Skip to main content

Pedestrian safety capstone project

How can we secure and increase the conviviality of Montreal's most dangerous intersections? 

Collisions between vehicles, pedestrians and other vulnerable users occur frequently and feature among several problems (generated by traffic intensity) affecting road networks.

About the project

Using engineering optimization and simulation software, the current Montreal pedestrian situation was modelled. Simulations were done with traffic and pedestrian flow as well as accident occurrences.

We've looked at the following:

  • pedestrian flow
  • traffic flow
  • accidents

Our survey found the following:

  • 63% of respondants are more likely to jaywalk on Mackay
  • 86% of pedestrians feel pressured by cars to quickly cross intersections
  • 80% of predestrians identified Guy as the most dangerous street to cross at Concordia
  • 69% of respondants would feel safer if the pedestrian cross times were extended
  • 50% of people admit to using their personal devices while crossing intersections
  • 92% of respondants have walking as their first means of transportation around campus


Students (fall 2019)

  • Cynthia Ferullo
  • Mehdi Boudiffa
  • Kevin Shahbazi
  • Serena Kullukian
  • Gianni Di Zazzo
  • Ra’ad Alasmar


  • Ville de Montréal (Service de l'Urbanisme et de la Mobilité)
  • Maurice Oviedo
  • Anna Michetti


  • INDU490 – Capstone Engineering Design project (Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering)
  • Masoumeh Kazemi-Zanjani (Professor)
Back to top

© Concordia University