Industry Issue Paper: GIS Potential in Management of Pedestrian Accidents in Developing Countries

The main objective of this work was to investigate the potential of utilizing geographic information systems (GISs) in identifying hazardous pedestrian accident-prone locations. The study was performed for roads in Irbid city-Jordan for the years 2002 and 2003. Pedestrian accident data was analyzed by pedestrian characteristics, driver characteristics, accident time and location, environmental conditions, vehicle speed and characteristics, and accident severity. Pedestrian accidents were correlated to operational factors, including traffic volume, vehicle speed, pedestrian volume, street length, and access points. Hazardous locations of vehicle-pedestrian accidents were identified using a GIS query builder. Results showed that there was a high potential for GISs in studying pedestrian accidents.


Issue Date:
2006
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/206784
Published in:
Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 45, Number 1
Page range:
101-111
Total Pages:
12




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-08-28

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)