By combining the results of English, Danish and Israeli research published earlier, some conclusions are drawn regarding the use and safety of both zebra and signalled pedestrian crossings. It appears that a favourable effect of the installation of such crossings will, especially in the case of zebras, depend largely on sparing application, cautious siting, and suitable surroundings of the crossings. With respect to vehicular and pedestrian flows, two main fields of application of zebra crossings are distinguished. It is established that existing national standards mostly refer to one of these two fields only. The impression prevails that one of these fields induces greater safety, but that the benefit of zebras is doubtful in the other field of application. As to the surroundings, special attention is paid to the favourable effect of erecting fences in the zones adjacent to crossings so as to prevent crossing there. /Author/TRRL/

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    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Slop, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-3


  • Dutch

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 112-117
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM