Holistic approach to pedestrian safety: Maunde Street Atteridgeville

H Visser

The City Council of Pretoria identified a need to set up a traffic controlplan and road safety plan for Maunde Street in Atteridgeville. Maunde Streetis an important east west corridor serving Atteridgeville and carriesrelative large volumes of vehicles and pedestrians. A business plan wasprepared to address especially pedestrian safety in the Metro Area with theobjective to reduce pedestrian fatality rates with 30%, over the next fiveyears. Specific problems identified along Maunde Street include a highpercentage of accidents happening at night (35%), high vehicle / pedestrianconflict between pedestrians and taxis as well as roadway verges that are notproperly developed. Illegal movements by vehicles - vehicles stoppinganywhere along the road and in intersections, together with jay walking bypedestrians - were identified as problems. Specific actions were taken duringthe project to involve the community to identify problems and to assist withthe development of solutions. A bus tour through the area (the total sectioninvestigated was 3,7 km) was done to allow representatives from the communityto show problem areas. The solutions proposed to address the problems consistof the three aspects - engineering, education and enforcement. A range ofengineering related physical measures was investigated and recommended,including additional raised pedestrian crossings, providing vertical kerbsaround intersections, pedestrian walkways, paving of the complete areasurrounding intersections, improved street lighting and additional taxi bays.



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