To Study Traffic Characteristics of Urban Midblock Section Influenced by Crossing Pedestrians under Mixed Traffic ConditionsJournal: GRD Journal for Engineering (Vol.4, No. 09)
Publication Date: 2019-03-01
Authors : Hareshkumar Dahyabhai Golakiya; Ashish Dhamaniya;
Page : 247-252
Keywords : Pedestrian; Speed; Capacity; Midblock;
Pedestrian is one of the important component in the urban transportation system and also vulnerable at un-protected mid-block locations under mixed traffic conditions. Crossing by pedestrians on midblock sections of urban roads is very common in developing countries such as India. The locations where the pedestrians cross the road are invariably undesignated with no pedestrian cross marks. These crossings at undesignated locations have two-fold effects. First, pedestrians put themselves at risk, and, second, traffic speed and capacity are adversely affected. At unprotected mid-block locations, some of the vehicles may yield to pedestrians who are already at crosswalk location. However, some of the pedestrians are using forced gaps to cross the road. Hence, while pedestrians use the mid-block crosswalk with forced gaps, which decreases the vehicular flow characteristics. The pedestrian sidewalks do not show a direct effect on the vehicular flow characteristics when the pedestrian has pleasant walking facilities. The present study has analyzed the effect of the pedestrian crossing on the characteristics of vehicular flow at the mid-block location under mixed traffic conditions. Citation: Hareshkumar Dahyabhai Golakiya, Ashish Dhamaniya. "To Study Traffic Characteristics of Urban Midblock Section Influenced by Crossing Pedestrians under Mixed Traffic Conditions." Global Research and Development Journal For Engineering [ERICE - 2019], Dr. S & S.S. Ghandhy Government Engineering College GTU, (February 2019) : pp. 247 - 252.
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