Title

Identification of High Pedestrian Crash Sites and Selection of Countermeasures for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area

Editors

K. Sinha; T. F. Fwa; R. L. Cheu; D. Lee

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

5-26-2004

Publication Title

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering

Publisher

American Society of Civil Engineers

First page number:

115

Last page number:

119

Abstract

This paper presents a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based methodology to identify high pedestrian crash sites and then select safety countermeasures based on causal factors. The methodology to select high crash sites includes identifying the problem area, the high risk zones and then the high crash sites. Two types of crash indices were used to rank high risk zones. They are based on the number of pedestrian crashes in the vicinity of the zone by severity and length of the zone. Results obtained by applying the methodology in the Las Vegas metropolitan area are discussed.

Keywords

Geographic information systems; Pedestrians; Pedestrian accidents; Pedestrian areas; Walking

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil Engineering | Environmental Engineering

Language

English

Comments

Conference held: Beijing, China, May 26-28, 2004

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40730(144)22

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