Crosswalks at Roundabouts - Effects of Pedestrian Guard Rails on Utilization

Pedestrian injury is one of main concerns in road safety. After drivers and passengers, pedestrians are the largest group of road users killed or injured in traffic accidents. One of the main areas where pedestrians are the most vulnerable is road crossing. The goal of this research is to examine the effects of guard rails at roundabouts and the conflicts that may arise. For that purpose we classified urban roundabouts using factors such as: the number of crosswalks on the arms and the existence of guard rails on the various arms. Then we examined pedestrian behavior at crosswalks at representative roundabouts and checked the influence of guard rails on their behavior.

Filed in: Engineering, Crashes and Safety, International

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