An examination of factors affecting propensities to use bicycle and pedestrian facilities in suburban locations

Thakuriah, P., Metaxatos, P., Lin, J. and Jensen, E. (2012) An examination of factors affecting propensities to use bicycle and pedestrian facilities in suburban locations. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, 17(4), pp. 341-348. (doi:10.1016/j.trd.2012.01.006)

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Abstract

The US federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program was created to fund transportation projects that have the potential to contribute to the attainment or maintenance of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. This study evaluates a random sample of eight suburban bicycle and pedestrian facilities funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program in the Chicago metro area. Users of these facilities were randomly sampled using a ‘‘time-based’’ user sampling approach and surveyed in intercept mode to implement a recall-based evaluation design. A random intercept logit model was used to explain variations in the propensity to switch from single occupant vehicle use to bicycling or walking, using attributes of users and sites. The analysis shows relatively low usage levels but that substitution of motorized modes have resulted, potentially leading to improved air quality outcomes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thakuriah, Professor Vonu
Authors: Thakuriah, P., Metaxatos, P., Lin, J., and Jensen, E.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment
Journal Abbr.:TR-D
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1361-9209
ISSN (Online):1361-9209
Published Online:01 January 2012

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