A Method for Pedestrian Crossing Risk Assessment

This paper describes how pedestrian crossings contribute to important risk sites, especially in urban areas. During the period of 2006–2009, in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, one of three injury accidents occurred at non-signalized pedestrian crossings. The paper shows how it is still complicated to rank crossings due to the number of registered road accidents. In order to find the most reliable measures for safety improvement of pedestrian crossings there is a large need for indirect risk taking. An additional problem occurs when the road accident takes place close to a crossing, but not exactly at a crossing. The accident, even connected to the crossing site, might fall out of traditional statistics, thus registered under a different accident type. The project initiated in Tallinn had two main goals: (1) to work out the method for road accident mapping at the vicinity of a crossing; and (2) developing the indirect method for the potential risk estimation of pedestrian crossing, using the number of potential risk factors, including the design (e.g. roadway width and layout), behavioral (e.g. speed) and others.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 587-598
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XVII. Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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  • Accession Number: 01354038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781845645205
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2011 1:29PM