Minor field study on traffic safety in Ghana : Pedestrian and cyclist facilities and access in central Accra

by Eriksson, Göran; Davidsson, Tobias; Lundgren, Pauline

Abstract (Summary)


This study is an analysis of the traffic situation for pedestrians and bicyclist, unprotected road users, in Accra’s Central Business District. A Swedish method, Calm streets, is used to identify conflicts in the mixed traffic situation. The findings reveal a large amount of conflicts between unprotected road users and motor vehicles. These conflicts cause congestions which have negative implications on the environment, health and economy.

In addition an assessment of the quality of and access to pedestrian and bicycle facilities were conducted. This assessment indicates that the quality and access to the facilities are in general low, especially for the disabled, elderly and children. A larger Traffic Network Analysis and a Cost Benefit Analysis are needed to address these problems for stakeholders and decision makers.


Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:unprotected road users traffic network hawkers infrastructure encroachment lugna gatan technology and social change teknik och förändring


Date of Publication:01/01/2009

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