremont.ca.us /Community/Traffic/BicycleAndPedestrianProgram.htm   (780 words)

  
 Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Guidance
The challenge for transportation planners, highway engineers and bicycle and pedestrian user groups, therefore, is to balance their competing interest in a limited amount of right-of-way, and to develop a transportation infrastructure that provides access for all, a real choice of modes, and safety in equal measure for each mode of travel.
To varying extents, bicyclists and pedestrians will be present on all highways and transportation facilities where they are permitted and it is clearly the intent of TEA-21 that all new and improved transportation facilities be planned, designed and constructed with this fact in mind.
For example, the Portland Pedestrian Guide requires "all construction of new public streets" to include sidewalk improvements on both sides, unless the street is a cul-de-sac with four or fewer dwellings or the street has severe topographic or natural resource constraints.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /environment/bikeped/design.htm   (4271 words)

  
 Pedestrian Accident -- Lawcore.com
Nearly fifty percent of pedestrian accidents that result in death occur between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, and so in many cases they involve school children who are on their way home from school.
Therefore, those affected by a pedestrian accident may be eligible to claim compensation for the damage and harm caused by the accident.
Whether you have personally been injured or harmed in a pedestrian accident or whether you are the relative of someone killed as the result of a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
www.lawcore.com /pedestrian-accident   (1070 words)

  
 toyfoo - pedestrian levitation .net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The creation of the work is based on the movement of pedestrians on a pedestrian crossing in public space.
Some pedestrians walk only on the sidewalk and use the pedestrian crossing for crossing the street, other pedestrians freely make shortcuts on the formally imposed trafic situation.
Pedestrian Levitation.net is an artwork in public space that reflects on this movement.
www.pedestrianlevitation.net   (231 words)

  
 Safe Kids USA: Preventing accidental injury. Pedestrian
Worse, child pedestrian injuries are frequently serious or deadly.
 Despite recent declines, pedestrian injury remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14.
Stop Sign Violations Put Child Pedestrians at Risk: A National Survey of Motorist Behavior at Stop Signs in School Zones and Residential Areas (October 2003).
www.usa.safekids.org /tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=175   (289 words)

  
 Pedestrian transportation in Wisconsin - Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Pedestrian transportation in Wisconsin - Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Since pedestrian travel is an important transportation choice in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has produced a Statewide Pedestrian Policy Plan.
This 20 year plan considers pedestrian needs and concerns and provides recommendations to address them.
www.dot.state.wi.us /modes/pedestrian.htm   (106 words)

  
 City of Toronto, Pedestrian Charter
On October 29, 2002, Councillor Jane Pitfield and internationally renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs unveiled the Toronto Pedestrian Charter at at City Council.
This is the first pedestrian charter in North America, and the first approved by a municipality anywhere.
Most important, the Charter was intended to serve as a reminder to decision-makers, both in the City and in the community at large, that walking should be valued as the most sustainable of all forms of travel, and that it has enormous social, environmental and economic benefits for the city.
www.toronto.ca /pedestrian/index.htm   (366 words)

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