Industrial analysis final report

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Average distance of crosswalks Average time(x double bar) Average speed 61.41068966 14.04122063 4.373600505 Figure 10 Ample gathering areas at intersections for pedestrians Building Figure 11 Orient building entrances to major sidewalks and intersections Figure 12 Load and unload buses adjacent to intersections and mid-block crossings Figure 13 Bricked crosswalk with concrete bands Figure 14 Concrete curb ramps Figure 15 Table top crossing Figure 16 Road striping Figure 17 Vertical crosswalk markers INDE: 4331 ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES. UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CROSSWALKS STUDY APRIL 29 th , 2009 GROUP #8: 1
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ALFREDO ORAN JUAN MUNOZ GUSTAVO ROSA 2
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Abstract At the beginning of the semester a project was assigned to the class INDE 4331 Analysis of Industrial Activities with the purpose of studying the different crosswalks around the University of Houston. The crosswalks were to be measured, timed and analyzed with the objective of developing suggestions about the way people cross the streets and the way people follow street signs. The reason why such a study was performed was the awareness that had risen among people at the University of Houston, due to the increasing number of pedestrians injured in accidents when crossing the street. Pictures of the different crosswalks were taken to provide better visual aid to the client during the final presentation. Once all the data was gathered and analyzed recommendations were made hoping to make the crosswalks on campus safer for pedestrians. These recommendations are expected to help reduce the number of pedestrian’s accidents on campus. 4
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Introduction Purpose The crosswalk study was initiated to reduce pedestrian/vehicular conflicts, improve safety, and Enhance pedestrian crossings on campus . This evolved into the identification of 30 crosswalk locations that typified the various problems and situations that could be encountered on campus. Using the 30 locations identified, the design team sought to quantify both pedestrian and vehicular behavior to better define the issues and make recommendations. The goal of this report is to provide the reader with the results of the study done on the crosswalks around the University of Houston. The crosswalks were studied with the purpose of identifying the reason why people cross the street where they are not suppose to cross, or identifying the reason why people don’t follow the street signs. Another objective of the project was to identify the different trends among people crossing the street. One person crosses the street differently than two people crossing the street while talking on their cell phone. Such trends were identified and analyzed. In conclusion, this study was performed with the final goal of increasing the safety of pedestrians around campus. Problem
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