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Safety and geometric aspects of humps and road crossings

Etienne De Winne UGent and Pieter De Winne UGent (2007) URBAN TRANSPORT XIII - URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 96. p.625-632
abstract
A speed hump is a local rising of a public road, formed as a sinusoidal, and meant to force drivers physically to decrease their speed. A plateau is also meant to moderate the speed, but this is a flat rising with gradual slopes. Because of the large diversity in legally normalized construction types, the geometric control of these raised constructions is a complex matter. Moreover, because of the typical low to the ground form of a flatbed truck, problems arise when the road crossings shows a round form. The objective of this study is to find a surveying method to collect geometric data, in order to inspect speed humps, plateaus and road crossings. Depending on the categorisation of the different sorts of roads, and the construction principles for flatbed trucks, the work also deals with the theoretical definition of the possibility of passing the road crossings with flatbed trucks. The problem is extrapolated to several successive obstacles and is also applied on traffic thresholds and traffic plateaus, which are also considered as obstacles for flatbed trucks. The paper discusses a surveying and processing method in design, which makes use of a surveyor's level and proposes the development of new surveying methods namely an adapted method for a level, a method for a total station and a method for a GPS instrument. Finally, the results of an interesting comparison between the different methods by means of surveys on site are presented and the results are applied on some practical examples.
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organization
year
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conference (proceedingsPaper)
publication status
published
keyword
flatbed trucks, speed reduction, rumple strips, traffic plateaus, traffic humps, traffic safety, road crossings
in
URBAN TRANSPORT XIII - URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
WIT TRANS BUILT ENV
volume
96
pages
8 pages
publisher
WIT Press
place of publication
Southampton
conference name
13th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century
conference location
Coimbra, PORTUGAL
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000257236400059
ISSN
1746-4498
ISBN
978-1-84564-087-3
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
P1
id
750799
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-750799
date created
2009-09-18 13:13:33
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:52:59
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  author       = {De Winne, Etienne and De Winne, Pieter},
  booktitle    = {URBAN TRANSPORT XIII - URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY},
  isbn         = {978-1-84564-087-3},
  issn         = {1746-4498},
  keyword      = {flatbed trucks,speed reduction,rumple strips,traffic plateaus,traffic humps,traffic safety,road crossings},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Coimbra, PORTUGAL},
  pages        = {625--632},
  publisher    = {WIT Press},
  title        = {Safety and geometric aspects of humps and road crossings},
  volume       = {96},
  year         = {2007},
}

Chicago
De Winne, Etienne, and Pieter De Winne. 2007. “Safety and Geometric Aspects of Humps and Road Crossings.” In URBAN TRANSPORT XIII - URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY, 96:625–632. Southampton: WIT Press.
APA
De Winne, Etienne, & De Winne, P. (2007). Safety and geometric aspects of humps and road crossings. URBAN TRANSPORT XIII - URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Vol. 96, pp. 625–632). Presented at the 13th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, Southampton: WIT Press.
Vancouver
1.
De Winne E, De Winne P. Safety and geometric aspects of humps and road crossings. URBAN TRANSPORT XIII - URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Southampton: WIT Press; 2007. p. 625–32.
MLA
De Winne, Etienne, and Pieter De Winne. “Safety and Geometric Aspects of Humps and Road Crossings.” URBAN TRANSPORT XIII - URBAN TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Vol. 96. Southampton: WIT Press, 2007. 625–632. Print.