Master of Engineering (ME)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
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.
Countermeasures; Decision; Identity; Pedestrian; Safety; Support; Tool
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Uddaraju, Madhuri, "A decision support tool to identify countermeasures for pedestrian safety" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1993.