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Safety climate, not just pedestrian infrastructure, affects walking behavior

posted Aug 6, 2018, 1:19 PM by Chris McCahill

To get people on foot adhering to traffic rules, according to one new study, road designers likely need to consider not only the immediate walking environment (sidewalks and crossings) but also the entire traffic safety climate of an area. According to the study, pedestrians tend to break the rules and make mistakes more often when they perceive city traffic as less “safe” and less “harmonious.”

Read more at SSTI news.

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