Before and After Study of Gainesville Pedestrian-Bicyclists Connected Vehicle Pilot

This research project will support the UF AID project through a multifaceted evaluation of the installed hardware and software, as well as pedestrian, bicycle, and skateboarder perceptions, and corridor-level operations. More specifically, the project has the following objectives: (1) Evaluate the software and hardware tools deployed around the study area, which aim to minimize pedestrian-bicyclist crashes by proactively alerting motorists, transit drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists of the impending danger. The system to be evaluated will include intersection and mid-block crossings, which will have warning or notification systems to improve pedestrian-bicyclist access and safety at the subject locations. (2) Evaluate user perception of the smartphone application provided by the selected vendor, the effectiveness of PPD systems, RRFB and other communication technologies used to assist pedestrians and bicyclists with crossing busy streets. (3) Evaluate corridor-level performance in terms of safety and mobility.(4) Conduct a Cost-Benefit analysis of the system based on quantitative and qualitative evaluations of the effectiveness of the systems deployed.