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Effect of Smart Growth Policies on Travel Demand

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TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-C16-RR-1: Effect of Smart Growth Policies on Travel Demand explores the underlying relationships among households, firms, and travel demand. The report also describes a regional scenario planning tool that can be used to evaluate the impacts of various smart growth policies.

SHRP 2 Capacity Project C16 has also released the SmartGAP User’s Guide. SmartGAP is a scenario planning software tool that synthesizes households and firms in a region and determines their travel demand characteristics based on their built environment and transportation policies.

A zipped version of the SmartGAP software is available for download.

Software Disclaimer - SmartGAP is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.


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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2013. Effect of Smart Growth Policies on Travel Demand. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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