Fully Adopting the PROWAG (the 2011 Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way) into the MUCTD, DOT, FHWA, and State DOT regulations will provide the framework for establishing requirements that address this goal:
Pedestrians: Consider pedestrian access throughout the transportation planning, engineering, and construction process. This includes roadside infrastructure, grade separated paths, and accessible pedestrian signals at intersections
Without clear regulatory requirements, pedestrian access will be considered but not provided or achieved. Currently jurisdictions and state Departments of Transportation lack the authority to apply these goals. The attached schematic of a construction barrier is the maximum extent of requirements currently implemented int the city of Erie during construction.
Also attached are standards in place in the District of Columbia. These should be adopted as national standards