Measuring connectivity for bicycling and walking

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.The purpose of this project is to develop measures of network connectivity that relate to bicycle and pedestrian behavior. The research team will develop measures that can be used by researchers developing empirical evidence relating connectivity to travel behavior and planners who want to develop standards for new and existing development. The project will develop the measures using Geographic Information Systems tools and data from the Portland, Oregon, region and will evaluate the feasibility of applying the measures to other areas.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $51,824.00

Awarded on: 11/26/2002

Time frame: 12/15/2002 - 9/30/2004

Grant Number: 47327


Portland State University School of Urban Studies and Planning

P.O. Box 751
Portland, 97202-0751


Jennifer Dill
Project Director