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Pedestrian Crossing (Principles)

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Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport



The objectives of the project are:

  • Provision of the basis for the first revision of the standard SN 640 241
  • Check and differentiation of today's evaluation and equipment criteria for the order of a pedestrian crossing (principal points): under which circumstances is a criterion imperative (pedestrian crossing yes or no), influence on other criteria, possibilities of differentiated aspects and compensatory measures
  • Evaluation of the valid regulations, clearing up the contradictions
  • Check of signal and marking measures not written in the standard, deep analysis of the effect of different measures for the reduction of the risk at crossing
  • Fixing of the method and the range of the main part “empirical definition of criteria” of the research study (proceed, resources, feasibility). The field research follow after positive results of the preliminary study

The feasibility and the range of a main study “empirical study” will be evaluated

  • In-depth literature review
  • Detailed analysis of the procedure (pragmatic approach) on the basis of present knowledge
  • Explore prevailing safety criteria in compliance with various infrastructure elements
  • Assessment of additional equipment to increase road safety
  • Analysis of current law
  • Elaboration of development of methodical basis for the implementation and definition of the scope of empirical studies

The relevant studies which explain the influence of different factors (e.g. infrastructural and operational) should be searched for in a literature analysis and be given to investigation methodology.


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Swiss Government: State Secretariat for Education and Research
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)



I. Belopitov (2011): Fussgängerstreifen (Grundlagen): Forschungsauftrag VSS 2008/302 auf Antrag des Schweizerischen Verbandes der Strassen- und Verkehrsfachleute (VSS), Eidgenössisches Departement für Umwelt, Verkehr, Energie und Kommunikation, Bundesamt für Strassen – No 1352, Schweiz Bundesamt für Strassen 

Policy implications

The results should serve as a basis for supplementing and updating of existing standards SN 640 241 for pedestrian crossings.


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