Congresos de la Universitat Politècnica de València, CIT2016. Congreso de Ingeniería del Transporte

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Method for Pedestrian Crossing Risk Assessment and Safety Level Determination: the Case Study of Tallinn
Maria Pashkevich, Anna Krasilnikova, Dago Antov

Última modificación: 05-06-2016

Resumen


Pedestrians are a part of vulnerable road users which safety requires a special attention. Official statistics in Estonia from the last decade returns the following numbers: around 30 % of all road traffic accidents in the country were accidents with pedestrians, 32 % of all traffic fatalities were finished with pedestrian death.

Pedestrian crossing has the biggest risk level between all kinds of pedestrian facilities, because it includes a direct conflict point between vehicle and pedestrian traffics. The article presents a method to assess risk of pedestrian crossing users and to determine safety level of this road infrastructure element. This approach is based on observation and collection of infrastructural as well as traffic data, which includes: (1) information about each pedestrian crossing facility, its location and state, (2) data about accidents with pedestrians and their features, (3) data from road traffic measurements. The main advantages of the described method are universality and comprehensiveness.

The case study was done in Kristiine district of the city Tallinn, which was chosen as the most typical average district of Estonian capital. Results of this study are also presented in the article.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/CIT2016.2016.4124


Palabras clave


pedestrian crossing; risk assessment; road safety

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