Research

Active Planning is always striving to be a part of creating the latest and greatest state of the art methods for multi-modal transportation planning and analysis.  This includes researching personal and household travel behavior to better understand decision making, as well as examining the dynamics of existing transportation systems and identifying weaknesses in current planning practices.  A sample of our recent research projects and publications can be found below.  For copies of published papers or final reports, please contact us directly.

 

Current Research:

    • Pedestrian Crash Data Analysis and Demographic Survey, funded as part of the Utah Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
    • Characteristics of High Risk Intersections for Pedestrians and Cyclists: Phase 3 (2014-2015), expansion study funded by UDOT

Peer Reviewed Papers:

              • Burbidge, S.K., (2012). Foreign Living Experience as a Predictor of Domestic Travel Behavior. Journal of Transport Geography. 22, 199-205.
              • Burbidge, S.K. (2010). Merging Long-Range Transportation Planning with Public Health: A case study from Utah’s Wasatch Front. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 50, S6-S8.
              • Burbidge, S.K., and K.G. Goulias (2009). Evaluating the Impact of Neighborhood Trail Development on Active Travel Behavior and Overall Physical Activity among Suburban Residents. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2135, 78-86.
              • Burbidge, S.K., and K.G. Goulias. (2009). Active Travel Behavior. Transportation Letters, 1(2), 95-115.
              • Burbidge, S.K. (2008). Promoting Public Health through Transportation Planning: New regional transportation planning guidelines adopted by Utah MPO. TR (Transportation Research) News, May-June, 16-18.
              • Burbidge, S.K., T. Knowlton, and A. Matheson (2007). A New Paradigm for Public Involvement and Scenario Development in Transportation Planning. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1994, 147-153.
              • Burbidge, S.K. (2006). The Missing Link: Community planning and public health. The Western Planner. 27(7), 7-9.
              • Burbidge, S.K. (2006). Brownfield Redevelopment: A new paradigm to tackle growth. Utah Planner. 32(1), 1-4.

Technical Reports and Other Documents: