MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 122, 2017XI International Road Safety Seminar GAMBIT 2016
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Vulnerable road users|
|Published online||10 August 2017|
Study method for pedestrian behaviour in the area of pedestrian crossings located at tram stops
Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Cracow, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper presents the problem of pedestrian safety at stops, with stops designed for opposite directions. Stop areas with a predominantly pedestrian traffic, where pedestrians cross tram tracks, are not protected by traffic signals. The article presents a method for conducting a study to identify types of pedestrian and tram driver behaviour, developed on the basis of a pilot study. This method helps to evaluate, inter alia, the tendency of pedestrians to risk going across the tram track before an oncoming tram, depending on how far it is from the pedestrian crossing. It also helps to determine the probability of the tram slowing down or emergency braking when crossing the pedestrian crossing, and the probability of difficulties with the departure of the tram, caused by pedestrians.
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