Microsimulation of the Impact of Access Management Practices to Pedestrian Operations

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 pedestrian operations. Key elements will be access management practices that impact pedestrians including crossing streets, access density, traffic control types, and signal density, conflict points, number of lanes, median types, crosswalk widths, sidewalk widths, shoulder widths, median type and widths and traffic circulation. The idea is to evaluate how pedestrian operations and safety are impacted by different access management practices. The study will correlate through microsimulation the impact of these access features to pedestrians operations by evaluating their maneuverability with respect to pedestrian flow, pedestrian travel time, pedestrian travel speed and pedestrian crossing density/spacing. The simulation findings are expected to be incorporated in Accessed Management Guidelines in Tennessee with Pedestrians considerations. Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) supports researches focused on access management.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $120000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-16-11

  • 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

  • Start Date: 20160901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20171231
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01610401
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-16-11
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2016 11:05AM