Aesthetics and Safety of Road Landscape: are they Related?

  • Irina MATIJOŠAITINĖ Kaunas University of Technology
  • Kristina NAVICKAITĖ Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: Road landscape, aesthetics, safety, correlation analysis, linear regression analysis


The problem of unsafe roads is very actual in Lithuania. The solution of the problem is usually found in construction of road equipment. The paper covers another solution: the authors analyze road safety through aesthetic features of landscape. The identification of relations between safety and landscape aesthetic features will enable us to enhance safety by modeling road landscape. This untypical approach would lead to both achievements: decrease of road traffic accidents and increase of visual quality of road landscape. The correlation analysis enabled us to identify weak relations between the quantity of car accidents and some aesthetic properties of road landscape. Regression analysis revealed the factors described by aesthetic properties which influence the quantity of car accidents on Lithuanian roads.