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

Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration [Phase 2]

Jenny Liu
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

The E-Bike Potential: How E-Bikes Can Improve Sustainable Transportation

John MacArthur
Christopher Cherry
The electric bicycle (e-bike) is a recently introduced mode of travel that is rapidly gaining in popularity throughout the United States. The e-bike can offer a cheaper alternative to car travel (Popovich et al. 2014) and can provide users with an ad ... Read More

Bicycle Planning GIS Tool

Joseph Broach
Although currently only about one percent of US trips are done by bicycle, there is significant geographic variation. Differences across communities, along with much higher cycling rates observed in other places around the world, indicates large pote ... Read More

Contextual Guidance at Intersections for Protected Bicycle Lanes

Christopher Monsere
Nathan McNeil
Protected, or separated, bike lanes have become increasingly common around the United States. Studies have consistently found that people prefer bike facilities that are separated from traffic, such as off-street paths and protected bike lanes, with ... Read More

How Technology Can Affect the Demand for Bicycle Transportation: The State of Technology and Projected Applications of Connected Bicycles

John MacArthur
The term “connected vehicle (CV)” refers to vehicles equipped with devices, which enable wireless communication between internal and external entities, supporting vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything ... Read More

Incorporate Emerging Travel Modes in the Regional Strategic Planning Model (RSPM) Tool

Liming Wang
Jennifer Dill , Kelly Clifton
Performance-based planning helps local and state decision makers to understand the potential impacts of policy decisions, supporting cost-effective investments and policy choices that can help achieve policy goals. In addition, it can enable monitor ... Read More

Biking and Walking Quality Counts: Using “BikePed Portal” Counts to Develop Data Quality Checks

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

Understanding the Economic Impacts of Urban Greenway Infrastructure

Jenny Liu
“City Greenways” is a concept proposed as a part of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which calls for a citywide network of park-like pedestrian and bicycle friendly streets crisscrossing the city at roughly three-mile intervals. This researc ... Read More

FHWA Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity

Joseph Broach
Jennifer Dill , Kelly Clifton
In 2018 the Federal Highway Administration issued a new guide, Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity. TREC researchers contributed to the guidebook in partnership with Alta Planning + Design and ICF. The guide provides information on incorporatin ... Read More

Improving Bicycle Crash Prediction for Urban Road Segments

Sirisha Kothuri
Krista Nordback , Wesley Marshall
The 2010 Highway Safety Manual (HSM) provides methods for predicting the number of motor vehicle crashes on various roadway facilities (AASHTO, 2010). However, it includes only a simplistic method for predicting the number of bicycle-related crashes. ... Read More

Addressing Bicycle-Vehicle Conflicts with Alternate Signal Control Strategies

Sirisha Kothuri
Christopher Monsere , Krista Nordback , Edward Smaglik
There is nationwide interest in supporting sustainable and active transportation modes such as bicycling and walking due to the many benefits associated with them, including reduced congestion, lower emissions and improved health. Although the number ... Read More
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