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Joint Subcommittee on International Human Factors Road Design Guideline
 
Purpose of Joint Subcommittee: The Joint Subcommittee has the responsibility to assist in the development of the human factors guideline for road design (HFG) by identifying road users needs and reviewing guidelines as they are developed. Input from the various TRB committees identify a variety of needs including road geometrics, higway operations and capacity, intersection control, user infomation, signing and marking, pedestrian and bicycle operations, and visualization. The HFG is intended to assist highway designers and traffic engineers in their design and operational problems and thus to make the driving experience of all road users safer.
 
The JSC has three groups to assist in the development of the HFG.  The are:
Content Group, Leader, Dave Daubert,   TonkaTails@aol.com
Research and Visualization Group, Leader Mike Manore, michael.manore@mac.com
Users Group, Leader Tom Hicks, thicks@sha.state.md.us
 
The JSC is co-chaired by: Richard van der Horst, richard.vanderhorst@tno.nl
                                       Samuel C. Tignor, stignor@aol.com
 
These JSC is always looking for volunteers to help in their work so feel free to contact any of the above.
 
Sponsor: 
The development of the HFG has been through NCHRP projects. The current project is
NCHRP 17-41. The NCHRP objective is "to provide the best factual information and insight on road users' characteristics in a useful CD-ROM format and to facilitate safe roadway design and operational decisions."
 
Draft Copy of HFG: 
A draft copy of the  HFG can be found by going to two web sites, as follows:
1) NCHRP Report 600A
 
NCHRP Report 600A includes Chapters1, 2, 3, 4, 5,10,11,13, 22, 23, and 26.
2) NCHRP Report 600B
 
NCHRP Report 600B includes Chapters 6, 22(Tutorial 3), and 23 (Updated).
 
Comments and Discussion on Draft HFG :
Comments and suggestions for the draft HFG are welcomed and they can be made at the following web site: http://www.trbvis.org/HFG/Welcome.html.
 
Two January 2010 Activities: 
(1) Sunday, January 10, 2010, 9:00am- 5:00pm, Marriott, Session 136
Workshop on Human Factors Road Design Guidelines: Use by Highway Designers and Traffic Engineers
Tom Hicks, Maryland SHA; John L. Campbell, Battelle Memorial Institute; Samuel C. Tignor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Vehicle User Characteristics (AND10); Committee on Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance (AND30)

NCHRP Project 17-41, Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems, Phase 2, calls for a workshop to show potential users how the guidelines can be applied in highway planning, design, and traffic engineering. The workshop emphasizes feedback from attendees on how the HFG can be improved, presented, and distributed. There will also be a brief overview of the guidelines' origin, organization, and preparation. The initial 16 chapters are online as NCHRP Report 600A, B, and C.
                  Go see the workshop minutes in the File Section.
 
(2) Monday, January 11, 2010, 3:45pm- 5:30pm, Marriott, Taft
Human Factors Road Design Guides Subcommittee, AND10(2)
Samuel C. Tignor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Vehicle User Characteristics (AND10)
                 Go see the JSC minutes for January 11, 2010 in the File Section.
 
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