PEDESTRIAN CROSSING FACILITIES: A REVIEW OF PRESENT PRACTICE IN THE PRETORIA/WITWATERSRAND/VEREENIGING AREA

Road accident data supplied by the department of statistics revealed that 2,878 pedestrians were killed and 21,369 were injured on South African roads in 1977. Pedestrians killed and injured formed 31 per cent of the total road casualties in 1977: of the 6,420 people killed on the South African roads, 45 per cent were pedestrians. These figures have given rise to great concern and ways must be found to reduce them. The complete separation of vehicular traffic from pedestrian traffic will eliminate all conflict between them. Such separation may be space separation (where the pedestrian and the vehicle are physically divorced from one another e.g. Pedestrian bridges and portion of the roadway is made available to the pedestrian for part of the time and to the vehicle for the remainder, e.g. An at-grade pedestrian crossing). The purpose of this report is to review such at-grade crossing facilities between intersections viz. The different types of crossings, their usage by pedestrians and drivers' attitudes to the crossings. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Transport & Rd Res S Af

    P.O. Box 395
    Pretoria 0001, Transvaal,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Breytenbach, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rpt. RF/1/78 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM