WIT Press


Development And Application Of Level Of Safety For Pedestrians On Local Streets

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040641

Volume

75

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

390 kb

Author(s)

T.P. Hsu & M.T. Lee

Abstract

The small local streets of Taiwan lack adequate pedestrian sidewalks and are usually congested with parked vehicles, automobiles as well as motorcycles. The conflict between motorized vehicles and pedestrians occurs frequently on the local streets. The traffic calming countermeasures can be adopted to improve this situation; however, it is necessary to develop an assessment model to determine which of these countermeasures are most effective. This paper, therefore, develops a risk index of pedestrian-vehicle conflict consisting of both exposure and severity components. Based on this risk index, the Level of Safety (LOSafety) relating to pedestrians is defined and classified into five levels, using a fuzzy classification method. The model can then be applied in a practical way. Keywords: traffic calming, local streets, level of

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