Pedestrian crossings are an important part of road transportation systems. They should provide a safe environment for crossing streets. Many crossings are poorly equiped or placed at risky locations with an exessive vehicular traffic volume and high speed limits. To recognize dangerous pedestrian crossing locations and improve their safety, first the criteria for evaluating adequacy of pedestrian crossing should be defined. The thesis proposes methodology for traffic-safety evaluation of pedestrian crossings. It explains factors, which affect crosswalk safety, such as: stopping sight distance, vehicular speeds, pavement surface skid resistance, lightning and appropriate traffic calming treatments. It also describes the method for determining pedestrian delay and crosswalk level of service, which can be included in the analysis of crossing location. Pedestrian crossing safety evaluation methodology is based on EuroTest safety assessments. These have been implemented in Slovenia on AMZS (National Automobile Federation of Slovenia) initiative in the past few years. The traffic safety factors were divided into four groups: crossing system, daylight visibility, nighttime visibility and accessibility. Each group was rated from inadequately to excellent by grades from 1 to 5, whereby the final safety performance is expressed as the average grade of all groups. Using this methodology, pedestrian crossings in the
municipality of Kočevje have been tested. Results are presented in the last part of the thesis.