USE OF PEDESTRIAN CONFLICT ANALYSES FOR HAZARD ASSESSMENT IN SCHOOL ZONES

The purpose of this study was to develop and test a traffic conflicts procedure to assist in the early identification of hazardous school-zone locations. Various pedestrian conflict types and severities were used to collect data and analyze 10 school-zone sites in the Rochester School District. Multivariate linear regression techniques resulted in high correlations between pedestrian conflict levels and site-related traffic and highway variables. A subjective danger index was developed based on various pedestrian conflicts and events. The 10 school-zone locations were priority ranked based on danger index and other conflict measures. A systematic flowchart procedure was used to help select site improvements based on conflict types, safety deficiencies, and corresponding safety improvements. Although pedestrian conflicts were found to be related to known hazardous conditions at the test sites, the relationship between pedestrian conflicts and pedestrian accidents has not been quantified. Further testing of accident-conflict relationships is recommended. (Authors)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 4-11
  • Monograph Title: PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030903051X
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 134
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1983 12:00AM