Estimating Benefits of Closing Gaps in Active Transportation Networks

The objective of this research is to produce a manual on how to estimate the benefits of closing gaps in active transportation networks that provides: (1) a summary of existing methods to identify gaps; (2) a typology of gaps that reflect user groups and contexts; (3) a practitioner-ready methodology that uses an equity lens to estimate the economic, health, and social benefits of closing gaps; (4) effective approaches to prioritizing gaps for long-range planning, programming, and/or project development activities; and (5) guidelines on how to effectively communicate the value of closing gaps to transportation decision-makers, local governments, communities, and other stakeholders.


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $449972
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-149

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Brooks, Mike

  • Performing Organizations:

    Alta Planning + Design

    5008 15th St, N.
    Arlington, VA  United States  22205
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sellinger, Michael

  • Start Date: 20220919
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240718
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01768223
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-149
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2021 9:09PM