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Effective infrastructure measures to improve pedestrian safety at unsignalised crossings


Department of Civil Engineering

About the Project

The safety of pedestrians is a critical area for improvement in international programmes. The pedestrian star ratings used by iRAP provide an initial benchmark of safety performance and priority improvements that are cost effective. Priority research needs for pedestrians exist in a number of areas. This project focuses on the safety efficacy of unsignalised pedestrian crossings and measures needed to modify designs and/or enforce compliance from drivers that are widely seen as abused in a number of countries including LMICs.
The main objectives of the research are:
- To carry out a systematic literature review on the above topic
- To identify key pedestrian behavioural patterns in unsignalised pedestrian crossings
- To identify key road design options to improve pedestrian safety
- To embed the above findings in the iRAP pedestrian safety model.


The project will be carried out in collaboration with iRAP (www.irap.net).

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