The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Christopher Muhs's MS Thesis Defense: "Understanding Travel Modes to Non-work Destinations."
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Location: Engineering Building 315 (ITS Lab)
Adviser: Dr. Kelly Clifton
Transportation and land use planning is largely based on outcomes of travel behavior research. Typically, this research is performed at one analysis level with household-based data. This project uses establishment-based data and two points of analysis, making a unique contribution to existing knowledge. The thesis aims to understand 1.) travel mode choices for trips to shopping establishments and 2.) overall mode share at those establishments. The results highlight important differences between the two analysis levels for walking, bicycling, and automobile travel, and are useful for transportation policy in the future.
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