Road Crossing Facilities

December 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2000, Vol. 2 Issue 10, p13
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This article focuses on the research study titled 'Pedestrian Perceptions of Road Crossing Facilities,' which was published by the Scottish Executive of the Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2000. The report was commissioned to identify factors associated with a range of different types of pedestrian crossings which might encourage, or discourage, walking in urban areas. According to the research respondents, pedestrian crossings are effective and well placed. In effect, the research found that crossings play a minor role in maintaining levels of walking, but that pedestrians had particular opinions and views on their type of preferred crossings and why they did or did not use them. The research was undertaken by the Transport Research Laboratory and took place at 30 different site locations in six towns and cities across Scotland.


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