News tagged with pedestrians

Hunting for gaps

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have developed a new model for the behavior of pedestrians and crowds. It can help to understand and prevent tragic crowd disasters, to develop better architectural designs and ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Pedestrians injured by the windshield frame in car crashes

Pedestrian disability and fatality as a consequence of car crashes is a large global health problem. A new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet now shows that upper-body collision with the car's lower windscreen is ...

Apr 05, 2011
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Smart phones foster dumb habits among pedestrians

(AP) -- It was a miserable morning in New York, rain falling heavily and a 30 mph wind that made holding an umbrella difficult. Yet a man walked briskly up Fifth Avenue, balancing his umbrella and dodging ...

Jan 20, 2011
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Better spaces for older people

Urban planning needs to consider how older people use walking routes as well as public areas, concludes a Research Council UK-funded research project from the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme. Planning should include a smooth ...

Dec 17, 2010
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