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Pedestrian-Vehicular Crashes: The Influence of Personal and Environmental Factors

dc.contributor.advisorClifton, Kelly Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurnier, Carolina Valdemarinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-03T14:47:11Z
dc.date.available2005-08-03T14:47:11Z
dc.date.issued2005-05-03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2551
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the relationship between land use and pedestrian-vehicle crashes. Analysis focuses on how the pedestrian crashes vary by personal characteristics (age, sex, condition, and severity of injury) and physical characteristics of the crash area (location type, population density, land use, pedestrian activity, and demand). The data for this study are pedestrian- vehicle crashes in Baltimore City, MD occurring between 2000 and 2002, supplied by the State of Maryland Motor Vehicle Accident Report. The results from the analysis suggest that in general, there are significant effects of land use on pedestrian crashes and, more importantly, pedestrian exposure. When controlling for demand, urban downtown areas with high population and roadway densities and good commercial accessibility are found to have negative relationships to pedestrian exposure. The results may justify the promoting of denser urban neighborhood designs and advocate the need to guide safety policy investments to these urban areas with high pedestrian activity.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titlePedestrian-Vehicular Crashes: The Influence of Personal and Environmental Factorsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Civilen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledTransportationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledUrban and Regional Planningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcrashen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpedestrianen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledland useen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledrisk exposureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpedestrian-vehicular crashen_US


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