The paper reports on the findings of a study of pedestrian flow characteristics and requirements, the provision of facilities and the attitudes of pedestrians to such facilities on the arterial roads of the city of Madras. Various types of crossings, subways and pedestrian areas are examined. The authors suggest that human factors are often ignored and should be taken into account at the design stage. Results of the study showed that zebra crossings were not effective and that signalised crossings were needed in Madras. The provision of railings at either side of the crossing increase its effectiveness. Subways were only found to be effective when the carriageway is wider than 20M and the time through the subway is less than the time to wait and cross through the traffic. It was found that subways can only be justified in preference to surface crossings when the number of crossing pedestrians exceeds 1200 per hour. The average walking speed of pedestrians in subways was measured at about 0.9 metres/sec and fell to 0.8 metres/sec when the subway was fully crowded. (TRRL)

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • VICTOR, D J
  • Publication Date: 1982-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 98-114
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM