SAFETY AT PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS - THE COPENHAGEN SYSTEM

There are several types of pedestrian crossing, and they have greater or lesser degrees of safety. In Copenhagen a new marking of pedestrian crossings has been introduced. On the street surface a zebra marking is used. Above the road there is the usual pedestrian sign and a yellow flashing light. In addition, and this is the speciality of the so-called "Copenhagen-system", there is a very powerful projector illuminating the zebra marking. Pedestrian accident-data show that the Copenhagen system has a much better darkness/daylight relation than the usual signal controlled crossings. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Conference Voice of the Pedestrian VII.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrian Association

    5 Buitenhof
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Bendtsen, P H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM