The effect of enhancing priority for people crossing side roads

The University of the West of England has conducted two research projects on behalf of the Road Safety Trust and Transport Scotland/Sustrans on the effect of enhancing priority for people crossing side roads. One project focused on marked priority crossings and the other on design priority crossings, comparing them with conventional crossings.

This presentation will outline the findings and discuss their implications on safety, as well as comfort and convenience for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. It will also consider the findings in the context of other related national and international studies.

Dr Jonathan Flower, Transport Planner and Researcher, Centre for Transport and Society, UWE Bristol

Dr Jonathan Flower is a transport planner and researcher at the Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol, and a Board member with the Transport Planning Society.

His current research project portfolio has a road safety focus and includes bus safety in Nepal; behaviour in proximity to automated vehicles; street design improvements for people walking and cycling; and an evaluation of the West of England e-scooter trial.