Categoria: Seminari e Convegni
Stato: Archiviata
mercoledì 3 aprile 2019 - ore 13

NoonTalk@DIATI #32: Pedestrian Safety Research: Introduction to Macroscopic Approach and Safety-in-Numbers

DIATI Meeting Room - Door 3, 1st floor

Speaker: Jaeyoung Lee, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida - Prof. Marco Bassani moderates the discussion

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 be discussed in the presentation.

Save the date for our next speaker-event, on May 8 2019, at 13:00.