THE HIDDEN PEDESTRIAN - AN ASPECT OF RISK AT UNCONTROLLED CROSSINGS

The risk to pedestrians at uncontrolled marked pedestrian crossings is discussed, with particular reference to the situation where a pedestrian may be masked from an approaching driver's view by the presence of a parked vehicle. A theoretical examination of vehicle/pedestrian manoeuvres and conflicts is made, with a view to determining an appropriate kerb length over which parking should be prohibited on the approach to a crossing, in order to facilitate the resolution of conflicts. The analysis suggests that a policy which permits the parking of vehicles within 10M of a crossing should be reviewed, as a more appropriate figure would be in the range of 10 to 15M. It is also suggested that for some particular locations, such as school crossings, a prohibited parking distance greater than at other locations might be appropriate. Implications also exist for the positioning of bus stops on the departure side of a crossing rather than on the approach side. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 8th Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 

    Australian Road Research Board

    P.O. Box 156
    Nunawading, Victoria 3131,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • CROFT, P G
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  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 16-23
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM