Journal article

Pedestrian crossing in urban Ghana: Safety implications

Daniel Obeng-Atuah, Michael Poku-Boansi, Patrick Brandful Cobbinah

JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT & HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Pedestrian fatalities constitute 42% of road traffic fatalities in Ghana, and 68% of the total pedestrian fatalities are related to pedestrian crossing facilities and behaviour. This study examines the state of pedestrian crossing facilities (crosswalks) and behaviour on urban roads in Ghana, and its consequences on pedestrian safety, using New Juaben Municipality as a case study area. A 5-year road traffic collision data, information on the condition and utilisation of crosswalks and pedestrians’ perceptions of crosswalks located at different land uses were collected and analysed. Findings show that 98% of pedestrian collisions occurred in locations further away from crosswalks. In addition..

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