This note recommends the practices to be followed, when planning at- grade pedestrian crossings in the UK and describes all types of crossing, including those shared with cyclists, other than those at signalled junctions. The procedure for assessing a pedestrian crossing has the following stages: (1) site assessment; (2) option assessment; and (3) the production of an assessment framework. In the site assessment, a site survey and a record of all relevant local and traffic factors should be made by an experienced traffic engineer. The survey should include land about 60m on each side of the site. Relevant factors include: (1) carriageway and footway type and width; (2) surroundings; (3) vehicle and pedestrian flows and flow composition; (4) average crossing time and difficulty of crossing; and (5) road accidents. The option assessment should quantify the factors, and choose between the following crossing options: (1) do nothing; (2) traffic management or traffic calming; (3) zebra crossing; or (4) signal-controlled crossing. The assessment framework should present clearly the effects of each proposed option being considered; the report illustrates the general form of assessment framework recommended.

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    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
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  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Pagination: 11 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00715907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-11-551625-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM