Traffic Safety

  • Deployment Strategies for the City of Edmonton’s Mobile Photo Enforcement Program

This project aims to develop an optimized deployment framework for the City of Edmonton’s Mobile Photo Enforcement Program. This project involves analysis of arterial speeds and speeding-related collisions in addition to other data. It also involves an analysis of current resource deployment and program scheduling practices to develop and recommend potential improvements.

Anticipated duration: 5 years (September 2012 – August 2017)

Participating agency: the City of Edmonton

  • Urban Traffic Safety Master Research Plan

This research plan involves a number of projects that provide scientific support in the area of urban traffic safety to the City of Edmonton through collaboratively working with the Office of Traffic Safety.

Anticipated duration: 4 years (September 2012 – August 2016)

Participating agency: the City of Edmonton

  • Improving Safety of Roads through Speed Management

This research program proposes a comprehensive speed-management solution. The major component of this research program will develop an expert system for selecting optimal speed-management countermeasures and treatments that address specific speeding problems. The system will combine information on driver behaviours, road geometry, and other speed- and safety-related data in a knowledge base to identify potential speed-management countermeasures. In support of this development, the proposed research program will first investigate the effects of road design and roadside environment on speeds and speeding-related accidents. This information will then form the basis of a novel algorithm to predict speed on roads. These components will not only enhance the knowledge base of the expert system, but also address speed management during the design phase.

Anticipated duration: 5 years (April 2013 – March 2018)

Participating agency: NSERC Discovery Grants

  • Weather and Roadway Collision Predictive Analytics

This project will develop an analytical tool to predict the short-term weather conditions and spatial/temporal distribution of collisions in the City of Edmonton.

Anticipated duration: 1 year (September 2012 – August 2013)

Participating agency: the City of Edmonton