MODELING AND ANALYZING THE IMPACT OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES ON LIVABILITY IN ARTERIAL CORRIDORS 2ND PHASE: FOCUS ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

Transportation corridors are complex systems. Tradeoffs, particularly in terms of traffic mobility, transit performance, accessibility, and pedestrian interactions are not well understood. The first phase of this project have examined the joint impacts of SCATS (an adaptive traffic signal system) and TSP (transit signal priority) on transit operations and emissions. Both these technologies (SCATS and TSP) have the potential to improve livability by reducing transit delays and smoothing traffic flow, yet the focus of SCATS and TSP is mainly on vehicles and pedestrians are not considered in their performance measures. The second phase of this project focuses on pedestrian level of service. The research takes place along a severely congested suburban arterial where: (a) there have been pedestrian complaints about long pedestrian wait times at intersections during peak traffic periods and (b) some intersections (signalized and unsignalized) along this corridor are among the 100 top crash locations in the City of Portland. This research integrates several data sources to provide a better understanding of the tradeoffs between traffic mobility and pedestrian level of service.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $133000
  • Contract Numbers:

    NITC 760

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 175
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities

    Portland State University
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97207
  • Managing Organizations:

    TREC at Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 175
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Project Managers:

    Hagedorn, Hau

  • Performing Organizations:

    Portland State University

    1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 175
    Portland, Oregon  United States  97201
  • Principal Investigators:

    Figliozzi, Miguel

  • Start Date: 20160101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170301

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01616138
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Transportation and Communities
  • Contract Numbers: NITC 760
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2016 4:01PM