Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R

Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Center

Boston, Massachusetts

Abstract

This report, prepared for the consulting firm Nelson-Nygaard, analyzes conventional protocols for assessing intersections. Through our analysis, we developed a new protocol which sought to provide a traffic engineer with more descriptive data on an intersection. Our protocol broke up an intersection timeline into phases and then quantified pedestrian behavior through those phases. The intersections of Boylston and Tremont in Boston, MA and Prospect and Mass Ave in Cambridge, MA were used to develop and test our protocol.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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