The Improvement of Bicyclists and Pedestrians Safety in Riverside County: Focusing on Environmental Contributing Factors to Bicyclists and Pedestrian Crashes

Both walking and biking have received much attention as alternative transportation modes in latest transportation planning. They ultimately contribute toward healthy and sustainable communities by promoting healthier lifestyle and social interaction in the communities. However, high fatality and injury rates of pedestrian and bicycle crashes threaten the safety of both bicyclists and pedestrians. Although local authorities apply the 3Es strategy (Enforcement, Education, and Engineering) to reduce crashes, planners have recently paid attention to engineering strategies which include planning approaches such as bicycle streetscape design, roadway design, and physical environment improvement. However, a challenge for local transportation planners is to locate the crash concentration zones where engineering strategies are applicable. They also need to discover specific contributing factors causing bicycle and pedestrian crashes in order to develop proper engineering resolutions. This research will specifically focus on the crash concentration zones that are most influenced by environmental contributing factors. This research will provide a systemic methodology for local transportation planners that will help them understand the patterns of pedestrian and bicycle crashes and their relationship to the physical environment of surrounding areas. It will also allow planners to effectively allocate scarce resources that will help reduce pedestrian and bicycle crashes by presenting a methodology developing customized countermeasures for specific crash concentration zones.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $49995.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      2009-NBG-1059

      GT10146

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

      3801 West Temple Avenue
      Pomona, CA  United States  91768
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kim, Dohyung

    • Start Date: 20100101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20101231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24536

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461778
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2009-NBG-1059, GT10146
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:52PM