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

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Conference Proceeding


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.


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


Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil Engineering | Environmental Engineering


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


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