Title

Investigating proximity of crash locations to aging pedestrian residences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Accident Analysis and Prevention

Volume

122

First Page

215

Last Page

225

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.aap.2018.10.008

PubMed ID

30390517

ISSN

00014575

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