Infrastructure-Informed Travel Sheds

An infrastructure informed index is needed for pedestrians and bicyclists to relate the natural and built environment with its impact on perceived travel distance and time. The objective is to develop an easy to use metric for use at all levels, allowing transportation planners to make better informed decisions when planning or redeveloping a city or area. Building off of previous research efforts, attributes will be determined and weighted to capture the characteristics of a link, then summed to create the infrastructure informed index for pedestrians and bicyclists, respectively. Pedestrian perception data collected by the performing investigator (PI) previously will be used to determine the attributes. The indices will then be visualized using ArcGIS mapping tools, creating a service area around specific origin or destination points to see the effective area a pedestrian or bicyclist can travel taking into account the effects of the infrastructure along the route.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $33000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Performing Organizations:

    Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center

    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Duthie, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20140901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: 116

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01580155
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Data-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC58
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2015 11:08AM