Identification and Ranking of High Pedestrian Crash Zones Using GIS

Vanjeeswaran Krishnakumar, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Shashi S. Nambisan
2005 Computing in Civil Engineering (2005)   unpublished
Identification of high pedestrian crash zones to enhance pedestrian safety is important to develop and implement strategies to enhance safety. Unlike analysis of motor vehicle related crashes limited research has been done on identifying high pedestrian crash zones. Studies in recent years have focused on the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in safety analysis as they have immense potential to evaluate crash characteristics. This paper documents the development of a
more » ... methodology to identify high pedestrian crash zones, prioritize these zones, and the development of a customized GIS based tool to assist in this process. The process identifies spatial concentration patterns and high pedestrian crash zones, uses the crash characteristics and population details of selected zones, and computes crash rates. The tool utilizes crash data recorded by law enforcement personnel, and street network characteristics.
doi:10.1061/40794(179)70 fatcat:3rowrzvbubh7jiphotao4roh2m