Managing Pedestrian and Car Interactions

This research will examine the pros and cons of increasing the number of crosswalks across streets without traffic signals. It will consider cases where pedestrians have priority, as in California, and also where cars have priority. The research will expect to show that in both cases increasing the number of crosswalks usually benefits pedestrians and enhances the flow of cars. The effects on pedestrian hours and distance traveled (PHT and PKT) and on traffic (VHT and VKT) will be quantified. Policy recommendations for different urban and suburban environments will also be provided. The research will then be extended to signalized streets with a focus on the operation of pedestrian signals for crosswalks serving transit passenger transfers. A strategy where pedestrians can request preemptive priority over traffic when a bus is offloading passengers will be considered, with due consideration of its effect on cars. This type of operation is expected to benefit transfers and incentivize the use of public transportation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $118114
  • Contract Numbers:

    2016 - TO 040 - 65A0529

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT)

    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1782
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720
  • Principal Investigators:

    Daganzo, Carlos

  • Start Date: 20160501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01628704
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT)
  • Contract Numbers: 2016 - TO 040 - 65A0529
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2017 1:06PM