32 - Nook Talk@DIATI
Mercoledì 3 aprile 2019 - dalle ore 13:00 alle 14:00 - Politecnico di Torino, Sala Riunioni - 1° piano, DIATI ingresso 3
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY RESEARCH: INTRODUCTION TO MACROSCOPIC APPROACH AND SAFETY-IN-NUMBERS
Speaker: Jaeyoung Lee, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida - Prof. Marco Bassani moderates the discussion
ABSTRACT - Walking has been encouraged not only because they are economically and environmentally sustainable; but also they can improve public health. At the same time, traffic injuries and fatalities involving pedestrians have been a serious public health problem. This presentation has the following main topics: (1) a macroscopic approach to explore pedestrian safety and (2) safety-in-numbers effects for pedestrians. The macroscopic safety analysis focuses not only on roadway design and traffic characteristics; but also on various
factors including but not limited to socio-demographic and climate features. The safety-in-numbers effect is a phenomenon that the probability of crash involvements per pedestrian would be decreased if the number of pedestrian increases. Although a number of previous studies have confirmed the safety-in-numbers effect for pedestrians the effect might not exist in areas with extremely low walking activities. These two interesting topics related to pedestrian safety will bu discussed in the presentation.
BIOGRAPHY - Dr. Jaeyoung Lee is an Assistant Professor and the Safety Director at the University of Central Florida. He is also a full Professor of Central South University, China. His main expertise and interests include traffic safety analysis and transportation planning. He received four Best Paper/Young Researcher Award from the TRB and the World Conference on Transport Research in 2016-2018. Dr. Lee has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in top journals, and presented his studies more than 120 times in national and
international conferences. He is serving as the Co-Chair of the TRB Transportation Safety Planning. Also, he is a member of Transportation Safety Management and Alcohol, Other Drug and Transportation committees of the TRB. He is severing as an Associate Editor of
the Transportation Safety & Environment, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Transportation Research Record, and an editorial board member of the Advances in Transportation Studies.