Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Committee Member

Mohamed S. Kaseko

Number of Pages

125

Abstract

Pedestrian mid-block crossings through arterial roadways have significant impacts on vehicular level of service and safety. Past research has been conducted to simulate these crossings. However, a practical, realistic model and methodology have not been established for analysis and planning of mid-block pedestrian crossings. The objective of this study was to create a practical traffic microsimulation methodology for mid-block pedestrian crossings through a case study using a versatile transportation software package. VISSIM v3.70 was selected because of its ability to model individual vehicle and pedestrian interactions. The developed methodology provided a framework for model development at any pedestrian mid-block crossing through a case study. Input parameters for the case study model included an innovative field study that was designed using a Geometric distribution to estimate the proportion of drivers yielding to pedestrians at the crosswalk. Segment travel times and crosswalk approach vehicle queue lengths were used for calibration and validation, respectively. Level of service analyses were performed using the final model.

Keywords

Block; Crossing; Development; Intersection Model; Pedestrian; Signalized; Vissim

Controlled Subject

Civil engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

3246.08 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jhph-hyb5


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