Assessment of Safety Benefits of Technologies to Reduce Pedestrian Crossing Fatalities at Midblock Locations

Description: Using data from the pedestrian crash characterization, researchers will deploy image detection technology on corridors with more frequent pedestrian crash patterns to determine the extent of the crossing maneuvers. One issue that is faced in all pedestrian studies is the lack of exposure data for pedestrians. This study will seek to provide this data to allow for safety prediction model development to support cost/benefit analysis for short term solutions. Simultaneous to the exposure data collection, researchers will conduct a thorough assessment of existing vehicle based detection technologies to determine the efficacy of these systems for particular types of vehicle and pedestrian interactions. Similar assessments will also cover pedestrian to vehicle technologies. The final step will be to conduct simulations to determine the safety gains possible from various levels of penetration of the pedestrian sensing technologies based on their efficacy for different types of crashes. Throughout the project, researchers will continually assess consequences and advantages of these systems for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. Subsequently, this research will identify gaps in current sensing technologies for various pedestrian crash factors and future research needs statements will be developed. Intellectual Merit: This research will assess safety benefits and shortcomings of new sensing technologies to reduce pedestrian crossing fatalities at midblock locations where they are most vulnerable to injury and death from motor vehicle crashes, and provide recommendations for cost-effective short term infrastructure and technology adoption. Broader Impacts: The outcomes of this analysis will help to identify where the problem areas are around the state, what roadway design features are most common at crash sites, and which population demographics are most at risk.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $101242
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747117

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634

    Clemson University

    110 Lowry Hall
    Box 340911
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911

    South Carolina State University

    300 College Street NE
    Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117

    The Citadel

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC  United States  29409
  • Managing Organizations:

    Clemson University

    110 Lowry Hall
    Box 340911
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911
  • Project Managers:

    Ogle, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    Clemson University

    110 Lowry Hall
    Box 340911
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911

    South Carolina State University

    300 College Street NE
    Orangeburg, South Carolina  United States  29117

    The Citadel

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC  United States  29409
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ogle, Jennifer

    Chowdhury, Mashrur

    Michalaka, Dimitra

    Brown, Kweku

    Mwakalonge, Judith

  • Start Date: 20180215
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190501
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689030
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747117
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2018 3:26PM