Linking Sustainable Transportation in a University Community

Sustainable transportation seeks to enhance mobility in support of economic development, while at the same time promoting a healthier environment, a healthier community and healthier behaviors. This project will look at the factors that can facilitate the development of sustainable transportation networks in and around campus communities. Existing infrastructure and community attitudes will be explored to determine potential actions to increase the share of people who undertake trips by foot, bicycle or bus. An increased understanding of the barriers to nonautomotive transportation will also be determined. This research will potentially lead to suggestions of how to better facilitate sustainable transportation. Improvements in this area should aid in the overall economic development of Kent and its connection to the university.