Pedestrian crossing behaviour along a primary access corridor in Stellenbosch

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dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (30th : 2011 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (TRB)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2011-09-26T12:26:32Z 2011-09-26T12:26:32Z 2011-07
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 30th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 11-14 July 2011 "Africa on the Move", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract The focus of this paper is the high number of pedestrian casualties on Bird Street in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Bird Street serves as the primary route for pedestrian movement between the suburb of Kayamandi to the north of the town and the central town area of Stellenbosch. Traffic casualty data was used to establish high risk casualty areas along the road and observational studies were conducted at these locations to determine the environmental and behavioural factors contributing to the casualty problem. Pedestrian flows and patterns were also studied to determine pedestrian crossing preference and to identify informal crossing points that are of particular concern. An initial study into pedestrian flows and patterns indicated that a major pedestrian access exists between Kayamandi and Bird Street serving pedestrians throughout the week but in particular during peak hour times on weekdays. Casualty data confirmed that the highest concentration of casualties was located at informal crossing locations for pedestrians and showed cycling casualties to contribute significantly to the total Non Motorized Transport (NMT) casualties. Observations of pedestrian road behaviour found that pedestrians engage in risky crossing behaviour in order to reach their desired location. Negative behaviour toward formal pedestrian facilities such as zebra crossings and signalised crossings was also seen to exist. Further investigation into the state of pedestrian facilities along Bird Street showed a lack of provision for the disabled and inconsistencies within formal crossing features. en_US
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dc.format.extent 11 pages en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Roux, A & Sinclair, M 2011, 'Pedestrian crossing behaviour along a primary access corridor in Stellenbosch', Paper presented to the 30th Annual Southern African Transport Conference, South Africa, 11-14 July. pp. 243-253 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781920017514
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Document Transformation Technologies en_US
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dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Pedestrian casualties en_US
dc.subject Stellenbosch en_US
dc.subject Bird street en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Southern Africa
dc.title Pedestrian crossing behaviour along a primary access corridor in Stellenbosch en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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