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Estimating preferences for pedestrian crossing facilities

Anciaes, PR; Jones, P; (2016) Estimating preferences for pedestrian crossing facilities. In: (Proceedings) Universities' Transport Study Group 48th Annual Conference. Universities' Transport Study Group: Bristol, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a study to understand the preferences of pedestrians towards different types of crossing facilities in an area surrounding a 6-lane busy road in London. Participants were first asked to indicate how comfortable they feel using different types of crossings. Footbridges and underpasses were systematically rated below signalised crossings, but staggered signalised crossings were rated slightly higher than straight ones. Participants were then presented with a scenario where crossing the road is impossible and asked to choose between walking a given time and use a certain type of facility or avoid crossing the road altogether. The analysis of the choices using a mixed logit model revealed that participants chose staggered signalised crossings, footbridges, and underpasses, if the walking times to those crossings were respectively 1.5, 4.2, and 5.7 minutes smaller than the times to access straight crossings. The “don’t cross” alternative was chosen only if the straight crossings were located 18.5 minutes away. Older participants required higher reductions in order to use underpasses rather than straight crossings, and people who cross the road most days require lower reductions to use the three types of alternative facilities. The study provides information that is useful when planning changes in the frequency and type of facilities to cross busy roads.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Estimating preferences for pedestrian crossing facilities
Event: Universities' Transport Study Group 48th Annual Conference
Location: Bristol, UK
Dates: 06 January 2016 - 08 January 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Keywords: Pedestrians, crossing facilities, stated preference
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475501
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