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C-1 A P P E N D I X C Semi-Structured Interview Script and Questionnaire Thank you for agreeing to participate in this interview for the NCHRP Research Synthesis on Pedestrian Safety Relative to Traffic-Speed Management! As you know, there is great interest in this area throughout the profession. Your answers to the following questions will help us develop case example guidance for other communities looking to tackle this problem. This interview should take one hour and will be recorded so that we can more easily review the notes afterward. If at any point it would be helpful to refer us to agency or city documents for additional information, please do so. Information about Efforts, Partners, and Community or Institutional Reaction 1. Please tell me about any effortsâsuccessful or unsuccessfulâthat your agency has made within the last two years to manage vehicle travel speed in order to improve pedestrian safety. These might include efforts related to engineering, education, enforcement, planning/evaluation, policy, or other. 2. What process or specific events led to the decision to address pedestrian safety via managing speed? 3. Did/do you have key partners for any of those efforts? If so, please describe their role(s). 4. Did you encounter/are you encountering any resistance to your agencyâs efforts, either in the community or from other professionals? If so, how did you address/are you addressing the resistance? Metrics of Success 5. Which metrics have you used, if any, to measure the success of your efforts? 6. Have you found certain metrics to be more helpful than others? If so, please elaborate on which ones are more helpful and why. 7. Were any metrics unhelpful? If so, please elaborate on which ones were unhelpful and why.
C-2 Pedestrian Safety Relative to Traffic-Speed Management State DOTs and Guidance 10. Are there specific State, regional, or local policies that have supported your agencyâs efforts to manage speed in order to improve pedestrian safety? If so, please briefly describe the policy and how it offered support. 11. Are there policies your State DOT could adopt or change to help your agency better manage speed to improve pedestrian safety? 12. (OPTIONAL, TIME-DEPENDENT) Is there specific guidance (e.g., from the MUTCD or the AASHTO Green Book) that has supported your agencyâs efforts to manage speed in order to improve pedestrian safety? 13. (OPTIONAL, TIME-DEPENDENT) Conversely, is there specific guidance (e.g., from the MUTCD or the AASHTO Green Book) that has hampered your agencyâs efforts to manage speed in order to improve pedestrian safety? How have you worked around these challenges? 14. Are there any resources your agency has published that would help us further understand your efforts? 15. Are there any other lessons learned that would be helpful for other agencies attempting to improve pedestrian safety via managing traffic speed, particularly regarding things that you would have done differently? 16. Finally, are there other professionals we should talk to better understand your agencyâs efforts to address pedestrian safety through managing traffic speed? Thank you so much for your time! Your willingness to share your experiences will benefit countless communities across the country seeking to improve pedestrian safety via speed management. 8. Did your metrics indicate that certain efforts to manage speed have been more effective than others? If so, please elaborate on which efforts have been more effective and why. 9. Were any efforts unsuccessful? If so, please elaborate on which ones were unsuccessful and why.