Effect of bike lane infrastructure improvements on ridership in one New Orleans neighborhood

This study investigates the impact of the new bike lanes that were built in New Orleans. Cycling increases physical activity, which can help create a healthy neighborhood. The study examines whether more people began cycling on the street and with the flow of traffic after the bike lanes were built. The authors directly observed an intervention street and two adjacent streets, counting the number of cyclists riding on the street and the sidewalk with and against traffic, both before and after the bike lanes were installed. After installation, the number of cyclists increased on all three streets, as did the proportion of cyclists riding with the flow of traffic.


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  • Accession Number: 01490587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2013 3:03PM