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Abstract

This report contains the results of a behaviour observation and conflict study carried out at signalised and non-signalised intersections in three different EC countries (UK, The Netherlands and Portugal). The aim of the study was to identify the pedestrian behaviour preceding traffic conflicts versus the behaviour preceding non-conflict interactions to obtain behavioural indices for the safety of pedestrian crossing facilities. The analyses indicated that at non-signalised intersections conflict occurrence is related to pedestrian behaviour such as tempo changes, waiting times and head movements, whereas at signalised intersections vehicle variables such as approach speed and course, play a more dominant role. The results of the study are used for the development of detailed rules for the interaction of pedestrian and vehicles and for the specification of evaluation criteria for the planned pilot projects.

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Authors: WESTRA E J, ;ROTHENGATTER J A,
Bibliographic Reference: Report: V2005/6 EN (1993) 35 pp., ECU 5
Availability: Available from European Commission, c/o ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd., 28-34 Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7UD (GB)
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