Empirically-Based Performance Assessment and Simulation of Pedestrian Behavior at Unsignalized
Crossings, USDOT

The project studies pedestrian and driver behavior at unsignalized crossings using field data collected at modern roundabouts, all-way and two-way stop-controlled intersections, channelized turn lanes, and mid-block pedestrian crossings. The objective of this research is to develop microscopic simulation algorithms for pedestrian and driver behavior at mid-block and unsignalized intersection crosswalks, based on targeted empirical observations of naturally occurring crossings. Results from this research may be used to support policy-level recommendation on multimodal transportation infrastructure design that considers pedestrian access.