Pedestrian Safety in Sweden

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

This report is a review of recent pedestrian safety research in Sweden (in particular) with some attention to similar research in other Scandinavian countries. The report states that even in Sweden, were attention has long been paid to pedestrian and bicyclists concerns, even so, still too much traffic planning is addressed as if it were a vehicular issue only.

If traffic cannot be separated, then consideration should be given in some areas to restricting vehicle speeds to 30 km/hr. It is argued that future planning must better balance the competing needs of motor vehicle traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists.

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