Road Crossing Behaviour Of Pedestrian At Midblock Section, Bangalore
Pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable elements of the transportation framework. The vast majority of developments that have taken place are coordinated towards the improvement of the vehicular system and facilities, but little has been done for the pedestrians. With an expansion in the motor vehicular traffic and the corresponding increase in the congestion of traffic leads to increase in the road accidents, the importance for improvement of the pedestrian facilities has assumed great significance. The provision for such walk can be skywalk, zebra crossing, stairs or escalators. This study aims to determine total pedestrian volumes of the area during the peak and non-peak hours of a day, to collect the data factors which affect the pedestrian behaviour which cause risk of pedestrian accidents and to determine the safety of the pedestrian. The case study was performed at ITI Gate and Benniganahalli, Bangalore, India. The method was applied for the area to obtain data of pedestrians is videography method and Questionnaire survey and models are developed to understand the pedestrian behaviour. From the study conclude that female pedestrian were found to cross the road at slower rate compared to males due to safety concern and the factors like gender, age, usage of phone, baggage, presence of children and stages of crossing have major influence on pedestrian behavior.