Planned Versus Unplanned: Travel Impacts and Adjustment Strategies of the Collapse and the Reopening of I-35w Bridge

23 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2011

See all articles by Shanjiang Zhu

Shanjiang Zhu

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Nebiyou Tilahun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David Matthew Levinson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 31, 2009

Abstract

Major network disruptions have significant impacts on local travelers. A good understanding of behavioral reactions to such incidents is crucial for traffic management and planning. Existing research on such topics is limited. This study investigates travelers' reaction to both the collapse and reopening of the I-35W Bridge crossing the Mississippi River at the Twin Cities, Minnesota. A web-based survey conducted at residences in several communities across the metropolitan area supplements the hand-out/mail-back paper-based survey distributed to workers in areas around the bridge collapse (downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota). Findings from the survey highlight differences in travel impacts and behavioral reactions after the bridge collapse and the bridge reopening.

Keywords: Network disruption, travel behavior, web-based survey

JEL Classification: R40, R41, C42, J69

Suggested Citation

Zhu, Shanjiang and Tilahun, Nebiyou and Levinson, David Matthew, Planned Versus Unplanned: Travel Impacts and Adjustment Strategies of the Collapse and the Reopening of I-35w Bridge (July 31, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743615 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1743615

Shanjiang Zhu

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )

420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Nebiyou Tilahun

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

David Matthew Levinson (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
23
Abstract Views
774
PlumX Metrics