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Interventions to Promote Pedestrian Safety at Urban Intersections.


PB97211049

Publication Date 1997
Personal Author Jolibois, S. C.; Guerrier, J. H.; Periakaruppan, M.; Ospina, D. I.; Baker, T.; Hermantin, L.
Page Count 90
Abstract The study was performed by a joint research team from the Stein Gerontological Institute, a unit of the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged, and the Lehman Center for Transportation Research at FIU. The main objective of this study was to identify the characteristics of five typical intersections as well as characteristics of the pedestrians that explained threats to their safety at urban intersections. The methodology used in performing the analysis consisted of a survey of pedestrians at the intersections mentioned as well as filming of pedestrian vehicle interactions at these sites. All data collection activities were collected during offpeak periods. One hundred and seventy-eight pedestrians (66 young, 52 middle-aged, and 60 old) were surveyed, and approximately twenty hours of filming conducted (about four hours per intersection). The results show that there were a substantive number of pedestrian-vehicle conflicts and in the majority of these conflicts the pedestrians were at fault. Additionally the research uncovered the fact that pedestrians, no matter their age, found the amount of time available for them to cross the street, too short. The results of this study highlight the need for countermeasures that include engineering design considerations, traffic management, educational campaigns for drivers and pedestrians, and enforcement.
Keywords
  • Urban areas
  • Highway intersections
  • Traffic safety
  • Pedestrians
  • Age dependence
  • Vehicular traffic control
  • Traffic engineering
  • Highway design
  • Traffic volume
  • Visibility
  • Display devices
  • Videotapes
  • Site surveys
Source Agency
  • Federal Highway Administration
Corporate Authors Florida International Univ., Miami. Lehman Center for Transportation Research.; Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.; Florida State Dept. of Transportation, Tallahassee. Research Management
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Florida State Dept. of Transportation, Tallahassee. Research Management Center. and Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept. Jul 95-Jun 97.
NTIS Issue Number 199724
Contract Number
  • FDOT-B-9856
Interventions to Promote Pedestrian Safety at Urban Intersections.
Interventions to Promote Pedestrian Safety at Urban Intersections.
PB97211049

  • Urban areas
  • Highway intersections
  • Traffic safety
  • Pedestrians
  • Age dependence
  • Vehicular traffic control
  • Traffic engineering
  • Highway design
  • Traffic volume
  • Visibility
  • Display devices
  • Videotapes
  • Site surveys
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • FDOT-B-9856
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