Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ronald W. Eck.
Recently, there have been many publications that chronicle suburban sprawl and the associated health risks, pedestrian safety concerns, economic impacts, and transportation consequences. Sprawl can be defined as dispersed, automobile-dependent development typically found along roadways outside of urban downtown areas.;Because of the problems associated with sprawl, planning and design guidelines have been developed for certain major land uses that offer guidance on more sustainable development practices. Other guidelines address the accommodation of non-motorized transportation in land uses such as residential, commercial, and retail. However, one land use for which such guidelines have not been developed is the suburban office park. Suburban office parks are commonly large in size with low-rise office buildings, spatially separated by long distances, typically requiring an automobile to access them and travel within. Thus, a need was identified to develop design guidelines for accommodating non-motorized transportation in suburban office parks.
Bryant, Keith B., "Planning and design guidelines for accommodating non-motorized transportation in suburban office parks" (2005). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1579.