A Constraint-Based Bicycle Origin-Destination Estimation Procedure

Cycling is a green active transportation mode that improves environmental sustainability and the livability of urban communities. Promoting cycling also has significant public health benefits. Despite the increasing importance of cycling as a transportation mode, it is often ignored in traditional transportation planning procedures. Origin-destination (O-D) matrix estimation methods have focused on estimating O-D matrices from link traffic counts for motorized vehicles, which are regularly collected by transportation agencies for traffic monitoring purposes. However, traffic monitoring for non-motorized traffic is not as comprehensive as motorized traffic monitoring in the United States. Hence, the O-D matrix estimation methods developed for motorized traffic cannot be used directly to estimate bicycle O-D trip matrices. Given the rising interest in bicycle travel across the nation, more accurate and cost-effective bicycle sensors have been developed. As a result, more bicycle count data are becoming available. Furthermore, emerging technologies, such as crowdsourcing cell phone applications and bicycle sharing programs, are becoming popular, and they provide additional data sources for bicycle studies. Therefore, it is critically important to develop an innovative bicycle O-D matrix estimation procedure that utilizes bicycle data from multiple sources. This goal of this research project is to propose a bicycle O-D estimation procedure that is flexible and can be adjusted to different levels of data availability and quality. It has three major objectives as follows: (1) exploring bicycle data that are useful for bicycle O-D estimation, (2) developing a constraint-based bicycle O-D estimation procedure that utilizes bicycle data from multiple sources, and (3) conducting a case study using the proposed methodology.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-16-10

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316

    Western Michigan University

    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316

    Utah State University Transportation Center

    Utah State University
    Logan, UT  United States  84322-4110
  • Principal Investigators:

    Song, Ziqi

    Christensen, Keith

  • Start Date: 20160901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Research

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01610402
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-16-10
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2016 10:59AM