Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Transportation engineering assimilated livability planning using micro-simulation models for Southeast Florida
by O'Berry, Arthur Dylan, M.S., Florida Atlantic University, 2015, 75; 1602494
Abstract (Summary)

Transportation engineering has taken upon a new role; to empower the alternative modes of travel: walking, biking, and bus transit. In this new era, engineers are rethinking a network designed predominately for the automobile. The ultimate goal of this research is to create a process that can make a vehicle dominant corridor a desirable, livable thoroughfare by livability design and context sensitive performance measures. Balancing travel modes requires an account of vehicular traffic and the impact of reconfiguring existing conditions. The analysis herein is conducted by field data collection, transportation equations and microsimulation. Simulating traffic behavior will be the means to apply livable alternatives comparable to existing Southeast Florida conditions. The results herein have shown that micro-simulation can be utilized in transportation planning to reveal good livability alternatives.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kaisar, Evangelos I.
Commitee: Dumbaugh, Eric, Nagarajan, Sudhagar
School: Florida Atlantic University
Department: Civil Engineering
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Civil engineering, Transportation planning, Urban planning
Keywords: Civil engineering, Florida, Livability, Planning, Simulation, Transportation
Publication Number: 1602494
ISBN: 978-1-339-17055-8
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