Promoting safe and healthy walking: A theory-driven cross-cultural comparison

Pedestrian safety is an important area of research because of the drive for more sustainable and active transportation in Australia and globally. Pedestrians constitute 14% of annual road fatalities in Australia and nearly 25% worldwide. Pedestrian safety is a complex problem that requires the synergy of a wide range of factors such as policy, social culture, behaviour, infrastructure, etc. However, there are a number of emergent issues that have received very little attention in the literature and are strategic for CARRS-Q to consolidate its leadership in pedestrian safety.

This project specifically targets three research areas related to promotion of healthy and safe walking:

  1. distracted walking;
  2. walking when affected by alcohol; and
  3. pollution-aware route choice.

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Funding / Grants

  • CARRS-Q Strategic Grant (2018 - 2019)