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Pedestrian safety - an inclusive approach.

Maplesden, C

Pedestrian Safety

ACRS conference 2013

Pedestrian injuries are under-reported where accepted definitions of crash and collision require the involvement of a motor vehicle. Compilation of data from all sources would provide more accurate information for research and decision making. The lack of insurance support for a pedestrian or cyclist injured by a bicycle needs to be addressed. The practice of combining pedestrian and cyclist programs does not serve pedestrians well. Specific pedestrian representation at senior levels could drive the culture shift necessary to improve the safety of pedestrians of all abilities. Photographs illustrate the difficulties encountered by people who are blind or have low vision on the road system and some examples of good practice.