Estimating Transport Footprint along Highways at Local Levels: A Combination of Network Analysis and Kriging Methods

Guangqing Chi, Yanbing Zheng

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Abstract

Transport impacts on the natural environment have been increasingly quantified by ecological footprint analysis. Existing studies estimate transport footprint at local levels when traffic data are available. This study introduces an approach to estimate and visualize the transport footprint along highways where traffic data are unavailable by using a combination of network analysis and Kriging methods. The use of this approach is demonstrated in Houghton County, Michigan, USA. The estimated transport footprint along highways provides useful information for environmental and transportation planners to understand traffic impacts on the natural environment at local levels and identify hotspots/corridors of the transport footprint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-273
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation

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