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The planning of safe routes to schools - A case study of Guang Ming elementary school in Taoyuan city
|Authors: ||Yan, Hua-Jun|
|Contributors: ||NTOU:Department of Transportation Science|
Safe routes to school;Network design;Sensitivity analysis
|Issue Date: ||2020-07-02T08:26:02Z
Considerable attention has been paid to Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS), which was established in 2005 by the U.S. department of transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The main aim of the program is to create a safe pedestrian environment for children walking to school more safely and faster, but it has the problem with the way of designing the SRTS plans which are proposed by the members in the school organization depend on their personal experiences. This way is the lack of an objective and systematic method. We therefore present a network design model in consideration of the maximum acceptable risk level, which attempts to – minimize the total time cost of children and the total setup cost of safe routes to determine the optimal SRTS network. The key planning decisions considered are: the crossing guard position, the selection of the road segments for creating safe routes, and the selection of path for children walking from home to school. A case study of Guang Ming elementary school in Taoyuan city is created to illustrate the proposed model. We develop the sensitivity analysis to investigate how several important parameters affect the network design and path choices in comparison with the network design of base case. We then compares the pros and cons between an actual SRTS map and the SRTS network which designed by using the proposed model. It also contrast the two entrances at the school could be the better way for designing SRTS network. The findings may serve as a guide for further research on designing the SRTS network.
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