Why--and How--Pedestrians and Bicycles Count

The director of the Traffic Safety Center at the University of California at Berkeley explains in this article the need for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to better understand the role of human factors and driver behavior in pedestrian and bicycle injuries and fatalities. California has a higher percentage of pedestrian fatalities per overall traffic fatalities than the national percentage. The state also has a disproportionate share of pedestrian fatalities compared to its mileage. The director proposed the state undertake a variety of research, including pedestrian exposure, He also described a pedestrian volume crash map analysis of Oakland that showed that the rate of pedestrian crashes decreased as pedestrian volume increased, a phenomenon that needs more understanding.

  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01044943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2007 1:22PM