Safe Urban Form: Revisiting the Relationship Between Community Design and Traffic Safety

  title={Safe Urban Form: Revisiting the Relationship Between Community Design and Traffic Safety},
  author={Eric Dumbaugh and Robert Rae},
  journal={Journal of the American Planning Association},
  pages={309 - 329}
Problem: While concerns about traffic safety were central to the development of conventional community design practice, there has been little empirical examination of the relationship between community design and the incidence of traffic-related crashes, injuries, and deaths. Purpose: We examine the relationship between community design and crash incidence. Methods: We present a brief historical review of the safety considerations that helped shape conventional community design practice and… Expand

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