FHWA Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation University Course: 4. Factors Influencing Mode Choice

Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Describes the theory of mode choice decisions and factors that influence mode choice such as land use, access, and connectivity, and policies and regulatory systems that can affect behavior. Introduces some strategies like improved wayfinding and bicycle parking that support walking and bicycling by appealing to peoples’ convenience, awareness of mode options, and enjoyment. Elements of the transportation system and infrastructure, which also influence travel behavior, are covered in more detail in subsequent modules.

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