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Lagen om väjningsplikt mot gående på obevakat övergångsställe:– effekt på framkomlighet och beteende
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2001 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

On 1 May 2000 an Act was promulgated making it obligatory for drivers to give

way to pedestrians

at uncontrolled crossings. The aim of the Act was to improve access for

pedestrians. The Swedish

Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) was commissioned by the Swedish


Administration to investigate the effect on accessibility and behaviour. The

video material of the

Institute from urban studies was utilised for this purpose. The sites

selected from this represented

different environments and different parts of the country. Repeated video

recordings were made at

the selected sites shortly after the entry into force of the Act. Studies

were made of changes in

waiting time for pedestrians and vehicles, and changes in the proportion of

vehicles and pedestrians

who were forced to wait. Waiting time for pedestrians decreased by two

thirds. The reduced

waiting time for pedestrians resulted in a corresponding increase in waiting

time for vehicles. The

proportion of vehicles which stopped for pedestrians increased from 20 to

50%. The aim is to

repeat the measurements in order to monitor development over a longer period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI rapport 468 , 2001.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Pedestrian crossing, Traffic regulations, Change, Pedestrian, Priority, Impact study, Delay, Waiting time, Accessibility, Measurement, In situ
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour; Road: Traffic engineering, Road: Traffic control and traffic information
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6335OAI: diva2:675210
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