Research Highlights

Agent-Based Model Simulating Pedestrian Behavioral Response to Environmental Structural Changes

Amy Lobben
Christopher Bone
Our research focused on understanding the travel behavior of individuals in complex urban environments. Specifically, we investigated how land use patterns and infrastructure influence how individuals across a broad range of travel abilities navigate through urban landscapes. Our overall project goal was to develop a transportation planning tool that allows users to simulate pedestrian travel behavior. The tool was built on a computation model that was developed through rigorous measures and ... Read More

How Can E-bike Purchase Incentives Grow the E-bike Market?

John MacArthur
Christopher Cherry , Luke Jones
E-bike incentives are a way to stimulate more use of e-bikes for transportation purposes that could have the effect of lowering overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many cities and a few states have financial mechanisms available to support transportation systems that meet transportation and environmental goals. Personally- owned e-bikes have some of the lowest GHG emissions per passenger mile, even if operated in a power sector that relies on fossil fuels. They use only ~2 kWh per 100 mil... Read More