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Pedestrian Priority Zones
Safety Review (for the Gold
Coast)
Jess Peters, Senior Traffic Engineer
Peter Bilton, Director &...
Context
Pedestrian Safety
• 53% within 1km of coastline
• Shared zone issues
• Traditional risk approach not
suitable
• Low speed ...
Pedestrian Priority Zone
Approaches
For this project:
•Statistical analysis – limited data
•Risk assessment – too subjective
•Design standards – to...
Define start and end
Minimise conflicts
Perceived width Avoid crossing points
Does it look like a road?
Perceived Width
Avoid Crossing Points
Define Start and End
Minimise Conflict Points
Minimise Servicing and Parking
If it looks like a road…
Outcomes
Clear entry
statement
Narrow
perceived widthNo formalised
crossing points
Clear exit point
Limited parking
and se...
Define start and end
Minimise conflicts
Perceived width Avoid crossing points
Does it look like a road?
Contact
Peter Bilton
Principal Traffic Engineer
peter.bilton@point8.com.au
0405 246 043
Jess Peters
Senior Traffic Enginee...
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Pedestrian Priority Zones Safety Review

  1. 1. Pedestrian Priority Zones Safety Review (for the Gold Coast) Jess Peters, Senior Traffic Engineer Peter Bilton, Director & Principal Traffic Engineer
  2. 2. Context
  3. 3. Pedestrian Safety • 53% within 1km of coastline • Shared zone issues • Traditional risk approach not suitable • Low speed risks • Lack of design standards & data • Evaluation framework to manage risks
  4. 4. Pedestrian Priority Zone
  5. 5. Approaches For this project: •Statistical analysis – limited data •Risk assessment – too subjective •Design standards – too stringent •Framework – suitable
  6. 6. Define start and end Minimise conflicts Perceived width Avoid crossing points Does it look like a road?
  7. 7. Perceived Width
  8. 8. Avoid Crossing Points
  9. 9. Define Start and End
  10. 10. Minimise Conflict Points
  11. 11. Minimise Servicing and Parking
  12. 12. If it looks like a road…
  13. 13. Outcomes Clear entry statement Narrow perceived widthNo formalised crossing points Clear exit point Limited parking and servicing No formalised crossing points
  14. 14. Define start and end Minimise conflicts Perceived width Avoid crossing points Does it look like a road?
  15. 15. Contact Peter Bilton Principal Traffic Engineer peter.bilton@point8.com.au 0405 246 043 Jess Peters Senior Traffic Engineer jess.peters@point8.com.au 0413 064 385

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