Cost of Independent Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities in North Carolina
State, regional, and local agencies need an established cost estimation method to improve the accuracy of programmed project funds. In particular, accurately estimating the cost of independent bicycle and pedestrian facilities helps improve prioritization, decision making, and the efficient allocation of funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects. The cost estimates vary by category as well as by the construction cost element. The objective of the project is to gather a statistically significant sampling of cost data for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, examine variations to better understand the estimates of individual construction cost elements, and develop a cost estimation tool.
Principle Investigator: Srinivas S. Pulugurtha
Research Staff: Venkata R. Duddu, Synthia Tagar
Funding Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation