Investigating the Effect of Subsistence Opportunities on Crash Frequency Type and Severity in Alaska

In the state of Alaska, there are myriad opportunities for residents to participate in hunter-gatherer-type activities. These activities include fishing, hunting, and berry picking to name just a few. The “boom and bust” nature of most of these activities, coupled with the short seasons during which these resources are available, compresses the pressures on the physical infrastructure into short periods of time. In addition, the limited road network accessing the locations in which these activities are possible places significant traffic pressures on the transportation system. Further still, the culture surrounding personal subsistence activities encourages travelers to engage in risky behaviors such as driving while drowsy either on their way to or returning from said activities. The goal of this research is to specifically address the critical research area identified under Coordination and Context Sensitive Solutions: use a data-driven approach to better understand characteristics of high-risk intersections and roadway features and propose solutions.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

      University of Alaska Fairbanks
      Fairbanks, AK  United States  99775
    • Principal Investigators:

      Belz, Nathan

    • Start Date: 20200801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01748586
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Safety Equity in Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Aug 25 2020 5:02PM