Research Highlights

Key Enhancements to the WFRC/MAG Four-Step Travel Demand Model

Reid Ewing
Shima Hamidi
Conventional four-step travel demand modeling is overdue for a major update. The latest NITC report from the University of Utah offers planners better predictive accuracy through an improved model, allowing for much greater sensitivity to new variables that affect travel behavior. Specifically, it accounts for varying rates of vehicle ownership, intrazonal travel, and multimodal mode choices. Used by nearly all metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), state departments of transportation... Read More

Understanding Economic and Business Impacts of Street Improvements for Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility - A Multi-City Multi-Approach Exploration [Phase 2]

Jenny Liu
This research project explores the economic impacts of bicycle and pedestrian street improvements in the United States using multiple data sources and analytical approaches. Building on studies in New York City and San Francisco, researchers examined before-and-after data for street improvements on 14 corridors in six cities: Indianapolis, Memphis, Minneapolis, Portland (OR), San Francisco, and Seattle. WHY DO THIS STUDY To make cities more livable and in response to growing concerns over... Read More