Measuring Pedestrian Exposure Using Personal Electronic Devices

Lack of pedestrian exposure data makes it difficult to understand changes in pedestrian crash rates. While the changes may be due to increases or decreases in exposure, there are a variety of other factors that can influence the changes such as congestion, infrastructure, and pedestrian age and impairment. The inability to separate exposure changes from other factors impairs the ability to design effective countermeasures programs to reduce pedestrian crashes. This project would measure pedestrian exposure using personal electronic devices, such as cell phones or global positioning system (GPS) devices. The first phase of the project will identify existing sources of pedestrian location data to see if any of these sources can be mined for travel data and will develop an operational definition of pedestrian exposure. If possible, use the existing data to develop measure pedestrian exposure. If a good source of location data is not available, an app will be developed for participants to install on their personal cell phones or a device will be distributed to participants to obtain location data. The data will be anonymous and aggregated to discern potential exposure to vehicles. The next step of the project will be a small pilot study to recruit participants and collect exposure data.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $599172
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH2217D00033

      693JJ918F000228

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Johnson, Kristie

    • Performing Organizations:

      Battelle Memorial Institute

      505 King Avenue
      Columbus, Ohio  United States  43201
    • Principal Investigators:

      Johnson, Kristie

    • Start Date: 20180928
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Pedestrian Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01690644
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH2217D00033, 693JJ918F000228
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 7 2019 11:28AM