Accommodating pedestrians

A Temporary Street Use Permit that authorizes the blockage of a sidewalk, cycle lane, or other public use path shall require the permittee to provide safe accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists as prescribed herein.In this rule, the words “Shall” and “Should” are used to describe specific conditions.It is presented in two sections: Section 1 provides a review of NJDOT guidelines, policies and other national and international guidelines relative to accommodating pedestrians based on road function, traffic volumes and speeds.Section 2 presents recommendations to the New Jersey Pedestrian Guideline, New Jersey Roadway Design Manual (NJ RDM), Residential Site Improvement Standards (RSIS) and also the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) regarding the critical elements of an effective walking environment.It is presented in two sections: Section 1: Provides a review of NJDOT guidelines, policies and other national and international guidelines relative to accommodating pedestrians based on road function, traffic volumes and speeds.

Signage and devices, as necessary, must be provided to direct pedestrians and cyclists safely through the work zone. ADMINSTRATIVE RULE Prior to the issuance of a Temporary Street Use Permit, an application and Temporary Pedestrian Route Plan and/or a Temporary Cycle Lane Plan shall be submitted as described below and meet the requirements as described in the Administrative Rule.

• The method for providing safe accommodations for pedestrians should be prioritized as follows: A. A temporary pedestrian route should be given priority over vehicular traffic except when resulting in excessive delay to transit, excessive congestion in violation of mobility standards, or a pedestrian route that is less safe.

Protect the existing pedestrian route from the worksite. Provide a temporary pedestrian route in a parking lane and protect it from adjacent traffic. (See City of Portland Traffic Control Manual for required specifications).

This publication is available on the public website https://dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/.

This discussion paper, produced in 2002 focuses on issues regarding accommodation of pedestrians throughout the state.

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