Show simple item record Kaluarachchi, RASK 2011-03-07T04:28:58Z 2011-03-07T04:28:58Z
dc.description A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Civil Engineering for the Degree of Master of Engineering in Highway and Traffic Engineering en_US
dc.description.abstract Pedestrian accommodation should be an integral part of the design of any transport infrastructure project. It can be defined as walkways and pedestrian crossings Pedestrian have a right to cross roads safely. Therefore road designers have a professional responsibility to plan, design and provide safe walking and crossing facilities. Recent accident studies identified that pedestrian comprise a significant proportion of serious injuries and fatalities while they were crossing the road without using a marked pedestrian crossing. As the majority of pedestrian accident occur while crossing a road, the need of safe and efficient pedestrian crossing facilities could be the most important pedestrian safety factor. Sight distance, Level of Service and delay to pedestrian are major terms to be considered with warrants prior to installation of pedestrian crossing at a location of road being considered. Some time there would be additional delay and hazard by introducing crossing where it is not needed or is not suitable. Pedestrian characteristics and travel behaviour in the form of relationships among parameters such as speed, density, flow and space of pedestrian need to be identified by conducting further pedestrian surveys such as flow and travel time Design of a pedestrian crossing requires a basic understanding of related human characteristics and capabilities which are dependent on age, physical and mental condition of pedestrians, who are expected to use the crossing at that particular location. So the main aim of this study is to develop a guideline to assist in determining the appropriate crossing facility for a given location of a road based on the sight distance, Level of Service, delay to pedestrians and vehicles, pedestrian speed, density, flow and space in addition to the warrants. VI
dc.format.extent vii, 71p. : ill, charts en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject CIVIL ENGINEERING - Dissertation
dc.subject STREET TRAFFIC CONTROL - Pedestrian Safety
dc.subject HIGHWAY SYSTEMS - Roadside Improvement
dc.title A Methodology for design of pedestrian crossing facilities in Sri Lanka
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MEng en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US 2010-03
dc.identifier.accno 95719 en_US

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