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|Project Name:||Human Factors Assessment of Pedestrian Midblock Behavior|
|Start Date:||August 12, 2011|
|End Date:||August 30, 2013|
|Office:||Office of Safety Research and Development|
|Team:||Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]|
|Program:||Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center|
|Roadmap/Focus area(s):||Pedestrians and Bicyclists|
|Project Description:||The goal of this research is to apply human factors techniques and methodologies to explain the behavior of why pedestrians cross at midblock locations in urban and suburban areas. Additionally, the environmental characteristics associated with different crossing behaviors will be identified.|
The key project objectives are:
(1) Identify the human factors associated with pedestrian midblock crossing behavior.
(2) Identify the environmental characteristics associated with pedestrian midblock crossing behavior.
(3) Develop a framework to identify areas associated with midblock pedestrian crossings based on observational studies.
|Product Type:||Research report|
|Test Methodology:||video data collection|
|Expected Benefits:||The expected benefit is the reduction of pedestrian fatalities.|
|Deliverables:||Name: Final Report|
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Final report on Human Factors Assessment of Pedestrian Midblock Behavior.
|FHWA Topics:||Safety--Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety|
|Subject Areas:||Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Safety and Human Factors