Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2529

Date

2015

Date of Award

11-25-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Transportation Engineering

Committee Chair

Stephanie Ivey

Committee Member

Michail Gkolias

Committee Member

Sabya Mishra

Abstract

Communities around the nation are addressing new federal regulations and an increased pressure by national and local advocacy groups to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians in transportation projects. One of the main sources for data on travel and transportation available to industry professionals is the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), which FHWA conducts every 5 to 7 years and which provides data sets on daily travel for all transportation modes, including information on driver characteristics, travel time, trip purpose, time of day, and day of the week a trip took place. The objective of this research is to review NHTS survey methodology and relevant literature about the use of the data for bicycle-pedestrian modeling and facility planning and to provide a synthesis of lessons learned.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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