URBAN INTERSECTIONS: PROBLEMS IN SHARING SPACE

The results are summarized of the first phase of a 2-phase study directed at identifying and defining the safety and operational problems related to the interaction of pedestrians and vehicles at intersections. Measures were developed that could sense and characterize the accident or conflict related behaviors of pedestrians. Both siganlized and non-signalized intersections were investigated; these covered a wide range of high and low volumes (both pedestrian and vehicle). Four sources were tapped: over 5,300 pedestrian intersection accident records; expert opinion from traffic engineers and safety experts; behavioral observations during field studies at 120 intersections; and literature review. The most pertinent information in each area is briefly reviewed. Areas requiring further research are indicated; these include turning/vehicle pedestrian conflicts, signalization (timing, displays, location and public understanding); visibility at nonsignalized intersections; and driver and pedestrian training.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, H D
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM