Development of Analytical Framework to Rank Pedestrian and Cyclist Projects

To facilitate decision makers in prioritizing projects designed and proposed to improve walking/cycling, the study develops an analytical framework to prioritize projects based on defining and scoring a set of determinants. Six determinants are delineated to facilitate ranking projects: 1) Pedestrian/cyclist safety, 2) Project effectiveness including safety effectiveness (CMF) and mobility effectiveness (connectivity and accessibility), 3) Project life cycle cost, 4) Equity, 5) Demand, and 6) Qualitative metrics. All determinants are categorized/scored into six classes to provide a homogenous comparison among all determinants. To investigate the feasibility of the deployment of the developed technique in practice, improvement projects are devised to lessen the deficiencies of pedestrian/cyclist facility in cities/villages located in Cook County in the State of Illinois where pedestrian/cyclist safety is in jeopardy. Pursuing the developed methodology, the final score of each proposed project is computed.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 487496
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 2016 7:42AM