Pedestrian/Driver Behavior and Pedestrian Safety Treatments

Traditional data collection methods (roadside observers) have been too expensive to allow for a good understanding of pedestrian/driver behaviors as they relate to alternative pedestrian safety treatments. This project will use video equipment funded by the Traffic Safety Commission/NHTSA for comprehensive observations of driver/pedestrian behavior at a variety of high pedestrian accident locations as well as locations where various safety treatments have been installed. Ferry terminal locations will be included. Results will be analyzed to determine what behaviors cause high accident rates, and which safety treatments reduce the occurrences of those dangerous behaviors. This work is intended to lead to improvement in selection of pedestrian safety treatments and a decrease in accidents.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Brooks, Rhonda

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Washington, Seattle

      Department of Urban Design and Planning
      Seattle, WA  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nihan, Nancy

    • Start Date: 20030901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20040604
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7771

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460918
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Washington State Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: T2695-56, 03-367
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:35PM