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bertgranberg authored and stdavis committed Dec 7, 2018
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Traditionally, much of the travel shed analysis has focused on vehicle travel using GIS data representing the geography of street segments and their characteristics, like speeds, intersections, and one-way restrictions. But thanks to a successful <abbr title="Federal Highway Administration">FHWA</abbr> grant application led by <abbr title="the Utah Department of Transportation">UDOT</abbr>, travel shed analysis capability is planned to be available next summer for bike, pedestrian, transit, and mixed-mode travel analysis along Utah’s Wasatch Front urban area.
The Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity Pilot project, funded by FHWA, will make use of the excellent existing GIS data layers built and shared by counties and cities for road centerlines, bike lanes, and multiuse paths, together with the Utah Transit Authority’s transit routes and schedules. The goal will be to periodically bring all of these layers together into a cohesive multimodal dataset that can be used to identify transportation gaps and issues for use in prioritizing enhancements to the system, particularly for non-vehicle-only modes.
Utah's [Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity Pilot project](https://drive.google.com/a/wfrc.org/file/d/0B0e8NYR9m9MTX091S3d5Ri00S2drVi16ZDNyZFRhb3dFT3VZ/view?usp=sharing), funded by FHWA, will make use of the excellent existing GIS data layers built and shared by counties and cities for road centerlines, bike lanes, and multiuse paths, together with the Utah Transit Authority’s transit routes and schedules. The goal will be to periodically bring all of these layers together into a cohesive multimodal dataset that can be used to identify transportation gaps and issues for use in prioritizing enhancements to the system, particularly for non-vehicle-only modes.
UDOT and its partners&mdash;Wasatch Front Regional Council, Mountainland Association of Governments, and UTA&mdash;are eager to use [a set of techniques and metrics developed by FHWA](https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/multimodal_connectivity/fhwahep18032.pdf) to quantify the performance of the existing multimodal transportation system and evaluate and prioritize potential future projects that will improve active transportation, transit, and the roadway systems, as well as how they work together to serve residents and visitors.

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