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Land Use Factors and the Risk for Child Pedestrians

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake, Dewa Wedagama, Roger Bird



This study investigates the use of land use variables in predicting the number of child pedestrian accident casualties taking Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) as a case study. GIS techniques are used to create spatial models, from which generalised linear models (GLM) are developed over all child accidents and KSI (Killed or Seriously Injured) considering the child pedestrian casualty numbers, land use trip attractors and generators as variables. The results show that that secondary retail and high density residential were the main land use types associated with child pedestrian casualties, in such a way that the former was positively associated while the latter had a negative association. It also found that educational sites were also positively associated with child pedestrian casualties, especially for the KSI.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Aryaija J, Dissanayake D, Wedagama DMP, Bird RN

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

Year: 2007

Volume: 7

Pages: 2814-2829

Date deposited: 25/01/2010

ISSN (electronic): 1881-1124

Publisher: East Asia Society for Transportation Studies