SAFETY AND BEHAVIOUR OF ROAD USERS ON ROADS WITH RESTRICTED TRAFFIC. PILOT STUDY IN UNTERHACHING

SICHERHEIT UND VERHALTEN VON VERKEHRSTEILNEHMERN AUF VERKEHRSBERUHIGTEN STRASSEN. PILOTSTUDIE AM BEISPIEL UNTERHACHING

THE OBJECT IS TO ESTABLISH CHANGES WHICH ARISE THROUGH THE CONVERSION OF CONVENTIONAL ROAD SPACE INTO PEDESTRIAN STREETS WHICH CAN BE USED BY VEHICLES. ON THESE STREETS THE WHOLE AREA OF THE ROAD MAY BE USED BY ALL ROAD USERS, MOTORIZED TRAFFIC BEING FORCED TO SLOW DOWN BECAUSE OF THIS. THE BEHAVIOUR AND SUBJECTIVE VIEWS OF VARIOUS ROAD USERS - PEDESTRIANS, CYCLISTS AND CAR DRIVERS - IS BEING ESTABLISHED, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE FOLLOWING: TRANSPORT FUNCTION - TRAFFIC INTENSITIES, THROUGH TRAFFIC, ORIGIN AND DESTINATION TRAFFIC; STOPPING FUNCTION - PRIVATE VALUE (FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, GENERAL CONTENTMENT WITH THE ROAD SITUATION), COMMUNICATION VALUE (CONVERSATIONS, REACTIONS), FUNCTIONAL VERSATILITY (DURATION OF STAY, SPECIAL EVENTS); GENERAL SAFETY CRITERIA - SUBJECTIVE SAFETY, ACCIDENTS, CONFLICTS, SPEED, ACCEPTANCE. THE METHODS BEING USED ARE COUNTS, PERCEPTION OF SIGNS, OBSERVATION, AUTOMATIC PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTERVIEWS. RESULTS OF A BEFORE AND AFTER COMPARISON ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE.