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Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 33-42, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20858/tp.2016.11.3.4
License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Received Date : 17-January-2015 / Accepted: 23-August-2016 / Published Online: 27-February-2017
Summary. Urban areas are significantly different in terms of traffic risk. In a decisive manner, they are the result of urban development policies. The shape, size and configuration of an entire urban area, the facilities to satisfy people and the need for mobility of goods, as well as behavioural attitudes of the population, are essential for a traffic pattern and its associated risks. In this framework, the purpose of this paper is to identify the effects of urban area characteristics on road accidents. Using specific spatial analysis, a model of accident estimation in the urban areas of Bucharest is developed. The study aims to provide useful tools for urban decision makers for a-priori analysis of the consequences of urban outline changes on traffic risks.