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Title: The challenges of highway crossing: the case of Santasi, Kumasi
Authors: Banahene, E. Owusu
Oppong, R. A.
Quagraine, V. K.
Keywords: Pedestrian
Road Crossing
Infrastructure
Highway
Traffic
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2017
Publisher: ICIDA
Citation: ICIDA 2017 - 6th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa - 12-14 April 2017
Abstract: As an intervention to the problems of urbanization, infrastructure is often introduced. For instance, the need to improve mobility within the urban environment often lead to the creation of pedestrian accesses, roads and highways. This infrastructure, apart from addressing the problems, sometimes end up introducing new challenges especially at points where they intersect thereby worsening the same problems that they were meant to address. In Ghana, Santasi is known to have been affected by this phenomenon as its main pedestrian movement axis lies directly across its main highway (Kumasi-Obuasi highway). Meanwhile, it appears the existing infrastructure that has been provided to facilitate this frequent crossing of the highway is inadequate. The aim of this research is therefore to assess the pedestrian road crossing situation at Santasi. Traffic counts and pedestrian counts organized helped to obtain quantitative data which was analyzed through the Pedestrian Crossing Assessment formula. The result was further applied to the standards that had been established in literature to describe the current situation and also recommend possible solutions to the problem. It was therefore realized that the current crossing at Santasi is mainly the uncontrolled type which is highly substandard based on the intensity of traffic and Pedestrian activities at the area.
Description: In the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 12th April, 2017, KNUST, Ghana
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10888
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