Identification of High Pedestrian Crash Sites and Selection of Countermeasures for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area

Citation data:

Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering (2004), Page: 115-119

Publication Year:
2004
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Repository URL:
https://works.bepress.com/shashi_nambisan/7; https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/fac_articles/267; http://ezproxy.library.unlv.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40730(144)22
DOI:
10.1061/40730(144)22; 10.1061/40730(144)23
Author(s):
Pulugurtha, Srinivas S.; Nambisan, Shashi S.; Vasudevan, Vinod; Wongchavalidkul, Natachai
Publisher(s):
American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Tags:
Geographic information systems; Pedestrians; Pedestrian accidents; Pedestrian areas; Walking; Geographic information systems; Pedestrians; Pedestrian accidents; Pedestrian areas; Walking; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering
conference paper description
This paper presents a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based methodology to identify high pedestrian crash sites and then select safety countermeasures based on causal factors. The methodology to select high crash sites includes identifying the problem area, the high risk zones and then the high crash sites. Two types of crash indices were used to rank high risk zones. They are based on the number of pedestrian crashes in the vicinity of the zone by severity and length of the zone. Results obtained by applying the methodology in the Las Vegas metropolitan area are discussed.