Impact of Access Management Practices to Pedestrian and Bicycle Operations and Safety

The thrust of this proposal falls under the vital role which transportation system and network play in ensuring livability of communities through safe and efficient transportation services. In particular, this study focuses on the impact of access management (AM) practices to the operation and safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. The study which will be conducted in two phases whereby the start of phase two (operations simulation) will depend on phase one (safety evaluation) findings will consider access management practices that impact pedestrian and bicyclists including limiting direct access to and from major streets, locating signals, limiting the number of conflict points and separating conflict areas, removing turning vehicles from through traffic lanes, using nontraversable medians to manage left-turn movements and providing a supporting street and circulation system. All these can affect safety and operations of pedestrian crossing and bicyclist maneuvering. There is a need therefore to address how pedestrians and bicyclists operations and safety are impacted by these different access management practices. The study will evaluate through statistical modeling the correlation between access management practices to pedestrian and bicyclists crash types, crash frequency and injury severities.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $111840
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC60

    TRC-15-09

  • 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:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316

    Western Michigan University

    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316

    Tennessee State University

    Nashville, TN  United States  37209
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chimba, Deo

    Triplett, Kimberly

  • Start Date: 20150701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170331
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590159
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC60, TRC-15-09
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 9 2016 3:11PM