Can walking and cycling for train access improve road safety?
conference contributionposted on 2022-03-18, 05:21 authored by Hien Nguyen, Long TruongLong Truong, Cong Duc PhanCong Duc Phan, Richard TayRichard Tay
This paper investigates the impacts of train commuters’ access modes on road safety at a networkwide level, using a case study in Victoria, Australia. Crash and census data were aggregated at the Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) for the analysis. Results of negative binomial regression models illustrate positive effects of using train for commuting, either with walking or car access modes, on reducing both total crashes and severe crashes. The safety effects of commuting by train with the cycling access mode appear to be positive, which however were not statistically significant.
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