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Creating Livable Communities through Connecting Vehicles to Pedestrians and Cyclists

John MacArthur
Safety of pedestrians and bicyclists is a significant problem in U.S., with 4,743 fatalities and 76,000 injuries of pedestrians and 726 fatalities and 49,000 injuries of bicyclists in 2012 (NHSTA 2014a & b). Establishing and creating livable communit ... Read More

Understanding the economic impacts of urban greenway infrastructure

Jenny Liu
This project proposes a comprehensive economic analysis of the “City Greenways” concept from Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly streets crisscrossing the city at ... Read More

Bicycle and Pedestrian Traffic Monitoring Data Quality

Nathan McNeil
Kristin Tufte
Cycling and walking are sustainable modes of transportation which improve community livability, but these modes have not been studied with the quantitative rigor applied to motor vehicle travel. This research aims to change that by improving bicycle ... Read More

Transferability & forecasting of the Pedestrian Index Environment (PIE) for modeling applications

Kelly Clifton
There have been important advances in non-motorized planning tools in recent years, including the development of the MoPeD pedestrian demand model (Clifton et al., 2013, 2015). This tool and others are increasingly requested by governments and agenci ... Read More

Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration

Jenny Liu
Jennifer Dill
Many cities across the country, as part of Complete Streets initiatives or to promote community livability and environmental sustainability, have engaged in street improvement or transportation infrastructure upgrade projects that increase access and ... Read More

Racial Bias in Drivers' Yielding Behavior at Crosswalks: Understanding the Effect

Kimberly Kahn
The proposed project explores social identity-related factors that influence drivers’ behaviors in interactions with pedestrians at crosswalks. One dangerous potential point of conflict in our transportation system to pedestrians is interac ... Read More

Multimodal Trip Generation, Vehicle Ownership and Use: Characterizing The Travel Patterns of Residents of Multifamily Housing

Kelly Clifton
There are several recent efforts by cities to address the lack of information about the multimodal transportation impacts of new development. This is necessary to: assess development fees (or system development charges), maintain appropriate levels o ... Read More

Evaluation of roadway reallocation projects

Miguel Figliozzi
In the last decade there has been a national trend toward projects that involve roadway space reallocation across modes. Many of these projects may include road diets and are typically very controversial when automobile travel lanes and/or curbside ... Read More

How Do Stressed Workers Make Travel Mode Choices That Are Good For Their Health, Safety, and Productivity?

Liu-Qin Yang
This proposal integrates the perspectives from transportation and psychology research by focusing on the relations between commuting stress, commuting mode choice, and consequences of such choice for commuters' health, travel safety, and work perform ... Read More

Exploring the positive utility of travel and mode choice

Patrick Singleton
Traditionally, travel is considered a disutility to be minimized, and travel demand is derived from activity demand. Recently, scholars have questioned these axioms, noting that some people may like to travel, use travel time productively, find other ... Read More

Improving Walkability Through Control Strategies at Signalized Intersections

Sirisha Kothuri
Christopher Monsere , Edward Smaglik
The goal of signal timing at an intersection should be to separate conflicting movements in time, maximizing safety and efficiency for all users. In many jurisdictions, however, signal timing objectives have traditionally focused on allowing vehicle ... Read More

Improving Trip Generation Methods for Livable Communities

Kelly Clifton
Nico Larco
Recent efforts to improve trip generation data available for transportation impact analysis of new development include the collection of multimodal trip generation data, development of models that account for the built environment, and new recommend ... Read More
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