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Pedestrians’ Speed Analysis at Signalized Crosswalks

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submitted on 2024-07-09, 11:34 and posted on 2024-07-09, 11:34 authored by Deepti Muley, Wael Alhajyaseen, Mohamed Kharbeche, Mohammed Al-Salem

Pedestrian speed is essential for designing signal timings as well as for understanding pedestrian safety issues. This paper presents analysis of three types of pedestrian speeds (entry speed, crossing speed, and exit speed) at three signalized crosswalks in the State of Qatar. Pedestrian movements were tracked using TrafficAnalyzer software and data were analyzed to determine the effect of signal indications, crosswalk length, and crossing direction on pedestrian speeds. The results of this analysis showed that only 23.69% pedestrians crossed legally, during pedestrian green or pedestrian flashing green interval. Moreover, the pedestrian entry speeds were significantly affected by the pedestrian signal indications. Furthermore, the crossing speeds were positively correlated with crosswalk length for pedestrians crossing on green and red indications while pedestrian exit speeds were independent of crosswalk length but significantly affected by crossing direction.

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Published in: Procedia Computer Science
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2018.04.102

Funding

Qatar National Research Fund (NPRP8-365-2-150), Investigating Pedestrian Crossing Behavior to Improve Pedestrian Accident Rates and Severities in the State of Qatar.

History

Language

  • English

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Year

  • 2018

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Institution affiliated with

  • Qatar University
  • College of Engineering - QU
  • Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center - CENG

Geographic coverage

Qatar