MEASURES OF PEDESTRIAN BEHAVIOR AT INTERSECTIONS

This research was performed as part of a research project to identify and evaluate intersection improvements for pedestrian safety at urban intersections. Two field studies and a series of field observations were conducted to identify measures and methods that could reliably yield information concerning potentially hazardous pedestrian behaviour at intersections. Both operational measures and conflict measures were investigated. Of 16 behavioral measures that were tested at 120 intersections in the original field study, 7 were retained, refined, and tested in the following field study. These measures showed considerable promise in differentiating the high from the low accident intersection of a matched intersection pair (having similar traffic controls and geometrics). The measures that were developed in this task were to be used in the evaluation phase of the project. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 54-59
  • Monograph Title: Capacity and measurement of effectiveness
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00162986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025915
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM