The (In)Equitable Distribution of Quality Bicycling Infrastructure

This project seeks to investigate the development of bicycling infrastructure through a transportation justice lens. More specifically, how equitable has the distribution of this infrastructure been across the socioeconomic/sociodemographic spectrum? The project team will also seek to investigate whether the installation of bicycling facilities leads to socioeconomic/sociodemographic changes in a neighborhood or vice versa. While the project team will not be able to resolve this causality dilemma, they will be able to identify the strength and direction of these relationships. The project team will answer these research questions via an exhaustive, longitudinal data collection effort – for at least ten U.S. cities – combined with statistical analysis. The results will assist cities and DOTs in managing and monitoring their bicycling infrastructure, assessing its equality, as well as understanding the potential implications for those that live and work in these neighborhoods. The results of this project will benefit cities looking to better understand, manage, and monitor their bicycling infrastructure while also providing them with a better understanding of the neighborhood/housing impacts associated with infrastructure decisions.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551947137

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164

    Dept. of Civil Engineering

    University of Colorado Denver
    Denver, CO  United States 

    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

    Alliance for Transportation Research Institute
    801 University Boulevard SE, Suite 302
    Albuquerque, NM  United States  87106

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Extension

    Washington State University
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Pullman, Washington  United States  99164
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil Engineering

    University of Colorado Denver
    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Marshall, Wesley

    Ferenchak, Nicholas

  • Start Date: 20210501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220630
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life Etension

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01773725
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551947137
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2021 1:46PM