Redesigning the downtown of an expansive sunbelt city: The Phoenix case

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Non-motorized traffic safety is a major public health concern, especially in the sprawling sunbelt cities of the United States. Phoenix is ranked quite high on the number of pedestrian and cyclist crashes in North American cities. This article analyses non-motorist safety incidents in downtown Phoenix. Non-motorist safety concerns were addressed by examining crash types in order to suggest adequate safety treatments. We also demonstrated the use of a countermeasure framework for higher crash locations denominated hotspots. Our findings indicate that it is important to implement a combination of countermeasures to reduce the high number of non-motorist crashes in city centers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-125
Number of pages19
JournalPlanning Practice & Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 13 Nov 2019


  • Non-motorized safety
  • crashes
  • expansive U.S. sunbelt
  • Arizona
  • Phoenix


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