This report aims to look at a number of the attributes of accidents which involve vulnerable road users and at the characteristics of their travel, in order to identify areas where safety and mobility improvements may be obtained. It is intended to serve as a tool in subsequent stages of the drive project 1031: an intelligent traffic system for vulnerable road users, and thus is not a general survey of safety and mobility problems for vulnerable road users, but rather are view of those issues that are related to the road traffic informatics (rti) measures envisaged by the project. The project is aimed at improving vulnerable road user (vru) safety and mobility both directly, through the enchancement of signalized junctions and pedestrian crossings, and indirectly, through the creation of a model of the traffic system incorporating vulnerable road users. It is intended that this model will permit the routeing and guidance of motorized vehicles in such a way as to enhance vru safety and reduce vru annoyance and delay from traffic. Both the direct and the indirect measures envisaged will only be relevant to vru safety and mobility on main roads in urban areas; they are unlikely to be applicable to residential streets or minor roads unless these have substantial vru flows. The report therefore concentrates (in so far AS Existing information permits) on vru safety and mobility on main roads and on vru use of facilities that are intended to be upgraded through the planned rti measures. The report is split into two main sections: the first will examine safety and mobility problems for vulnerable road users on a national level, and the second will examine safety and mobility problems for vulnerable road users at a more local level. Parallel reports are being produced for Britain and the Netherlands, which will examine the situations regarding the safety and mobility of vulnerable roads users in those countries as a whole, and in one urban area from each (namely bradford in Britain and the city of groningen in the Netherlands). This report forms work package 1 of the drive project 1031.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lund University of Technology, Sweden

    Institution for Traffic Engineering, Fack 725
    S-220 07 Lund 7,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • EKMAN, L
  • Publication Date: 1989


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604919
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM