The primary mission of the Center for Applied Demography and Survey
Research(CADSR) is to ensure that the best possible data and information on
important public issues are developed and made available to the
policy-makers who affect the way we all live and work in Delaware, and to
members of the College and its clients.
(Center for Applied Demography & Survey Research, 2019-11) Racca, David P.
In research sponsored by the Delaware Center for Transportation and DelDOT, traffic crashes
involving injuries to pedestrian or bicyclists between the years of 2012 and 2016 were studied.
Tabulations and maps of related factors were produced and reviewed as a starting point and are discussed here and in the body of the report.
Data that could be useful to determine pedestrian and bicyclist activity levels were investigated so as to better understand the number of accidents that occur, the relative safety of current locations, the level of interaction between pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles, and what might be appropriate safety measures. Approaches to estimating risk and exposure, and pedestrian activity were researched and available data for Delaware was investigated and related to observed crashes.
This report includes numerous maps as an approach to isolating hot spots that could lead to
mitigation projects. For instance in the City of Wilmington there are a few street blocks that have more crashes. Mapping can also show where crashes are occurring at a lower rate than expected, and in such areas, further investigation may provide some insight for safety initiatives.