Non-Motorized Fatalities

Despite a downward trend in overall traffic fatalities, there has not been a corresponding decrease in non-motorist fatalities. While research has examined, in depth, the characteristics associated with fatal pedestrian crashes, little has been done to understand the contextual factors surrounding these incidents. For example, are pedestrian crashes more likely to be fatal in locations where housing is located across a major roadway from services, but too far away from a convenient and safe crossing location? Spatial analysis of crashes will allow the research team to gain additional insight into these crashes. The team will use several different datasets and analysis techniques to evaluate circumstantial evidence to create a more holistic picture of each crash. This will include cross referencing Strava data and ATSPM pedestrian actuations to better quantify volumes. Analysis methods will also include latent class cluster analysis to isolate significant factors that are not mutually exclusive but create an impact due to their presence together (e.g., lack of crossings and mix of land-uses, time of day, etc.).

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $69963
    • Contract Numbers:

      22-8306

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Managing Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Project Managers:

      Jensen, Travis

    • Performing Organizations:

      Avenue Consultants, Incorporated

      6575 South Redwood Road,. Suite 101
      Taylorsville, UT  United States  84123
    • Principal Investigators:

      Burbidge, Shaunna

    • Start Date: 20210923
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Office of Safety
    • Subprogram: Bicycle Safety
    • Subprogram: Bicyclist Safety
    • Subprogram: Pedestrian Safety

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01783280
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Utah Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 22-8306
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 27 2021 2:56PM