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Feasibility Study Of A Bicycle-Based Active Transportation Program For Recently Released Offenders, Lauren Dietz Jan 2019

Feasibility Study Of A Bicycle-Based Active Transportation Program For Recently Released Offenders, Lauren Dietz

Creative Components

Barriers to successful reentry continue to plague formerly incarcerated individuals, and continue to be a problem that grows with the increasing rate of incarceration in the United States. Transportation continues to be a common issue faced by ex-offenders, especially for those who are prohibited from driving as a condition of their sentence. Compounding the problem is the spatial mismatch between important destinations like job centers and residential areas. This is true for the women who reside at the Fresh Start Community-Based Corrections residential facility in Des Moines. The Des Moines Metro area is designed around a traditional transportation network of ...


Engineering Standards In Highway Design Litigation, Michael Lewyn Dec 2017

Engineering Standards In Highway Design Litigation, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Highway engineers sometimes believe that if they redesign streets to improve pedestrian safety (for example, by introducing traffic calming techniques) they might be successfully sued for negligent design by motorists. This chapter suggests that in such situations, governments are likely to be protected by discretionary function immunity. In addition, the chapter discusses a variety of technical issues.


Talking The Walk: An Autoethnography Of Pedestrianism In Chicagoland, Andrew Kuka Aug 2017

Talking The Walk: An Autoethnography Of Pedestrianism In Chicagoland, Andrew Kuka

Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development to Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development—Student Research

This autoethnographic account of pedestrianism in Chicagoland aims to remind us of the sensory, social, and emotional experiences walking can provide, and how an environment centered around automobiles affects those experiences. It utilizes participant observations and refers to literature from a wide range of disciplines to construct a story of walks in downtown Aurora and Chicago, Illinois that illuminates factors at play in the shaping of the pedestrian experience in urban areas.


Evaluation Of Milwaukee B And Synchronized As New Service Interchange Designs, Amirarsalan Mehrara Molan Jan 2017

Evaluation Of Milwaukee B And Synchronized As New Service Interchange Designs, Amirarsalan Mehrara Molan

Wayne State University Dissertations

These days, alternative interchanges are attracting the attention of transportation

agencies and designers more than ever. Most of the existing interchanges in the U.S

were built in the 1950s and 1960s when traffic volume was much lower, and the type of

vehicles and driving habits were completely different. Moreover, the knowledge of

highway design and safety is more developed now, and this provides an appropriate

situation to increase the efficiency of interchanges regarding traffic operation and safety

using alternative interchanges.

This research evaluated the performance of two proposed service interchange

designs—the synchronized design which is related to a ...


The Criminalization Of Walking, Michael Lewyn Sep 2016

The Criminalization Of Walking, Michael Lewyn

Michael E Lewyn

Talk based on my longer article "The Criminalization of Walking" (now at https://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/lewyn/106/ ). I note that I gave a similar speech at Limmud New York on 2-20-17.


Tools For Financing Local Bicycle And Pedestrian Improvements: Moving From Planning To Implementation In A Fiscally Constrained Environment, Elissa Mcdade Dec 2014

Tools For Financing Local Bicycle And Pedestrian Improvements: Moving From Planning To Implementation In A Fiscally Constrained Environment, Elissa Mcdade

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Communities across the United States, of all sizes, have accepted that maintaining the automobile-centric design of their cities is not a sustainable way to plan for the future growth, public health or safety of their cities or citizens. As a result, communities have begun to embrace a shift in their design and engineering standards to allow for pedestrian and bicycle friendly facilities that safely accommodate and encourage mode choice. Through the collective will of the public and city leadership, communities are rapidly moving toward implementing plans and design standards that re-establish the public right of way as safe and accessible ...


Spatial Factors Impacting Non-Motorized Exposures And Crash Risks, Farhad Abasahl Jun 2013

Spatial Factors Impacting Non-Motorized Exposures And Crash Risks, Farhad Abasahl

Master's Theses

This research investigates spatial factors, that impact non-motorized exposures and crashes, and examines the relationship between exposure at signalized intersections and crash frequencies involving pedestrians and bicycles at a census tract level. The four Michigan cities of Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Flint and Grand Rapids are examined. After completing an extensive literature review to provide a list of required data, 92 intersections are selected from the four cities to collect pedestrian and bicyclist counts. Five-year crash records, special attractions, non-motorized facilities and transportation infrastructure data for the four cities are gathered for the four cities. This data are later mapped ...


The City Of Lake Charles Bicycle And Pedestrian Master Plan, Anthony Adams Jun 2011

The City Of Lake Charles Bicycle And Pedestrian Master Plan, Anthony Adams

Master's Theses and Project Reports

This thesis was done in the professional project format. It was completed as a deliverable to the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana. It was developed in accordance with the State of Louisiana Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

A bicycle and pedestrian master plan is a document meant to serve as a guide to staff and decision-makers on how to best develop future bicycle and pedestrian improvements. It is a comprehensive document that identifies and prioritizes new projects for sidewalks, bicycle facilities, and off-street paths. It accomplishes this by following these steps:

1. Identify existing bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

2. Provide ...