Safety Impacts of Installing Pedestrian Crosswalks

by Sam Yagar, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Effectiveness of Highway Safety Improvements


At-grade pedestrian crossovers (PXO's) have been installed at about 700 locations in Metropolitan Toronto to assist pedestrians in crossing busy streets at minimal delay to vehicular traffic. A study was conducted of the 10-year accident history from 1975-84 of the 13 PXO's installed from 1979-81. Accidents and injuries were seen to increase, with all of the increase attributable to the weekdays and to non-residents of Metropolitan Toronto.

Subject Headings: Traffic accidents | Pedestrians and cyclists | Urban areas | Streets | Traffic safety | Traffic delay | Traffic analysis | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

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