RESPONSIVE SIGNAL SETTINGS FOR PEDESTRIANS IN URBAN AREAS

Traditionally pedestrians wishing to cross at signals in urban areas have to press a button and wait until the signals change in accordance to a pre-set pattern (usually dependent upon vehicle flows or detection). Trials have been carried out in Greece, Portugal and England, where signal settings are amended by pre-arrival microwave detection of pedestrians. Details are given on the equipment used, as well as the evaluation of pedestrian safety and mobility. Micro-level pedestrian behaviour, with reference to interactions between pedestrians and vehicles was also studied. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 868006.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 477-84

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-89006-825-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1995 12:00AM