Walking Security Index Pilot Study Project:
Final Report Submission
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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:
Principal Investigator, WSI Pilot Study
Department of Geography
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5