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.
|Advisor:||Kaisar, Evangelos I.|
|Commitee:||Dumbaugh, Eric, Nagarajan, Sudhagar|
|School:||Florida Atlantic University|
|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|
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