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Urban design and mobility

A large part of my research investigates how urban design facilitates human wayfinding success while walking or bicycling. Using a bottom-approach to modeling, this research seeks to supplant traditional mobility studies in that micro-scale urban morphological metrics are explicitly accounted for, and aid in predicting transportation mode-choice and mobility trends. This research has two main components; 1) utilization of disaggregated urban morphological variables in bicycle forecasting and planning, 2) progress the field of bicycle and pedestrian transportation methods by utilizing a simulation model to predict the evolution of human movement in an urban environment. Currently, a case study in the City of Wuppertal, Germany will be the stage for an examination into the wayfinding of bicyclists using GPS, video, GIS, and agent-based modeling.

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