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Published on 19 November 2015

Local road users have been invited to help evaluate and refine intersection designs of the future by participating in an interactive workshop at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 1 December.

The research is being conducted by USC’s Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, which is led by Professor of Human Factors Paul Salmon.

“Research has shown that 80 percent of road crashes occur due to confusion between different types of road users caused by an insufficient understanding of how they think and behave,” Professor Salmon said.

“Current intersections do not sufficiently support the multiple types of road users to use the road safely.”

The workshop will be held at USC’s Sippy Downs campus from 9am to 4pm. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and parking on campus will be provided.

Participants will be presented with a range of novel intersection design concepts via tabletop touch screen devices with 3D visuals and will be asked to evaluate and refine these concepts in order to best support all road users.

Participants must be aged between 21 and 65 and identify themselves as either an experienced driver, an experienced cyclist, an experienced motorcyclist or a pedestrian.

They must also be available to attend the full workshop and be willing to have their sessions recorded.

For more information or to register interest, contact Dr Van Mulken at mvanmulk@usc.edu.au or on (07) 5456 5404.

— Jarna Baudinette

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