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Research Highlights

Incorporating Bicycle Activity and Vehicle Travel Reduction from Bicycle Infrastructure into Strategic Planning Tools

Joe Broach
Kristina Currans
Planners and modelers at all levels of government have been grappling with the problem of how to better represent bicycling when modeling and forecasting future scenarios. Planners want to know how and to what extent infrastructure projects can increase bicycling activity and reduce the health, environmental, and financial burdens imposed by single-occupant vehicle travel. Fueled by rapidly advancing research on bicyclist preferences and behavior, efforts to develop modeling capacity have lar... Read More

Understanding Factors Affecting Arterial Reliability Performance Metrics

Avinash Unnikrishnan
Sirisha Kothuri , Jason Anderson
In recent years, the importance of travel time reliability has become equally important as average travel time. However, the majority focus of travel time research is average travel time or travel time reliability on freeways. In addition, the identification of specific factors (i.e., peak hours, nighttime hours, etc.) and their effects on average travel time and travel time variability are often unknown. The current study addresses these two issues through a travel time-based study on urban ... Read More