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Bike-and-Ride: Build It and They Will Come
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Accession Number:

01456843

Record Type:

Monograph

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University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies
McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/oclc/820970302

Abstract:

Converting park‐and‐ride to bike‐and‐ride trips could yield important environmental, energy conservation, and public‐health benefits. While cycling in general is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, it still makes up a miniscule portion of access trips to most rail transit stations. At several rail stations of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, 10 percent or more of access trips are by bicycle, up considerably from a decade earlier. This paper adopts a case‐study approach to probe factors that have had a hand in not only cycling grabbing a larger market share of access trips to rail stops but also in the enlargement of bike access‐sheds over time. Both on‐site factors, like increases the number of secure and protected bicycle parking racks, as well as off‐site factors, like increases in the lineal miles of bike‐paths and bike boulevards, appear to explain growing use of bicycles for accessing rail stations. The adage “build it and they will come” holds for bicycle improvements every bit as much as other forms of urban transportation infrastructure. Pro‐active partnerships between transit agencies, local municipalities, and bicycle advocacy organizations are critical to ensuring such improvements are made.

Report/Paper Numbers:

UCB-ITS-VWP-2012-5

OCLC:

820970302

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

University of California, Berkeley

Center for Future Urban Transport, McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1720 USA

University of California, Berkeley

Institute of Transportation Studies
McLaughlin Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

Authors:

Cervero, Robert
Caldwell, Benjamin
Cuellar, Jesus

Pagination:

17p

Publication Date:

2012-12

Media Type:

Digital/other

Features:

Figures; References; Tables

Subject Areas:

Operations and Traffic Management; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; I70: Traffic and Transport

Source Agency:

UC Berkeley Transportation Library

Source Data:

CA 2329

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BTRIS, TRIS

Created Date:

Dec 12 2012 4:24PM