Investigating proximity of crash locations to aging pedestrian residences
Many campaigns promote walking for recreation, work, and general-purpose trips for health and environmental benefits. This study investigated factors that influence the occurrence of crashes involving elderly pedestrians in relation to where they reside. Using actual pedestrian residential addresses, a Google integrated GIS-based method was developed for estimating distances from crash locations to pedestrian residences. A generalized linear mixed model (GLMM) was used to evaluate the effect of factors associated with residences, such as age group, roadway features, and demographic characteristics on the proximity of crash locations. Results indicated that the proximity of crash locations to pedestrian residences is influenced by the pedestrian age, gender, roadway traffic volume, seasons of the year, and pedestrian residence demographic characteristics. The findings of this study can be used by transportation agencies to develop plans that enhance aging pedestrian safety and improve livability.
Accident Analysis and Prevention
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Haule, Henrick J.; Sando, Thobias; Kitali, Angela E.; and Richardson, Robert, "Investigating proximity of crash locations to aging pedestrian residences" (2019). UNF Faculty Publications. 1017.