In Poland pedestrian accidents make up 38 percent of all road accidents. The death toll of these accidents is more that 2,500 people with more that 20,000 injured every year. Generally speaking, the problem of accidents involving pedestrians is typical of urban areas, and this is because: pedestrian accidents make up 50 - 70 percent of all accidents in towns; and 67 percent of all pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas (>5000 inhabitants), 20 percent in built-up areas of small towns and villages and only 13 percent in rural areas. This paper presents characteristics of pedestrian safety in Poland's major cities, i.e., Gdansk. The paper also gives insight into pedestrian safety in the large Western Europe city of Hamburg, Germany. This town was chosen because of its similarity to Gdansk. It is a sea port and belongs to the same culture area, i.e., the union of Hanseatic towns.

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  • Authors:
    • Schlabbach, K
    • Jamroz, K
    • Michalski, L
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  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Accession Number: 00795920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, part 5
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2000 12:00AM