Practitioner's Guide to Planning, Designing, and Implementing Bicycle Highways in North America

North American cities need excellent bicycle infrastructure between regional destinations to allow residents to cycle long distances. Planners must make long distance bicycle travel feasible if they are serious about treating cycling as a form of mass transportation (Transport for London, 2014). Bicycle highways are high quality bicycle routes that connect major destinations and are designed for safe and comfortable long-distance travel. They facilitate comfortable and safe long distance travel. Preliminary research has shown that they are effective in increasing ridership and attracting users from other modes such as cars or transit. The purpose of this review is to offer guidance on how practitioners can plan, design, and implement bicycle highways as part of a bikeway network. The study draws upon literature and design guidance and seven case studies that are emerging in Europe and Asia. Through this review we propose a definition for bicycle highways, differentiate them from other bikeway facilities, present research on their effects, and characterize their planning, design, and implementation. We conclude this papers with seven policy takeaways for North American practitioners.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 1 PDF file, 1.8 MB, 22p.
  • Monograph Title: TAC 2018: Innovation and Technology: Evolving Transportation - 2018 Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01683306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Oct 16 2018 2:05PM