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mobile photo radar enforcement
deployment strategy
program framework design
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University of Alberta
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Supervisor and department
El-Basyouny,Karim (Department of Civil and Environment Engineering)
Kim,Amy (Department of Civil and Environment Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Lu,Ming (Department of Civil and Environment Engineering)
El-Basyouny,Karim (Department of Civil and Environment Engineering)
Kim,Amy (Department of Civil and Environment Engineering)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Transportation Engineering
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Master of Science
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Speeding is a leading cause of urban collisions and often causes injury and death. Consequently, photo enforcement has been globally adopted as a countermeasure in speed management and has been proved to be effective in mitigating speeding problems. Although there is extensive research pertaining to photo enforcement, there is a critical research gap regarding the development of an integrated deployment, scheduling, and evaluation process for Mobile Photo Radar Enforcement (MPRE). As a result, the objective of this thesis is to develop a framework for the MPRE program, aiming to provide planners and schedulers with a systematic and analysis-based procedure to design the MPRE program and schedule enforcement activities. The thesis used the City of Edmonton’s (CoE) current MPRE program as the basis to showcase the proposed framework. The literature relating to the theoretical basis of enforcement, the assessment of MPRE’s effects, and the deployment strategies of MPRE used in other jurisdictions was reviewed; information about the current MPRE program in the CoE was consolidated; and the historical data were collected and analyzed. Based on the collected information, a program framework was proposed, which factored in local program needs and institutional characteristics. The framework consists of three parts: a multi-variable site identification and priority-base site selection process for screening potential MPRE locations, the scheduling method for deployment of MPRE, and guidelines for program evaluation and adjustment. The framework was illustrated and tested using a numerical example. The performances of different scheduling methods proposed in the thesis were compared. Although the program framework is designed for the CoE, the systematic procedure and methodologies can be applied to MPRE programs in other jurisdictions.
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