Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel: Overview of Methods

Source: Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration has developed a two-volume "Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel." The first volume, "Overview of Methods," provides an overview of available methods for predicting future levels of bicycle and pedestrian travel or travel demand while the second volume, "Supporting Documentation," provides detailed information on the methods and includes a variety of reference materials.

The methods explained in this guide 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.

Additional Documents Available Online:

Four Page Brief (PDF format) - provides overview of project goals and methods.

Trip Generation Workshop Summary (HTML format) - In November 1996, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored a Trip Generation Workshop in Washington, DC. The workshop, attended by many leading non-motorized modelers, was held to exchange insights on state-of-the-practice for non-motorized transportation modeling.

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