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:
- distracted walking;
- walking when affected by alcohol; and
- pollution-aware route choice.
Funding / Grants
- CARRS-Q Strategic Grant (2018 - 2019)
- University of Manchester
- Politeknick Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
- Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar
- Tsinghua University
- Universitat de Valencia
- Politecnico de Coimbra