Topics in Episode 72:
Conducting crash tests for pedestrians at Adelaide University.
A new type of energy-absorbing bollard.
Lowering residential speed limits in the Australian Capital Territory.
The local bicyclist organization would like to see more speed limits lowered.
Shared zones keep cars close to walking speed in Melbourne.
Research demonstrates why lower vehicle speeds are good for pedestrians.
A chat with the chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia in Sydney.
Using automatic traffic counters to measure gaps in traffic.
Conducting crash tests for pedestrians at Adelaide University
A headform launcher at the Road Accident Research Unit at Adelaide University. The instrumented headform strikes the test vehicle at a set velocity and measures the impact. European and Australian authorities are much closer to adopting pedestrian test standards than the United States, which is only interested in vehicle occupant tests.