Poster: Bus and Walkability Analysis
Sustainable transportations play a fundamental role in the present and future generations. Such as non-motorized mode of transportation which includes walking, biking and transit. When compared to other means of transportation like cars, trucks and other heavy vehicles, non-motorized transportation has less emission of pollution, risks of accidents, damage to roads is very low. Increasing the usage of non-motorized modes of transportation is regarded as having a healthy lifestyle, increased physical activity, reduces transportation expenses, low maintenance costs and which in turn reduces the traffic problems like traffic congestion, traffic pollution, etc.
College Station being a home of Texas A&M University is dependent on multi-model integration for an efficient transportation system. Students staying in on campus and near to the campus are commute by walk and biking. Students who are staying far away from college commute by bus and cars. Texas A&M University announces the initiative to increase the engineering enrollment to 25000 students by 2025. There is a need to analyze the existing transportation infrastructure of college station. Due to increase in population leads to a high number of vehicles on roads and which in turn causes the traffic problems like congestion, accidents, pollution, etc. So there is a need to encourage transit services i.e. public transit in the city of College Station which minimize the traffic problems.
Sai Praneeth Kalauntla