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ISO proposal for a new field of technical activity on Location requirements for urban pedestrian bridges

ISO proposal for a new field of technical activity on Location requirements for urban pedestrian bridges

 

ISO proposal for a new field of technical activity on Location requirements for urban pedestrian bridges

 

The national standards body of Iran (ISIRI) submits to ISO a proposal for the creation of a new Project Committee with the aim to develop the ISO standard on location requirements for urban pedestrian bridges.

 

The pedestrian bridges are elevated structures designed to facilitate safe access for pedestrians as they cross from one side of a traffic-heavy road or highway to the other. Such bridges, also called footbridges, ease traffic and decrease accidents. They are also useful for linking buildings and popular places including shopping centres, universities, recreational facilities, parking garages and light rail stations.

 

According to the scope of the proposal the location of pedestrian bridges is determined by various factors, including the volume of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, the distance from adjacent intersections, the distance from adjacent pedestrian crossings, the time required for pedestrians to cross the street and vehicle speed.

 

The results from this proposal will contribute to pedestrian safety, traffic and accident reduction as well as to the protection of architecture of cities.

 

The ISO standard on urban pedestrian bridges would provide characteristics for the installation of urban pedestrian bridges and would facilitate the specialists involved in the process. With the implementation of standards, coordination between firms will also improve to achieve safer pedestrian bridges.

 

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 25 of April 2016 to Eng. Rumen Boyanski, email: rumen.boyanski@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 513.

 

For more information about the proposal see: here

24 Mar 2016