Everybody, in town and country, is a pedestrian road-user almost daily. His behaviour is then governed by his optical impressions, habits and experience rather than by traffic-control regulations. A pedestrian is often an unpredictable road user. In terms of vehicles, he is very manoeuvrable, accelerates fast and can stop very quickly. He can also move foward, backward or sideways. Differences in age, sex and destination are reflected more clearly in pedestrian traffic than in wheeled traffic. Because of all this, pedestrian traffic is more difficult to fit in a clear and simple pattern than wheeled traffic. There is an absolute lack of good methods for recording the characteristic features of pedestrian flows. Measures for preventing or reducing the number of conflicts between vehicles and pedestrian traffic have taken the shape of pedestrian crossings. A pedestrian crossing gives the pedestrian a certain measure of legal and/or physical protection. Such crossings can be subdivided into various types: 1. Zebra crossings; 2. Light-controlled crossing; A variant of these is the crossing with push-button lights; 3. Pedestrian bridges and subways. Measures for each of these three possibilities will be considered in succession. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00097874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM