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Residential Segregation and the Urban Demographic Shift of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Collisions

Project Description

This project addresses the concerning increase in bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, particularly focusing on the disparities experienced by people of color (POC) in these incidents. It builds upon existing literature suggesting links between race/ethnicity and collision rates, aiming to investigate whether such disparities persist even after controlling for other factors like income and neighborhood characteristics. Data collection includes literature review, demographic data on residential segregation, police enforcement data, and pedestrian and bicyclist crash data from multiple states. Spatial analysis and spatiotemporal statistics will identify emerging hotspots of injury risk and shifts over time or space.

Outputs

This research project will develop novel data integration and analysis methods, a typological analysis framework, geospatial analysis tools, and interactive data visualization tools to understand and address disparities in pedestrian and bicycle safety. Recommendations for policy and practice will be provided based on the findings.

Outputs

This research project will develop novel data integration and analysis methods, a typological analysis framework, geospatial analysis tools, and interactive data visualization tools to understand and address disparities in pedestrian and bicycle safety. Recommendations for policy and practice will be provided based on the findings.

Outcomes / Impacts

The outputs will inform policy and practice changes to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety, guiding infrastructure investments and police enforcement strategies. By addressing disparities and promoting equitable transportation solutions, this research will improve safety, accessibility, and equity in the transportation system, benefiting all road users.

Dates

06/01/2024 to 05/31/2025

Universities

San Diego State University

Principal Investigator

Joseph Gibbons, PhD

San Diego State University

jgibbons@sdsu.edu

ORCID: 0000-0003-2470-9068

Research Project Funding

Federal: $81,362

Non-Federal: $33,519

Contract Number

69A3552348336

Project Number

24SDSU04

Research Priority

Promoting Safety

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