PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR AT SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS IN IZMIR, TURKEY


ÖNELÇİN P. , ALVER Y.

2nd International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE), Belgrade, Sırbistan Ve Karadağ, 27 - 28 Kasım 2014, ss.801-807 identifier

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Belgrade
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Sırbistan Ve Karadağ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.801-807

Özet

This paper investigates the walking speed and delays of pedestrians at two signalized intersections where the vehicle speed limits are different. Data was collected during afternoon and evening peak hours on November 15, 2013 and on December 6, 2013. Observational surveys were conducted using a video recording technique. Pedestrians were categorized according to their gender, group size, items they were carrying and age. The results showed that individuals walked fastest when the group size is taken into consideration. The smallest 15th percentile walking speed was seen in the oldest age group (over 60 years old). Pedestrians experienced high delays both at roadsides and at medians. The factors affecting the pedestrian walking speed were analyzed by ANOVA.