Zebra Crossing Pilot Scheme Technical Literature Review

The NTA tasked the Cycle Design Office (CDO) with carrying out a review of international experience and relevant research to investigate the implementation of a pilot scheme for zebra crossings without pedestrian crossing beacons.
The need for the pilot schemes arises from the desire to increase the number of safe crossing locations for pedestrians and active travel use in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. By providing a fixed traffic sign alternative to flashing beacons, new crossings could be quickly and easily implemented without the need for electricity connections – reducing installation costs, construction time and ongoing operational costs.
This report provides international examples and considers the specifics of road rules and regulations in each jurisdiction and the potential implications for applicability to the Irish context.