Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel: Supporting Documentation
This two-volume guidebook describes and compares the various methods and tools that
can be used to forecast non-motorized travel demand or that otherwise support the
prioritization and analyses of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The guidebook is intended to be
used by bicycle and pedestrian planners, technical staff, researchers, advocates, and others who
may wish to estimate bicycle and pedestrian travel demand or to prioritize bicycle and
This second volume, Supporting Documentation, gives details on each
method, including purpose, structure, input / data needs, assumptions, and real-world
applications. This volume contains an extensive annotated bibliography of references
on demand forecasting methods, supporting tools and techniques, and factors
influencing the choice to walk or bicycle, as well as potential contacts in
this field. The other volume, Overview of Methods, provides an overview
of each of nineteen methods appropriate for forecasting and/or understanding
pedestrian and bicycle travel demand.
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|1. Report No.
|2. Government Accession No.
||3. Recipient's Catalog No.
|4. Title and Subtitle
GUIDEBOOK ON METHODS TO ESTIMATE NON-MOTORIZED TRAVEL: SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
|5. Report Date
|6. Performing Organization Code
WL Schwartz, CD Porter, GC Payne, JH Suhrbier, PC Moe, WL Wilkinson III
|8. Performing Organization Report No.
|9. Performing Organization Name and Address
|Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
||Bicycle Federation of America
|150 Cambridge Park Dr., Ste 4000
||1506 21st St., NW, Ste. 200
|Cambridge, MA 02140
||Washington, DC 20036
||10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
|11. Contract or Grant No.
|12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
Federal Highway Administration
Turner-Fairbanks Highway Research Center
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101-2296
|13. Type of Report and Period Covered
July 1, 1997 - February 28, 1999
|14. Sponsoring Agency Code
|15. Supplementary Notes
Contracting Officer's Technical Representatives (COTR's): Carol Tan Esse and Ann Do
This guidebook provides a means for practitioners to better understand
and estimate bicycle and pedestrian travel and to address transportation
planning needs. The guidebook describes and compares the various methods
that can be used to forecast non-motorized travel demand or that otherwise
support the prioritization and analyses of non-motorized projects. These
methods are categorized according to four major purposes: (1) demand
estimation; (2) relative demand potential; (3) supply quality analysis;
and (4) supporting tools and techniques. Discrete choice models, regional
travel models, sketch plan methods, facility demand potential, bicycle
compatibility measures, and geographic information systems are among
the methods and tools described.
Overview of Methods provides a concise overview for each available
method, including some typical applications, pros and cons, and a quick
reference guide on ease of use, data requirements, sensitivity to design
factors, and whether widely used. In addition, it discusses general
issues for consideration in forecasting non-motorized travel demand,
such as the dimensions of travel behavior and factors influencing bicycling
and walking, and identifies future needs in this area.
Supporting Documentation provides substantially more detail
on the methods including purpose, structure, input/data needs, assumptions,
and real-world applications. It also contains an extensive annotated
bibliography of references on demand forecasting methods, supporting
tools and techniques, and factors influencing the choice to walk or
bicycle, as well as potential contacts in this field.
|17. Key Words:
Bicycle, pedestrian, travel demand, forecasting methods, estimate.
|18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the
National Technical Information Services, Springfield, VA 22161
|9. Security Classif. (of this report)
|20. Security Classif. (of this page)
|21. No. of Pages
|Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)
||Reproduction of form and completed page is authorized
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 1.1 Overview
- 1.2 Purpose of the Guidebook
- 1.3 Research Methodology
- 1.4 Overview of Methods
2.0 Documentation of Methods
- 4.1 Consulting Firms
- 4.2 Countries
- 4.3 Research Institutions
- 4.4 Other Organizations
- 4.5 Public Agencies in These Locations
- 4.6 Individuals
- 4.7 E-Mail Lists