Corpus ID: 127642131

The Effects of Transportation Corridor Features on Driver and Pedestrian Behavior and on Community Vitality

  title={The Effects of Transportation Corridor Features on Driver and Pedestrian Behavior and on Community Vitality},
  author={R. Sanders and Ashleigh Griffin and Kara E MacLeod and Jill F Cooper and D. Ragland},
Complete Streets elements such as enhanced pedestrian crossings and bicycle facilities influence a transportation corridor's safety, mobility and economic vitality. A framework of performance measures for bicyclist and pedestrian safety and mobility and environmental sustainability was developed for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to gauge the effectiveness of such measures. Field testing of the proposed measures for validity and reliability was conducted on key urban… Expand
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