Research Highlights

Promoting Environmental Justice Populations’ Access to Opportunities within Suburban Boomtowns: An Interdisciplinary, Mixed-Methods Approach to Addressing Infrastructure Needs

Jandel Crutchfield
Courtney Cronley , Kate Hyun
Scant research has considered transportation infrastructure development within the context of suburban boomtowns, specifically transportation needs among individuals already at elevated risks for transportation disadvantage, e.g., environmental justice (EJ) populations including lower-income persons and those with disabilities (U.S. Department of Transportation, 2012). This study responds to this knowledge gap by utilizing a community-engaged interdisciplinary approach to assess divergence be... Read More

Exploring Data Fusion Techniques to Derive Bicycle Volumes on a Network

Sirisha Kothuri
Joseph Broach , Nathan McNeil , Kate Hyun , Stephen Mattingly
Planners and decision makers have increasingly voiced a need for network-wide estimates of bicycling activity. Such volume estimates have for decades informed motorized planning and analysis but have only recently become feasible for non-motorized travel modes. To date, the bulk of our information on bicycling activity has come from national and regional household travel surveys or observed counts of cyclists -- either short-duration manual or longer-term automated counts -- in a limited set ... Read More