Biking in Fresh Air: Consideration of Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Bicycle Route Planning

The purpose of this project is to develop a method for incorporating the consideration of exposure of bicyclists to traffic-related air pollution in bicycle route planning. The method will be applied to the city of Riverside, California, as a case study. Specifically, the project will: (1) create a streamlined process for estimating the level of near-road air pollution concentration in the city; (2) develop a novel bicycle route planning tool that allows planners to compare the exposure of bicyclists to traffic-related air pollution among different bicycle routes; and (3) demonstrate the method for considering bicyclist’s exposure to traffic-related air pollution in bicycle route planning.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Iacobucci, Lauren

    • Performing Organizations:

      National Center for Sustainable Transportation

      University of California, Davis
      Davis, CA  United States 

      University of California, Riverside

      Center for Environmental Research and Technology
      900 University Avenue
      Riverside, CA  United States  92521-0425
    • Principal Investigators:

      Boriboonsomsin, Kanok

      Luo, Ji

    • Start Date: 20150831
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170315
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01620594
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: California Department of Transportation
    • Files: UTC, RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 4 2017 10:55AM