Security Index Pilot Study
Barry Wellar, Professor, MCIP,
to the Mobility and Area Traffic Management Branch Traffic and Parking
Utilities, and Public Works
Walking Security Index Pilot
The report, Walking Security Index Pilot Study, has been submitted to the City of Ottawa, which completes the Walking Security Index (WSI) pilot study assignment.
Readers who are familiar with the design formulations presented in Walking Security Index (City of Ottawa, 2000) will be pleased to learn that: 1) each of the macro indexes – Intersection Volume and Design Index, Quality of Intersection Condition Index, and Driver Behaviour Index – was found to satisfy all the operationalization test criteria (pertinence, support, degree of difficulty, data availability, enforceability); and 2) there is no technical or other reason for the City of Ottawa to delay an Index implementation program that serves and promotes pedestrians’ safety, comfort and convenience in Canada’s capital city.
The report itself can be viewed here
Interested readers may contact Daphne Hope <Daphne.Hope@ottawa.ca> for details about the online and hardcopy availability of the document, and the six background reports prepared during the pilot study.
A list of Walking Security Index
publications may be obtained by contacting Prof. Wellar at email@example.com, or by viewing Prof.
Wellar’s paper, “Lessons Learned from the Walking Security Index Project on How
to Achieve Street-Smart Urban Transportation Improvements”, which is published
in the Proceedings from the 2002 Conference of the Canadian Institute of
Planners at: http://www.cip-icu.ca/English/conference/proceedings/02proc15.pdf
Professor Barry Wellar
Principal Investigator, WSI Pilot Study
Department of Geography
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5