Accessibility and university populations: local effects on non-motorized transportation in the Tuscaloosa-Northport area

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dc.contributor Wilson, Bobby
dc.contributor Jones, Steven L.
dc.contributor.advisor Weber, Joe
dc.contributor.author Lundberg, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:35:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:35:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001063
dc.identifier.other Lundberg_alatus_0004M_11026
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1545
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This research examined the local bicycle and pedestrian networks through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and survey data, using the Tuscaloosa and Northport, Alabama, area as a case study. The local non-motorized travel networks were analyzed in GIS to measure the overall network connectivity and accessibility. Results of the measures of network connectivity and modeling of accessibility indicated that areas within one mile of the UA's campus have the highest levels of bicycle and pedestrian network connectivity and accessibility. As a travel distance increases from UA, connectivity and accessibility for the bicycle and pedestrian networks decreases. An on-line survey was administered to the University of Alabama (UA) students and employees, and the results of the survey were used to formulate an understanding of how UA's population views non-motorized travel and the respective networks. Survey results show that individuals within the sample population use non-motorized travel methods to commute to UA but their use is significantly lower than automobile use. In addition, the survey data was considered alongside evaluations of network connectivity and accessibility, thus providing a powerful tool for studying the local bicycle and pedestrian travel networks.
dc.format.extent 143 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Geography
dc.subject.other Transportation planning
dc.subject.other Urban planning
dc.title Accessibility and university populations: local effects on non-motorized transportation in the Tuscaloosa-Northport area
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Geography
etdms.degree.discipline Geography
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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