CUPPA's Friday Forum:

" Network Structure and Travel Behavior"

Guest Speaker: Dr. David Levinson

Friday, September 30, 2011, 12:00pm

Room 110

412 S. Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607



Transportation networks have an underlying structure, defined by the layout, arrangement and the connectivity of the individual network elements, namely the road segments and their intersections. The differences in network structure exist among and between networks. This presentation argues that travellers perceive and respond to these differences in underlying network structure and complexity, resulting in differences in observed travel patterns. This hypothesized relationship between network structure and travel is analyzed using individual and aggregate level travel and network data from metropolitan regions across the U.S. Various measures of network structure, compiled from existing sources, are used to quantify the structure of street networks. The relation between these quantitative measures and travel is then identified using econometric models.

The METSI, CTA and CFIRE projects provide UTC with ongoing funding for research, and are crucial to both the breadth and depth of research topics that UTC faculty, staff and students undertake. These topics include Transportation Planning, Operations, Management and Finance, and Traffic Engineering, among others.


METSI Project




The CTA Project


The SDSS Project

TRANPRO: An Interactive Public and Specialized Transportation Information Management System


Focus on Freight: UTC Expands Freight Research with Gift from CN