Effect of Approaching Vehicle Type on Pedestrian Flow Characteristics on Crosswalks at Mid-block Section in India

At un-signalized mid-block sections, some of the vehicles may yield to pedestrians, who are already at crosswalk location. However, some of the pedestrians are using forced gaps to cross the road section, which may increase chances of an accident. The present study has investigated the effect of individual characteristics on pedestrian crossing speed and gap acceptance behavior for a particular approaching vehicle at mid-block crosswalks in two different cities. Younger and male pedestrians are found to be walking faster than older and female pedestrians respectively. Further, it is also found that as the vehicle speed increases the pedestrian speed as well as the magnitude of accepted gaps increases. As the platoon size increases, delay to pedestrian decreases. The crossing speed and gap acceptance were also found to be dependent on type of approaching vehicle. It is also observed that the vehicular gap available depends on type of vehicle and speed.


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  • Accession Number: 01675544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2018 3:06PM