Designing for safety

McDonald, M. (1990) Designing for safety. In, Towards Safer Roads in Developing Countries. A Guide for Planners and Engineers. Wokingham, GB, Transport Research Laboratory, 46-106.


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4.4.1 Link Design
4.1.1 introduction
4.1.2 Design parameters and speed
4.1.3 Sight distance/visibility
4.1.4 Horizontal curvature
4.1.5 Transition curves, superelevation and pavement widening
4.1.6 Vertical curves
4.1.7 Combination of horizontal/vertical curves
4.1.8 Gradients and criteria for climbing lanes
4.1.9 Cross sections
4.1.10 Drainage
4.1.11 Safety fences and barriers
4.1.12 Delineation
4.1.13 Roadside obstacles, street furniture and trees
4.1.14 Median barriers
4.1.15 Lighting
4.1.16 Laybys, bus stops and service roads
4.1.17 Urban footways
4.1.18 Rural footpaths and footways
4.1.19 Pedestrian/cyclist facilities on bridges
4.1.20 Facilities for cyclists and slow-moving vehicles

4.2 Intersection design
4.2.1 Selection of intersection type
4.2.2 Priority intersections
4.2.3 Roundabouts
4.2.4 Signal controlled intersections
4.2.5 Visibility
4.2.6 Warning signs and markings
4.2.7 Channelisation
4.2.8 Acceleration/deceleration lanes
4.2.9 Pedestrian crossing facilities
4.2.10 Provision for cyclists/slow-moving vehicles

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1851121765 (paperback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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