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Vehicle and pedestrian Level of Service in street designs with elements of shared space

Vehicle and pedestrian Level of Service in street designs with elements of shared space
Vehicle and pedestrian Level of Service in street designs with elements of shared space
Inspired by developments in urban planning, the concept of “shared space” has recently emerged as a way of creating a better public realm. This is achieved through a range of streetscape treatments aimed at asserting the function of streets as places by facilitating pedestrian movement and lowering vehicle traffic volumes and speeds. The characteristics of streets with elements of shared space point to the conjecture that traffic conditions and road user perceptions may be different to those on streets designed according to more conventional principles, and this is likely to have an impact on the quality of service. The aim of this paper is, therefore, to perform an analysis in terms of Level of Service (LOS) and to investigate how this may change as a result of the implementation of street layouts with elements of shared space. Using video data from the Exhibition Road site in London during periods before and after its conversion from a conventional dual carriageway to a layout featuring a number of elements of shared space, changes in terms of LOS for both vehicle traffic and pedestrians are investigated, by applying the corresponding methods from the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual. The results suggest that streets with elements of shared space provide a much improved pedestrian experience, as expressed by higher LOS ratings, but without compromising the quality of vehicle traffic flow, which, in fact, also sees slight improvements.
Kaparias, Ioannis
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Wang, Rui
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Kaparias, Ioannis
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Wang, Rui
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Kaparias, Ioannis and Wang, Rui (2020) Vehicle and pedestrian Level of Service in street designs with elements of shared space. 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, , Washington, DC, United States. 12 - 16 Jan 2020.

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Abstract

Inspired by developments in urban planning, the concept of “shared space” has recently emerged as a way of creating a better public realm. This is achieved through a range of streetscape treatments aimed at asserting the function of streets as places by facilitating pedestrian movement and lowering vehicle traffic volumes and speeds. The characteristics of streets with elements of shared space point to the conjecture that traffic conditions and road user perceptions may be different to those on streets designed according to more conventional principles, and this is likely to have an impact on the quality of service. The aim of this paper is, therefore, to perform an analysis in terms of Level of Service (LOS) and to investigate how this may change as a result of the implementation of street layouts with elements of shared space. Using video data from the Exhibition Road site in London during periods before and after its conversion from a conventional dual carriageway to a layout featuring a number of elements of shared space, changes in terms of LOS for both vehicle traffic and pedestrians are investigated, by applying the corresponding methods from the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual. The results suggest that streets with elements of shared space provide a much improved pedestrian experience, as expressed by higher LOS ratings, but without compromising the quality of vehicle traffic flow, which, in fact, also sees slight improvements.

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Published date: January 2020
Venue - Dates: 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, , Washington, DC, United States, 2020-01-12 - 2020-01-16

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Local EPrints ID: 437470
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437470
PURE UUID: f1bafc01-32a9-47c6-be1f-e2eeb045e68d
ORCID for Ioannis Kaparias: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8857-1865

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Date deposited: 31 Jan 2020 17:30
Last modified: 22 Nov 2021 03:14

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Author: Rui Wang

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