Experiences and Insights of Transportation Safety Planning in the United States

With the increasingly serious traffic safety situation in China, it is both necessary and urgent to conduct transportation safety planning in order to improve the safety of residents during their travel. The transportation safety planning process involves developing transportation safety strategies, setting goals, establishing traffic safety performance measures, exploring quantitative analysis techniques, and providing safety improvement measures. To date, little attention has been paid to the urban traffic safety planning in China, while the United States has accumulated a wealth of experience in the matter. This paper investigated the traffic safety planning methods in the United States and analyzed the roles that agencies at the federal, state, and metropolitan level play in the process of traffic safety planning. The paper also summarized the areas of emphasis in traffic safety planning in five metropolitan areas. Basic processes for developing traffic safety plans and integrating safety planning into comprehensive transportation planning are also presented. Additionally, the latest traffic safety analysis technologies were investigated. Based on the current status of traffic safety in China, suggestions for development of a transportation safety plan are proposed.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2441-2454
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:03PM