Active Transportation Benefit-Cost Tool

The primary goal of this project is to develop a tool to evaluate the costs and benefits of active transportation projects as a part of Caltrans Active Transportation Program (ATP) project evaluation. The researchers will build a tool for the specific purpose of ATP project comparison, but the tool will also allow cities and counties to compare projects within their specific jurisdictions. Given the challenges of quantifying all the benefits of the wide variety of active transportation projects, the researchers propose a simplified benefit and cost framework that provides an ability to compare competing projects across a range of benefits rather than explicitly quantifying every benefit in monetary terms for a given project. The research team proposes a framework for estimating active transportation project benefits based on empirical measures of behavior change. The researchers selected this approach because the theoretical link between behavior change and most active transportation project benefits, and because data is more readily available for measuring behavior change than downstream benefits.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $273101
  • Contract Numbers:

    50A0063

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fitch, Dillon T

    Handy, Susan

  • Start Date: 20190919
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01722021
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 50A0063
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2019 6:32PM