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Yielding Behavior at Unsignalized Crossings in Vancouver
About the Presentation:
This presentation summarizes the results of a study of yielding behaviour and pedestrian comfort at unsignalized crossings in Vancouver. Clips of road user interactions at pedestrian crossings were extracted from video data. The researchers then used a web survey to solicit ratings of random interactions by three pools of participants: the general public, a citizen’s advisory committee, and traffic safety experts. The survey results were combined with on‐site interviews with committee members to understand broad perceptions of typical crossing experiences, including perceptions of yielding, comfort, and safety.
About the Presenter:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Dr. Bigazzi is an assistant professor at UBC with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil Engineering and the School of Community and Regional Planning. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Portland State University in 2014, investigating urban bicyclists’ uptake of traffic-related air pollution. His primary research areas include active travel behaviour (walking and cycling), usage of emerging human-electric hybrid vehicles such as e-bikes, motor vehicle emissions and air quality, traffic management and travel modeling.”