Validating the Relationship Between Urban Form and Travel Behavior with Vehicle Miles Travelled

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dc.contributor.advisor Dumbaugh , Eric en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Jepson , Wendy en_US
dc.creator Kakumani , Rajanesh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -15T00 :17 :17Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :30 :48Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -15T00 :17 :17Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :30 :48Z
dc.date.created 2009 -08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010 -01 -14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2009 -08 -7195
dc.description.abstract The validity of the influence of urban form on travel behavior has been a topic of interest in travel behavior research . Empirical research shows that urban form influences travel behavior causing less travel impacts . However , according to the conventional travel impact assessment following the ITE ?s (Institute of Transportation Engineers ) Trip Generation Handbook , developments with higher levels of urban form measures will generate a greater travel impacts because they generate higher number of trips . The ITE Trip Generation Handbook is typically used as a guideline to estimate the number of trips generated by a development . The hypothesis made in the present research is that a development defined with higher levels of land use mix , street connectivity and residential density will generate a higher number of trips because of the greater accessibility but they will be shorter in length . Therefore , the effective distance travelled will be less even though higher numbers of trips are generated . Considering the distance travelled on a roadway will be an appropriate unit for measuring the travel impacts , the research argues that VMT (Vehicle Miles Travelled ) can be a better measurement unit than the number of trips to validate the influence of urban form on travel behavior . en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject urban form en_US
dc.title Validating the Relationship Between Urban Form and Travel Behavior with Vehicle Miles Travelled en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US

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Validating the Relationship Between Urban Form and Travel Behavior with Vehicle Miles Travelled. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2009 -08 -7195 .

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