Influence of Weather and Climate on Electric Bicyclists' Crossing Behaviors at Signalized Intersections

This study investigates the impacts of both short-term weather conditions and long-term seasonal variation on electric bicyclists' crossing behaviors at signalized intersections. Based on a field investigation conducted in Guilin, China, it was determined that the probability of an electric bicyclist's violation was related to its relative flow and to independent variables (weather and climate) using negative binomial regression. The results show that the probability of violations under bad weather is about 13% more than under good weather, even though bad weather is generally associated with increased risk. The violation probability also shifted with changes of air temperature, and the probability decreased at intersections where the stop area of electric bikes (e-bikes) was protected by facilities such as sunshades and awnings. The results revealed consistent gender differences: (1) instances of men's behavior of unlawful crossing were higher than those of women; and (2) women also reported more frequently than men that they are motivated by climate.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2708-2714
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:04PM