Factors influencing pedestrian safety: a literature review (PPR 241)

  • Published: Transport Research Laboratory, 2006
  • Authors: A. Martin
  • Date Added: 02 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 12 Feb 2016
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

A report for Transport for London to ascertain ways in which pedestrian behaviour may be influenced to reduce casualties in London.

Methodology:

Literature review.

Key Findings:

  • No simple universal solutions exist that are suited to London’s high levels of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

  • Enforcement measures are best applied on strategic routes where traffic calming can also reduce capacity.

  • Education is best targeted at a particular behaviour or a particular group.

Themes:

Pedestrian safety, engineering, enforcement, education

Comments:

Although targeted specifically at London, this a comprehensive review of literature which collects effective interventions.

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