Webinar: Traffic Safety on Bus Corridors

09 / 27 / 2013

The Across Latitudes and Cultures BRT Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce a monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing collaboration. The series is open to anyone and will address issues relevant to researchers and practitioners. Please share this announcement with your extended network.

The last webinar was:

Traffic Safety on Bus Corridors
Presented by Nicolae Duduta, EMBARQ.
Friday, September 27th at 11am EDT
Register here.
See summary, presentation and video below.

Please email Laurel at lpaget@uc.cl with any questions or future topic suggestions.


Traffic Safety on Bus Corridors

The choices made in the planning and design of a BRT or Busway corridor (e.g. counterflow lanes, speed management, location of pedestrian crossings) can have a great impact on the system’s safety performance. This webinar examines in detail the relative safety performance of typical BRT design features, using findings from crash frequency models and qualitative observations from road safety inspections. We illustrate our findings through several case studies, including Metrobus (Mexico City), Metrobus (Istanbul), and TransOeste (Rio de Janeiro) and we discuss the relationship between safety and operational performance.