SURVEY OF THE PERFORMANCE OF PEDESTRIAN CROSSING FACILITIES

The paper describes a preliminary survey of pedestrian crossing facility performance undetaken for the Road Safety and Traffic Authority, Melbourne, as part of a review of pedestrian devices in Victoria. Results of the survey will be of interest to those charged with the responsibility for traffic management or pedestrian safety. The results allow comparison of the operational performance of the four major types of facility used in Victoria, namely, zebra crossings pedestrian operated signal crossings, school signal crossings, and school crossings. Some of the results obtained were: (a) mean vehicle delay at pedestrian signals was nearly four times that at zebra crossings, and about twice that at school signals. (b) pedestrian violations (per pedestrian) at pedestrian signals were about half those at school signals but similar to those at zebra crossings. (C) vehicle violations (per vehicle) at pedestrian signals were about 70 per cent more than those at school signals but similar to those at zebra crossings (A). (TRRL)

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    ARRB Group Limited

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  • Authors:
    • MacLean, A S
    • Howie, D J
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 38-45
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  • Accession Number: 00330273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM