A Framework for Evaluating Pedestrian-Vehicle Interactions at Unsignalized Crossing Facilities in a Microscopic Modeling Environment

This paper proposes a framework for evaluating the interaction of pedestrians and vehicles at pedestrian crossing facilities in a microscopic modeling environment. The paper discusses modeling parameters for the interaction of pedestrian and vehicle traffic that should be included in a microscopic simulation analysis of unsignalized pedestrian crossing facilities. The paper lists the requirements for stochastic input data in the model and discusses performance measures including pedestrian delay, vehicle delay and the likelihood of pedestrian-vehicle conflicts. The paper further describes how a calibrated microsimulation model can be used to simulate a range of pedestrian crossing treatments by modifying a limited number of input parameters. The analysis will include nuances of pedestrian-vehicle interaction that are frequently neglected in existing microsimulation software. The paper concludes by demonstrating the application of the framework for an unsignalized crosswalk example in the simulation model VISSIM.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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  • Accession Number: 01049623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1023
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:37PM