Evaluation of Pedestrian Level of Service at Major Intersection of South Bengaluru City

Raksheet Somannavar*, Sunil S**
* PG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India.
** Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India.
Periodicity:June - August'2016
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.6.3.8096


A steep rise in the volume of traffic in major metropolitan cities led to congested and jam packed roads. In order to avoid these situations, now-a-days, the traffic engineers are designing vehicle oriented roads which has risked the safety of pedestrian traffic in the highly populated urban areas. The present study was conducted at three major intersections of Bengalaru. The study aims at finding a walkable environment for pedestrians with minimum pedestrian-vehicle interaction. In order to determine Pedestrian Level of Service, a set of qualitative data was collected by devising a questionnaire and quantitative data was analyzed by Highway Capacity Manual method. Questionnaire data were analyzed using multiple linear regression analysis method and walking speed, and volume was used to find the Pedestrian Level of Service by Highway Capacity Manual method. After analyzing from Highway Capacity Manual and Questionnaire Survey method, the pedestrian level of service was determined at the intersections and it was found that the study area is not an ideal location for pedestrians to travel as they perceive the area is unsafe. By providing the necessary facilities, it is possible to increase the walking speed and decrease the cost of travel.


Pedestrians, Pedestrian Level of Service, Highway Capacity Manual, Questionnaire.

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Somannavar,R., and Sunil.S. (2016). Evaluation of Pedestrian Level of Service at Major Intersection of South Bengaluru City. i-manager’s Journal on Civil Engineering, 6(3), 52-56. https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.6.3.8096


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