Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 72

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.

Photo - Conducting crash tests for pedestrians at Adelaide University

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.