Examining the Impact of Land Use, Transit Stops, Roadway, and Demographic Factors on Pedestrian Injury Severity in Connecticut

This project addresses the increasing concern of pedestrian crashes and fatalities, particularly in the context of the pandemic. With a notable rise in pedestrian fatalities in Connecticut and across the U.S., this study seeks to explore the contributing factors to this trend. The research will conduct a comprehensive literature review to identify key factors influencing pedestrian crashes, followed by an extensive analysis of open data sources, including Connecticut’s crash data, transit feed specifications, and business information. The study will incorporate surrogate measures of pedestrian activity like population density and business opportunities to create a detailed picture of pedestrian crash contexts. A series of regression models will be developed to establish causal relationships between pedestrian crashes and various factors such as transit stops, retail shops, and pedestrian, roadway, and driver characteristics. The study aims to quantify the number of pedestrian lives that could be saved by mitigating risky factors and to provide actionable insights for transportation agencies to prioritize policies and interventions. The final outcome will include a technical report and a paper highlighting key factors affecting pedestrian crashes, with a focus on transit stops, business areas, and other crucial environmental factors.


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $65000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  United States  01003
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Connecticut, Storrs

    Connecticut Transportation Institute
    270 Middle Turnpike, Unit 5202
    Storrs, CT  United States  06269-5202
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bamney, Anshu

  • Start Date: 20240101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20241231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Subprogram: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01904671
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348301
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 16 2024 12:31PM