Assessing pedestrian safety on Queen's way from clock tower to Kibuye round about.
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This study examines pedestrian safety along Queens Way from Clock Tower junction to Kibuye round about. It identifies the various available pedestrian facilities and the safety measures that have been put in place such as walkways, refuge islands, and traffic lights. The study examines pedestrian safety through various ways that involve a review of literature on pedestrian safety, administering questionnaires, carrying out interviews with various stakeholders and field observation to solicit for their knowledge, experience, opinions and perceptions that were analysed to draw conclusions and recommendations. The study also identifies the various major black spots along Queens Way. These areas experience more pedestrian crushes that have been brought about by various factors as identified in the research study. They vary from inadequacy of pedestrian facilities to over speeding by motorists, lack of clear separation of space for various road users, stress and lack of discipline among road users. The study provides for recommendations to improve pedestrian safety along Queens Way that include: Public sensitisation on road user behaviours both pedestrians and motorists, providing and designing pedestrian facilities such as foot bridges and pedestrian traffic lights at identified black spots, strict law enforcement on violation of traffic rules among others.