Identifying and Prioritizing Target Regions to Conduct Outreach Activities to Improve Safety and Mobility of Aging Population

The goal of this research is to develop a geographic information systems (GIS)-based approach, incorporating existing Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) resources, to strategically identify and prioritize specific regions that benefit the most from outreach activities. The research goal will be achieved through extensive data visualization and spatial analyses in ArcGIS. The macroscopic analysis involves aggregating crashes involving aging road users over some geographic areas (e.g., census block groups or Traffic Analysis Zones) and spatially analyzing these crashes with an intent to identify socioeconomic, demographic, land use, and infrastructure-related factors that may contribute to these crashes. The relation between crashes and the built environment will be determined, and this information will be used to identify and prioritize the regions for conducting outreach activities and the type of education material that need to be distributed at these target regions. This approach can shape long-term planning and policy implications in improving the safety and mobility of aging population.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $140000
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV29 977-57

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Holley, Gail

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida International University

      Division of Research
      11200 SW 8th St, MARC 430
      Miami, FL  United States  33199
    • Principal Investigators:

      Alluri, Priyanka

    • Start Date: 20200325
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210731
    • Actual Completion Date: 20210731

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01736163
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV29 977-57
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 14 2020 9:35AM