Analysis of Motorist Yield Rate at Unsignalized Pedestrian Crossing in Urban Areas

Analiza stupnja propustanja pjesaka na nesignaliziranim pjesackim prijelazima u urbanim sredinama

The aim of this paper is to investigate motorist yield rate at unsignalized crossings in urban areas and its influence on the pedestrian Level of Service (LOS). A field survey was carried out in the City of Zrenjanin (Republic of Serbia) where pedestrians crossing manoeuvres were videotaped in real traffic conditions. Video graphic survey was conducted to collect characteristics of traffic flow, vehicles and pedestrians. The LOS has been calculated by Highway Capacity Manual 2010 (HCM) methodology using recommended values of the parameters. Also, the measured values of the parameters obtained from the survey were used to determine the pedestrian LOS and the results were compared. Different values of this parameter can lead to significantly different values of time losses that determine LOS of the pedestrians. The results of most studies (USA, Northern and Western Europe, etc.) and the recommended values of parameters cannot be transferred and used in the developing countries like the Republic of Serbia, where the roads and transport network have different characteristics and operational conditions. Accurate estimates of LOS at pedestrian crossings in traffic conditions prevailing in the Republic of Serbia would be achieved by measuring the yield rate of pedestrians by drivers for each specific location or a comprehensive investigation in which a sufficiently large sample of sites would be used to investigate this parameter and thus provide recommendations for the value of the yield rate of pedestrians, depending on the characteristics of the street network and traffic conditions in the Republic of Serbia.

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  • Authors:
    • Simic, Jelena Mitrovic
    • Bogdanovic, Vuk
    • Basaric, Valentina
  • Publication Date: 2014

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  • English
  • Croatian

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  • Accession Number: 01528452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2014 4:33PM