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Impact of the Built Environment on Outcomes for Pedestrians Involved in Accidents 2007-2009 (2011)

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This report summarizes an analysis of the relationship between built-environment elements and pedestrian crash severity in New Jersey. The built environment, as defined in this report, includes the characteristics of the road, the characteristics of the pedestrian facilities, and the dominant land use of a location. Although it is commonly believed that infrastructure elements such as sidewalks are useful to promote pedestrian safety, very little evidence exists in reality about their impact on safety. This report provides some useful evidence on the relationships between such infrastructure and pedestrian safety.

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