Land Use Factors and the Risk for Child Pedestrians (2007)

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

    Abstract: 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.

      • Date: 28-12-2007
      • Journal: Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
      • Volume: 7
      • Pages: 2814-2829
      • Publisher: East Asia Society for Transportation Studies
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: Child accidents, Land use, Generalised linear models


      Roger Bird
      Senior Lecturer in Highway Engineering

      Dr Dilum Dissanayake
      Lecturer in Transport Modelling, Planning & Management