Development of a Prioritization Framework to Improve Resources Allocations for Bike & Pedestrian Facilities

Chicago has a national reputation as one of the best large cities in the United States for bicycling. The City of Chicago has achieved this goal by investing in biking infrastructure and promoting education, awareness and advocacy. The Chicago streets for cycling plan 2020 calls for a 645-mile network of biking facilities to be in place by 2020 to provide a bicycle accommodation. While case by case studies (mostly in local levels) have been performed to examine pedestrian and cyclists accessibilities to transit and provide guidelines to improve these facilities, no methodology has been presented to select sites cost-effectively among a pool of sites asking for accessibility to transit and safety improvements. With this regard, the study proposes the development of a comprehensive framework to prioritize projects asking for improvement of walking and cycling considering safety and current conditions. This approach can provide a tool in the hand of decision makers to make cost­ effective and educated decisions to allocate budgets efficiently. The study will select preferably suburban communities (e.g. Central or North Central Councils of Mayors) and compile pedestrian and cyclists crashes and factors affecting the utilization of these modes and accessibility to transit stations. Then, it will develop an analytical framework to discover key factors to be considered in the project selections.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $138080
  • Contract Numbers:

    UIC 2117-9060-02-C


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Transit Research

    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, CUT 100
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Volinski, Joel

  • Principal Investigators:

    Moini, Nadereh

  • Start Date: 20140701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150630

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01595880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transit Research
  • Contract Numbers: UIC 2117-9060-02-C, DTRT12-G-UTC22
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 10:08AM