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Applying Surrogate Safety Techniques to Assess Protected Bike Lanes

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Contributors

  • Chris Svolopoulos, MSCE, EIT, Associate Civil Engineer| Seattle Department of Transportation

    Chris is an Associate Civil Engineer in Seattle DOT’s Vision Zero group. There, he is involved in multiple programs related to the reduction of severe and fatal traffic collision incidents in the City of Seattle. As part of this effort, Chris manages the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Analysis (BPSA), a proactive, multivariate data project that evaluates how roadway and signal design influences bicycle and pedestrian collisions in the City’s public roadways. The most recent iteration of the BPSA includes video analysis of varying protected bicycle lane designs and configurations at intersections to evaluate near-misses, road user behavior modification, and efficacy of engineering standards on reducing conflict rates. The results of the BPSA are used to model Safety Performance Functions for multiple collision types throughout the city and inform engineering efforts to help address potential bicycle and pedestrian collision trends before they develop.

  • Paul G. St-Aubin, P.Eng., Ph.D., Senior Product Manager| Transoft Solutions

    Paul is a Transportation Engineer and Sr. Product Manager for Transoft Solutions’ Transportation Safety division as well as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. He has over 10 years of experience developing, deploying, and overseeing large-scale proactive road safety analysis technologies, including recent cutting-edge work in predictive collision course modelling. Paul specializes in several civil engineering and computer science topics, including road & safety design, driver behavior, advanced collision detection, traffic control devices, vehicle automation, traffic data collection systems, computer vision, and ITS.

April 8, 2020
Wed 1:30 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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