Characterization of the sites of traffic accidents involving vulnerable road users (VRU) in São Paulo City

In this paper is discussed the spatial characteristics of the sites with the highest density in terms of number of accidents involving vulnerable road users (VRU - pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders), and their relationship with socioeconomic aspects and the attributes of the transportation system. The database consists of the description of the road traffic accidents involving VRU during the time span 2007 - 2009 in São Paulo City, Brazil. Also, data from an Origin/Destination Home-interview Survey held in 2007 is used in order to analyse the transportation system, mainly in the areas where the amount of accidents is high. It is performed a density analysis (Kernel estimator) by using traffic accidents data, identifying the areas (traffic zones in São Paulo) where the number of traffic accidents involving VRU is higher, and to establish a relationship between VRU traffic accidents and the characteristics of the transportation system. Besides, the socioeconomic aspects of the traffic zones are taken into account in order to characterize the sites with the highest occurrences of accidents.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01534659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:17AM