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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-11-0060
Project Name:   Human Factors Assessment of Pedestrian Midblock Behavior
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  August 12, 2011
End Date:  August 30, 2013
Contact Information
Last Name:  Do
First Name:  Ann
Telephone:  202-493-3319
E-mail:  ann.do@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Safety Research and Development
Team:   Human Factors Team [HRDS-30]
Program:   Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Project detail
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.
Goals:  
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
TRT Terms:   Pedestrians
Midblock Crossings
Human Factors
Safety
Research
Fatalities
FHWA Disciplines:   Safety
Subject Areas:   Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Research
Safety and Human Factors

 

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