Old World Ways

Older persons constitute a disproportionately large number of pedestrian fatalities in many countries. This article provides travel and accident statistics for older pedestrians in Europe and describes how roadway designs in Great Britain and other European countries facilitate the safety and mobility of older pedestrians. One strategy that these countries are implementing is the separation of pedestrians from vehicles through land use planning and the creation of pedestrian streets. Another effective strategy is to reduce traffic speed through measures such as speed limits, camera enforcement and traffic calming. European countries are also providing pedestrian routes and paths that are wide, well-surfaced and easy to use. Infrastructure improvements can be used to make road crossings safer and easier for pedestrians.


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  • Accession Number: 01046959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2007 10:16PM