WIT Press


Effects Of Urban Design On Road Accidents In Hong Kong

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010551

Volume

52

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

956 kb

Author(s)

K.S. Ng, W.T. Hung & W.G. Wong

Abstract

In this study, urban design is regarded as land use pattern. This paper reports an investigation on the effects of land use pattern on road accident levels in the 274 Traffic Zones in Hong Kong. Statistical method (correlation and regression analysis) and a mapping technique (Geographic Information System) were employed to analyze the effects of land use factors on fatal and serious injury road accidents. Correlation analysis was carried out to test the interrelationship between the road accident rate and the land use factors. Regression analysis was performed to establish the combination of the significant land use variables that best predicted the road accident level. The Geographic Information System was used to locate the Traffic Zones that had high road accident rates on the digital

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