In view of growing interest towards accurate road safety data collection process, road traffic strategies and trends in pedestrian behaviour, existing gaps in road safety data and the need for evidence-based decision making, EASST partner, the National Automobile club of Azerbaijan (AMAK) initiated a research project to assess one of the most vulnerable segments of road users – pedestrians – in the capital city of Azerbaijan. This report is an attempt to take a closer look at some of the most pressing risk factors along with mechanisms for their mitigation in order to inform future policy actions and civil society initiatives. The purpose of the study was to analyse the gaps in pedestrian road safety, identifying pedestrians’ needs that would help to improve pedestrian and road safety, as well as to propose potential intervention mechanisms. Based on findings of the project, the research team has developed a list of recommendations for relevant government agencies.
The study on road safety and pedestrian needs assessment aimed to investigate pedestrians’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour with regards to road safety in Azerbaijan, in particular about safe road crossing through a mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies. As part of the project, 1200 pedestrians have been surveyed in 12 districts of Baku in June 2016. This project is the first and only research initiative on road safety implemented in Azerbaijan to date, with the largest sampling size covered.
Identifying pedestrian knowledge, perceptions of and attitudes on road safety in Baku
This report by the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan takes a closer look at the most pressing risk factors for pedestrians in Baku along with mechanisms for their mitigation in order to inform future policy actions and civil society initiatives.