This report contains the findings of a study conducted to improve bicycle commuter accessibility to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and to create recreational trails deriving from the system. There are many factors in favor of promoting more bicycle and recreational trails, among them environmental concerns, energy conservation, relief of traffic congestion, physical exercise, and economic savings. The several chapters of the report focus on such topics as the background for the study, pilot studies in other areas, transporting bicycles on BART, and the question of funding. It is recommended that local communities take the initiative in planning demonstration projects to determine the needs of the users before implementing any plans for commuter bikeways and recreational trails. Included with the report are a schematic bicycle plan and a schematic riding/hiking plan.
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Krivatsy, A
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Features: Figures; Photos; References;
- Pagination: 67 p.
- TRT Terms: Bicycles; Bikeways; Commuters; Commuting; Cyclists; Economic factors; Environmental impacts; Recreational facilities; Recreational roads
- Identifier Terms: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic considerations
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00265303
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT P5600.2
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 11 1982 12:00AM