Development of a Framework to Estimate Crashes Involving Pedestrians in Urban Areas Using Parking, Transit, and Infrastructure Factors

Urban areas tend to have higher concentrations of pedestrians. Accordingly, there are more pedestrian related traffic crashes. During the morning and evening commute hours, pedestrian trips are generated largely by travelers walking from their parked vehicles, transit stops to the final destinations, and vice versa. The risk of a pedestrian being involved in a traffic crash is related to the exposure and conflicts. Both exposure and conflicts are related to pedestrian routes. A pedestrian route may be characterized by the origin, destination, distance, elevation gains, number of street crossings, type of crossing (e.g., signalized versus unsignalized crossings), paved versus unpaved sidewalk, etc. The objective of this project is to develop a framework to predict the rate of crashes involving pedestrians in urban areas. The research team will relate the pedestrian related crash rate in a defined pedestrian analysis zone as a function of the parking demand, transit ridership, and pedestrian infrastructure. The developed model may be used by engineers and planners, as well as potentially by the City of El Paso, to predict the rate of pedestrian related crashes. By analyzing the contributing factors in the model, engineers and planners may identify ways to reduce pedestrian involved crashes, and/or improve walkability.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $143029
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747119

  • 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:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    The University of Texas at El Paso

    500 W University Ave
    El Paso, TX  United States  79902
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cheu, Ruey

  • Start Date: 20220401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01838473
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 10 2022 10:08AM