Safer Primary School Travel Plan: a Case Study of a Typical Greek City



Safer Primary School Travel Plan: a Case Study of a Typical Greek City

Authors

N Eliou, M-D Kakana, University of Thessaly, GR

Description

The scope of this paper is to review the known as far, traffic calming measures and traffic enforcement and to adapt all the effective measures to a typical Greek City, towards a safer school journey.

Abstract

Safer primary school travel plan: a case study of a typical Greek City

The scope of this paper is to review and evaluate the known as far, traffic calming measures and traffic enforcement and to adapt all the effective measures to a typical Greek City (of medium size), in order to achieve safer school journey.

A comparison study, between the working ?school travel plans?, mostly in several European Countries, will be elaborated, in order to obtain all the characteristics that are applicable to Greek urban environment (Traffic, walking conditions, school timetables etc.)

A questionnaire research will be elaborated in order to acquire the needs, the complains and the remarks of the final users (Pupils and their parents). The research will focus on primary schools (Pupil ages between 6-12 years old) and in urban areas with high inhabiting character.

The questionnaire will include checklists referring to walk ability conditions and existing traffic infrastructure data (traffic lights, signs, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, parking areas etc).

It will also include, several questions in order to obtain and evaluate the socio-economic characteristics of the population participated to this research (Parents education level, family population/age distribution, average income, vehicle ownership, working timetable, travelling habits etc.).

A statistical acceptable data file will be analysed using certain statistical procedures in order to evaluate the adaptability of a variety of effective measures. The statistical analysis will define the trends to acceptability of measures that were not very famous till now.

The final conclusions-measures will be proposed the Greek Town Authorities, to be adopted in urban school areas planning.

Publisher

Association for European Transport