Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Engineering (ME)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Committee Member

Shashi Nambisan

Number of Pages

112

Abstract

Transportation related problems have become one of the most pressing and visible concerns of urban life. One major aspect of safety relates to pedestrian crossings, especially pedestrian crossings away from an intersection i.e. at mid-block locations. There is need to develop a program to address mid-block pedestrian crashes (MBPC) to better understand them. This thesis describes the development of set of tools designed to help better understand MBPCs. Included are general statistical methods, GIS database, and visualization interface software; This thesis evaluates the potential of spatial clustering techniques and nearest neighbor methods to identify areas where high concentrations of mid-block crashes are occurring. The methodology was tested and validated using a case study of mid-block locations in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Keywords

Based; Block; Crossing; Evaluation; GIS; Pedestrian; Safety

Controlled Subject

Civil engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

2979.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/e5r5-tta8


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