Pedestrian Safety Research: Introduction to macroscopic approach and Safety-in-Numbers
With 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:
- a macroscopic approach to explore pedestrian safety
- safety-in-numbers effects for pedestrians
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