Behavioral Effects of Completing a Critical Link in the American Tobacco Trail

This study responded to a unique opportunity to determine behavioral changes that resulted from the construction of a critical link of the American Tobacco Trail (ATT) in Durham, North Carolina. Observational data were collected both before and after construction of a bicycle-and-pedestrian bridge that linked two separate segments of the regional greenway. Before construction of the bridge and trail connections, the two segments of the ATT were separated by Interstate 40. Heavy traffic on local streets as well as a lack of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the area provided additional barriers to active travel between the two ATT segments. The Institute of Transportation Research and Education conducted intercept surveys and manual counts on the two trail segments before and after construction of the bridge. The before-and-after data were compared to determine the changes that occurred in the use of the ATT and the accompanying social, public health, transportation, and economic effects.


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  • Accession Number: 01613148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309369954
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 16-3811
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 12 2016 5:39PM