PEDESTRIAN BARRIERS FOR SAFETY AND GUIDANCE. THE INFLUENCE OF KERB AND MEDIAN BARRIERS ON PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOUR, CHOICE OF CROSSING LOCATION AND ACCIDENTS

The multiple studies of pedestrian barriers conducted during the course of this investigation show that: (1) barriers perform their function of channeling and guiding pedestrians if built with care and arranged well on the street; (2) when integrated into the total design of a street, at crosswalks, tunnels, intersections, etc., barriers can make a substantial contribution to accident reduction - as much as 30 per cent. Given that barriers are the only low cost method for physically separating pedestrians and vehicles in an environment basically planned to service the latter, it would appear worthwhile investing in their improved effectiveness and increased use. Increasing their effectiveness in terms of influencing pedestrian behaviour requires continued study of the detailed characteristics of pedestrian behaviour, while broadening the use of barriers depends, to a great extent, on improving their appearance as street furniture. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrian Assoc

    Passage 61 III
    S-Gravenhage,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Katz, A
    • Zaidel, D
    • Elgrishi, A
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00196973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM