Multi-modal Transportation

The Geomatics lab identifies which environmental factors and road network design characteristics encourage alternative modes of transportation (walk, bike, transit) that mitigate congestion and come with health benefits. It further uses crowd-sourced data, such as social media data or records from sport tracking apps to model human mobility patterns in transportation networks, such as cyclist route choice behavior and to analyze the usability of routes suggested by online routing planners and their provided routing criteria. The lab also models bicycle access distances to transit stations and suggests bicycle infrastructure improvements around transit hubs.

On the application side, the Geomatics labs has been collaborating with Florida International University to build bicycle routing apps for Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.

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