CHAIRMAN'S REPORT AND REPORT OF SUB-GROUP I--THE PEDESTRIAN'S ROAD ENVIRONMENT

This report discussed the progress that has been made in the development of environmental countermeasures for pedestrians, and in particular to give an assessment of the efficiency of such measures wherever evaluation studies have been carried out. Three approaches to pedestrian safety are described: The traditional traffic engineering approach; vehicle/pedestrian segregation; vehicle/pedestrian integration. These three approaches are not opposing alternatives, but should be regarded as complimentary. The best option is often seen as the one which is the most appropriate to the total context. Five areas of study are presented and discussed: Complete segregation; pedestrian priority areas; integration of mixed traffic; pedestrian crossings; and other pedestrian facilities. It is recommended that there be closer cooperation between research workers, urban planners and engineers. Further research is needed in determining the needs of pedestrians in urban areas and particularly the factors which influence their choice of routes. Methodological research is particularly required to develop internationally accepted conflict techniques to be used for the evaluation of pedestrian safety schemes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published on behalf of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory

    Old Wokingham Road
    Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM