Pedestrian Safety Prediction Methodology for Urban Signalized Intersections

A coordinated effort is under way to develop a Highway Safety Manual (HSM) for use in making quantitative estimates of the safety performance of specific highway types and quantitative estimates of proposed improvements to specific highway types. The highway types being addressed in the first edition of HSM are rural two-lane highways, rural multilane highways, and urban and suburban arterials. Explicit consideration of pedestrian safety on urban and suburban arterials is considered critical to implementation of the first edition of HSM. The objective of the present research was to develop a methodology for quantifying the effects of existing site characteristics and proposed improvements on urban and suburban arterials on pedestrian safety. The pedestrian safety prediction methodology has been developed to function as a component of the overall safety prediction methodology for urban and suburban arterials proposed for the first edition of HSM. In the present research, a methodology for prediction of vehicle–pedestrian collisions at signalized intersections was developed. This methodology includes base models for three- and four-leg signalized intersections and several accident modification factors.


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  • Accession Number: 01150260
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309160742
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-3354
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:41AM