Factors affecting pedestrian crossing behaviours at signalized crosswalks in urban areas in Beijing and Singapore

Jiang, Nan, Shi, Mi, Xiao, Yilong, Shi, Kan, & Watson, Barry C. (2011) Factors affecting pedestrian crossing behaviours at signalized crosswalks in urban areas in Beijing and Singapore. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS) / Vol. 1 : Highway Transportation, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), China, pp. 1090-1097.

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This paper reports an observation investigation of pedestrian crossing behaviors conducted at signalized crosswalks in urban areas in Singapore and Beijing on typical workdays. Each crosswalk was observed 3 times in different periods, i.e. normal hours, lunch hours, and rush hours. A total of 103,956 pedestrians were observed. The results showed that lane type, lane number, intersection type, and culture had significant effect on illegal pedestrian crossing in both cities; observation period had no significant effect on pedestrian violation in both cities; the violation rate in Singapore was lower than that in Beijing. However, observers reported that illegal crossing of vulnerable pedestrians, e.g. pregnant, the lame, old men and women, was more obvious in Singapore than that in Beijing. Evidence proved the hypothesis that the violations were related to pedestrians’ cognition of the definition of safety.

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ID Code: 50772
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: pedestrians, traffic signals, urban areas, China, Singapore
DOI: 10.1061/41177(415)138
ISBN: 9780784411773
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 ASCE
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2012 23:04
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 01:59

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