Track Crossings

STUVA Research to improve Traffic Safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Findings designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists when using railway crossings are to emerge from a research project (FE-No. 82.0613/2014). The project was commissioned by the Federal Highway Agency (BASt) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). It is being carried out by the STUVA in conjunction with the University of Wuppertal’s department of Road Traffic Planning and Engineering (RTPE). A special group of representatives from the federal and regional governments, the municipalities, selected transport companies as well as...

Related articles:

Issue 2015-03 Pilot Project in Cologne

STUVA investigates the Efficacy of Ground Caution Lights at Urban Railway Pedestrian Crossings in Cologne

In recent years serious accidents have occurred frequently at pedestrian traffic light crossings spanning the urban railway tracks in Cologne. The reasons for accidents involving pedestrians or...

more
Issue 2019-02

German Environment Agency  commissions STUVA to evaluate “Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System” for electric Vehicles

The STUVA is currently working under a commission of the German Environment Agency on the research project “Acoustic evaluation of the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)”. This is a system for...

more
Issue 2016-05 Traffic Safety

STUVA: Ground Caution Lights at Urban Railway Track Crossings in Cologne ineffectual – Inverted Signal Templates show positive Influence on Behaviour of Persons crossing at Red Light

LED Caution Lights at three Railway Crossings The City of Cologne’s traffic committee had decided in September 2011 to test ground caution lights at railway crossings. The aim was to determine...

more
Germany

Decision on the New Fehmarn Sound Crossing: Construction of an Immersed Tunnel and Preservation of the Bridge

Parliamentary State Secretary Enak Ferlemann: “In a comprehensive comparison of the conceivable variants, the immersed tunnel also proved to be the superior variant in the sensitivity analyses". He...

more
Issue 2014-03 Research Report

“Safer Junctions for more vulnerable Road Users”

More vulnerable road users require special protection on road traffic. However, no new basic set of draft regulations relating to age or particular groups is needed. This was revealed by a study...

more