Assessing the Economic Effects of Context Sensitive Main Street Highways in Small Cities

Complete Streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. Researchers will assess the economic effects on small town business of projects that are developed using the Complete Streets approach. They will work with the Technical Advisory Panel to select several study sites (improvement sites and control sites), conduct multiple case studies, and use difference-in-differences to quantify the impacts. Lastly, the team will put together a consistent set of economic metrics, with both qualitative and quantitative measures, that MnDOT and local transportation agencies can use to evaluate and communicate the impact of context-sensitive main street highways.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $190,897.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      1036302

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Managing Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Minnesota

      Humphrey School of Public Affairs
      301 19th Ave S
      Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhao, Zhirong

    • Start Date: 20200720
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01728900
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1036302
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 28 2020 2:54PM