Efforts to Create Walkable Junction by Analysing Factors Intimidating Pedestrian Conveyance at Uncontrolled Junction
Varsha Nair, Reema Kuntmal
Vulnerable Road User, Uncontrolled intersection, unsignalized junctions, Risk Analysis, Alternative Design Parameters, vehicular behavior, safety concerns.
Walking is a key element of any balanced transportation network that has habitually been disregarded while planning most of the transit system. Pedestrian being the most overlooked and vulnerable set of road entities generally face threats especially when the place of crossing is beyond control. It becomes more of a risk for pedestrian in terms of security as most of the developments that have taken place are mostly directed towards the improvement of the vehicular network and least has been done for the pedestrians, leading to which they often get engulfed by different intimidations while crossing near un-controlled junction. One such junction was identified in a city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat and study was carried out. The study/paper is thus an endeavour to gather information manually regarding the pedestrian characteristics, pattern of movement, pedestrian behaviour and also studies the urge of pedestrian facilities required through questionnaires. The paper also reveals the possible ways to minimize conflict points near present intersection and further provides a conceptual idea to increase pedestrian safety by proposing alternatives to the present junction conditions. Pedestrian walkway, islands, proper signage and road makings that are needed to be developed are also discussed to have better insight with regards to safety, efficient and more reliable crossings facilities at an intersection.
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Unique Paper ID: 148378

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1

Page(s): 795 - 802
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