Recognizable road design

One of the principles of Sustainable Safety is that a road should have a recognizable design and a predictable alignment. If this is the case, road users know which behaviour is expected of them and what they can expect from others. This would cause more predictable behaviour, which contributes to the prevention of crashes. What do we mean exactly by recognizability of roads and what is a recognizable road design? This fact sheet gives the theoretical background of the concept of recognizability, and describes how to apply this in practice. The Essential Recognizability Characteristics guideline are discussed, and the most important results of our research into road recognizability are presented. (A) This fact sheet may be accessed by Internet users at: (The title of the Dutch version of this fact sheet is: 'Herkenbare vormgeving van wegen').

  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p
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    • Publisher: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01060878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2007 1:23PM