The Influential Factors on the Sidewalk Using Behavior of Pedestrians in Residential Streets

“Residential street” is a local road which is usually less than 9 meters in width and is located on the inside of residential or business districts surrounded by arterial roads. It provides vehicles and pedestrians with accessibility to the final destinations rather than mobility. While pedestrians on arterial roads are clearly separated from roadways, pedestrians walking on the residential streets usually have to share the roads with moving vehicles or to use narrow sidewalk which is marked by line, fences, or pavement. In these roads, it is required to secure pedestrian safety because conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians frequently happen. During the year of 2013 in Korea, about 62% of pedestrian crashes were occurred on the residential streets. In order to examine the causal factors of these crashes, field surveys have been conducted to analyze pedestrian behaviors in the several sections of residential street where exist; i) sidewalks with no roadside facilities; ii) sidewalks with permitted on street parking. Based on the results from the surveys, the authors have established a regression model which estimates sidewalk-using rate of pedestrians. Findings from this study can contribute to enhancing pedestrian safety on the residential streets by being applied to suggest effective plans and strategies and foster pedestrian friendly road environment.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01715702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2019 3:52PM