Zebra Crossing Research – Focus Group Invitation (16 March 2022)


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Jacobs and the University of Edinburgh are conducting research into zebra crossings on behalf of Transport Scotland and the Scottish Roads Research Board.

Zebra crossings help pedestrians cross from one side of the road to the other. They have white stripes painted onto the road in the crossing area, with flashing amber lights (known as belisha beacons) at both sides of the road on black and white striped poles. Pavement kerbs are dropped at both ends of the crossing, usually with tiles with raised bumps (known as tactile paving) where the pavement meets the road.

Zebra crossings give priority to pedestrians, where drivers and riders are required to stop and give way. The research team would very much like to understand your views and experiences of zebra crossings, from which they hope to identify improvements to the design of zebra crossings and/or their surroundings.

The research team are inviting individuals with a physical disability which affects their day-to-day movement to take part in an online focus group.

When: 2-4pm, Wednesday 16th March via Zoom

To register your interest in taking part, or for more information, please contact Jenny Muir, Tel: 0131 659 1547 or Email: zebracrossingresearch@jacobs.com