Incorporating safety performance measure into urban regional transportation planning

Xiao Qin, Wei Hua Lin

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Abstract

This paper proposes an approach to evaluating safety performance of different future transportation scenarios of the Urban Regional Transportation Plan. The safety consequences of alternative transportation scenarios are considered explicitly in the regional transportation planning process. Three methods that can potentially be used for developing the safety performance measure are compared with the field data. Our result shows that in the absence of sufficient data, the simplest possible method performs equally well compared with the more sophisticated methods. With more data available, the Empirical Bayesian (EB) method appears to outperform other methods. In the paper, safety conditions of each facility type were also evaluated with the same data set, and incorporated into the planning of alternative transportation scenarios based on the safety performance measure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th HKSTS International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationTransportation and Geography
Pages915-924
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event14th HKSTS International Conference: Transportation and Geography - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Duration: Dec 10 2009Dec 12 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 14th HKSTS International Conference: Transportation and Geography
Volume2

Other

Other14th HKSTS International Conference: Transportation and Geography
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon
Period12/10/0912/12/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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    Qin, X., & Lin, W. H. (2009). Incorporating safety performance measure into urban regional transportation planning. In Proceedings of the 14th HKSTS International Conference: Transportation and Geography (pp. 915-924). (Proceedings of the 14th HKSTS International Conference: Transportation and Geography; Vol. 2).