A pedestrian safety system was deployed in downtown Boulder, Colorado; total project cost ranged from $8,000 to $16,000.

From the Rural ITS Toolbox report: Subsection 7.9 Pedestrian Safety Systems

Made Public Date
09/30/2003

9

Boulder
Colorado
United States
Identifier
2003-00006
TwitterLinkedInFacebook

Summary Information

A busy intersection with high-volume pedestrian traffic in downtown Boulder, Colorado, was equipped with an illuminated crosswalk. The illuminated crosswalk covers 4 lanes and consists of a series of four flashing in-pavement lights per lane and four flashing pedestrian warning signs (two in each direction). The system, in operation between the Justice Center and the 11th and Canyon intersection, has been designed to be manually activated by pedestrians at the crosswalk. Pedestrian safety systems of this design are especially useful in areas where overhead clearance is restricted or suspension of overhead lighting is too expensive. Design and development costs are minimal. Actual system costs range from $6,000 to 8,000 and installation costs range from $2,000-$8,000. The cost of a pedestrian crossing illumination system with automated activation would be greater.

Notes:
Click here for image of the flashing pedestrian warning sign.

Rural ITS Toolbox

Rural ITS Toolbox
Publication Sort Date
11/01/2001
Author
Deeter, D., H. M. Zarean, and D. Register
Publisher
U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration
System Cost

Project cost: $8,000 to $16,000.