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PS28P-12-402

Study on the effects of the road designs to mutual consideration of pedestrians and drivers

[Speaker] Miyakawa, Ayu:1
[Co-author] Nakayama, Takahiko:1, Fujii, Satoshi:1
1:Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (Japan)

The shared space is a road design concept in the urban area for pedestrians and drivers. This concept is not the one of segregation of the road space between one for vehicles and the other for pedestrians, but the one of sharing the road space between vehicles and pedestrians, which are hypothesized to promote more communication between them than segregation. The communication is further hypothesized to decrease vehicle speed since it might promotes drivers' consideration toward pedestrians. We examined the effects of road designs to mutual consideration of pedestrians and drivers, by comparing them between in the road where the space are more segregated between one for pedestrians and one for vehicles, and in the road where the space are more shared between them (n=528). The results indicated that the mutual consideration was higher in the road where the space are more shared, that is in line with the hypothesis.
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