Safety in Numbers? Accessibility, Traffic, and Safety of Nonmotorized Travelers

This project has developed a risk model for pedestrian and bicycle travel in urban areas that reflects the cross-modal interactions produced by varying levels of nonmotorized and motorized travel on individual road segments or intersections. To supply nonmotorized travel volumes where measurements are unavailable or insufficiently detailed, a model of nonmotorized travel volume has been developed that incorporates, as independent explanatory variables, both descriptors of the local environment and metrics reflecting properties of the surrounding networks and transportation infrastructure as well as of land use. These approaches help resolve two challenges identified in existing research of nonmotorized travel safety: the need for metrics that reflect the risk exposure produced by cross-modal traffic volume interactions, and the need for risk models that can be applied in local contexts such as individual streets and intersections.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Roadway Safety Institute

    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Center for Transportation Studies
    Minneapolis, MN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Owen, Andrew

  • Start Date: 20140801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37482

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01567225
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Roadway Safety Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC35, CTS-2015038
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2015 1:00AM