Evaluation and improvement pedestrians characteristics for selection section of urban area

Abdulkareem Naji Abbood, Safa A. Hussein


The pedestrians walking, crossing, environment and the influence of their movement with the traffic operations are the most important elements that must be taken into account in the design of roadways and intersections in the urban area. Thus the study seeks to evaluate the level of service (LOS) of sidewalks to identify the problems facing pedestrians in crossing and movements to suggest alternatives that would increase the safety, convenience, and efficiency of pedestrian’s movement within the study area, according to scientific methodology, based on the study of traffic analytical. The study has had been chosen two locations in the Baghdad capital, are Aden and Sana’a un signalized intersections. Data were collect for traffic volume and walking speed for pedestrians as well as sidewalk width. Rate of flow and effective walkway width within Peak Hour Volume ( PHV), with the aid of video technique method to cover engineering field survey and traffic, recorded data, due to workday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), for the period from 20/11/2020 to30/03/2021. Data analysis was done by using the method of (highway capacity manual 2010) to determine (LOS) in the study area, rather than for roadside interview by designing a questionnaire form to identify the crosswalk users to get their opinions about the nature of the traffic facilities in the study area. The study concluded that (LOS) of pedestrians type (E&C) in Aden and Sana’a intersections respectively. The study conducted that when the excesses were eliminated from the walkway and provided buffer zones for pedestrians crossing. LOS will be increase to (B) and (C) respectively as well as the accident rate type vehicle pedestrians decrease by (20) percent, in the other hand marking and signing will be increase safety and convenience factors moreover provide appropriate time for vehicles and pedestrians crossing and movements.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21533/pen.v9i4.2357


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ISSN: 2303-4521

Digital Object Identifier DOI: 10.21533/pen

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