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IJET 2018 Vol.10(2): 140-144 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1048

Study on Revision of Pedestrian Road Design Guideline in Korea

Woo Hoon Jeon and Inchul Yang
Abstract—Despite of many efforts, there is still insufficient infrastructure for pedestrians. Pedestrian traffic accidents are 4.1 per 100,000 population, which is three times higher than the OECD average of 1.4 in Korea. In particular, the entrance to a village on a national highway or the vicinity of a school is an area where a conflict between a car driving at high speed and a pedestrian continuously occurs. In a region where the pedestrian road is insufficient, the right of way and accessibility of the pedestrian are limited. In order to secure the safety of pedestrians, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure (MOLIT) drew up ‘Pedestrian Road Installation and Management Guideline (PRIM Guideline),’ which has used as a design basis for the installation of the pedestrian roads in areas such as dense villages in rural areas, connection areas between cities and towns, and outskirts of cities. The current guideline is, however, based on the traffic situations at the time of enactment in 2004, and there are a number of items that do not meet the relevant laws and regulations now and/or are subject to revision in many areas, such as terminology and installation standards. Therefore, in this study, the main revision contents of PRIM guideline, the direction of revision, and the contents of new enforcement were examined and proposed.

Index Terms—National highway, pedestrian road, pedestrian road design guideline, pedestrian traffic accident.

Woo Hoon Jeon is with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Goyang-si, Korea (e-mail: cwhoon@ kict.re.kr).
Inchul Yang is with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology and also with the University of Science Technology, Goyang-si, Korea (e-mail: ywinter75@ kict.re.kr; corresponding author: Inchul Yang).

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Cite: Woo Hoon Jeon and Inchul Yang, "Study on Revision of Pedestrian Road Design Guideline in Korea," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 140-144, 2018.

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