Measurement of Pedestrian Exposure to the Potential Dangers of Daily Activity-Travel Patterns in the Region of Montreal

The objective of this paper is to elaborate and validate a measurement which would allow identification of the circumstances and levels of pedestrian exposure to the potential dangers of daily activity-travel patterns in the region of Montreal. A review of the literature led us to construct three simple models and a composite model of exposure to traffic. The data were collected with the help of a daily dairy of travel activities using a sample of pedestrians who went to work or to study or who returned home. To calculate the distance, the length of walk, and the number of intersections crossed by a pedestrian different Geographic Information System (GIS) were operated. Statistical analysis was used to determine the significance between a measure of exposure on the one hand, and the sociodemographic characteristics of the participants or their geographic location on the other hand. The results indicate that the potential exposure to risk of road accidents differs according to where the pedestrian lives. The paper also stresses the point that the fact of having been involved in a road accident did not appear to change the actions of pedestrians.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 249-255
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport XI: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century

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  • Accession Number: 01000963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 184564008X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2005 12:48PM