Investigating Walking and Biking Activities Among Low-Income African Americans

Different transportation organizations have collected various data related to walk and bike trips. However, few studies have investigated various aspects of walk and bike trips among different races and different household income groups. The main goal of this study is to explore the number of walk trips, number of walk trips for exercise, number of bike trips, number of bike trips for exercise, and bike share program usage among different household income groups and different races. To conduct the statistical analysis, the research team used the latest National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) dataset, which is the largest and the most valid national transportation-related dataset in the United States. The novelties of this study are to investigate the newly walk-related and bike-related attributes in the 2017 NHTS, and focus on different household income groups and different races. The primary contribution of this study is to provide a deeper insight into bike-travel and bike-travel behavior among different household income groups and different races in the U.S., which can assist the authorities and transportation planners in prioritizing investment in bike infrastructure.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $49995
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    • 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:

      Urban Mobility & Equity Center

      Morgan State University
      Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
    • Performing Organizations:

      Morgan State University

      1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
      Baltimore, MD 21251, Maryland  United States  21251
    • Principal Investigators:

      Sadeghvaziri, Eazaz

    • Start Date: 20211001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01779216
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Urban Mobility & Equity Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A43551747123
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Aug 19 2021 2:06PM