Bicycle Route Choice: GPS Data Collection and Travel Model Development

Bicycle use is being promoted for a variety of social benefits. Because of the benefits associated with bicycling, jurisdictions across the central Puget Sound region, and the nation, have been investing in improvements to bicycle infrastructure. Academic and professional literature provides a basis for generally understanding bicycling behavior. However, less is known about the benefits of one facility type over another, or the potential inducement of new bicycle users when a policy intervention improves bicycling conditions. This study will rely on Global Positioning System (GPS) bicycle trace data, collected by the Puget Sound Regional Council through the CycleTrack mobile application. The objectives of this study include: 1) improving the Puget Sound Regional Council's travel demand model, to include bicycle route choice and assignment, which will allow for policy analysis and an improved understanding of the tradeoffs between facilities; 2) improving the understanding of the relationship between utilitarian and recreational bicycling, and 3): providing an analysis of the utility of a number of bicycle facilities that will become operational over the course of the study.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Shen, Qing

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    201 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shen, Qing

  • Start Date: 20120916
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 32300

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538109
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC10
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2014 1:01AM