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Pedestrian Safety Measures for Non-Residential Urban Roads. Technical note 5: Study of European Practice

The report covers these main points:

  1. Problems with casualty reduction targets
  2. Speed management as a criteria for street classification, rather than taffic volume
  3. An integrated approach, where casualty reduction and safety are tackled alongside other objectives, such as noise and air pollution, imporved urban quality and promotion of environment-friendly modes of transport
  4. The effect of road network density on casualty rates
  5. "Conflict observation" as a techniques for identifying casualty reduction measures
The report identifies 26 measures designed to improve pedestrian safety, most of which are illustrated.

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Pedestrian safety, road safety, main streets, traffic calming, European practice, mixed priority streets, mixed activity streets

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