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New Pedestrian Crossing Treatment Guide Available

The Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has released new guidelines that are intended to ensure that pedestrian crossings are treated consistently throughout the state, on both state highways and local roads, by providing guidance on the location of marked and unmarked crossings, and the associated pavement markings and signs.

This document is intended to supplement the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and to incorporate Vermont state law where applicable.

The Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Planning and Design Manual, published by VTrans, also contains valuable information about crosswalk design. Included in that manual are recommendations on making pedestrian facilities accessible to all users and meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Contact Jon Kaplan at VTrans for more information on the Guide or related pedestrian issues.