Travel Behavior

Dockless Bike Share

Boston-Area Bikeshare Findings Help Identify Planning Priorities

An analysis of Lime bikeshare data from Boston suburbs is providing useful information about travel behavior and trends.

November 12, 2019 - CommonWealth

Chicago Street

Ride-Hailing Report Examines Effects on Chicago's Congestion

A new report looks at how the increase of ride-hailing in Chicago is affecting infrastructure and mobility.

November 6, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

Los Angeles Subway

L.A. Metro Report Examines How Women Travel

Findings from a new study about the mobility needs and concerns of women in Los Angeles will inform future initiatives and planning.

October 7, 2019 - Streetsblog LA

Traffic in Manhattan New York

Fun With Statistics: Factors Affecting Motor Vehicle Travel

A few graphs provide insights into factors that affect the amount of motor vehicle travel in a community, and how driving can be reduced.

July 1, 2019 - Todd Litman

Orange Line Bus

Thinking Outside of the Transit Box in L.A.

Metro is analyzing new geolocational data to look beyond conventional understandings of travel behavior.

May 2, 2019 - Wired

Sound Transit

Puget Sound Travel Survey Highlights What's Influencing Region’s Travelers

The 2017 survey shows that most people drive, but income and housing location also affect people’s options and choices.

April 28, 2019 - The Urbanist

Traffic

Level of Service, the Wrong Performance Measure

The use of level of service (LOS) to gauge the success of roadway networks has shaped and influenced cities in many negative ways.

March 29, 2019 - Brookings / The Avenue

Children Walking To School

Kids Still Aren't Walking to School

Two generations ago, most children walked to school. But the numbers have dropped significantly.

March 13, 2019 - Public Square: A CNU Journal

San Francisco, California

Ride Hailing and Travel Behavior: It's Complicated

A pair of new studies add to an emerging scientific model of the effect of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The complication: One study reinforces earlier findings, and the other contradicts.

October 16, 2018 - TechCrunch

Tunnel Lights

Changing Travel Behavior: We Are Traveling Less, and More

We are in perhaps the most dynamic period with respect to changes in travel behavior in the past 50 years. Chose your data wisely.

August 20, 2018 - Steven Polzin

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