The Active Communities / Transportation (ACT) Research Group serves as a focal point of research among students, faculty, and researchers who specialize in land use-transportation policies and programs relating to "active" communities and/or "active" transportation. The group is based at the University of Colorado (Boulder and Denver) and is under the direction of Professor Krizek. Current projects include examining the factors influencing the types of neighborhoods households choose, how individuals travel who live in such neighborhoods, planning tools to assist in accounting for "active" transportation in the design of communities, and strategies to better incorporate "active" components into comprehensive planning.
Working with other consulting firms, research agencies, and universities, ACT assumed a leadership role in each of the following projects:
-Developing the Guidelines for Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Bicycle Facilities,
-Preparing a suite of Health Impact Assessments created as part of the Design for Health Project,
-Collecting the baseline data for the Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Program, and is
-Working to develop measures of Access to Destinations for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.