Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Engineering (ME)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Committee Member

Shashi Nambisan

Number of Pages

170

Abstract

Enhancing pedestrian safety and providing a pedestrian-friendly environment are key goals for urban planning and public works organizations. The primary tasks to be accomplished in enhancing pedestrian safety include identifying high pedestrian risk locations and implementing appropriate countermeasures to minimize the risks. The selection of such countermeasures to address specific pedestrian safety concerns should be done based on factors that influence the risks. A methodology to identify suitable countermeasures for various scenarios is developed in this research. The factors considered for selection are crash contributing factors, roadway functional class, posted speed limits, type of location (intersection/non-intersection), vulnerable age groups of pedestrians, and average daily traffic. A computerized decision support tool that helps the user to identify appropriate pedestrian safety countermeasures is developed. This tool is automated in Microsoft Excel environment using Visual Basic Applications.

Keywords

Countermeasures; Decision; Identity; Pedestrian; Safety; Support; Tool

Controlled Subject

Civil engineering

File Format

pdf

File Size

4741.12 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jf5i-dp7b


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