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One third of the capital's pedestrian crossings potentially dangerous



In Luxembourg city, 475 pedestrian crossings were determined to be violating the country's highway code by the centre for urban justice. MIKE ZENARI

In Luxembourg city, 475 pedestrian crossings were determined to be violating the country's highway code by the centre for urban justice. MIKE ZENARI

Non-profit association Centre for Urban Justice (Zentrum fir Urban Gerechtegkeet) estimates that one third of pedestrian crossings in Luxembourg city don’t respect the highway code.

The association, whose main objectives are administrative transparency and open dialogue, carried out a project titled Safe Crossing. About one third of pedestrian crossings in the capital (475 in total) were determined to be non-compliant with Luxembourg’s highway code.

The data is the result of a crowd-sourced collection of information by 20 active volunteers participating between June and August 2021. The participants used a custom-made application on their phone which presented them pedestrian crossings in the capital on a map using satellite imagery. The volunteers were then asked to assess whether there were parking spots within 5 metres of the crossing in question.

The non-profit association admits that no assurances can be made about the data as it has been crowd-sourced but it highlights that the result points to a general lack of safety for pedestrians in the capital.