Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Committee Member

Mohamed S. Kaseko

Number of Pages



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.


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

Controlled Subject

Civil engineering

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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