MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 122, 2017XI International Road Safety Seminar GAMBIT 2016
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Vulnerable road users|
|Published online||10 August 2017|
Pedestrian and bicycle bridges as examples of safe collision-free road crossings
Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk, Poland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedestrians are most at risk when they are crossing the road. This represents a significant proportion of all fatalities among pedestrians, amounting respectively to 50% in non-built-up areas and 75% in built-up areas. The most frequent reason for this accident is failure to give way. What is most terrible is that 30% of pedestrian accidents occurred at marked pedestrian crossings. Therefore, an important part of pedestrian safety management is selecting the right type of crossings, which are suitable for the conditions. At certain speeds and traffic volume, the only safe option for pedestrian crossings is to apply multi-level solutions, that is footbridges or tunnels. The paper presents examples of infrastructure redesign by constructing footbridges and hence, separating pedestrians and vehicular traffic to improve pedestrian safety.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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