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...

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