This research aims to synthesize and assess various pedestrian safety measures in Europe, in terms of their effectiveness and to propose a set of interventions with positive impact on pedestrian safety, with emphasis on technical non-restrictive measures. An extensive hierarchical inventory of pedestrian safety measures took place, classifying them according to the functions served and the main safety problems addressed. The evaluation of the effectiveness, the restrictiveness and the implications of each measure led to the proposal of a set of “most promising” measures. This comprehensive synthesis showed that mechanisms should be ensured for converting policy into practice at the level of “street design” and guaranteeing coordination between actors of different responsibilities and disciplinary backgrounds.
|Tags||pedestrians, road infrastructure, safety measures, traffic management|