Carrie Sauer - "Safe Mobility: Studying Visual Experience to Inform Infrastructure Design"

Georgia Transportation Institute welcomed the Director of University of Pennsylvania School of Design’s Center for Safe Mobility Carrie Sauer to speak as part of the Transportation Speaker Series. Streets are designed for vehicle efficiency. Engineers reference vehicle-based codes, use detailed models to optimize traffic flow, and conduct simulations before implementing design. A constraint, rather than a design variable, is pedestrian and cyclist safety, as designers currently lack the ability to quantify and test safety prior to construction. Collecting this missing data is at best challenging and expensive, and at worst, unsafe.

The Center for Safe Mobility fills this gap by using state-of-the-art eye tracking technology to collect and analyze the user-based perspective in situ. This discussion will introduce the Center’s approach to transforming how we measure and understand safety, review eye-tracking methodology and preliminary findings, and discuss opportunities for defining new metrics.

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