A critical review of current EU and Greek legislation on pedestrian rights and walking environment

Legislation regarding pedestrian rights and relevant environmental aspects in the EU states differs, though some basic principles are supposed to be applied in a uniform way. A critical review of current legislation in several EU states on pedestrians is attempted by focusing on the Rights of Pedestrians as they have been adopted by the European Parliament.

At a next step the paper attempts to provide a “reading” of important articles from Highway Codes in several EU countries. Work done within the framework of COST–358 project entitled “Pedestrian Quality Needs”, is used for this purpose. Some important differences are identified. Finally, the paper focuses on the Greek legislative environment by presenting the provisions which apply in the case of traffic studies and their implementation in urban areas. Some important gaps in the existing legislation are identified showing the way for necessary intervention.



Copyright: © Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Quelle: 2nd International Conference 2009 (Juni 2009)
Seiten: 6
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Autor: Panagiotis Papaioannou
S. Basbas
C. Konstantinidou
Ioannis K. Politis

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