PacTrans: Mixed Use Safety on Rural Facilities in the Pacific Northwest

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Nathan Belz (UAF)

Billy Connor (UAF)

Byron Bluehorse (UAF)

Kevin Chang (UI)

Ahmed Abdel-Rahim (UI)

Mostafa Hegazi (UI)



  • Start Date: Jan 16, 2015
  • End Date: Jun 15, 2016

Project Documents

Project Final Report

Project Summary

In the United States, formalized facilities and roadway crossings for non-traditional and non-motorized modes do not exist which jeopardizes the safety of these users in many cases. These factors create a pervasive and systemic nationwide safety issue. This research will address the issues associated with providing safe accommodation, limiting the improper use of public rights-of-way, and maintaining mobility, and provide future guidelines for design, education, and enforcement for mixed-use rural facilities. The goal of this project is to: improve safety and minimize the dangers for all transportation mode types while traveling in mixed-use environments on rural facilities through the development and use of engineering and education safety measures.