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dc.contributor.advisorSciara, Gian-Claudia
dc.creatorRajaeian, Arman
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-25T22:01:03Z
dc.date.available2018-07-25T22:01:03Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2CN6ZH32
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65820
dc.description.abstractThis report measures pedestrian and bicyclist accessibility to parklands in Austin, Texas. An overview of current parkland and active transportation planning practices in Austin is given to properly set the scope of study. Past literature regarding the measurement of spatial accessibility is reviewed to formulate a methodology with which to conduct the analysis. In particular, a framework is presented to create formalized pedestrian and bicyclist network datasets within ArcMap’s Network Analyst. Using these specialized network datasets, accessibility measures are calculated using origin destination travel between census block groups and parklands within Austin. From these calculated accessibility measures, levels of equity amongst various socioeconomic groups are studied in order to ascertain if there are any discrepancies between different groups level of access to parklands and availability of active transportation infrastructure. Findings indicate that no significant discrepancy in levels of access to parklands exist between socioeconomic groups studied, pointing to an equitable environment for Austin citizens.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAustin
dc.subjectTexas
dc.subjectGIS
dc.subjectActive transportation
dc.subjectSidewalk
dc.subjectBike lane
dc.subjectWalking
dc.subjectBiking
dc.subjectPedestrian
dc.subjectCyclist
dc.subjectNetwork analyst
dc.subjectEquity
dc.subjectPark accessibility
dc.subjectParkland accessibility
dc.subjectAustin parkland accessibility
dc.titleAustin, Texas parkland active transportation accessibility : a GIS network analyst based approach
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-07-25T22:01:03Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKarner, Alex
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning
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