RES2021-11: Addressing Traffic Safety to Reduce Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities in Tennessee

Pedestrians are an important aspect of a multimodal transportation system. As TDOT expands its multimodal systems through complete streets policies, it is vital to provide a safe system for pedestrians. This issue is of importance for pedestrians and new disruptive transportation modes such as bikeshare, ride-hailing services, and others like electric scooters. Due to the vulnerability and lack of protection systems, pedestrians have one of the highest injury risks among road users. Despite the efforts to address vulnerable road users’ safety concerns, the number of fatally injured pedestrians is rising. This project will assess the factors that have increased the number of fatalities and severe injuries among pedestrians in Tennessee. This project will be more comprehensive than fatality-only analysis because it will rely on more detailed analysis of factors that also influence crash severity. This project will also document the risks of other vulnerable road users like bicyclists.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $ 156783
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Project Managers:

    Carpenter, Rochelle

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cherry, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01754308
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2021-11
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2020 1:49PM