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Title: Users perception on a shared pathway (pedestrians' perspective)
Authors: Neo, De Sheng
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Transportation
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: With sudden spike in Personal Mobility Devices (PMD) users in shared footway in recent years, the rate of accidents occurring on the footway increased tremendously with many of such cases being life threatening. Though there may be code of conducts and rules and regulations in place, the rate at which accidents are occurring continues to remain high where pedestrians and PMD users fails to share the footway safely and efficiently, especially so when PMD has been officially banned from vehicular roads in Singapore. Since there were little to no study on the interactions between pedestrian and PMD users, the current code of conducts and rules and regulations may not suffice in alleviating issues and conflicts which are currently occurring down on the ground. Therefore, there is a need to understand the current situation to alleviate conflicts caused by such interaction. The purpose of this study is to find out the perception of pedestrians and their behaviour during interactions with PMD on a footway, through means of data analysis of interview survey and immersive VR experiment that were conducted. Through analysis of the data collated, the results were agreeable to the change of speed limit from 15km/h currently to 10km/h which would happen in 2019 to make the interactions between pedestrian and PMD users a much pleasant and safe experience. Further recommendations were also given to counter underlying issues that were found out through the surveys.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/76228
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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