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Improving Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Through Research

August 3 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am UTC-5

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This session explores several research initiatives aimed at combatting the well-documented recent trend of increased pedestrian and bicycle crashes. Participants will learn how video surveillance promotes a better understanding of pedestrian-vehicle interaction to reduce conflicts. Research results will also be presented to explain user comprehension of bicycle countdown timers and the impacts of corner radius on pedestrian safety. Finally, results of a 10-year county-level analysis of pedestrian fatalities conducted by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety will demonstrate the specific need for future focus on pedestrian safety on urban arterials.

Moderator:
 David Hurwitz, Ph.D., Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Speakers:

  • Pedestrian Crossing Behavior and Safety Analysis in Washington, D.C., Using Video SurveillanceIstiak Bhuyan, Doctoral Student, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD and Celeste Chavis, Ph.D, P.E., Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies,Associate Professor Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies Civil Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
  • Improving Pedestrian Safety at Signalized Intersections: Impacts of Corner RadiusKay Fitzpatrick, Ph.D, P.E., PMP, Senior Research Engineer/Program Manager/Regents Fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX
  • Pedestrian Fatalities on Urban Arterials Doubled in 10 Years: Why?Brian Tefft, Senior Researcher, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Washington, D.C
  • User Comprehension of Bicycle Signal Countdown TimersDouglas Phillip Cobb, Ph.D, P.E., PTOE, RSP2I, Traffic Safety Engineer, Burgess and Niple, Miami, FL and Hisham Jashami, Ph.D, RSP1, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Details

Date:
August 3
Time:
7:00 am - 8:30 am UTC-5