PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL OR SPEED LIMIT - A COMPARATIVE STUDY IN VETLANDA, SWEDEN

GAANGTUNNEL ELLER HASTIGHETSBEGRAENSNING. EN JAEMFOERANDE STUDIE I VETLANDA

The efficiency of a pedestrian tunnel or speed limit as an accident countermeasure outside a school was evaluated by means of risk studies, speed measurements and flow-counts. The following advantages and disadvantages were concluded from the study: (1) tunnel; advantages: safe crossing and less vehicle delay. Disadvantages: children will cross at street level, adjacent to the tunnel, the difficulty of persuading children crossing at street-level to make a detour via the tunnel and high construction costs. (2) temporary speed-limits to 30 km/h; advantages: the speed of the cars is radically reduced, the risk for school-children is radically reduced and low costs. Disadvantages: the speed-limit (road-sign) may be difficult to see, wide use of 30 km/h, particularly on arterial roads, may decrease car- drivers motivation and thereby the adherence to the speed limit, and speed-limits of 30 km/h must not be a substitute for more effective but (often) long-term countermeasures, such as relocation of activities or arterial roads, aiming to a total elimination of conflicts between heavy car-traffic and school activities. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lund University of Technology, Sweden

    Institution for Traffic Engineering, Fack 725
    S-220 07 Lund 7,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • HYDEN, C
    • GAARDER, P
    • LINDERHOLM, L
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: LUTVDG(TVTT7015)1-39Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM