Effects of Automated Transit and Pedestrian/Bicycling Facilities on Urban Travel Patterns

The purpose of this Exploratory Advanced Research project is to assess the potential of transformative improvements in neighborhood-serving transit and pedestrian and cycling facilities to shift neighborhood trips and transit access trips from the automobile to other modes. The neighborhood serving transit concepts will include an automated community transit system. To ensure that the modeled changes are of sufficient magnitude to shift modal choice significantly; transportation and land-use attributes of a city rich in pedestrian, transit, and cycling opportunities will be used as a basis for future scenarios. The analysis will be conducted with specialized agent-based and activity-based transportation models, and enabled through a special household travel survey to allow the potential new service concepts to be visualized and assessed by potential consumers.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $797357
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Ferlis, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Urban and Regional Planning Program, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2069
  • Principal Investigators:

    Levine, Jonathan

  • Start Date: 20090901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20140228
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573546
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2015 3:13PM