THE RATE OF UTILIZATION OF AT-GRADE PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS, DEMONSTRATED BY THE EXAMPLE OF PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASSES IN LOWER AUSTRIA

AUSLASTUNGSGRAD NIVEAUFREIER FUSSGAENGERQUERUNGEN; AUFGEZEIGT AM BEISPIEL VON FUSSGAENGERUNTERF NIEDEROESTERREICH

The construction of pedestrian underpasses or over-bridges is to a great extent a question of economics. The construction of such a structure is only meaningful, when it is guaranteed, that it will subsequently be actually used. Determination of the future rate of use - particularly considering the various economic studies before the construction begins - is therefore of particular significance. In a particular case in lower Austria it was possible by determining the rate of use of existing pedestrian underpasses, to verify that in this case, in contrast to the results of earlier studies, no direct relation between the provision of an underpass and the traffic loading on the highway to be crossed existed. Much more obvious was an evenly high rate of use of around 70% which varied only within narrow boundaries, where the study was concerned with areas with between 200 and 1400 motor vehicles per hour. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Land Niederoesterreich

    Herrengasse 11-13
    Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • ZIBUSCHKA, F
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 17-21
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM