Gauging Non-Traditional Mode Users' Safety in Mixed Traffic on Public Roadways Thesis uri icon



  • Thesis (M.S., Civil Engineering) -- University of Idaho, 2017 | The goal of this project was to determine how residents of the Pacific Northwest perceived safety of non-traditional transportation mode operators in mixed traffic and whether their own learning methods and regular usage of these modes shaped their behavior. To achieve this goal, an examination of the literature was conducted to understand where gaps in the current research existed regarding user safety in mixed-use environments. Gaps were found on non-traditional transportation mode usage on public facilities and the users’ perception of safety between traditional and non-traditional transportation modes. Therefore, to reduce the gaps in the literature, this project developed, conducted, and analyzed the results of a regional survey focused on user safety in mixed-use environments. The traditional and non-traditional transportation modes focused on during this project primarily included automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, agricultural vehicles, snowmachines/snowmobiles, dogsleds, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

publication date

  • June 1, 2017